Prayer

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PRAYER REQUESTS

If you are going through a difficult time, and would like our community to pray for you or a loved one…we welcome you to write your prayer request in our virtual book of special intentions, to be included in our community prayer at Mass.

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PRAYING THE ROSARY

Praying the Rosary is a powerful and beautiful meditation on the life of Jesus, as we ask our Blessed Mother Mary’s intercession for us. Join us in praying the Rosary on Tuesdays at 3:30 in person, or print out a visual guide with instructions for private prayer.

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CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY

The message of the Divine Mercy is simple – God loves us and wants us to know that his mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon him with trust, receive his mercy, and let it flow through us to others.

The Chaplet of Mercy is recited using Rosary beads. The Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska and is followed by a closing prayer.

Print out a visual guide below, with prayers and instructions.

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THE JESUS PRAYER

“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”

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THE EXAMEN

The Examen prayer – the review of one’s day in which we look for God’s presence and present to Him both our gratitude and our needs, is one of the foundations of Ignatian prayer. While the Examen can be prayed at any time of day, it is ideally prayed at the close of the day so you can reflect on the last 24 hours.

This can be your most important prayer of the day, allowing you to reflect on your experiences and feelings with God.

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PRAYER FOR GENEROSITY

Eternal Word, only begotten Son of God, teach me true generosity.

Teach me to serve you as you deserve.

To give without counting the cost, to fight heedless of wounds, to labor without seeking rest, to sacrifice myself without thought of any reward save the knowledge that I have done your will.

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SUSCIPE

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.        To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me only your love and your grace, that is enough for me.

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