Other Prayers

Jesus Prayer
Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Or: Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us, sinners.

Prayer for the Living
†Save, O Lord, and have mercy
on my parents (names),
my brothers and sisters (names),
and all my family and relatives.
†Save, O Lord, and have mercy on our bishop (name),
our spiritual fathers and mothers and all Christians.
†Save, O Lord, and have mercy on all my friends,
†Save, O Lord, and have mercy
on all those who are especially in need
of Your help today.
O Lord, Jesus Christ,
by the prayers of Your most-holy Mother and all the Saints,
have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

Prayer for the Departed
To the soul/s of Your servant/s, O Christ,
grant rest among the saints,
where there is no pain, no sorrow, no mourning,
but only life without end.
Give rest, O Lord,
to the soul/s of Your departed servant/s (name/s),
and to all my family and relatives
who have gone to their rest
in hope of resurrection
and everlasting life. Amen.
For the Increase of Love
Set our hearts on fire
with love for You, O Christ our God,
that in its flame we may love You
with all our heart, with all our mind,
with all our soul, and with all our strength,
and our neighbours as ourselves;
so that, keeping Your commandments,
we may glorify You, the Giver of all good gifts.
A Student’s Prayer
Christ my Lord, the Giver of light and wisdom,
Who opened the eyes of the blind man
and transformed the fishermen
into wise heralds and teachers of the Gospel
through the coming of the Holy Spirit,
shine also into my mind the light
of the grace of the Holy Spirit.
Grant discernment, understanding,
and wisdom in learning.
Enable me to complete my assignments
and to abound in very good work,
for to You I give honour and glory. Amen.
For Those Who Work
Master and Lord,
You promised an abundance of fruits
to those who follow You faithfully.
In my daily work (as a …),
I desire to follow You faithfully,
and to fulfill my responsibilities
as if I were doing them for You alone.
Bless me in all my endeavours
and help me succed by Your grace.
Lord, I commit my occupation (vocation) to You:
may Your will be done in all things.
Fill my heart with Your grace
that I may always act with faith,
according to Your commandments,
with kindness, honesty and courage.
Guide me that my life be rich with every good work
to Your praise and glory. Amen.

Before Reading Holy Scripture
Make the pure light of Your Divine knowledge
shine in our hearts, O loving Master.
Open the eyes of our minds
that we may understand the message of Your Gospel.
Instill in us the fear of Your blessed commandments
that we may subdue all carnal desires
and follow a spiritual way of life,
thinking and doing all that pleases You.
For You, O Christ our God,
are the enlightenment of our souls and bodies,
and we give glory to You,
together with Your eternal Father
and Your most holy, good and life-giving Spirit,
now and for ever and ever. Amen.

Beginning a Task or Project
Lord, Jesus Christ, my God, You have said:
“Apart from Me you can do nothing.”
In faith I embrace Your words, Lord,
and I entreat Your goodness.
Bless me as I begin this work …
Help me to bring it to completion.
Enlighten my mind and strengthen my body,
that I may accomplish my task according to Your will.
Guide me, O Lord, to bring about works of goodness
to Your service and glory. Amen.

Finishing a Task or Project
Thank You, Lord,
for Your strength and guidance in my work.
You are the fulfillment of all good things.
Fill also my soul with joy and gladness,
that I may praise You always. Amen.

Before Any Activity
†In the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
O Lord, bless!

At the End of Any Activity
†Glory be to You, our God, glory be to You!

Prayer For Family Trips
Lord Jesus, You travelled
with the two disciples to Emmaus after the Resurrection
and set their hearts on fire with Your grace.
Travel also with us
and gladden our hearts with Your presence.
We know, Lord, that we are pilgrims on this earth,
seeking citizenship which is in heaven.
During our journey, surround us with Your holy angels
and keep us safe from seen and unseen dangers.
Grant that we may carry out our plans
and fulfill our expectations according to Your will.
Help us to see the beauty of creation
and comprehend the wonder of Your truth in all things;
for You are the Way, the Truth and the Life,
and to You we give thanks, praise and glory forever. Amen.