Saint Jude Parish

PRAYER COLLECTION

Glory to the Father

Glory to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

The Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with you;
blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now
and at the hour of our death. Amen.

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ,
his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand
of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge
the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen

Act of Contrition

My God,
I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong
and failing to do good,
I have sinned against you
whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help,
to do penance,
to sin no more,
and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ
suffered and died for us.
In his name, my God, have mercy.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O God, who did instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that, by the gift of the Holy Spirit, we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Jude

Saint Jude, Apostle of Christ, the Church everywhere honors you and prays to you as the patron of difficult and hopeless cases.
Pray for us in our needs. Make use, we implore you, of the power given to you which brings visible and speedy help where it is needed.
Pray that we may humbly accept the trials and disappointments and mistakes which are part of our human condition.
Help us to see the reflection of Christ's suffering in the tribulations of our own lives.
And in a spirit of strong faith and hope may we even now share in the joy of Christ's resurrection and in the blessedness which we long to possess fully in Heaven.
Saint Jude, intercede for us that we may experience this joy and real help in our present needs, if it is God's will for us.
(Here make your request...)
We know that God our Father will hear our prayers because of your intercession.
Amen.

Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon,
Where there is doubt, faith,
Where there is despair, hope,
Where there is darkness, light,
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Prayer For Vocations To
The Priesthood And Religious Life

O Lord, send workers for your harvest, so that the Gospel of your Only-Begotten Son may always be proclaimed and his sacrifice be everywhere renewed.
Look with favor upon your family, the Church, and ever increase her numbers. Enable her to lead her sons and daughters to the holiness to which they are called and to work for the salvation of others.
Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

Respect for Life

God of life and love,
you created us in your image
and sent your Son to bring us life.
Instill in us a respect for all life,
from conception to natural death.
Empower us to work for
justice for the poor.
Nourish us that we may
bring food to the hungry.
Inspire us to cherish
the fragile life of the unborn.
Strengthen us to bring comfort
to the chronically ill.
Teach us to treat the aging
with dignity and respect.
Bring us one day into
the glory of everlasting life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Prayer for Religious Freedom

O GOD OUR CREATOR,
from your provident hand we have received
our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
You have called us as your people and given us
the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God,
and your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome –
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us –
this great land will always be “one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Copyright 2012 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

I will strengthen you, and help you.
-Isaiah 41:10

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