May Our Lives Bear Fruit

God our Father, by the death of your Son, you planted the seed of the tree of life deep in this earth. By his Resurrection, you gave it light and warmth. By the gift of the Spirit, you water it with the waters of life that flowed from his side on the cross. May our lives bear its fruit, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Monday, September 26, 2022.

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

O God, you loved the world so much that you gave your Only Begotten Son for our salvation. Grant that we who have received such a gift from you may withhold from those in need no gift that lies within our power to give, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Sunday, September 25, 2022.

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Our Lady of Walsingham

O blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Walsingham, Mother of God and our most gentle Queen and Mother, look down in mercy upon us, our parish, our country, our homes, and our families, and upon all who greatly hope and trust in your prayers. By you it was that Jesus, our Savior and hope, was given to the world; and he has given you to us that we may hope still more. Plead for us your children, whom you did receive and accept at the foot of the Cross, O sorrowful Mother. Intercede for our separated brethren, that with us in the one true fold they may be united to the Chief Shepherd, the Vicar of your Son. Pray for us all, dear Mother, that by faith fruitful in good works we all may be made worthy to see and praise God, together with you in our heavenly home. Amen.

Saint Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

God of mercy and of love, you called your servant Padre Pio to extend the mystery of the cross visibly into the lives of sinners and sufferers, that they might be converted and believe in the Gospel. Through his intercession, strengthen all believers in willingness to take up the cross daily and follow our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Friday, September 23, 2022.

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Our Garments of Pride

O Christ, you washed the feet of your disciples, you who are both Lord and Master. Strip us of the garments of pride and free us to do for one another the tasks of love, as you have done for us. In your name we pray, Lord Jesus Christ, who live and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Thursday, September 22, 2022.

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Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions

O God of all glory, the genuineness of the martyrs’ faith, more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested by fire, serves the praise, glory, and honor of Jesus Christ. Through their intercession, grant to all your Church the fortitude of faith, the joy of love, and the determination born of hope through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

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Your Word is the rock

Almighty and ever-living God, your Word is the rock in which we take refuge against all outward disturbance and inner turmoil. Pour forth upon your people the refreshing stream of living water which wells up from the heart of your Son, that we may dwell together in inward and outward peace, through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Monday, September 19, 2022.

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Christ is Our Peace

God of all goodness, you sent your Son Jesus Christ to be our peace. Deepen in us the will to pray and to live for the peace of your kingdom in every aspect of our lives. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Sunday, September 18, 2022.

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Saint Hildegard of Bingen

Father, Source of Life, you have bestowed on St Hildegard of Bingen many excellent graces. Help us to follow her example of meditating on your ineffable Majesty and to follow you so that we, amidst the darkness of this world, recognize the Light of your clarity to cling to you without fail. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

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Our Lady of Sorrows

God our Father, the Blessed Virgin Mary took part in her Son’s redemptive suffering for love of you and for the sake of the world. Through her intercession, may all your Church’s suffering bear saving fruit in Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Thursday, September 15, 2022.