Let's Build Together - Manos a la Obra
Capital Campaign 2012-2015 Prayer
Blessing of a Home
Order of Blessing of a Home
Blessing of a Home English/Spanish
Prayers for Illness or Death
Prayers for the Dying
Prayer after Death
Prayers for Sacraments
A Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life
Prayer for vocations
Prayer for the Workplace
The Workplace Prayer
Lord Jesus, as I enter this workplace I bring your presence with me,
I speak Your peace, Your grace, and Your perfect order into this office.
I acknowledge Your Lordship over all that will be spoken, thought,
decided, and accomplished within these walls.
Lord Jesus, I thank You for the gifts You have given me.
I do not take them lightly, but commit to using them
responsibly and well. Give me a fresh supply of truth and beauty
on which to draw as I do my job.
Anoint my creativity, my ideas, my energy so that even
my smallest task may bring you honor. Lord, when I'm confused,
guide me; when I'm weary, energize me. Lord, when I'm
burned out, infuse me with the light of Your Holy Spirit.
May the work I do and the way I do it, bring hope,
life, and courage to all I come in contact with today. And Oh Lord,
even in this day's most stressful moments,
may I rest in You.
In the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I pray.
For Getting a Visa
"If you ask anything in My name, I will do it".
Loving Lord!The Scripture says that You are aware of all our needs, even before we ask You.
So I come to You and place this request in Your loving hands.
You know how desperate I am for getting my Visa.
My soul has become weary and anxious over this delay.
O Lord! Speak in the hearts of the concerned officials, grant me favor in their eyes and help me to get my visa on time so that my purpose is fulfilled.
I wait at Your feet and trust in You to make this possible.
I know that You will do it for You will never let Your children down.
I thank You for listening to my plea!
For You alone are worthy of all honor and glory.
In Jesus' name I pray.
Jelly Bean Prayer
Prayer for Hurricane Season
O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed your order and returned to its former quietude; You are still the Master of land and sea. We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control; the Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can wake from its seeming lethargy, overstep its conventional boundries, invade our land and spread chaos and disaster.
During this hurricane season, we turn to You, O loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with the passing of time. O, Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our Beloved Mother, we ask you to plead with your Son in our behalf, so that speared from the calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalem where a stormless eternity awaits us. Amen
08//29/67 Maurice Schexnayder, Bishop of Lafayette, Louisiana