Adapted prayer of Saint Patrick
May the strength of God guide me this day.
May the wisdom of God instruct me,
the eye of God watch over me;
the ear of God hear me;
the Word of God inspire me;
the hand of God defend me;
and may I follow the way of God.
Christ be with me, Christ before me,
Christ be after me, Christ within me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ at my right hand, Christ at my left.
May Christ be in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
in the mouth of everyone who speaks to me,
the eye that sees me, the ear that hears me.
Saint Patrick, PRAY FOR US.
husband, foster-father, carpenter
God, our Father,
You give us models of how to give effective parenting.
May the example of Saint Joseph,
husband of Mary, and foster-father of Jesus,
show us how to be a family.
Call forth guardians of children
and loyal husbands to cherish their wives.
Bless all carpenters and builders
and help us all to die a happy death.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, the Christ
Saint Joseph, PRAY FOR US.
abbot, founder, monastic
Raise up, O Lord, among us, the spirit wherewith
our holy father Saint Benedict was animated.
That filled with the same we may live
the values that he lived
and practice what he taught.
Help us to balance our lives with prayer, work and leisure.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
Saint Benedict, PRAY FOR US.
ANNUNCIATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
“Our Lady’s Day”
The Angelus (Luke 1:26-38)
The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art
thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now
and at the hour of our death.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according
to Thy word. Hail Mary
And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us. Hail Mary
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made
worthy of the promises of Christ
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into
our hearts that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ,
Your Son, was made known by the message of an angel,
may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of
His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord.