5 Prayers to Enrich Your Spiritual Life

In honor of the National Day of Prayer that was observed in the U.S. yesterday, here are 5 prayers that we hope will enrich your spiritual life: 

1. The Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, for the salvation of souls, the reparation of sins, the reunion of all Christians, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month. Amen.

2. The Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O Good Jesus, hear me. Within your wounds hide me. Permit me not to be separated from you. From the wicked foe, defend me. At the hour of my death, call me and bid me come to you That with your saints I may praise you For ever and ever. Amen.

3. The Prayer of Sir Francis Drake

Disturb us, Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little, when we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess we have lost our thirst for the waters of life; Having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity and in our efforts to build a new earth, we have allowed our vision of the new heaven to dim. Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wilder seas where storms will show your mastery; where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes; and to push back the future In strength, courage, hope, and love. This we ask in the name of our Captain, who is Jesus Christ.

4. The Prayer of Abandonment

Father, I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will. Whatever you may do, I thank you: I am ready for all, I accept all. Let only your will be done in me, and in all your creatures – I wish no more than this, O Lord. Into your hands I commend my soul: I offer it to you with all the love of my heart, for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself, to surrender myself into your hands without reserve, and with boundless confidence, for you are my Father.

5. Veni, Sancte Spiritus

The text of this prayer is too long to include here, so we invite you to follow the link and read it. This prayer was originally written as a Latin hymn, and it is used in the Pentecost Mass.

We hope that some of these are new to you and will enhance your prayer life! We invite you to pray them all, continue using the ones you like, and share some with a friend! 

 

 

05/4/2018

5 Prayers to Enrich Your Spiritual Life

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