Prayers

Advent Prayer

As we enter into this Advent season of waiting, Fr Kieran has composed a short prayer that we can say during this time.

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In gratitude – 28th Sunday of the year (October 9, 2022)

Lord, I have heard it said that you have two homes, one in heaven and the other in the grateful heart. As I welcome you spiritually into my soul in this Mass, which itself is the great sacrament of gratitude and thanksgiving for your saving love on the cross and your...

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Prayer for Spiritual Communion – 27th Sunday

Lord Jesus, your words in today’s Gospel about our being mere servants, doing our duty without expectation of thanks, seems out of character in view of other relationships you mention in your teaching. We are the sheep called by name to restful waters and green...

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A Nine to Five person

Lord, I am a nine to five kind of person while you are a 24/7 God, always knocking on the door of my life at awkward times. Why can’t we agree on meeting at a set time, say Mass on Sunday, and then I can be free for the rest of the week? But, Lord I hear you insisting...

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Corpus Christi Prayer of Spiritual Communion

Dear Jesus, I can hear you knocking at the door of my heart looking for my hospitality. Like the tax collector Zacchaeus, you want to stay in my house this night. I am so sorry for keeping you waiting, but my house/soul is so untidy, with all my distractions, not to...

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Spiritual Communion – The God of all

Lord Jesus we recognise you in so many of the Gospel characters. You are the Good Samaritan pouring oil and wine on our wounded hearts and bringing us to the safety of your inn, where you look after us at great expense. Also, you are a combination of Martha and Mary....

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Advent Prayer (third Sunday of Advent)

Heavenly Father, you inspired St Paul to write in his letter to the Romans: “Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armour of light. "  In lighting this third candle for Advent, may we too accept that your saving love is armour against all...

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