Favorite Prayers

Watch, O Lord

Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or
watch, or weep tonight, and give Your angels
and saints charge over those who sleep.
Tend Your sick ones, O Lord Christ.
Rest Your weary ones,
Bless Your dying ones,
Soothe Your suffering ones,
Pity Your afflicted ones,
Shield Your joyous ones,
and all for Your love’s sake. Amen. ~ St. Augustine

Angel of God

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
To whom God’s love entrusts me here;
Ever this day be at my side,
To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

An Offering of the Holy Wounds and the Precious Blood

Eternal Father, I offer You the Holy
Wounds of Your Son, and His Precious Blood,
for the conversion of sinners and for the relief
of the souls in Purgatory.

The Pardon Prayer

My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I
love Thee! I ask pardon for those who do not
believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not
love Thee.

The Angel’s Prayer

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the
Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity
of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of
the world, in reparation for the outrages,
sacrileges and indifference by which He is
offended. And through the infinite merits of His
Most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart
of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor
sinners.

Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics

Lord, you are my shepherd, the one who knows my voice, recognizes me, and calls me by my name.
You gather me up, hold me close, and feed me.
You strengthen me when I am weak, heal me when I am sick, and bind up all my wounds.
Lord, you are my shepherd, the one who refreshes my soul, invites me to the table, and welcomes me to dwell in your house.
I am your homosexual child, baptized into your flock, O Lord.
My family and I cry out to you for shepherds here on earth—your church and among ourselves—who like you know us, feed us, care for us, and invite us to your table.

Amen.

Prayer for Parents of Lesbian and Gay Catholics

Thank you, Lord, for each other. Give us support, understanding and appreciation for where we are in our journey. Grant us the serenity to understand the precious ones you have given us and your will for them. Turn the darkness around us into light.

Lord, open the hearts and eyes of the parents who have abandoned their children and bring back those special children who have left your church. Help all our church leaders to show compassion in their ministry.

All loving God, we place all our thoughts and doubts, biases and viewpoints, plans and confusion into your hands. Lead us in your way. In your will is peace.

Amen.

A Prayer to Redeem Lost Time

O MAY GOD! Source of all mercy! I acknowledge
Your Sovereign power. While recalling the wasted years
that are past, I believe that You, Lord, can in an instant
turn this loss to gain. Miserable as I am, yet I firmly believe
that You can do all things. Please restore to me the
time lost, giving me your grace, both now and in the future,
that I may appear before You in “wedding garments.”
Amen