|PRAYER TO SAINTS SERGIUS & BACCHUS
Written by Rev. Robert Johnnene OFM
Your martyrs Sergius and Bacchus, O Lord, loved each other and you with such
complete abandon that they were willing to suffer torments and give up there
earthly lives rather than deny you. They were subjected to disgrace and
humiliation in an attempt to embarrass and degrade them. Their love for each
other and You, O Lord, sentenced them to death but gained for them eternal life
and glory with you.
I pray that they will look upon me and have mercy on me, interceding on my
behalf to you, O Blessed Lord, pleading my case so that I may join them and all
the saints when my days here on earth are ended. That they will plead for the
guidance of the Holy Spirit in the work of our mission and be an inspiration to
those who have strayed away from your flock to return so that there is only one
flock and one shepherd, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, your son, who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.
|A Sinners Prayer
by Rev. Robert Johnnene OFM in 1957
Oh Mary Immaculate, Virgin so fair, Mother of Our Savior, please hear
Intercede, dearest mother, to your heavenly son, tell Him I am truly
sorry for all the wrongs and sins that I have done.
Ask Him to guide me by the gifts of the Holy Spirit in all of my ways.
So that I may give Him honor, praise and glory at the end of my days.
O, God, you are the light of the minds that know you, the life of the
souls that love you, the strength of the hearts that serve you.
Help me to know you, so that I may truly love you, so to love you
that I may fully serve you, Whom to serve is perfect freedom
through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.
In the morning we are filled with your mercy, O Lord, and we rejoice
and delight in all our days. Let us delight then, even in the days that
you make us lowly and for the years that we have seen and
participated in evils. Look upon the creation of Your hand and
guide me in Your ways always, so that I may give glory to you,
Heavenly Father; and to your beloved son, Jesus Christ, my
redeemer and savior; and to the Holy Spirit, the giver of light, now
and forever until the ages of ages.
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you
all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day, in
union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the
Apostolic church. I offer them for the intentions of Your
Sacred Heart, the salvation of souls, the reparation of sins,
and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for all the
intentions of our Bishops and all the apostles of prayer and in
particular for those recommended by The Bishop of Rome the
Patriarchs and all lawful leaders of the faith.
|PRAYER FOR UNITY OF THE CHURCH
Heavenly Father, Your Blessed Son asked that His Church be one as
You and He are one, but Christians have not been united as He
prayed they would. We have isolated ourselves from each other and
failed to listen to each other. We have misunderstood and ridiculed
and even gone so far as to attack each other. In so doing we have
offended against you Almighty God, against all our brothers and
sisters in the One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church, and against all
who have not believed in You because of our scandalous disunity.
Forgive us, Father, and make us fully one. Blot out our sins, renew
our minds, rekindle our hearts, and guide us by Your Holy Spirit
into the oneness which is Your will.