Prayers

PRAYER OF ABANDONMENT
Prayer of Blessed Charles du Foucault LBJ
Father, I abandon myself into your hands
Do with me what you will
Whatever you do, I thank you
I am ready for all, I accept all
Let your will be done in me and in all your
creatures.
I ask no more than this, Oh Lord.
Into your hands I commend my soul with all the
love of my heart.
For I so need to give myself, to surrender myself
into your hands.
With boundless confidence, for you are my father.
Amen.
PRAYER FOR GOD'S INFINITE LOVE
Written with the help of the Holy Spirit March 24th 2006 ,
The Feast of the Annunciation by Father Robert Johnnene OFM
Almighty and merciful God, open my mind, my heart, and my soul to
your infinite love. Instill in me the knowledge of your truth. Guide me
in Your ways in all the things I do so I may be to others a reflection of
your love towards them. Allow the light of your truth to flow through
me to them in order that they may know you better.
I pray that all those whom I come in contact each and every day may
be brought into a closer union with you and enjoy the your gift of
salvation which was earned by your beloved son, Jesus Christ, by his
passion, death, resurrection and ascension. I humbly ask this in the
name of your beloved son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever.
AMEN
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
by. Rev. Robert Johnnene OFM
Almighty Loving God, I give you my hands to do Your work;
I give you my feet to go your way;
I give you my eyes to see as you do;
I give you my tongue to speak your words;
I give you my mind that you may think in me;
I give you my spirit that you may pray in me;
Above all, I give you my heart that you may love in and through me
all to whom I come in contact with each and every day. I dedicate
myself to do your will in all things and to become a small instrument
through which you might bring peace and harmony to all your
children here on earth
Amen
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.
Amen
A SINNER'S PRAYER
Written by Rev. Robert Johnnene OFM in 1957
Oh Mary Immaculate, Virgin so fair, Mother of Our Savior,
please hear my prayer.
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.
Amen.
MORNING PRAYER
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.
AMEN

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.
AMEN
DAILY OFFERING
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.
AMEN
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.
Amen
ACT OF CONTRITION
O my God, I am heartily sorry for the wrongs and
sins I have committed because they offend you, my
God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I
firmly resolve to sin no more and avoid all the
occasions of sin with the help of you, my Lord and
the Holy Spirit,
Amen
ANIMA CHRISTI
Soul of Christ, make me holy. Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, fill me with love. Water from the side of
Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me, within Your wounds hide me,
never let me be parted from you. From the snares of the
evil one protect me. At the hour of my death call me, tell
me to come to you so that with all the saints and angels, I
may praise you for all eternity.
AMEN
MINISTRY PRAYER FOR GLBT CATHOLICS
(Acknowledgement to the MLGC office of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles)
Lord, You are my shepherd, the one who
knows my voice, recognizes me, and calls me by 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 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, in our church
and among ourselves, who, like you,
know us, feed us, care for us, and invite
us to your table.
Amen
A PRAYER FOR A PARENT OF A GLBT PERSON
(acknowledgement to the MLGC office of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles)
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 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 our thoughts and
doubts, biases and viewpoints, plans and
confusion into Your hands.
Lead us in Your way. In Your will is our
peace.
Amen
A PRAYER TO THE THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
By Rev. Robert Johnnene, OFM
Almighty and merciful Father, send the Holy Spirit down upon us and the
leaders of all the Christian churches to open their minds and hearts to the
truthful teachings of Your Son, Jesus Christ.
Help them to renew and restore the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
which he founded when the Holy Spirit descended on His Apostles that first Pentecost.
By the Holy Spirit gather all who believe the Truth of Jesus Teachings to come
together, working together to bring about unity of the Church founded by
Christ and the Apostles. Help them to practice respect the dignity of all God’s
children throughout the entire world.
Inspire world leaders to find the means of bringing about an end to the horrors
of war, poverty, genocide and discrimination and all the other atrocities being
committed in the name of God.
Through the Holy Spirit, inspire all people to be more mindful of the needs of
others and become more generous toward the poor, aged, and sick.
Open the minds of all to become more tolerant of the differences and diversity
created by Almighty God.
Instill deep in our hearts your truth and through the Holy Spirit guide us in our
service to you.
We ask this in the name of your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our redeemer and
savior.
AMEN