Lord, God Almighty, open my mind so that I might know our truth, Open my heart so that I may live according to Your will, Open my lips so that I may only proclaim your words and truth to all I encounter, I ask this in the name of my redeemer and savior, Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done her on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive our trespassers. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from all evil, Deliver us Lord, from every evil and grant us peace in our day. In your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of Our Savior, Jesus Christ. For Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory now and forever. AMEN
Glory Be The Father
Glory be to The Father, and to the Son and To the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. AMEN
Prayer for Enlightenment
Most High, Glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my mind. Give me a right faith, a firm hope and a perfect charity, so that I may always and in all ways and things act according to Your Holy Will.
A Sinner’s Prayer
By Rev. Robert Johnnene OFM, Dec. 8, 1957
O May Immaculate, Virgin so fair, Mother of our Savior, please hear my prayers. Intercede, dearest Mother, to your heavenly Son, Tell Him I am truly sorry for all the wrongs and sins I have done. Ask Him to guide me by the gifts of the Holy Spirit’s truth in all of my ways so that I may give Him glory, honor and praise with all the heavenly elect when I come to the end of my earthly days.
PRAYER OF COMMITMENT
1998 by Rev. Robert Johnnene OFM
Almighty 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 an instrument through which You might bring peace and harmony to all your children here on earth.
Peace and Reconciliation Prayer
By Rev. Robert Johnnene OFM
Mission Saints Sergius and Bacchus
Almighty and Merciful God, our father, send your Most Holy Spirit down upon us gathered here and all the leaders of all Christian churches, opening our minds and hearts to the truthful teachings of your beloved son, Jesus Christ, our redeemer and savior.
Help us and all to work together in Lord renewing and restoring the One Holly Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by you and your beloved son when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles that first Pentecost.
By the gifts of the Holy Spirit gather all who believe the truth of Jesus teachings together to work in bringing about unity and to practice respect and dignity for all God’s children throughout the entire world.
Inspire all the leaders of the world’s nations to find a means of bringing about an end to the atrocities and horrors of war and the genocide being committed often in your name O God. Through the Holy Spirit, inspire all the peoples of the world to become more mindful of the needs of others especially the poor, aged, sick and downcast of the world.
Open the minds of all people to be more tolerant of the differences and the diversity you created O God.
Instill deep within our hearts your wisdom and truth, we ask this in the name of your beloved son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit as one God, now and forever.
Prayer for God’s Infinite Love
By Rev. Robert Johnnene OFM, March 24th 2006
Mission Saints Sergius and Bacchus
Almighty and merciful God, open my mind, my heart, and my soul to your infinite love. Instill within me the knowledge of your truth. Guide me in your ways in all the things I do so that I may be unto others a reflection of your love towards them. Allow the light of your truth to flow through me towards them in order that they may come to know you better. I pray that all those with whom I come in contact with each and every day may be brought into a closer union with you and enjoy the promise of Your salvation earned through your beloved son, Jesus Christ, in 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, now and forever unto the ages of ages.
Prayer For GLBT Christians
Based on a prayer of the Ministry to Gay and Lesbian Catholics of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles with additions
by Rev. Robert Johnnene OFM