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The Advent mystery is the beginning of the end of all within us that is not yet Christ.

—Thomas Merton

 

 

 

 

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God, You are more patient than the most patient parent. Help me to allow myself to be loved by you. Teach me for my own good. Lead me in the ways I should go. Guide my feet in the way of peace.

Amen.  

—Lauren Hackman-Brooks

 

 

 

 

 

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Hearing Better Voices

We make a pause
amid many voices–
some innocent and some seductive,
some violent and some coercive,
some forgiven and genuine,
some not.
Amid this cacophony that pulls us
in many directions,
we have these old voices of your prophets;
these voices attest to
your fierce self,
your severe summons,
your generous promise,
your abiding presence.

Give us good ears,
perchance you have a word for us tonight;
Give us grace and courage to listen,
to answer,
to care,
and to rejoice,
that we may be more fully your people.

—Walter Brueggemann from Prayers for a Privileged People

 

 

  

 

 

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O God, Father of mercies, who placed your people under the singular protection of your Son’s most holy Mother, grant that all who invoke the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe, may seek with ever more lively faith the progress of peoples in the ways of justice and of peace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

—Collect Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lord, at times I am in the fold. Other times, I am lost and wandering. But you come and search for me, to bring me close to you. Grant me the grace to see you as you enter into my life each day, so that by your grace I may live in such a way that others may see that I am inspired by you, the Good Shepherd. Amen.

—Mike Tedone, SJ

 

 

 

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Lord Jesus, open my eyes to recognize the needs of those around me, so that I may respond in love and, in doing so, make you known in their midst.  Amen.

—The Jesuit Prayer team

 

 

 

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Loving God, as I once again anticipate the coming of Jesus, help me prepare by both looking inward and outward to recognize your presence.

—Fr. Rafael Garcia, SJ

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Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

—Traditional prayer 

 

 

 

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Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Touch the parts of my life and our world that are hurting. Amen.

—Adapted from the Jesus Prayer by Lauren Hackman-Brooks

 

 

 

 

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Prayer for the Poor

God of Justice,
open our eyes
to see you in the face of the poor.
Open our ears
to hear you in the cries of the exploited.
Open our mouths
to defend you in the public squares
as well as in private deeds.
Remind us that what we do
to the least ones,
we do to you.

Amen.

—Prayer from Being Neighbor, the Catechism and Social Justice, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, ©1998 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

 

 

 

 

 

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St. Ignatius’s First Principle and Foundation says “The goal of our life is to live with God forever. God, who loves us, gave us life. Our own response of love allows God's life to flow into us without limit.” One of the ways in which we respond to the love God has given us is through prayer, not only personal prayer but community prayer as well. The Pastoral Ministry Center invites members of our Strake Jesuit Community to share their prayers with us: their concerns, joys, thanksgivings, so that we may walk with them in all these times of their lives.





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The Advent mystery is the beginning of the end of all within us that is not yet Christ.

—Thomas Merton

 

 

 

 

Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

God, You are more patient than the most patient parent. Help me to allow myself to be loved by you. Teach me for my own good. Lead me in the ways I should go. Guide my feet in the way of peace.

Amen.  

—Lauren Hackman-Brooks

 

 

 

 

 

Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

Hearing Better Voices

We make a pause
amid many voices–
some innocent and some seductive,
some violent and some coercive,
some forgiven and genuine,
some not.
Amid this cacophony that pulls us
in many directions,
we have these old voices of your prophets;
these voices attest to
your fierce self,
your severe summons,
your generous promise,
your abiding presence.

Give us good ears,
perchance you have a word for us tonight;
Give us grace and courage to listen,
to answer,
to care,
and to rejoice,
that we may be more fully your people.

—Walter Brueggemann from Prayers for a Privileged People

 

 

  

 

 

Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

O God, Father of mercies, who placed your people under the singular protection of your Son’s most holy Mother, grant that all who invoke the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe, may seek with ever more lively faith the progress of peoples in the ways of justice and of peace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

—Collect Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 

 

 

 

 

 

Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

Lord, at times I am in the fold. Other times, I am lost and wandering. But you come and search for me, to bring me close to you. Grant me the grace to see you as you enter into my life each day, so that by your grace I may live in such a way that others may see that I am inspired by you, the Good Shepherd. Amen.

—Mike Tedone, SJ

 

 

 

Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

Lord Jesus, open my eyes to recognize the needs of those around me, so that I may respond in love and, in doing so, make you known in their midst.  Amen.

—The Jesuit Prayer team

 

 

 

Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

Loving God, as I once again anticipate the coming of Jesus, help me prepare by both looking inward and outward to recognize your presence.

—Fr. Rafael Garcia, SJ

Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

—Traditional prayer 

 

 

 

Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Touch the parts of my life and our world that are hurting. Amen.

—Adapted from the Jesus Prayer by Lauren Hackman-Brooks

 

 

 

 

Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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Prayer for the Poor

God of Justice,
open our eyes
to see you in the face of the poor.
Open our ears
to hear you in the cries of the exploited.
Open our mouths
to defend you in the public squares
as well as in private deeds.
Remind us that what we do
to the least ones,
we do to you.

Amen.

—Prayer from Being Neighbor, the Catechism and Social Justice, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, ©1998 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please share the Good Word with your friends!