Prayers

Prayer Before Work

My Heavenly Father, as I enter this work place I bring Your presence with me.
I speak Your peace, Your grace, Your mercy, and Your perfect order.
I acknowledge Your power over all that will be spoken, thought, decided, and done within these walls.

Lord, I thank Your for the gifts You have blessed me with.
I commit to using them responsibly in Your honor.
Give me a fresh supply of strength to do my job.
Anoint my projects, ideas, and energy so that even my smallest accomplishment may bring You glory.

Lord, when I am confused, guide me.
When I am weary, energize me.
When I am burned out, infuse me with the light of the Holy Spirit.
May the work that I do and the way I do it bring faith, joy and a smile to all that I come in contact with today.

Lord, when I leave this place, give me travelling mercy.
Bless my family and home to be in order as I left it.

Lord, thank you for everything you’ve done,
everything you’re doing,
and everything you’re going to do.
In the name of Jesus, I pray with much love and thanksgiving.
Amen!

Prayer to St. Raphael

St. Raphael, loving patron of those seeking a marriage partner, help me in this supreme decision of my life. Find for me as a helpmate in life the person whose character may reflect some of the traits of Jesus and Mary. May he be upright, loyal, pure, sincere and noble, so that with united efforts and with chaste and unselfish love we both may strive to perfect ourselves in soul and body, as well as the children it may please God to entrust to our care.

St. Raphael, angel of chaste courtship, bless our friendship and our love that sin may have no part in it. May our mutual love bind us so closely that our future home may ever be most like the home of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Offer your prayers to God for the both of us and obtain the blessing of God upon our marriage, as you were the herald of blessing for the marriage of Tobiah and Sarah.

St. Raphael, friend of the young, be my friend, for I shall always be yours. I desire ever to invoke you in my needs.

To your special care I entrust the decision I am to make as to my future husband. Direct me to the person with whom I can best cooperate in doing God’s Holy Will, with whom I can live in peace, love and harmony in this life, and attain to eternal joy in the next. Amen.

Prayer For One True Love

In Jesus Christ’s name, I now attract the right life partner for me.

This person is sincere, responsible, faithful, God-loving, happy and _________ (your desired traits).
My partner finds love, harmony and happiness in me as I do in him.
We are attracted to each other. And God brings us together in divine order.
I accept my ideal life companion now. I thank God for the perfect answer. Amen.

Express your faith by imagining him and you being wed.
Feel your wedding ring. Feel as if it has already come true. It will!

God’s time is not our time. But prayer readies us to accept the will of God in all its facets until God’s time comes. Then, when we have grown beyond demand to acceptance, God sends us what we most need.

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