Reflections

Prayer for Refugees and Victims of War

Lord God,

Please watch over refugees and victims of war.
Protect those separated from their loved ones.
Look with mercy upon those who are fleeing from danger,
especially children who are frightened and lost.
Help us to show your kindness
to those who are suffering and persecuted.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

The Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. Amen

A Night Prayer

Eternal Father, I desire to rest in Thy Heart this night. I make the intention of offering to Thee every beat of my heart, Joining to them as many acts of love and desire. I pray that even while I am asleep, I will bring Back to Thee souls that offend Thee. I ask forgiveness for the whole world, Especially for those who know Thee and yet sin. I offer to Thee my every breath and heartbeat as a prayer of reparation. Amen.

God Alone Is Enough

Let nothing trouble you. Let nothing frighten you. Whoever has God lacks nothing. God alone is enough.

Benedictine Collect for All Souls Day

We suppliants, O Lord, Pour forth our prayers For the souls of Thy servants and handmaids, That Thou wouldst mercifully pardon Whatsoever they have committed Through human frailty And graciously bring their sufferings to an end. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Catholic Collect from the Mass for the Dead

Merciful Father, Hear our prayer and console us. As we renew our faith in Your Son, Whom You raised from the dead, Strengthen our hope That all our departed brothers and sisters Will share in His resurrection, Who lives and reigns With You and the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever. Amen