prayers

Prayer During Courtship / Engagement

Remember, O most blessed Mother, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence, unworthy as we are of thy protection, in the presence of God the Father, the Author of Life, of God the Son, Who gave marriage the dignity of a Sacrament, of God thy Holy Ghost, Who sanctified marital love, we entrust our courtship to thy motherly protection.

Guide us during the course of this relationship; make it a holy and loving friendship. Keep our courtship pure and chaste. Bless our friendship with a holy love. Watch over us from Heaven. Send us grace to live in the favor of God and to share in the eternal love in which we shall be united forever in Heaven.

Amen.

More Blog Updates...

I have added a new section, 'Top Posts,' on my sidebar, linking to some of my past blog posts that were best. I also changed the headlines for stories; instead of SHOUTING IN ALL CAPS, they are now quite tame, 'As a Normal Headline Should Be.' (I have been working on making my site a little more like the ideals outlined on this webpage).

Please pray for my mother, who has been having some back pain and leg pain recently, and for a brother seminarian, whose cousin has recently died.

A Short Pro-Life Prayer

Looking for a nice, short, Pro-Life prayer and not finding any, I decided to make my own:

Eternal Father in Heaven,
Please protect all of Your people from unjust death;
Most especially, please protect Your dear children
In the sanctuary of a mother’s womb.
Please bring about an end to the evil of abortion,
And convert the hearts of all those who support it.
Amen.

Bedtime Prayer

Before I go to bed, I pray this seminarian's bedtime prayer:

God, thank you for this day.
I am sorry for all the wrong I have done.
Please forgive me, and give me a restful sleep,
so I may live for you tomorrow,
in all that I do, in all that I say,
everywhere I go, and in everything I pray.
Amen.

Good night!