Prayer For A Retreat
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless, and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible.
Look kindly on us, and increase your mercy in us. That in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent.
But with great confidence submit ourselves to your holy will, which is love and mercy itself.
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
Hail Mary, full of grace
Blessed art thou among women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus
Holy Mary, mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now
And at the hour of our death
Come Holy Spirit, Fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created,
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
Did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
Grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ Our Lord.
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
For Thine is the kingdom,
and the power and the glory
Now and forever
Help us to not be like the horse or mule that lack understanding that must be bridled but help us to be wise and come near to You and follow where ever You're leading us. May our hearts have a deeper level of surrender, to truly surrender everything over to You. We pray that every person comes to the retreat to really seek after You and has an incredible expectancy for all that You have for us. We pray all this in Jesus name.
God, We ask You to prepare all of us to receive everything You have in store for us at the retreat. We want Your Word of grace and truth to really effectively work in us and build us up to be leaders You've called us to be. Please begin to soften our hearts and stir up our expectations in faith for a life-changing weekend. Put on our hearts others we need to pursue to make sure they are with us and a part of what You'll be doing. We pray this in Jesus name.
Almighty God, Whose hands hold all matters of life, through the intercession of St. Joseph, give us grace of success in the apostolic work that we do.
Come Holy Spirit, fill us with Your gifts.
Help us to give it the careful thought and the strict attention that will lead to success.
Watch over us and govern our actions, that we may not mar its perfection.
?Show us how to give our best, and let us not despise the toil that is necessary to complete it.
?Make our ministry be a successful one, in that every duty You give to us, we do it well.
Give us the blessing of Your help and guidance, and suffer us not to fail.
?We pray for the success of St. Joseph Prayer / Healing Ministry Retreat -
-----for its speakers, that they be inspired by the Holy Spirit, and approved by the Chancellery Office,
-----for its benefactors and their families
?----- for all who make it possible,
-----for all who attend that You touch each one in Your most loving, needful way.
Lord, this is Your retreat. Help us make it possible.
In Jesus' name.