Prayer For A Successful Retreat

Father, we pray over all the details, big and small, of the retreat. From the food to the seating to the music, we ask that everything would come together smoothly and easily. We pray for all travel logistics, that everyone would make it to the retreat safely and in plenty of time. If we are overlooking any important details, we pray that your Spirit would bring them to attention right now so that nothing will fall through the cracks. We know that you care about this retreat and trust you to work everything together for this event. Amen.

Father, we pray for women who may be secretly hurting at our retreat. You know their hearts, and every minute detail of what they're going through. Though they may not share openly about their struggles, you will meet them right where they're at. We pray for opportunities for them to let down their guard, share their story, and receive prayer. We know how hard it is to let people into our lives when we're hurting, so we pray for extra sensitivity and discernment toward these women and wisdom to ask the right questions and pray from your heart. Amen.

Father, we pray for any women who are newcomers at our retreat. We pray that you would draw them into conversation easily and that they would feel comfortable and welcome. Whatever place they're at in life, we pray that the messages, Scriptures, and activities during the retreat would speak personally to their circumstances. Give them courage to open up when sharing will bring healing and friendship, and wisdom to listen when you want to speak to their hearts. Thank you for expanding our ministry to these newcomers, and create new bonds that last beyond this special event. Amen.

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.

Merciful Father, I love you. I praise you for your goodness, mercy, greatness and caring. I thank you for your wondrous creation, your just laws and your blessed Son.

Lord Jesus, I love you. I praise you for your example, healing, teaching and miracles. I thank you for your brave sacrifice for our sins and for your great gift of holy communion.

Holy Spirit, I love you. I praise you for your inspiration to the prophets and Bible authors. I thank you for being our counselor, mentor and guide.

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


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.