Sharing this prayer for everyone who feels overwhelmed, when problems pile up and worries seem endless.
Prayer when you feel overwhelmed.
Oh God Almighty Father,
I seek You as I feel completely overwhelmed.
I do not have the time nor the energy
to sustain myself or my life.
There’s just too much…
Please help me Lord.
Show me your hand, in control of all things.
Let me find rest in You.
Help me to trust You for anything, for everything.
For You alone are sovereign.
You own time itself, my only refuge, my hope.
So, I stop at this moment,
and seek You.
I can feel the breeze of Your merciful love,
Helping me carry my cross & survive each day.
I rise up strong again,
and face the world,
my path straight and firm.
With faith in Your Son,
whose great name I pray,
Adopted from Pinterest but with few revisions.
Prayer to Keep Going.
Dear Father, when the pressure mounts and the troubles of this world begin to close in, give me the grace to return to You.
All I need is your loving mercy.
Never leave me Lord…
Even I don’t feel You there, at least let me understand that you are there.
Give me strength and fight a good fight.
Let your grace allow me to believe in the only one that gives me Truth and Clarity despite the pain and struggle.
And if it be your will, fill my heart and soul with the overwhelming Joy that only your Spirit gives.
For your are my hope, my strength and my refuge.
In Jesus’ name.
hear this prayer,
I now pray for my dad.
Thank you for his life,
for without him, I wouldn’t exist.
Thank you for the memories,
when he cared for me and held me.
Thank you for the lessons,
learned by his examples and his mistakes.
Oh Father God,
Bless my dad
Bless his soul.
And in his failures, let me forgive him,
And love him, as you love us.
Through the spirit, heal the wounds between us.
Please guide his soul
to be with you now in heaven.
You are the father to us all.
Spread out your mercy,
Over all fathers, daughters and sons.
For the glory of your son,
In His holy name,
Today is one of the most exhausting days of my life. All I do, I offer them to God. He gives me strength to fulfill my duties, my obligations.
I’m sharing this beautiful prayer before sleep.
Prayer before sleep.
Dear God, as I lay me down to sleep, relax the tension of my body.
Calm the restlessness of my mind; still the thoughts which worry and perplex me.
Help me to rest myself and all my problems in your strong & loving arms.
Let your Spirit speak to my mind and heart while I’m asleep, so that when I wake in the morning, I may find that I have received in the nighttime, light for my way, strength for my tasks, peace for my worries, forgiveness for my sins.
Grant me sleep tonight and tomorrow power to live.
The Good Morning God Prayer
Good Morning God!
You are ushering in another day,
untouched and freshly new.
So here I am to ask you, God,
if You’ll renew me too.
Forgive the many errors that I made yesterday
and let me try again dear God
to walk closer in Your way.
But Lord, I am well aware,
I can’t make it on my own.
So take my hand and hold it tight,
for I cannot walk alone.
On our fifth visit to Lourdes France, we were able to participate in the nightly rosary vigil. It starts at 9 pm and lasts for about an hour. Same feeling of peace and hope enveloped me as we sang to the hymns and recitation of the rosary. Chanted with various languages I may not know but still familiar and heartfelt. The procession is more than a ceremony that for devotees like us – is a time of prayer and peace.
I’d like to share the hymn – “Ave Maria de Lourdes” in French. As seen on a short clip I recorded below.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria!
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria!
O Vierge Marie, le peuple Chrétien,
à Lourdes vous prie, chez vous il renvient.
Le fond de la roche s’éclaire à l’instant:
la dame s’approche, fait signe à l’enfant.
“Venez, je vous prie, ici, quinze fois,
avec vos amies entendre ma voix.”
Avec insistance la dame,
trois fois, a dit: “pénitence”
Chrétien, c’est pour toi!
“A cette fontaine venez et buvez;
dans l’eau pure et sainte
allez vous laver.”
“Je veux qu’ici même,
au pied de ces monts,
le peuple que j’aime
vienne en procession.”