Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

A Prayer for Peace of Mind
by St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

Fortify me with the grace
of Your Holy Spirit
and give Your peace to my soul
that I may be free from all needless
anxiety, solicitude and worry.
Help me to desire always that which
is pleasing and acceptable to You
so that Your will may be my will.

Prayer Before an Election

Prayer Before an Election

Lord God, as the election approaches,
we seek to better understand the issues and
concerns that confront our city/state/country,
and how the Gospel compels us to respond
as faithful citizens in our community.
We ask for eyes that are free from blindness
so that we might see each other
as brothers and sisters, one and equal in dignity,
especially those who are victims of abuse
and violence, deceit and poverty.
We ask for ears that will hear the cries of
children unborn and those abandoned,
men and women oppressed because of
race or creed, religion or gender.
We ask for minds and hearts that are open
to hearing the voice of leaders
who will bring us closer to Your Kingdom.

We pray for discernment
so that we may choose leaders
who hear Your Word,
live Your love,
and keep in the ways of Your truth
as they follow in the steps
of Jesus and His Apostles
and guide us to Your Kingdom
of justice and peace.

We ask this in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ
and through the power of the Holy Spirit.

By United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

All Souls’ Day

[public domain]

The Last Judgment, by Hans Memling, 1466-1473

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

All Souls Day Prayer

Lord God,
you are the glory of believers
and the life of the just.
Your Son redeemed us
by dying and rising to life again.
Since our departed brothers and sisters
believed in the mystery of our resurrection,
let them share the joys and blessings
of the life to come.