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Prayers for tutors

  1. 1. A collection of prayers and short spiritual reflections for tutor classes in John Paul Academy
  2. 2. Seek to see the face of God in everyone. St.Catherine Laboure
  3. 3. Today we pray for each other. Help us to learn in class. Help us also to learn a little more of Your love for us.
  4. 4. Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbour is the holiest object presented to your senses. C.S. Lewis
  5. 5. We pray this morning for all those people we know who are ill, and for those who look after them. Lord, give them your strength.
  6. 6. Hail Mary <ul><li>Hail Mary, full of grace, </li></ul><ul><li>the Lord is with thee. </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed art thou among women </li></ul><ul><li>and blessed is </li></ul><ul><li>the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>Holy Mary, Mother of God, </li></ul><ul><li>pray for us sinners </li></ul><ul><li>now and at the hour of our death, </li></ul><ul><li>Amen. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Be still and know that I am God Psalm 46
  8. 8. Prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God. Teresa of Avila There is nothing on earth more to be prized than true friendship St Thomas Aquinas
  9. 9. In order to find oneself, you must first lose yourself in the service of others. Ghandi Father, please help me today to go out of my way for at least one other person.
  10. 10. There is not one blade of grass, there is no colour in this world, that is not intended to make us rejoice. John Calvin We thank you, Lord, for the gift of our amazing world.
  11. 11. Mount Calvary is the academy of love. St. Francis de Sales
  12. 12. God loves you
  13. 13. Our Father <ul><li>Our Father, </li></ul><ul><li>who art in Heaven, </li></ul><ul><li>hallowed be Thy Name. </li></ul><ul><li>Thy Kingdom come; </li></ul><ul><li>Thy Will be done on earth </li></ul><ul><li>as it is in Heaven. </li></ul><ul><li>Give us this day our daily bread </li></ul><ul><li>and forgive us our trespasses as we </li></ul><ul><li>forgive those who trespass against us; </li></ul><ul><li>and lead us not into temptation, </li></ul><ul><li>but deliver us from evil. Amen. </li></ul>
  14. 14. To err is human, to forgive divine Alexander Pope
  15. 15. Lord, I pray for my dead relatives and friends.
  16. 16. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1John 4:16
  17. 17. The fruit of silence is prayer the fruit of prayer is faith the fruit of faith is love the fruit of love is service the fruit of service is peace.   Mother Teresa
  18. 18. If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love If we love, we will serve. Mother Teresa
  19. 19. Lord, this world needs this marvellous wealth that is youth. Help young people! They possess the inexhaustible wealth of the future. Do not allow an easy life to corrupt them, Nor difficulties to quench their spirit. Amen. Don Helder Camara
  20. 21. Father, We thank You for our patron, Pope John Paul II. Inspired by Your love and with the help of Our Lady, he taught us to love one another and to love You. We pray that he will help our school, and that he will soon be named among Your Saints. Amen
  21. 26. The worst prison would be a closed heart. Pope John Paul II
  22. 27. <ul><li>Lord, help me </li></ul><ul><li>to remember </li></ul><ul><li>that nothing </li></ul><ul><li>is going to happen </li></ul><ul><li>to me today </li></ul><ul><li>that You and I </li></ul><ul><li>together </li></ul><ul><li>can't handle. </li></ul><ul><li>Amen. </li></ul>A SHORT PRAYER
  23. 32. Be humble and you will never be disturbed. It is very difficult in practice because we all want to see the result of our work. Leave it to Jesus. Mother Teresa
  24. 33. Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary, use words. St. Francis of Assisi
  25. 34. Prayer of St Francis <ul><li>Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; </li></ul><ul><li>where there is hatred, let me sow love, </li></ul><ul><li>where there is injury, pardon, </li></ul><ul><li>where there is doubt, faith, </li></ul><ul><li>where there is despair, hope, </li></ul><ul><li>where there is darkness, light, </li></ul><ul><li>and where there is sadness, joy. </li></ul><ul><li>O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek </li></ul><ul><li>to be consoled as to console, </li></ul><ul><li>to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love, </li></ul><ul><li>for it is in giving that we receive, </li></ul><ul><li>it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, </li></ul><ul><li>and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. </li></ul>
  26. 35. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  27. 36. Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be and becoming that person. Saint Therese of Lisieux
  28. 37. <ul><li>God, grant me the serenity </li></ul><ul><li>to accept the things </li></ul><ul><li>I cannot change; </li></ul><ul><li>The courage to change </li></ul><ul><li>the things I can; </li></ul><ul><li>And the wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>to know the difference. </li></ul><ul><li>Amen. </li></ul>The Serenity Prayer
  29. 38. Jesus said: “do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.'
  30. 39. There never has been nor will be another you There never has been Live today to the full nor will be another ‘today’
  31. 40. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. St Paul
  32. 41. Jesus said: You are light for the world. A city built on a hill-top cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp to put it under a tub; they put it on the lamp-stand where it shines for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine in people's sight, so that, seeing your good works, they may give praise to your Father in heaven.
  33. 42. <ul><li>God our Father, </li></ul><ul><li>I know that I have much to learn </li></ul><ul><li>from other people </li></ul><ul><li>who reflect your image and likeness </li></ul><ul><li>in different ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire me to respect others fully </li></ul><ul><li>as my equals, </li></ul><ul><li>seeing and loving in them </li></ul><ul><li>what you see and love in them. </li></ul>THE RESPECT PRAYER
  34. 43. When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now. Mother Teresa
  35. 45. Jesus said: “If anyone requires you to go one mile, go two miles with him. Give to anyone who asks you, and if anyone wants to borrow, do not turn away. You have heard how it was said, You will love your neighbour and hate your enemy. But I say this to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”.
  36. 46. Jesus said: “You must therefore be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect. ”
  37. 47. “ What we talked about will have to remain a secret between him and me. I spoke to him as a brother whom I have pardoned and who has my complete trust.” Pope John Paul II about his chat with the man who shot him
  38. 48. Do not be afraid for I have redeemed you. I have called you by your name; you are mine. Isaiah 43
  39. 50. “ So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12
  40. 51. Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. Benjamin Franklin Lord Jesus, save me from becoming anxious about the future.
  41. 52. To me you are a work of art Morrissey We are God’s masterpiece Ephesians 2:10
  42. 53. Jesus said: “'Do not store up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moth and woodworm destroy them and thieves can break in and steal. But store up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where neither moth nor woodworm destroys them and thieves cannot break in and steal. For wherever your treasure is, there will your heart be too..
  43. 54. Morning Offering <ul><li>O Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>through the most pure Heart of Mary </li></ul><ul><li>I offer You </li></ul><ul><li>all my prayers, works, </li></ul><ul><li>joys and sufferings </li></ul><ul><li>of this day </li></ul><ul><li>for your intentions </li></ul><ul><li>and the intentions </li></ul><ul><li>of our Holy Father the Pope. </li></ul><ul><li>Amen </li></ul>
  44. 55. Jesus said: “do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.'
  45. 56. Jesus said: ‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged’
  46. 57. Jesus said: 'In truth I tell you once again, if two of you on earth agree to ask anything at all, it will be granted to you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three meet in my name, I am there among them.'
  47. 58. Prayer Of St Patrick <ul><li>Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, </li></ul><ul><li>Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, </li></ul><ul><li>Christ on my right, Christ on my left, </li></ul><ul><li>Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, </li></ul><ul><li>Christ in the heart of every man </li></ul><ul><li>who thinks of me, </li></ul><ul><li>Christ in the mouth of every man </li></ul><ul><li>who speaks of me, </li></ul><ul><li>Christ in the eye that sees me, </li></ul><ul><li>Christ in the ear that hears me. </li></ul>
  48. 59. Jesus said: forgive each other if one of you has a complaint against another. The Lord has forgiven you; now you must do the same.
  49. 61. Pray hope and don't worry Padre Pio
  50. 62. Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that God is with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence. Pope John Paul II
  51. 63. Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create. Pope John Paul II
  52. 64. Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. Pope John Paul II
  53. 65. To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. Pope John Paul II
  54. 66. Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire. Pope John Paul II
  55. 67. &quot; Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity .” Pope John Paul II
  56. 68. <ul><li>Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, </li></ul><ul><li>that never was it known </li></ul><ul><li>that any one who fled to thy protection, </li></ul><ul><li>implored thy help or sought thy intercession, </li></ul><ul><li>was left unaided. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, </li></ul><ul><li>O Virgin of virgins my Mother; </li></ul><ul><li>to thee do I come, before thee I stand, </li></ul><ul><li>sinful and sorrowful; </li></ul><ul><li>O Mother of they Word Incarnate, </li></ul><ul><li>despise not my petitions, </li></ul><ul><li>but in thy clemency hear and answer me. Amen. </li></ul>The Memorare
  57. 69. “ True holiness does not mean a flight from the world; rather, it lies in the effort to live the Gospel in everyday life, in the family, at school and at work, and in social and political involvement.&quot; Pope John Paul II
  58. 71. The Pope's last audible words, on hearing tens of thousands of young people singing in St. Peter's Square as he lay in his deathbed, Friday, April 1, 2005: &quot;I sought you out and now you come to me. Thank you.&quot; We pray for all young people: that they will seek out God
  59. 72. Lord, please increase our faith in you. Help us to know in our hearts that you love us.
  60. 73. &quot;What really maters in life is that we are loved by Christ and that we love Him in return. In comparison to the love of Jesus, everything else is secondary. And, without the love of Jesus, everything is useless.&quot; Pope John Paul II
  61. 74. &quot;Darkness can only be scattered by light, hatred can only be conquered by love. &quot; Pope John Paul
  62. 75. &quot;The truth is not always the same as the majority decision.&quot; Pope John Paul II
  63. 76. &quot;Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it .&quot; Pope John Paul II
  64. 77. &quot;Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace...Peace will be the last word of history .&quot; Pope John Paul II
  65. 78. “ If Jesus asks much of you, it is because He knows you can give much”. Pope John Paul II
  66. 79. &quot; Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece .&quot; Pope John Paul II
  67. 80. &quot; This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel. It is the time to preach it from the rooftops .&quot; Pope John Paul II
  68. 81. &quot; Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well .&quot; Pope John Paul II
  69. 82. &quot; God is Love. We eventually have to ask ourselves the question; why was Love nailed to a cross? &quot; Pope John Paul II
  70. 83. You can win more converts with a spoonful of honey than with a barrelful of vinegar. St. Francis de Sales Lord, I pray that today I do not let bitterness enter my heart.
  71. 84. &quot;It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.&quot; Pope John Paul II
  72. 85. This morning we pray for all those who are troubled. May they find peace in their hearts.
  73. 86. <ul><li>Lord, we pray for those called to </li></ul><ul><li>serve as Priests, Brothers and Sisters. </li></ul><ul><li>We pray for those whom you have called, </li></ul><ul><li>those you are calling now, </li></ul><ul><li>and those you will call in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>May they be open and responsive </li></ul><ul><li>to the call of serving your people. </li></ul><ul><li>We ask this through Christ, </li></ul><ul><li>our Lord. Amen </li></ul>PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
  74. 87. Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will. St Bede
  75. 88. If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze! Saint Catherine of Siena
  76. 89. Do everything calmly and peacefully. Do as much as you can as well as you can. Strive to see God in all things without exception, and consent to His will joyously. Do everything for God, uniting yourself to him in word and deed. Walk very simply with the Cross of the Lord and be at peace with yourself. St. Francis de Sales
  77. 90. If you are silent, be silent out of love. If you speak, speak out of love. St. Augustine
  78. 91. God speaks in the silence of the heart, and we listen. And then we speak to God from the fullness of our heart, and God listens. And this listening and this speaking is what prayer is meant to be.... Mother Teresa
  79. 92. <ul><li>Teach us, good Lord, </li></ul><ul><li>to serve you as you deserve, </li></ul><ul><li>to give and not to count the cost, </li></ul><ul><li>to fight and not to heed the wounds, </li></ul><ul><li>to toil and not to seek for rest, </li></ul><ul><li>to labour and not to ask for any reward, </li></ul><ul><li>save that of knowing that we do your will. Amen. </li></ul>PRAYER OF ST IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA
  80. 93. Let us be servants in order to be leaders. Dostoyevsky Lord Jesus, please give me wisdom to see what I should do and the strength to do it.
  81. 94. Christ has no body now but mine. He prays in me, works in me, looks through my eyes, speaks through my words, works through my hands, walks with my feet and loves with my heart. St. Theresa of Avila
  82. 95. It is always the time of hope, confidence and love. Everything passes; love remains. We will not be disappointed. Cardinal Martin
  83. 96. The Angelus <ul><li>The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:  </li></ul><ul><li>And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.  </li></ul><ul><li>Hail Mary . . .  </li></ul><ul><li>Behold the handmaid of the Lord: </li></ul><ul><li>Be it done unto me according to Thy word.  </li></ul><ul><li>Hail Mary . . .  </li></ul><ul><li>And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us.  </li></ul><ul><li>Hail Mary . . .  </li></ul><ul><li>Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made </li></ul><ul><li>worthy of the promises of Christ.  </li></ul><ul><li>Let us pray:  </li></ul><ul><li>Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our </li></ul><ul><li>hearts that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Your </li></ul><ul><li>Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by </li></ul><ul><li>His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His </li></ul><ul><li>Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord.  Amen. </li></ul>
  84. 97. We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest. Oscar Romero
  85. 98. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Father, please help me today to go out of my way for at least one other person.
  86. 99. Unless in the first waking moments of the day you learn to fling the door wide back and let God in, you will work on the wrong level all day; but swing the door wide open and pray to your Father in secret, and every public thing will be stamped with the presence of God. Oswald Chambers
  87. 100. <ul><li>My God, I give you this day. </li></ul><ul><li>I offer you, now, all of the good that I shall do </li></ul><ul><li>and I promise to accept, for love of you, </li></ul><ul><li>all of the difficulty that I shall meet. </li></ul><ul><li>Help me to conduct myself during this day </li></ul><ul><li>in a manner pleasing to you. Amen. </li></ul>Prayer of St Francis de Sales
  88. 101. The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller
  89. 102. It is within my power either to serve God or not to serve Him. Serving Him, I add to my own good and the good of the whole world. Not serving Him, I forfeit my own good and deprive the world of that good, which was in my power to create. Leo Tolstoy
  90. 103. Grant us, Lord God, a vision of your world as your love would have it: a world where the weak are protected, and none go hungry or poor; a world where the riches of creation are shared, and everyone can enjoy them; a world where different races and cultures live in harmony and mutual respect; a world where peace is built with justice, and justice is guided by love. Give us the inspiration and courage to build it, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen .

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