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Example Personal Prayers

My Master Prayer

In the Name of The Father, and of The Son, and of the Holy Spirit - Amen

Confession of Sins
Oh, merciful Jesus, I come before You humbly, with a contrite heart, seeking Your forgiveness for my sins. I acknowledge my shortcomings, my transgressions, and my failures. I ask for Your divine mercy and grace to cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Help me, dear Lord, to walk in the path of Your light and to strive for a life of virtue and holiness.

Statement of Belief in Jesus
I believe in You, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and willingly died on the cross for the redemption of humanity. I trust in Your resurrection and Your promise of eternal life. I accept You as my Lord and Savior, and I surrender my life to Your loving care.

Request for Spiritual Growth and Evolution
Heavenly Father, I pray that You guide me in my spiritual journey, help me grow in faith, and grant me wisdom to discern Your will in my life. Teach me to love and serve You wholeheartedly, to be more Christ-like in my actions and thoughts, and to be a witness of Your love and truth to others.

A Blessing upon family and pets
Lord Jesus, I ask for Your divine protection and blessings upon my family and beloved pets. Keep them safe from harm, shower them with Your love and grace, and help us to love and support one another as we journey together in this life.

A Blessing upon country and the whole world
Almighty God, I lift up my country and the entire world to Your care. Bless every nation with wisdom, unity, and peace. May Your love and compassion fill the hearts of all people, and may we work together to create a better world for generations to come.

Thanksgiving
Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your unending love, grace, and mercy. I am grateful for Your presence in my life and for the countless blessings You have bestowed upon my family and me. May my heart always be filled with gratitude and praise for Your goodness and faithfulness. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

In the Name of The Father, and of The Son, and of the Holy Spirit – Amen.
 

Prayer for Forgiveness

Heavenly Father, I enter into your gates with thanksgiving, and I bless Your Holy Name. For you are good, and your mercy and loving-kindness endure forever. 

Heavenly Father, I confess that I have sinned by thought, word, and deed and by what I have done and by what I have failed to do. I believe in Your Son Jesus Christ and that He died that my sins be forgiven. Because of the great price that Jesus paid on my behalf, please forgive my many sins. Amen. 

And create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and sustain in me a willing spirit.

Amen.

Prayer for the World and The Church

Lord God, you made us in your image and redeemed us through Jesus Your Son. Please look with compassion on the whole human family and help us with our struggles to accomplish your will on earth. May all nations and races serve you in harmony through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Heavenly Father, please bless and protect The Christian Church. May it grow and be known and understood by all the world's peoples. Please help us to understand Your Scriptures and obey Your Commands. Please be patient with our imperfections and guide us with our worship of You. 

Amen.

Prayer to Mary

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee and place these prayers before Your Son, and may I follow Him with a pure heart. 

(State Requests)

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to you do I come before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your clemency hear and answer me.

Amen.

Prayer of Praise using the Psalms

Read personal version of Psalm 103:2-3, Psalm 62:2, Psalm 59:16

Heavenly Father, let all that I am praise You; may I never forget the good things You do for me. You forgive all my sins and heal all my diseases. Truly You are my rock and my salvation; You are my fortress; I will never be shaken. I will sing of your strength; in the morning, I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

Amen.

Prayer for Family and Friends

Lord God, I pray for my family, friends, pets, especially (State Name/Names). I pray that you stand by each of us every moment of our lives and protect us against all dangers of body and soul, and may our lives be full of your peace and prosperity. 

Amen.

How to Pray Powerfully

Biblical Contemplation

Solving Problems Through Prayer

Traditional Prayers

Lectio Divina

Ignatian Contemplation

The Anglican Rosary

Obstacles to Prayer

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