Prayer

 

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is a devotional practice in the Catholic Church in which Jesus, truly and fully present in the Blessed Sacrament (consecrated host), is adored by the faithful.  Eucharistic Adoration extends from the Liturgy of the Mass during which the substance of bread is fully transformed into the substance of Christ -- Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity -- during consecration. Eucharistic Adoration is a time of worship and communing with Jesus, praying silently or aloud with a group, and listening to His voice in the silence of our hearts. During adoration, the Blessed Sacrament is displayed in a monstrance, as in the photo to the left. 

Eucharistic Adoration begins each first Friday of the month after the 9:00 am Mass and continues until 12:00 pm in the Church.

 

Prayer Sources

Prayer is the practice of the presence of God.  It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made.  Prayer is the place of admitting our need, of adopting humility, and claiming dependence upon God.  Prayer is the needful practice of the Christian.  Prayer is the exercise of faith and hope.  Prayer is the privilege of touching the heart of the Father through the Son of God, Jesus our Lord.

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Our Lady of the Pines Stewardship Prayer

Loving God, I come to You in thanksgiving, knowing that all I am and all that I have is a gift from you.

In faith and love help me to do Your will. I am listening, Lord God. Speak Your words into the depth of my soul, that I may hear you clearly. I offer to You this day all the facets of my life, whether it be home at work, or at school - to be patient, to be merciful, to be generous, to be holy. 

Give me the wisdom and insight to understand Your will for me and the fervor to carry out my good intentions. I offer my gifts of time to Pray Gratefully, talent to Serve Responsibly, and passion to Give Generously to you as a true act of faith, to reflect my love for You and my neighbor. 

Help me to reach out to others as You my God have reached out to me.

 

 

In Pope Francis’ prayer to Mother Mary, health of the sick against COVID 19:

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of all People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,

to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.