Days Without End
GOD, Your days are without end,
Your mercies beyond counting.
Help us always to remember that
life is short and the day of our death
is known to You alone.
May Your Holy spirit lead us to
live in holiness and justice all our days.
Then, after serving you in the
fellowship of Your church, with
strong faith, consoling hope, and
perfect love for all, may we joyfully
come to Your kingdom.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Father, A Light
A light is from our household gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
God gave us a beautiful father,
A father who never grew old,
You were always there
With a helping hand,
Help us now to accept His plan.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore,
As time goes by, we miss you more.
Your loving smile, your gentle face,
No one can take our "Father's Place".
May the choirs of the angels receive
you and may you have rest
and peace everlasting.
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with Thee:
blessed art Thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of
Thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
May the road rise
to meet you,
May the wind be always
at your back,
May the sun shine warm
upon your face,
The rains fall soft
upon your fields,
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm
of his hand.
O God, who dost design
mercifully to bestow upon us
infinite treasures of love in
the heart of Thy Son, which
was wounded for our sins,
grant, we beseech Thee, that
we who pay Him the devout
homage of our piety, may in
like manner show unto Thee
our due of worthy satisfaction.
Through the same Christ
our Lord. Amen.
Let not your hearts be troubled;
believe in God, believe also in Me.
In my Father's house are many rooms;
if it were not so, would I have told
you that I go and prepare a place
And when I go and prepare a place
for you, I will come again and will
take you to Myself, that where I am
you may be also.
Almighty Father, whose command is
over all and whose love never fails,
make me aware of Thy presence and
obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self,
guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and
deed and helping me to live so that I can
face my fellow Marines, my loved ones, and Thee
without shame or fear. Protect my family.
Give me the will to do the work of a Marine
and to accept my share of responsibilities
with vigor and enthusiasm. Grant me the courage
to be proficient in my daily performance.
Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors
and to the duties my Country and the
Marine Corps have entrusted to me.
Make me considerate of those committed to my
leadership. Help me to wear my uniform
with dignity, and let it remind me daily of the
traditions which I must uphold.
If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith;
if I am tempted, make me strong to resist;
if I should miss the mark,
give me the courage to try again.
Guide me with the light of truth
and grant me wisdom by which I may
understand the answer to my prayer.
May the Angels
May the angels lead thee into paradise.
May the martyrs receive thee at thy coming
and take thee to the holy city.
May the choirs of the angels receive
thee and mayest thou have
Divine Healer of all, grant me,
Your handmaiden, strength
and courage in my calling.
Give to my heart compassion and
understanding. Give to my hands still
and tenderness. Give to my mind
knowledge and wisdom.
Especially, Dear Lord,
help me always to remember
the true purpose of my vocation,
that of selfless service and dedication
to the weak and despairing
in body and spirit.
Prayer for You, A
I said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard--
I felt the answer in my heart
Although he spoke no word!
I didn't ask for wealth or fame
(I knew you wouldn't mind)--
I asked Him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind!
I asked that He'd be near you
At the start of each new day
To grant you health and blessings
And friends to share your way!
I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small--
But it was for His loving care
I prayed the most of all!
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for His name 's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;
for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy
staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the
presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow
me all the days of my life, and I will
dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
I will lift mine eyes unto the hills
from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved;
He that keepeth thee will not slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper;
the Lord is thy shade upon thy hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil;
He shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out
and thy coming in from this time forth,
and even for evermore.
LORD'S PRAYER (traditional)
Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who
trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
O Mother of perpetual help, grant
that I may ever invoke Your most
powerful name, which is the
safeguard of the living and the
salvation of the dying. O Purest
Mary! O Sweetest Mary! Let Your name
henceforth be ever on my lips. Delay
not, O blessed Lady. To help me when
ever I call on You, for in all my
temptations, in all my needs, I
shall never cease to call on You.
Ever repeating Your sacred name,
Mary! Mary! O what consolation, what
sweetness, what confidence, what
emotion fills my soul when I utter
Your sacred name, or even only think
of You. But I will not be content
with merely uttering Your Name, let
my love for You prompt me ever to
hail You, Mother of Perpetual Help.
God grant me the serenity to
accept the things I cannot change.
The courage to change the things
I can, and the wisdom
to know the difference.
O glorious St. Anthony, safe refuge
of the afflicted and distressed. Who
by miraculous revelation has directed
all those who seek aid to come to Thy
altar with the promise that whosoever
visits it for nine consecutive Tuesdays,
and there piously invokes Thee, will
feel the power of Thy intercession.
I, a poor sinner, encouraged by this
promise, come to Thee, O powerful
Saint, and with a firm hope I implore
Thy aid, Thy protection, Thy counsel
and Thy blessing. Obtain for me,
I beseech Thee, my request in this
necessity. But if it should be opposed
to the will of God and the welfare of my
soul, obtain for me such other graces
as shall be conducive of my salvation.
Through Christ our Lord,
Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so
great, so strong, so prompt before the
throne of God, I place in you all my interest
and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist
me by your powerful intercession, and obtain
for me from your divine foster-Son all
spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our
Lord; so that, having engaged here below
your heavenly power, I may offer my
thanks - giving and homage to the most
loving of Fathers. Oh, St. Joseph, I never
weary contemplating you, and Jesus
asleep in your arms; I dare not approach
while He reposes near your heart. Press
Him in my name and kiss His fine head for
me and ask Him to return the kiss when I
draw my dying breath. St. Joseph patron of
departing souls, pray for us.
O glorious Apostle, St. Jude Thaddeus true
relative of Jesus and Mary, I salute you
through the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Through this Heart I praise and thank God
for all the graces He has bestowed upon you.
Humbly prostrate before you, I implore
you through this heart to look down upon me
with compassion. Oh despise not my poor
prayer, let not my trust be confounded.
To you God has granted the privilege of
aiding mankind in the most desperate cases.
Oh, come to my aid that I may praise the
mercies of God. All my life I will be
grateful to you and will be your faithful
client until I can thank you in heaven.
St. Michael the Archangel,
Defend us in battle,
Be our protection against the
wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
And do thou, O Prince of the
By the power of God, thrust into hell
Satan and all evil spirits
Who wander through the world
For the ruin of Souls.
O great Apostle of Ireland,
glorious St. Patrick to whom
under God, so many are indebted for
the most precious of all treasures,
the great gift of Faith.
Receive our fervent thanks for the
zeal and charity which have been to
thousands the source of blessings
Ask for all who dwell in this land
and the land of thy labors, the
precious light of faith, and beg for
us on whom its glorious rays have
long since beamed, the grace to
regulate our lives by its
O Little flower of Jesus,
Ever consoling troubled souls
with Heavenly Graces,
In your unfailing intercession
I place my confident trust.
From the Heart of our Blessed
Savior petition these Blessings
of which I stand in greatest need.
Shower upon me your promised Roses
of Virtue and Grace, dear
St. Theresa, so that swiftly
advancing in sanctity and in
perfect love of neighbor, I may
someday receive the
Crown of Life Eternal.
Day is done, gone the sun
From the lake, from the hill
From the sky
All is well, safely rest.
God is nigh.
Thanks and praise, for our days,
'neath the sun, 'neath the stars,
'neath the sky.
As we go, this we know,
God is nigh.
Walk in Sunshine
May you always walk in sunshine
and God's love around you flow, for
the happiness you gave us, no one
will ever know. It broke our hearts
to lose you, but you did not go
alone, a part of us went with you
the day God called you home.
A million times we've needed you,
a million times we've cried.
If love could only have saved you,
You never would have died.
The Lord Be With You
And May You Rest In Peace