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

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.



John 14:1-3

 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

 for you?

 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

 rest everlasting.




Nurse's Prayer

 Almighty God,

 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.





Perpetual Help

 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.



Serenity Prayer

 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.



 St Anthony

 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,




 St Joseph

 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.




 St Jude

 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

 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

 heavenly house,

 By the power of God, thrust into hell

 Satan and all evil spirits

 Who wander through the world

 For the ruin of Souls.




 St Patrick

 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

 so invaluable.

 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

 sacred maxims.



 St Theresa

 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