IX. PRAYERS TO BEGIN OR CONCLUDE ACTIVITIES 

In the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament

To Begin:

V/ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

V/ Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of your body and blood help us to experience the salvation you won for us and the peace of the Kingdom where you live for ever and ever.

R/ Amen.                                                                                                                                  

To Conclude:

V/ We give thee thanks for all thy benefits, almighty God, who live and reign forever.

R/ Amen.

V/ Christ our King!

R/ Thy Kingdom come!

V/ Virgin most prudent, Mary, Mother of the Church,

R/ Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Prayers to Begin or Conclude Other Activities

To Begin:

V/ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

V/ Come, Holy Spirit,

R/ fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.

V/ Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created,

R/ and you shall renew the face of the earth.

V/ Let us pray:

     O God, by the light of the Holy Spirit you have taught the hearts of your faithful. In the same Spirit, help us to know what is truly right and always to rejoice in your consolation. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R/ Amen.

V/ Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

R/ Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V/ Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:

R/ as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V/ Christ our King!

R/ Thy Kingdom come!

V/ Virgin most prudent, Mary, Mother of the Church,

R/ pray for us.    

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

To Conclude:

V/ We give thee thanks for all thy benefits, almighty God, who live and reign forever.

R/ Amen.

V/ Christ our King!

R/ Thy Kingdom come!

V/ Virgin most prudent, Mary, Mother of the Church,

R/ pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Before and After Meals

To Begin:

V/ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

V/ Our Father,

R/ 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.

V/ Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from thy bounty, through Christ our Lord.

R/ Amen.

To Conclude:

V/ We give thee thanks for all thy benefits, almighty God, who live and reign forever.

R/ Amen.

V/ May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R/ Amen.

Prayer to Sanctify work

Lord, you have called everyone to cooperate, by means of daily work, in your prodigious plan of creation. Enable us to pursue our activities with a Christian spirit, and perform them with perfection and out of love for you, so that through them we will grow in holiness: glorifying you, collaborating with your work in the world, and serving our brothers and sisters. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

When Going out or Returning Home

As you kiss the Bible or crucifix, pray the following invocation:

Lord, increase my faith.

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