This prayer for the United States is appropriate for national holidays, during election season, or in times of turmoil. If we are truly one nation under God, then we should pray for our nation.
Here is a prayer for putting on a mask. Stop and pause and use your senses at the parts where it says breathe in and breathe out. Really feel your breath. It is a sign of life and a gift from God.
Why should we pray for more vocations to the priesthood? It is no secret that we need more priests in the Catholic Church. Giving your whole life to the service of the Church is counter-cultural and many young people do not even consider it. God calls us all to a specific vocation. So we should pray that those being called to the priesthood will hear and answer that call.
This is a prayer of faithfulness based on Psalm 132. salm 132 was sung as the ark of the covenant was processed into the temple. The ark was carefully constructed to God’s specifications. This psalm remembers the promises God made to David for his faithfulness.
This is a prayer of love to God based on Psalm 45. Psalm 45 is a wedding song. It speaks of the strength of the king, who marries a foreign woman who leaves her family to become his wife. The song praises his justice. This king loves his wife and her beauty.
Psalm 34 is a prayer of thanksgiving which David prayed when God delivered him from his enemies. This prayer based on Psalm 34 expresses this same sentiment. God delivers those who are weak and broken and powerless.