Come Holy Spirit
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
And kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
O God who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
Did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
Grant that by the same Holy Spirit
We may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ, Our Lord,
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
That never was it known that
Anyone who fled to thy protection,
Implored thy help,
Or sought thy intercession,
Was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins,
my Mother, to thee I come,
before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word incarnate!
despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy, hear and answer me.
I believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is adored and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins,
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
Prayer for Our Nation
God our Father, Giver of life,
we entrust the United States of America to Your loving care.
You are the rock on which this nation was founded.
You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness.
Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among Your people.
Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders.
Open their minds to the great worth of human life and the
responsibilities that accompany human freedom.
Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in
seeking and doing Your will.
Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, Patroness of our land,
grant us the courage to reject the “culture of death.”
Lead us into a new millennium of life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Prayer for Renewal
Lord, we are your people, the sheep of your flock.
Heal the sheep who are wounded.
touch the sheep who are in pain,
clean the sheep who are soiled,
warm the lambs who are cold.
Help us to know the Father’s love
through Jesus the shepherd and through the Spirit.
Help us to lift up that love and show it all over this land.
Help us to build love on justice and justice on love.
Help us to believe mightily, hope joyfully, love divinely.
Lord, renew us that we may help renew the face of the earth.
Prayer to Saint Michael
Saint Michael, the Archangel,
defend us in battle; be our defense
against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
My God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do you, O prince of heavenly host,
by the power of God, thrust into hell
Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.