Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
The Serenity Prayer (used in Alcoholics Anonymous):
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship."
An Evening Prayer:
Thank you for what went well this day, O Lord. Forgive me for my sins and mistakes I made, and may I rest this night confident of your forgiveness and mercy.
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
A Family Mealtime Prayer:
Try a “squeeze” prayer. Holding hands, each person gives thanks for something, then squeezes the hand of the person next to them when finished. Continue until all have expressed thanks.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
The Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile."
A Morning Prayer:
Jesus, shine through me and be so in me that every person I come in contact with may feel your presence in my soul.
- John Henry Cardinal Newman