Prayers for God's Will to be done in Us



Agony in the Garden - by VELDE, Adriaen van de - from a Private Collection

Mt:26:39 - And going a little further, he fell upon His Face, Praying and Saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this Chalice pass from Me. Nevertheless, not as I Will, but as Thou Wilt. (DRV)

 

"Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven"

littlegoldcross.gif (962 bytes) In this 'Petition' Saint Cyprian explains that “We do not Pray that God should do His Will. How could anyone prevent God from doing His Will? But in our Prayer we ask that God’s Will be done In Us”.

littlegoldcross.gif (962 bytes) Saint Thomas explains that this 'Petition' presupposes Two (2) Things: God’s Grace and Man's Will. “Thy Will be done” with the Help of God's Grace, and with Solicitude and Effort on Our Part.

 

Prayers for the Grace to do God's Will

from various sources

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May God's Holy Will Be Done

O Lord, do to me whatever shall seem Good in Thy Sight. If Thou Willest that I should be in Darkness, Blessed be Thou! If Thou Willest that I should be in Light, still Blessed be Thou! If Thou Deigns to Comfort me, Blessed be Thou! And if Thou Willest that I should be Afflicted, equally Blessed be Thou forever! I will Willingly Suffer for Thee, O Lord, whatever Thou Willest should come upon me. I am ready to receive alike from Thy Hand Good and Evil, Sweet and Bitter, Joy and Sadness, and to give thanks for everything that befalls me. Keep me only from all Sin and I will fear neither Death nor Hell. Cast me not off forever, nor blot me out of the Book-of-Life, and whatsoever Tribulation befalleth me shall not hurt me.

Amen

Imitation of Christ, Bk. III, Ch. 17

 

Prayer Of Job

The Lord hath given, and the Lord hath taken away.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

[Job 1: 21]

 

Prayer Of Saint Alphonsus

My Jesus, grant that I may love Thee always,
and then do with me what Thou Wilt.

 

Words Of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Not My Will, but Thine be done.

[Luke 22: 42]

 

Prayer To Do The Will Of God

Grant me, Most Kind Jesus, Thy Grace, that it may abide with me, and labor with me, and persevere with me, to the end. Grant me ever to will and to desire that which is most acceptable to Thee, and which pleaseth Thee best. May Thy Will be mine, and let my will always follow Thine, and agree perfectly with it. Let me always will, and not will, the same with Thee, and let me not be able to will or not will otherwise than as Thou Willest or Willest not.

Amen

Imitation of Christ, Book III, Chapter 15

 

An Aspiration

May the most Just, the most High, the most Lovable Will of God
be in all things accomplished, praised, and magnified forever!

Amen

 

Acceptance Of Death

O Lord, my God, even now I accept from Thy Hand, willingly and
with submission, the kind of death it may please Thee to send me,
with all its Sorrows, Pains and Anguish.

Amen

 

Prayer From The Psalms

Teach me to do Thy Will, for Thou art my God.

[142: 10]

 

Act Of Surrender To God's Holy Will

O Good Jesus, Thou didst so Love me as to surrender Thyself wholly to the fury of murderers to be nailed to the Cross; and what great thing is it if I yield myself wholly to Thy Hands, not indeed like the hands of those cruel men, but Hands which truly belong to a Father. I am sure that all things tend to my profit. Deal, therefore, with me, O Lord, according as it seems good in Thine Eyes for all things are Thine, neither is there anyone who can resist Thy Will, "for Thou, O Lord, hast done as it pleased Thee!"

Amen

Heliotropium, p. 394

 

Act Of Confidence In God

O sweet and tender Providence of my God, into Thy Hands I commend my spirit; to Thee I abandon my hopes and fears, my desires and repugnances, my temporal and eternal prospects. To Thee I commit the wants of my perishable body; to Thee I commit the more precious interests of my immortal soul. Though my faults are many, my misery great, my spiritual poverty extreme, my hope in Thee surpasses all. Though temptations should assail me, I will hope in Thee; though I should break my resolutions, I will look to Thee confidently for grace to keep them at last. Though Thou shouldst kill me, even then I will trust in Thee; for Thou art my Father, my God, the support of my salvation. Thou art my kind, my tender and indulgent Parent, and I am Thy loving child. I put my Trust in Thee, and so trusting, shall not be confounded.

Amen

[Blessed Claude de la Colombiere]

 

Prayer for Conformity To The Will Of God

O Lord Almighty, Who permits Evil in order to draw Good there-from, hear our humble prayers, and grant that we remain faithful to Thee unto death. Grant us also, through the intercession of Most Holy Mary, the strength ever to conform ourselves to Thy Most Holy Will.

Amen

 

Prayer of Trust

sacheart_ani.gif (8256 bytes) Most Sacred and Adorable Heart of Jesus, I know not what Trials may come to me this day, but I am certain that nothing will happen to me which Thou hast not Foreseen and Decreed. I trust Thy Love for me in all, and through all, and in spite of all:

In all my Trials and Crosses, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee
In Dangers and Difficulties, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee
In Doubts and Anxieties, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee
In Failure and Disappointment, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my Trust in Thee
In Unemployment, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee
In spite of my Past, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my Trust in Thee
In spite of my Sins and Evil Habits, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my Trust in Thee
When I cannot Pray, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my Trust in Thee
When my Prayers are Unanswered, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my Trust in Thee
When Temptations are Strongest, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my Trust in Thee
When my Dear Ones are in Danger, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my Trust in Thee
In Sickness and Suffering, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my Trust in Thee
At the Hour of my Death, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my Trust in Thee

Amen

 

A Prayer Of Confidence In God

sacheart_ani.gif (8256 bytes) Jesus of the loving Heart, I believe that Thou doth care for me more than Thou careth for the Birds of the air or the Lilies of the field. I believe that Thou doth care for me more than a mother careth for the child in her arms. I believe that even though a mother may forget the child of her womb, yet wilt Thou not forget me. And, therefore, I Trust in Thee in all and through all and in spite of all.

Amen

Strong Heart of Jesus, my God and my Friend,
In Life and in Death, on Thee I depend.

[Rev. James O'Brien, S.J.]

 

Conformity To God's Holy Will

My Jesus, I accept any sorrow or suffering Thy Providence sees fit to send me. My wish is in all things to conform myself to Thy Holy Will. Whenever I kiss the Crucifix, it is to show Thee that I am willing to carry my Cross.

Amen

[St. Margaret Mary]

 

Welcome Be The Holy Will Of God!

O Lord, Thou knowest what is best for me. Give what Thou wilt and how much Thou wilt, and when Thou wilt. Deal with me as Thou thinkest good and as it best pleaseth Thee and is for Thy honor. Set me where Thou wilt and deal with me in all things as Thou wilt. Help me to bear my Sufferings for Thy sake, and to say in all sincerity:

Welcome be the Holy Will of God!

When Sorrow darkens my life, Welcome be the Holy Will of God!
When Sickness strikes me down, Welcome be the Holy Will of God!
When Hunger and Unemployment threaten, Welcome be the Holy Will of God!
When Hunger and Unemployment are my lot, Welcome be the Holy Will of God!
When my Hopes are Unfulfilled, Welcome be the Holy Will of God!
When my friends Forsake me, Welcome be the Holy Will of God!
When I am Unhappy, Welcome be the Holy Will of God!
When enemies Injure me, Welcome be the Holy Will of God!
When men Calumniate me
      and speak that which is Evil against me,
Welcome be the Holy Will of God!
When my undertakings Fail, Welcome be the Holy Will of God!
When the Cross presses Heavily upon me, Welcome be the Holy Will of God!
When my Last Hour comes, Welcome be the Holy Will of God!

Amen

 

Short Act Of Trust

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Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in Thy Love for me.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I Trust in Thee!

 

Act Of Faith And Trust

sacheart_ani.gif (8256 bytes) Most loving Heart of my God, I believe in Thy Power, I believe in Thy Knowledge, I believe in Thy personal Love for me; and therefore, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my Trust in Thee. Welcome be Thy Holy Will!

Amen

 

Prayer To Imitate The Example Of Christ

My King and my Savior, teach me to see things as Thou dost see them, to feel things as Thou dost feel them, to value things as Thou dost value them, and consequently to be what Thou wouldst have me to be.

Amen

[Archbishop Goodier, S.J.]

 

The Great Request

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One special Grace I ask of Thee, dear Heart of Jesus: the Grace of a Happy Death. If Thou dost give me this Grace I shall be indifferent as to what Thou dost with me. Send me Trials, Disappointments, Failure, Misfortune, Ill Health, the Loss of my dearest friend, but in return give me the Grace of a Happy Death, and I shall be well content.

Amen

 

Act Of Trust In The Sacred Heart Of Jesus

sacheart_ani.gif (8256 bytes) My Lord and my God, I believe all that Thou hast ever taught . . . There is nothing harder for me to believe than Thy personal Love for one so Sinful and so Worthless as I am; but I do believe it, Lord, and therefore,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.

I believe that Thy Love for me is not an affair of yesterday: Thou hast loved me with an everlasting love, and therefore,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.

I believe Thy love for me is as tender as a mother's love, and therefore,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.

I believe Thou hast planned everything that shall ever happen to me, Lovingly and Wisely, and therefore,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.

I will never seek pleasure Forbidden by Thee, because Thou knowest what is Bad for me and what is Good, and
I trust in Thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

I will always Pray: May Thy Holy Will be done in all things, because
I trust in Thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

I will accept the Crosses of life, as I accept the Joys, with a Grateful Heart, because
I trust in Thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

I will not be Worried or Anxious about anything, because
I trust in Thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

I will never lose heart in my efforts to be Good, because
I trust in Thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

However Weak or Sinful I may be, I will never doubt Thy Mercy, because
I trust in Thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In all my Temptations,

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.
In all my Weaknesses, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.
In all my Difficulties, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.
In all my Trials, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.
In all my Sorrows, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.
In every Failure, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.
In every Discouragement, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.
In all my Undertakings, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.
In Life and in Death, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.
In Time and in Eternity, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.

Amen

 

The Answer Is Assured!

The time may be delayed, the manner be unexpected, but the answer to Prayer is sure to come. Not a Tear of Sacred Sorrow, not a breath of Holy Desire, poured out in Prayer to God, will ever be lost.

Deo Gratias