As our lives are continually affected by the uncertain times we are living in, please know that St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is here to serve you. We hope that these prayer resources can bring you some comfort and peace. And may we always remember that even in the darkest of storms, Jesus is always present to be right beside us to guide us closer to him each and every day.
Comfort in Scripture
In God alone is my soul at rest.
God is the source of my hope.
In God I find shelter, my rock, and my safety.
It is the LORD who goes before you;
he will be with you and will never fail you or forsake you.
So do not fear or be dismayed.”
“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord.
They are plans for good and not for disaster,
to give you a future and a hope.”
Psalm 46: 2-8
God is our refuge and our strength,
an ever-present help in distress.
Thus we do not fear, though earth be shaken
and mountains quake to the depths of the sea,
Though its waters rage and foam
and mountains totter at its surging.
Streams of the river gladden the city of God,
the holy dwelling of the Most High.
God is in its midst; it shall not be shaken;
God will help it at break of day.
Though nations rage and kingdoms totter,
He utters his voice and the earth melts.
The LORD of hosts is with us;
our stronghold is the God of Jacob.
Comfort in Prayer
We see signs of summer's passing in golden leaves,
shortening days, misty mornings, autumn glow.
We sense its passing in rain that dampens,
winds that chill, Harvest's bounty placed on show.
Creator God, who brings forth
both green shoot and hoar frost,
sunrise and sunset,
we bring our thanks
for seeds that have grown,
And, as your good earth rests
through winter's cold embrace,
we look forward to its re-awakening
when kissed by Spring's first touch.
- Author Unknown
O God of Creation, you have blessed us with the changing of the seasons.
As we welcome the autumn months,
may the earlier setting of the sun
remind us to take time to rest.
May the brilliant colors of the leaves
remind us of the wonder of your creation.
May the steam of our breath in the cool air
remind us that it is you who give us the breath of life.
May the harvest from the fields remind us of the abundance we have been given and bounty we are to share with others.
May the dying of summer's spirit remind us of your great promise that death is temporary and life is eternal.
We praise you for your goodness forever and ever.
- Author Unknown
A Prayer for Peace during COVID-19
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) affects our world, we continue to pray.
We invite you into our hearts, Lord — hearts that have so much on them right now.
Amidst our fear, disappointment, confusion, uncertainty, grief, anger, frustration and more...
We invite you in, Lord.
We know you are bigger.
May we be given a peace and understanding of cancellations and social distancing rules.
May we act with humility to not just preserve our own safety and health, but to look beyond ourselves
and think of how our actions will affect others.
May we be alert to the ways we may help those around us, and give us the grace to step forward
without hesitation to be men and women for and with others, for Your greater glory.
Come to our aid, Lord.
Open our ears to hear your voice in these troubled times, may we listen and be prudent
and may we draw ever closer to you.
- By Megan Sheehan, communications coordinator, Campus Ministry Marquette University
Comfort in Song
Can we pray for you?
Seton's Prayer Network Ministry supports parishioners, their families and friends with prayer during times of special need. The ministers are a group of people who have offered to pray for others.