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.
This page is under construction. Check back later this summer for new prayer resources. If you have any ideas for resources that would help grow your prayer life, please let us know. We'll see if we can work them into this page. Contact Sue Switalski, Pastoral Minister or call the Christian Formation Office at 262-782-8982
Independence Day Prayer
God of peace and justice,
We give you thanks this day for the unprecedented freedoms we are able to celebrate in our country.
Open our eyes to the recognition and gift those freedoms truly are.
God, bless our country as we work together to recognize our differences as a source of strength.
Quiet the powerful voices of discourse and hate to bring about unity.
Let us love one another as you so greatly love us.
Father's Day Prayer
Good and Gracious God,
We offer you abundant thanksgiving for our fathers.
For young fathers... may they open their hearts to God's guidance, giving them courage and perseverance while learning to balance work and family through faith in both joy and self-sacrifice.
For experienced fathers... may they be a continual source of God's love and mercy for all who rely on their presence.
We pray for fathers whose children may be suffering in any way; may they feel the presence of God as he walks with them in their sorrow.
We pray for all men who are father figures as they mentor and guide us with their faith and wisdom.
We remember fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers who are no longer with us who have given us lessons and memories that continually shape our lives.
We ask God, that you bless these men in a special way this Father's Day and always.
Mother's Day Prayer
God, our Creator, we pray,
for new mothers, coming to terms with new responsibility;
for expectant mothers, wondering and waiting;
for those who are tired, stressed or depressed;
for those who struggle to balance the tasks of work and family;
for those who are unable to feed their children due to poverty;
for those whose children have physical, mental or emotional disabilities;
for those who are adoptive mothers;
for those who have children they do not want;
for those who raise children on their own;
for those who have lost a child;
for those who are too busy or whose children are too busy;
for those who care for the children of others;
for those whose children have left home or are away from home for work or military service;
for those who are alienated from their children;
and for those whose desire to be a mother has not been fulfilled.
Bless all mothers, that their love may be deep and tender, and that they may lead their children to know and do what is good, living not for themselves alone, but for God and for others.
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.