Mission: Prayer is a lifting of one’s heart and mind to God. The mission of Lumen Press is to provide prayers that are specific to individual and family needs and to help form our hearts to seek God in all our needs.

*Novena for Couples Preparing for a Wedding or Anniversary

Novena - MarriageDescription: Nine day novena to be said by a couple preparing for an anniversary or their wedding. In honor of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Perfect for Marriage Encounters, Engaged Encounters, Retrouvaille, PreCana programs.

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Sample Prayers:

Day 1 Intention: To develop a deep love and commitment to one another.

Novena Prayer: Dear Lord, We come to you with our hearts united in love and with a desire to live in union with God’s will. We ask you to intercede on our behalf and obtain for us the graces necessary for us to live lives worthy of our vocation as a married couple. May we imitate your example of serving others with love and humility through a generous self donation of time, talent and treasure.

We ask this in the name of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen

John Paul II quote for the day: “When a man and woman are united by love, each one takes on a destiny, the future of the other, as his or her own.”

~Invitation to Joy “ Pope John Paul II. 1999

 

*Imprimatur +From His Eminence Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh


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Novena for a Child in Honor of Mary the Mother of God

Novena - ChildDescription: Seven day novena to be said by a parent or grandparent in preparation for a child’s birthday or other special event.

Double sided prayer card.

 

Sample Prayer:

Day 1 Intention: May___________(name of child) as a child of God live a life of holiness and faithfulness and develop an intimate and loving relationship with Our Blessed Mother. Novena Prayer Dear Mary, Mother of Our Lord we come before you with our petitions and ask for your intercession for (name the child or children). You watched Jesus grow and protected him with your prayers. You suffered with him as he left home to take up his mission and cross. Mary, you are the perfect example of what it means to love and sacrifice for your child. We beseech you to bring these petitions to Our Father in heaven and ask that He bless and protect this child from anything that would lead him/her from the truth. May ________find solace in your heart and come to you throughout his/her life as we are doing now. May he/she imitate you in all things and grow in holiness and love. Thank you, Mary, for hearing our petitions and for loving us with your maternal and Immaculate Heart.

 

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Litany of Thanksgiving

Litany of ThanksgivingDescription:Prayer for couples as a reminder of God’s gifts to them and in thanksgiving to Him.

 

Double sided prayer card 

 

Sample Prayer:

Thank you, Lord, for loving us.
Thank you, Lord, for saving us.
Thank you, Lord, for trusting us.
Thank you, Lord, for our family.
Thank you, Lord, for our jobs.
Thank you, Lord, for our faith.

Thank you, Lord, for our health.

Thank you, Lord, for our home.
Thank you, Lord, for our friends.
Thank you, Lord, for our enemies.
Thank you, Lord, for the food we eat.
Thank you, Lord, for allowing us to suffer for you.
Thank you, Lord, for our memories.
Thank you, Lord, for special moments.
Thank you, Lord, for our gifts.
Thank you, Lord, for our ministry to others.
Thank you, Lord, for the church.
Thank you, Lord, for our Pastor and for all priests who bring us the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Thank you, Lord, for our love for each other.
Thank you, Lord, for children.
Thank you, Lord, for grandchildren.
Thank you, Lord, for our parents.
Thank you, Lord, for watching over us each day.
Thank you, Lord, for your blessings and love as we live our lives in unity, seeking to do your will each day.
You alone are our joy.
You alone are our hope. Amen

 


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Prayer for the Intercession of John Paul II

Litany - John Paul IIDescription: Prayer for an individual in need of healing.

Double sided prayer card

 

Sample Prayer:

Dear Lord,
Your servant, John Paul, knew well the meaning of
suffering and witnessed much suffering
in his lifetime by sharing the way of the
cross with you for the salvation of
souls.

Through his intercession we ask for the healing of
(mention request) .
May your will O Lord, be our only desire
as it was John Paul’s, and may your will be for
(name of person) a total and complete healing
and recovery.

We ask this in the name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen

 

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Prayer for Peace

Litany - John Paul IIDescription: Prayer seeking the intercession of Our Blessed Mother for the safety of those who serve in the armed forces and for peace in the world.

 

Double sided prayer card

 

Sample Prayer:

Mary Queen of Peace, we ask for your blessing and protection
on those who serve in the armed forces.
May they see success in helping to establish peace and freedom in
parts of the world where freedom is only a concept.
May they bring hope to those who suffer and liberation to those
under tyranny.

 

We ask you to spread your loving mantle over the men and women
and their families who courageously protect our freedom.
Grant them peace of mind and strengthen their faith.

Return them safely to their loved ones and the country they so
bravely defend.

 

Mary Queen of peace, pray for us!

 

 

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Litany of Love

Litany - John Paul IIDescription: A prayer for couples seeking Jesus’ help in learning to love others.

 

Double sided prayer card

 

Sample Prayer:

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like yours.
Help us, O Jesus, to esteem others.
Help us, O Jesus, to proclaim others.
Help us, O Jesus, to praise others.
Help us, O Jesus, to consult others.
Help us, O Jesus, to appreciate others.
Help us, O Jesus, to extol others.
Help us, O Jesus, to give approval to others.
Help us, O Jesus, to love others as you love me.
Help us, O Jesus, not to humiliate anyone.
Help us, O Jesus, never to dismiss anyone.
Help us, O Jesus, not to calumniate anyone.
Help us, O Jesus, never to ridicule anyone.
Help us, O Jesus, not to suspect anyone.
Help us, O Jesus, never to despise anyone.
Help us, O Jesus, not to forget others.
Help us, O Jesus, never to reject anyone, but to love
each soul as you do.

 

Lord, teach us your ways. Help us to put others before ourselves.
Help us to lead a life of selflessness, always seeking to lift others
up in faith, hope, and love. May we always do your will and
continue leading others to you while becoming the holy people you
desire us to be.

 

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior. Amen.

 

 

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Prayer of Love

Litany - John Paul IIDescription: Single sided prayer card

 

Sample Prayer:

Lord, set my heart ablaze
with a burning love for others.
May my mind be consumed with
thoughts of love, my speech with
words of love, my ears only hear goodness
my mouth to speak of the virtues of others
and may all my actions be only out of love for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Parent's Prayer for Student

Litany - John Paul IIDescription: Single sided prayer card

 

Sample Prayer:

Dear Lord,
We place before you our child (name)whom you have created and with whom our lives have been blessed. We seek your guidance in all of life’s challenges and ask for your blessing on our child as
he/she pursues an education.

Guide and direct him/her in your truth and knowledge. May he/she choose friends wisely and always seek to do your will, while courageously living a life of faith, hope and love. We love
you Lord, and confidently place our trust in you while humbly asking for your blessing and protection on our child (name).
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

 

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A Student's Prayer

Litany - John Paul IIDescription: Single sided prayer card

 

Sample Prayer:

Dear Lord,
I come before you to humbly ask for your guidance and direction in my life. As I seek to grow in your knowledge and truth, help me each day to discern your will for me and to pursue an education along the path you have chosen. Help me to be diligent in my studies and thankful each day for the gift of an education. May all that I learn, lead me to seek your glory, and all my actions reveal my love for you. Provide me Lord, with the grace I need to live a life of holiness and virtue and to respond to your grace by leading others to your truth. Amen

 

 

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A Prayer of Hope For You And Your Baby

Litany - John Paul IIDescription: Single sided prayer card

 

Sample Prayer:

Dear Lord,
I come to you to seek your will for myself and my
unborn child. Help me, Lord, to make decisions that
will be most beneficial for the life of my child and for my future. May all my actions and decisions be in conformity with your will, for only you know what is best for me at this time and always. Amen

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Prayer Of Hope For You

Litany - John Paul IIDescription: Single sided prayer card

 

Sample Prayer:

Dear Lord,
Help me, beginning today, to confidently make
changes in my life that will be beneficial to my
future happiness. Give me courage Lord, to seek
your will in all my activities, friendships and
relationships. Only you know what is best for me
at this time and always. Amen

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bookmark - Act of Contrition

Litany - John Paul IIDescription: 2-sided prayer Bookmark


Act of Contrition
:

O my God, I am
so sorry for having
offended you ,and I
detest all my
sins,because I dread the
loss of heaven, and
the pains of hell;but
most of all
because I have
offended you, my God,
Who art all good
anddeserving of all my
love. I firmly resolve,
with the help of your
grace, to confess my
sins, to do penance,and
to amend my life .
Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bookmarks - My Daily Prayer

Litany - John Paul IIDescription: 1-sided prayer Bookmark


My Daily Prayer
:

Dear Jesus, I ask you this day
to guide all my actions. Give
me the courage to serve you
by responding to the needs of
others. May I see your face
in all whom I meet and serve.
Help me to find joy in each
day and be thankful for the
moments you give me.
As I dress each morning, may
I be reminded of how you
were stripped of all covering .
If I experience pain or
discomfort may it remind me
of the pain and discomforts
you experienced in carrying
the cross for me.
If I am tempted to anger or
words that harm may I
remember your silence when
being accused of all
falsehood.
When I feel like giving up may
I remember how you suffered
and endured until the very
end. May each new day bring
me joy and hope in your
resurrection and in the
thought that eternal life is
mine as well, if only I
continue to love and serve as
you call me to do. Amen

 

 

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Bookmarks - Journey Prayer

Litany - John Paul IIDescription: 1-sided prayer Bookmark


Journey Prayer
:

Dear Father in heaven,
out of love you created
us and gave us a heart
that desires you and
longs for union with you.
As each of us journey
through life, we meet
you in places totally
unexpected. You are
always patient with our
slow and arduous
journey. Help us as
parents to be patient,
when we see our
children make uncertain
choices. We trust in you
and place our confidence
in you. We beg you Lord
to guard over our
children that they not
stray far from your
loving embrace. May
their journey lead them
to union with you and a
desire to always do your
will. Amen

 

 

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Imprimatur

Raleigh Logo From His Excellency Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh

“The history of mankind, the history of the family passes by way of the family…”

 

(Gratissimam Sane Letter to Families 1994)