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God of life,
you want us to live and be happy.
The words of Jesus, “I am the resurrection and the life”
assure us that you will not let your life in us
die or be wasted.
Help us to cooperate with you
so that we may follow your inspirations
to choose what is right, healthy, and productive
and to reject what is wrong, unhealthy, and destructive.
Help us to always be alive to your life and goodness.
Amen.

 
Adapted from The Word on Campus © RENEW International.

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Lord,
we thank you for the inspiration and challenges you have given us.
We need greater insight into ourselves
and the way we look at others around us.
May we enflesh the spirit of Jesus
and reach out to every person
without measuring or judging by external standards.
Help us to reach beyond our blindness,
so that we can rejoice in the new hope
and courage you give us
to accept you as the Lord of our lives
and to live your message day by day.
We ask this through Christ our Lord,
Amen.
 
Adapted from The Word on Campus © RENEW International.

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God of life, and giver of all that is good,
give us an unquenchable thirst for the things that matter;
for faith and for meaning in our lives;
for hope in a better world filled with your justice and peace;
for a spirit of committed love that knows how to share itself.
Generously give us all these through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 
Adapted from The Word on Campus © RENEW International.

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Loving God,
open our eyes to our need to hear
that we are your beloved daughters and sons.
May we become conscious that you are the God who cares for us,
the God interested in our well-being,
and that you walk with us always
giving us the inspiration to make the right decisions in our lives.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Amen.

 
Adapted from The Word on Campus © RENEW International.

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Lord, we see that your Son, Jesus, was fully human
and was tempted like any of us.
His example of saying no to evil and making the right choices
is a challenge to us to do the same.
Give us the courage to choose
what is right, healthy, and helpful
and to avoid what is unhealthy and destructive.
Help us thus to be shining examples
of goodness and kindness to others.
Amen.

 
Adapted from The Word on Campus © RENEW International.

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As we begin this important journey of faith, Lord
we pray for your presence and wisdom.
Help us to recognize that you are the Lord of our life and destiny.
Inspire us to make life-giving choices
and avoid voices contrary to your message.
Give us the wisdom to discern the truth
in the midst of temptations,
and the strength to act on this truth.
Amen.

 
Adapted from The Word on Campus © RENEW International.

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Dear God,
I give you thanks
that I am made in your image and likeness.
Help me to be aware of your presence
in all your people.
Give me the courage to treat all
as I would treat Jesus.
I ask that your Holy Spirit open my heart
and teach me about your love
and my need to love others.
I truly desire to live Jesus’ commands,
but am painfully aware that I cannot do it
without the help of your Spirit.
I ask this through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Amen.

 
Adapted from The People’s Prayer Book, © RENEW International.

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God of earth, sea, and sky,
God of plants, animals, and persons,
you alone have power over life and death.
Cleanse my heart of all feelings of revenge.
Change my heart of stone
to a heart of flesh
so that I may recognize your image
in all persons, regardless of their deeds.
I make my prayer through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 
Adapted from The People’s Prayer Book, © RENEW International.

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Father, I come before you
with a desire to grow in love.
Through your Son Jesus, send your Holy Spirit
to enlighten my mind and open my heart,
to grant me wisdom, hope, and peace.
May the Holy Spirit help me grow
in gifts of discernment, knowledge, and compassion
so that I may serve you more completely.
May this same Spirit help me be present to others,
responding to the Good News of your Son.
May my actions reflect his gospel of love,
today and always.
Amen.

 
Adapted from The People’s Prayer Book, © RENEW International.

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Jesus,
you are the light that pierces the darkness.
Open our hearts to encounter your presence,
and to recognize your divine Spirit among us.
Give us the courage to seek you
and boldly proclaim the Good News.
Transform us into faithful disciples
that we might bear the light of Christ
in the darkest places of our world.
We ask this prayer in Jesus’ name.
Amen.

 
Adapted from The Word on Campus © RENEW International.

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Father,
you come to us in our ordinary moments
to awaken us and call us toward a new reality
not of our own making.
Help me to be willing to let go
of what I seem to control
in order to be claimed as a disciple of your Son.
Let me have a share
in your liberating and transforming ministry
through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

 
Adapted from The People’s Prayer Book, © RENEW International.

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Loving Father,
help us to appreciate better
the great gift of our own baptism.
May our renewed awareness of the presence
of the Holy Spirit in our lives encourage us
to act more compassionately and lovingly.
This we ask in your name.
Amen.

 
Adapted from The Word on Campus © RENEW International.

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O Father,
may we come to life
in the dangerous waters of baptism.
May we find breath
in the brooding Spirit enveloping us.
May we hear your heavenly voice
call us by name
and bestow on us you favor and dignity.
May we become a new creation
filled with vulnerable power.
May we go forth renewed
as your sons and daughters.
Amen.

 
Adapted from PrayerTime: Faith-Sharing Reflections on the Sunday Gospels, available at the RENEW International store
 
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You Magi, pray that we might see God
revealed in the cosmos as you did.
You Searchers, pray that we might act on what we see
and move into the unknown full of wonder as you did.
You Questioners, pray that we might pore over
our tradition
seeking to interpret anew what has been
handed down to us,
so that the surprising novelty of God might be revealed.
You Faithful Ones, pray that we might
pursue the star in our lives
as you did until it leads us to
the Christ who is God-with-us.
You Listeners to Angels, pray that we might
resist evil as you did
and not cooperate in the violence and cruelty
that attempt to destroy the life and love of God
present among us.
You Magi, pray for us who seek Christ
in wonder, majesty, and awe as you did.
Amen.

 
Adapted from PrayerTime: Faith-Sharing Reflections on the Sunday Gospels, available at the RENEW International store
 
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Joseph, you led your young family
from your house to a strange land
as you fled death and violence.
Pray for us when we must step into the unknown
in order to preserve or defend our families.
Mary, you comforted Jesus and strengthened Joseph
as you held your family together
in the midst of confusion and fear.
Pray for us when we face difficulties
that rise up suddenly to threaten our families.
Jesus, you joined us in this life
and ran all the risks we do
and experienced yourself as vulnerable and weak.
Fill us with your power
so we will live our lives in solidarity
with you and our families. Amen.

 
Adapted from PrayerTime: Faith-Sharing Reflections on the Sunday Gospels, available at the RENEW International store
 
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