100 Days of Prayer
Prayers for Week 3
St Deiniol (d. 584) Monk and Bishop. Feast Day 11th September
St Deiniol founded two monasteries one Bangor Fawr on the Menai Straits and Bangor Iscoed, he was traditionally recognised at the first Bishop of Bangor (Gwynedd).
Almighty and Ever-Living God, we give thanks for the life of St Deiniol, and spirit of prayer that he fostered. May we ourselves be guided and celebrate his influence on Religious Life in Wales. We ask this the Christ, Your Son, our Lord.
St Deiniol… Pray for us.
Almighty God, as we enter the weekend we give thanks for all that we have encountered this week. We give to you all that’s has happened, the struggles, the joys and beautiful moments. Let us slow down this weekend and contemplate on all you give to us. We give thanks for the Saints we have reflected on in our 100 days so far and their inspiration. Send down the Spirit to guide us. We ask this through Christ, Your Son, Our Lord.
O Jesus, Through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, throughout the word, in thanksgiving for your favours, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all my relatives and friends, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father.
“Speak Lord your servant is listening” 1 Samuel 3:9 (section from today’s 1st Reading)
Almighty God, you choose men and women to follow you, as your disciples. Let us listen to your call and answer it, as Samuel so freely did. Guide our hearts and our minds, As we keep focused on You, so that we become what you have called us to be. We ask this through Christ, Your Son, Our Lord.
Lord, thank you that we are your beloved daughters and sons; thank you for creating us with different gifts, personalities and talents that make us who we are. Be with us as we face this next week ahead and help us to start well, giving the best that we can and being a source of encouragement for those we come into contact with.
Saint Eustace White (1559-1591) Priest and Martyr. Feast Day December 10th
St Eustace was born in Lincolnshire and became Catholic in 1584, entering seminary at the English College, Rome in 1586. He came back to minister in England at a time when there was a lot of anti-Catholic feeling. Eustace became involved in a friendly conversation whilst on a journey to Dorset, which suddenly led to his arrest. He was imprisoned, tortured and interrogated. This led to him being executed at Tyburn in London in 1591.
Lord, we thank you for the inspiration that St Eustace White can give us, for his life and unwavering witness. May we strive to always stand up for truth and proclaim faith without fear through our words and actions as he did.
Saint Eustace White… Pray for us.
Saint John Boste (1543-1594) Priest and Martyr. Feast Day 24th July
St John was born in Cumbria and was educated at Queen’s College Oxford. He Converted to Catholicism in 1576 and entered seminary at the English College in Remis. When he returned to England he was an active priest missionary in the north. He was betrayed near Durham and handed over to the authorities in 1593. He was then arrested, placed in prison and tortured in the Tower of London. He was sent back to Durham for questioning and was hung, drawn and quartered at Dryburn near Durham.
Dear Lord, as we reflect on St John Boste, we pray in thanksgiving for his mission, in the North of England as a Missionary Priest. We pray that we can be missionaries of our time, bringing the message of the Gospel to everyone we meet. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Saint John Boste … Pray for us.