Prayers Rise, Grace Falls

Monthly Prayer Focus for Specific Parish Needs
 

What is it?

Our pastor knows our parish and the needs of our parishioners.  He has chosen a parish need for us to regularly pray for each month, at weekend Masses and as families at home. 
When we witness God’s power at work in response to our prayers, we’ll share that success or development back with the parish to glorify God and let all parishioners know that prayer works!
 
 

When & Where do we pray

the Prayers?

1.  At weekend Masses (replacing the Disciple’s Prayer at the beginning)
 
2.  Every day of the month that we can, at home with family or as individuals

The Boldness

1.  We will  BOLDLY ask and expect that you pray the short prayer every day.
2.  We will  BOLDLY ask and expect amazing things from God.  
3.  We will  BOLDLY ask and expect you to share stories in your own life, family, or acquaintances that show God is at work and hears the prayers of His people.  

It’s all about the Feedback!

God deserves to get some credit!  One of the reasons the monthly prayers will focus on our own parish and not be on a global scale is so that we will be able to hear about God’s accomplishments in the area we’re praying for.
If you personally experience or hear about something that could be a response to our prayers, you simply have to tell us about it!  Either share a note about it in the Gathering Area, or briefly tell us the story at gracefalls@basilthegreat.org.  We’ll keep you anonymous and we’ll share these glory stories with the rest of the parish at Mass and through our various communication media.  
The more people hear who their prayers make a difference, the more they’ll pray!

The Prayers

December 2017

Family Healing


Heavenly Father, our prayers rise to you for 
Family Healing.

Heal our wounds.

Give us courage to forgive and ask for forgiveness.

Fill our hearts and homes with peace.

May your grace fall on our parish family.

We ask this in the name of Jesus and through Mary.  Amen.  

Download DECEMBER’s card to pray at home 

January 2018

Devotion to the Bible

 

Heavenly Father, our prayers rise to you for Devotion to the Bible.

You have the words of everlasting life.

I will make time to meet you in the story.

Guide me, console me, and challenge me in the Bible.

May your grace fall on our parish family.

We ask this in the name of Jesus and through Mary.  Amen.  
 
 

February 2018

Growth in Daily Prayer

 

Heavenly Father, our prayers rise to you for Growth in Daily Prayer.

Break through the noise in my day and in my mind.

Help me remove distractions.

Speak and I will listen, every day.

May your grace fall on our parish family.

We ask this in the name of Jesus and through Mary.  Amen.    
 
 

March 2018

A Return to Faith


Heavenly Father, our prayers rise to you for A Return to Faith.

Bring our family and friends back to Church.

Show them your Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.

Make my life and words a welcoming invitation.

May your grace fall on our parish family.

We ask this in the name of Jesus and through Mary.  Amen.
 
 

April 2018

Those with Addictions
 


Heavenly Father, our prayers rise to you for
Those with Addictions.

May they get help and take the next step towards recovery.

Give us compassionate hearts of support.

Break chains and set captives free.

May your grace fall on our parish family.

We ask this in the name of Jesus and through Mary.  Amen.
 
May 2018
 

Simplicity of Life

 
Heavenly Father, our prayers rise to you for Simplicity of Life.
 

Replace my anxiety and worry with trust and gratitude.

I reject the activities and clutter that complicate my life.

Help me prioritize my time according to what You value.

May your grace fall on our parish family.

We ask this in the name of Jesus and through Mary.  Amen.

 

 

What if God doesn’t answer my prayer?

Check out this insightful article from our Diocesan magazine answering this very important question.