Priest: Bow your heads and pray for God’s blessing.

The Father of mercies has given us an example
of unselffish love in the sufferings of his only Son.
Through your service of God and neighbour may
you receive his countless blessings.

Faithful: Amen.

You believe that by his dying Christ destroyed death for ever.
May he give you everlasting life.

Faithful: Amen.

He humbled himself for our sakes.
May you follow his example and share in his resurrection.

Faithful: Amen.

May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Faithful: Amen.

The Saints on Prayer

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. ~Saint Augustine of Hippo

What prayer could be more true before God the Father than that which the Son, who is Truth, uttered with His own lips? ~Saint John Chrysostom

He who prays most receives most. ~Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Without prayer nothing good is done. God’s works are done with our hands joined, and on our knees. Even when we run, we must remain spiritually kneeling before Him. ~Saint Luigi Orione

Have confidence in prayer. It is the unfailing power which God has given us. By means of it you will obtain the salvation of the dear souls whom God has given you and all your loved ones.” Ask and you shall receive,” Our Lord said. Be yourself with the good Lord. ~Saint Peter Julian Eymard