Prayers for Worship May 2022

May 1, 2022


The Lord is calling us:

“Come, shepherd My People Israel!

Come, tend My sheep

feed My lambs

watch over My flock!”

Come, answer the Lord’s call

and be a Shepherd for Christ!

Penitential Prayer

“Tend My Sheep!”

Lord, we confess that this simple command is

the most often disregarded.

Too often, our poor become more and more separated from our Society and yet we do less and less to help them.

Too often, our handicapped are set aside as we label them troublesome burdens.

Too often, our elderly become lost in institutions and indifference as we leave them by the wayside.

Too often, our children run loose in a world of confusion and yet we remain indifferent to their plight.

Forgive us, Lord, for not looking after all Your flock.

Forgive us for being Poor Shepherds!


We do love You, Lord.

We promise to go out and

feed Your lambs

and tend Your sheep.

May 8, 2022


God summons.

Answer His call.

God commands.

Obey His Will.

Penitential Prayer

Yes, we speak out of turn.

Yes, we listen for praise.

Father, we confess that we misuse, misjudge,

and misdirect our vital energies.

Yes, we detest sin and its evil products, but

we sin against ourselves and others despite it all.

Father, please forgive us.


May the love of the Lord be with you.

May the peace of the Lord be with you.

May the comfort of the Lord encircle you.

May the strength of His Power sustain you.

May 15, 2022


Come, let us worship God.

Let us be awed by His Presence.

Let us be shaped by His standards.

Let us be enlightened by His wisdom.

Let us be mobilized by His Spirit.

Penitential Prayer

We confess, Lord, that we are prone by nature and habit

to make the wrong choices.

We choose independence instead of discipleship.

We choose retaliation instead of reconciliation.

We choose wide roads instead of narrow pathways.

Pardon, O Holy Father, our lack of commitment,

and lead us in the difficult way of a true disciple.


Return from God’s house, remembering that true worship is not just magnifying God in this place.

True worship is to honor Him in the school and home,

to walk His way in the factory and place of business,

and to treat with justice and dignity all His children.

May 22, 2022


In His sacred Presence

the storm of the world is calmed.

In His Presence

even the mountains tremble.

Come, let us worship the Master —

Let us praise the Lord for His sacred Presence,

in all things.

Penitential Prayer

Father, there is not one among us

who will not admit his shame,

For into this house, Your Holy Temple,

we bring our greed,

our fears,

our lies,

our egotistical preoccupations,

our prejudices,

our anger,

and our weakness.

Father, there is not one among us

who will not admit his shame

and pray for Your forgiveness.


Every breath is a miracle,

every heartbeat is a mystery.

Every entity of the universe

is generated and sustained

by the Will of Almighty God.

Abide in the word of The One True Lord.

May 29, 2022


Father, we are gathered as Your family.

We are one in Your Name.

We are gathered as Your children.

We are obedient in Your Name.

Father, we are gathered as Your family,

give us Your blessings.

Penitential Prayer

Lord Jesus, we have tried to live by Your law, but our willpower has faltered:

Our egos explode;

our tempers ignite;

our frustrations mount.

We have tried and failed.

With the help of the Lord, let us try harder.


Our rational minds can take us only so far.

We must let our faith carry us beyond rationality.

Know by your faith that God dwells in all things.

Know by your faith that God dwells within us.

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