HOLY CARD PRAYERS

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Prayer #1: Come To Me

God saw you getting tired,

and a cure was not to be, so

He put his arms around you

and whispered,

“Come to Me.”

With tearful eyes we watched

you, and saw you pass away,

and although we loved you

dearly, we could not

make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

hard working hands at rest.

God broke our hearts to prove

to us, He only takes the best.


Prayer #2: Safely Home

I am in heaven, dear ones; oh, so happy and so bright!

There is a perfect joy and beauty in the everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,

every restless tossing passed;

I am now at peace forever,

safely home in heaven at last.

There is work still waiting for

you, so you must not idly stand,

do it now, while life remaineth;

you shall rest in God’s own land.

When that work is all completed, He will gently call you home;

oh, the rapture of that meeting

oh, the joy to see you come!


Prayer #3: Psalm 23

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down

in green pastures;

He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul;

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness

for His Name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will  fear no evil, for Thou art with me;

Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the

presence of mine enemies; Thou anointest

my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the

House of the Lord forever. Amen.


Prayer #4: Eternal Light

Those we love must someday

pass beyond our present sight…

Must leave us and the world we know without their radiant light.

But we know that like a candle their lovely

light will surely shine to

brighten up another place

more perfect… more divine.

And in the realm of Heaven where they shine so warm and bright.

Our loved ones live forevermore in

God’s eternal light.


Prayer #5: Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.

Where there is hatred,let me sow love.

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

and where there is sadness joy.

O Divine Master, grant that

I may not so much seek

to be consoled as to console;

To be understood, as to understand;

To be loved, as to love;

For it is in giving that we receive.

It is in pardoning that

we are pardoned.

And it is in dying that

we are born to eternal life. Amen.


Prayer #6: After Glow

I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.

I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.

I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down

the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sun

of happy memories that I leave when life is done.


Prayer #7: Novena to St. Jude

Most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus,

the Church honors and invokes you universally, as

the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of.

Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use I implore

you of that particular privilege given to you,

to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of.

Come to my assistance in this great need

that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities,

tribulations, and sufferings, particularly ~(request)~

and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.

I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor,

to always honor you as my special and powerful patron,

and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.

Prayer #8: Walk In Sunshine

May you always walk in sunshine

and God’s love around you flow,

for the happiness you gave us,

no one will ever know, it broke

our hearts to lose you, but you

did not go alone, a part of us

went with you, the day

God called you home.

A million times we’ve needed you.

A million times we’ve cried.

If love could only have saved you.

You never would have died.

May the Lord be with you and

May you rest in peace. Amen.

Prayer #9: In Heaven

When tomorrow starts without me

And I’m not there to see,

If the sun should rise and find your eyes

All filled with tears for me,

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry

The way you did today.

While thinking of the many things

We didn’t get to say,

I knew how much you loved me,

As much as I love you.

And each time you think of me,

I knew you would miss me too;

But, tomorrow starts without me.

Please try to understand

That an angel came and called my name,

And took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready

In heaven far above.

And that I would have to leave behind

All those that I dearly love.

So when tomorrow starts without me,

Don’t think we’re far apart,

For every time you think of me,

I’m right there in your heart.


Prayer #10: Footprints Prayer

One night I dreamed

I was walking along the beach

With the Lord.

Many scenes from my life

Flashed across the sky.

In each scene I noticed

Footprints In the Sand.

Sometimes there were

two sets of footprints,

other times there was only one.

“You promised me Lord,

That if I followed you,

You would walk with me always.

But I have noticed that during

The most trying periods of my life

There has only been one set

of footprints in the sand.

Why, when I needed you most,

Have you not been there for me?”

The Lord replied,

“The years when you have seen

Only one set of footprints,

My child, is when I carried you.”

Prayer #11: Novena to St. Therese

O Little Therese of the Child Jesus,

Please pick a rose for me

From the heavenly gardens

And send it to me

As a message of love.

O little flower of Jesus,

Ask God today to grant the favors

I now place with confidence

In your hands.

(Mention specific request)

St. Therese,

help me to always believe,

As you did,

In God’s great love for me,

So that I might imitate your

“Little Way” each day. Amen.


Prayer #12: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come; thy will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those

who trespass against us,

and lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace,

the Lord is with you;

blessed are you among women,

and blessed is the fruit

of your womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death. Amen

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen.

Prayer #13: Remember Me

Fill not your hearts

with pain and sorrow

But remember me

in every tomorrow

Remember the joy,

the laughter, the smiles

I’ve only gone to rest a while

Although my leaving causes

pain and grief

My going has eased the hurt

and given relief

So dry your eyes and

remember me

Not as now, but as I used to be

I will always remember you

and reflect with a smile

Understand I’ve gone only to

rest awhile

As long as I have the love

of each of you

I will live life in the hearts

of all of you.


Prayer #14: Peace Be Thine

God looked around His garden

and found an empty place

He then looked down

upon the earth

and saw your tired face

He put His arms around you,

and lifted you to rest

God’s garden must be beautiful,

He always takes the best

He knew you were suffering,

He knew you were in pain

He knew you would never

get well on this earth again

He saw the roads were getting rough and the hills were hard to climb

So He closed your weary eyelids,

and whispered “ peace be thine “

It broke my heart to lose you

but you didn’t go alone

For part of me went with you,

the day God called you home.


Prayer #15: Prayer to St. Michael

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray and do thou,

O Prince of the heavenly host,

by the power of God,

cast into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits

who prowl about the world

seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


Prayer #16: Merciful Father

Most merciful Father,

we commend Carolyn into your hands.

We are filled with the sure hope that

Carolyn will rise again on the Last Day

with all who have died in Christ.

We thank you for all the good things you have given Carolyn here on earth.

O Father, in your great mercy,

accept our prayer that the

Gates of Paradise may

be opened for your servant.

In our turn, may we too be comforted by the words of faith until we greet

Christ in glory and are united with You and Carolyn.

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Prayer #17: Hold You Close

We hold you close

within our hearts

And there you shall remain

To walk with us through

out our lives

Until we meet again

So rest in peace

Dear loved one

And thanks for

all you’ve done

We pray that

God has given you

The crown you’ve truly won.

Prayer #18: The Miracle Prayer

Lord Jesus, I come before you, just as I am.

I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In your name, I forgive

all others for what they have done against

me. I renounce satan, the evil spirits and

all their works. I give you my entire self,

Lord Jesus, now and forever.

I invite you into my life Jesus,

I accept you as my Lord, God and Saviour.

Heal me, change me, strengthen me

in body, soul and spirt.

Come Lord Jesus, cover me with your

precious blood, and fill me with your Holy Spirit.

I Love You Lord Jesus.

I Praise You Jesus. I Thank You Jesus.

I shall follow you every day of my life. Amen.

Mary my mother, Queen of Peace, all the

Angels and Saints please help me. Amen.


Prayer #19: May He Support Us

May He support us

all the day long,

till the shades lengthen

and the evening comes,

and the busy world is hushed

and the fever of life is over

and our work is done.

Then in His mercy may He give us safe lodging,

holy rest and peace at last.

Prayer #20: Starts Without Me

When tomorrow starts without me

And I’m not there to see,

If the sun should rise and find your eyes

All filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry

The way you did today,

While thinking of the many things

We didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me

As much as I love you,

And each time you think of me

I know you miss me too.

But know tomorrow starts without me

Please try to understand,

That an angel came and called my name

And took me by the hand.

The angel said my place was ready

In heaven far above,

And that I would have to leave behind

All those I dearly love.

So when tomorrow starts without me

Don’t think we’re far apart,

For every time you think of me

I’m right there in your heart.

Prayer #21: You Are Not Forgotten

You are not forgotten,

loved one

nor will you ever be,

as long as life

and memory last

we will remember thee.

We miss you now,

our hearts are sore.

As time goes by

we’ll miss you more.

Your loving smile,

your gentle face

no one can fill

your vacant place.


Prayer #22: Little I Knew

Little I knew that morning God

 was going to call your name,

 in  life we loved you dearly,

 in death we do the same.

 It broke our  hearts to lose you,

 you did not  go alone,

 for part of me went  with you,

 the day God called you home.

 You left us beautiful memories

 your love is still our guide,

 and though we cannot see you,

 you are always by our side.

 Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same,

 but as God calls us one by one,

 the chain will link again.


Prayer #23: Journey’s Just Begun

Don’t think of her as gone away,

her journey’s just begun,

life holds so many facets

this earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting

from the sorrow and the tears

in a place of warmth and comfort,

where there are no days and years.

Think how she must be wishing

that we could know today

how nothing but our sadness

can really pass away.

And think of her as living

in the hearts of those she touched,

for nothing loved is ever lost,

and she was loved so much.


Prayer #24: Memorare

Remember, O most gracious

Virgin Mary, that never was it

known that any one fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or

sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this

confidence, I fly unto thee,

O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.

To thee do I come,

before thee I stand,

sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,

but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen


Prayer #25: 1 Corinthians 13

Annette is patient, Annette is kind,

Annette does not envy, Annette is not jealous or boastful,

Annette is not arrogant or rude,

Annette does not insist on her own way,

Annette is not irritable or resentful,

Annette does not rejoice at wrong,

She rejoices in right.

Annette bears all things,

Believes all things,

Hopes all things,

Endures all things.

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