GOD THE FATHER
Prayers to God the Father
We believe in one God the Father Almighty, creator of Heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. These are the first words of our Creed.
This great gift of believing in God without seeing Him is the gift [Hebrews 11:1] of our Faith, it has been given by God Himself because all gifts come from Him. God is the source of all things, in fact in Him we move, we live and we have our being.[Acts 17:28]
God is One, but He is also three persons. God the Father is the uncreated Spirit, infinite source of existence, eternal being with no beginning or end, the causeless cause. He lives in Heaven surrounded by His Majesty and perfections, He is clothed with unreachable light. He is the Almighty, all knowing and all loving God. He is Father of all, the Omnipotent.
God has spoken through the person of His Son, Who is the Word of God, emanated or eternally generated from the Father and yet united to Him in such intimate Love that they are always One and they are always together.
Jesus, the Son of God, the only begotten of the Father is also God even though He clothed Himself with our humanity and appeared before us as a man [John 1:14], through Him all things were made and nothing exists unless created by Him.
Jesus is the Son of the Living God, also the son of Mary, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity Who became man in order to save us from eternal damnation.
The third person of the Holy Trinity is the Holy Spirit Who proceeds from the Father and the Son, He is equally God in infinite perfections and immutability, He is One with the Father and the Son, as a person of the Holy Trinity we understand Him to be the eternally generated Love of God the Father and God the Son, He is the sanctifying Spirit that fills the temples of our beings. The Holy Spirit permeates creation with His binding Love in His eternal Omnipresence.
God is not separated or divided because He is One, He merely appears as different persons in order to express His infinite fullness which is incomprehensible by finite creatures. Just as a man can not divide his body from his mind, soul and spirit; God is not divided. His works are perfect, His thoughts and ways are above those of all His creatures, His Majesty and power is unequalled, His infinite merciful Love is unfathomable and it is the gift by which we are saved.
God is omnipresent, because God is Spirit; God the Father has loved the world so much that He has given it His only begotten Son, so that anyone who believes in Him can be saved [John 3:16].
Coming down to the things of our world, God has created us in His image, so that we can be His sons and daughters. God created Adam and Eve in His own image, He granted them immortality and He filled them with His riches. However sin entered the world and they lost their inheritance and their immortality. God placed a curse on them: "you are dust and to dust shall you return." We are sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, therefore we have inherited not only original sin which provoked the anger of God but we have been given a frail nature, subject to temptation, suffering, decease, pain and death.
God in His Infinite Love seeing the misery of His creatures, has condescended to redeem us from this curse and in the Person of His Son has taken upon Himself the punishment due for our sins [Galatians 3:13], in order to save us, He has offered His works, His body, His sufferings and His life as a sacrifice in atonement for our sins so that in Him we can find eternal Life.
Father who art in Heaven hallowed be Thy name:
Thy Kingdom come:
May Peace, Love and Joy reign in our hearts, may your Kingdom of Justice, truth and integrity reign over the land.
Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven:
May we become your slaves of Love and accept your Will because your will is perfect. Not my will Lord, but yours be done.
Give us this day our daily bread:
Generous Father, grant us our daily physical and spiritual bread. Feed our bodies and feed our souls with the bread of life.
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us:
We repent of our sins and ask you to forgive us, in your holy name we forgive those who have sinned against us, cleanse our hearts from all resentments.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen
We acknowledge how weak we are Lord, please protect us from all evil. Amen.
[ From the Mystical City of God, revealed to Maria of Agreda]
I prostrate myself in your Presence Oh God Most High and I give You Thanks and Praise for your Immutable Being, for your Infinite Perfections, and for having created me out of nothing. I acknowledge myself as your creature and as the work of your hands. I bless you and I adore You. I give you Honour, Magnificence and Divinity as the Supreme Lord and Creator of myself and of all that exists.
I raise up my Spirit to place it into your hands. I offer myself with profound humility and resignation to You and I ask you to dispose of Me according to your Holy Will during this day and during all the days of my life, and I ask You to teach me to fulfil whatever would be to your greater pleasure.
I consult you, I ask your advice, I ask your permission and I ask your blessing on everything that I do today.
by Joseph of Jesus and Mary
Heavenly Father, in the name of
Your beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the merits of His Body, Blood, Soul and
Divinity, I come to implore You the expulsion of Satan from the world.
The "Our Father", Hail Mary, the Creed.
Pray five times the following:
Eternal Father, I offer you the Most Precious Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ in atonement for our sins and the sins of the whole world. For the sake of his sorrowful passion and the sorrowful Immaculate Heart of Mary:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, Have Mercy on us and on the whole world. [Three times at the end]
Glory to God in the highest and Peace to His people on earth,
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
You are seated at the right hand of the Father,
Heavenly Father, Almighty God. I just want to thank you and praise you for my existence, I thank you in the name of Jesus for everything that I am, for everything that exists.
Thank you infinitely Father for having made me a human being, for making me in your image and for calling me you son [or daughter]. Thank you Father for your infinite goodness which is reflected on the perfection of all your works.
Thank you Father Almighty for giving us your Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you in the name of Jesus for your infinite Merciful Love.
Thank you Father for the gift of our earthly parents, children and family. Thank you for accepting us into your eternal heavenly family; thank you Father for the gift of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Mother.
Thank you Father for giving us the Holy Spirit to remind us that you are our daddy. Thank you Father for calling us again and again and for wanting us to stop being prodigal children so that we can start enjoying all the riches of your spiritual Kingdom. Thank you Father for the gift of our faith.
Thank you Father for the gift of my health, for my food, shelter, intelligence and all my talents. Thank you Father for caring for us your ungrateful children.
Thank you Father for your your most Holy Will that includes me in your plan. Thank you for all the crosses that you give me, since you know better than me what they are for, thank you for giving me the Wisdom to accept you as my Father.
Thank you Father for being my Father.
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