All-powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager welcome at his coming and call us to his side in the kingdom of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever.
God of power and mercy open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy so that we may share his wisdom and become one with him when he comes in glory, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation and celebrate that feast with love and thanksgiving. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan. Lift our minds in watchful hope to hear the voice which announces his glory and open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for his coming. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Excerpted from A Prayer Book of Catholic Devotions
Books by William G. Storey
A Book of Lenten Prayers
A Book of Lenten Prayers emphasizes the graces of Baptism and Penance, offers traditional Catholic devotions and prayers that are still relevant and meaningful today, and gives insight into the rich treasury and history of Lenten prayers.
The Complete Rosary
A Guide to Praying the Mysteries
The only book to present the complete reform of the rosary instituted by Pope John Paul II.
The Little Office of Jesus and Mary
This collection of devotions from William G. Storey celebrates 15 prominent feasts modeled on practices from both the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Prayers of Christian Consolation
Prayers of Christian Consolation, a compilation of Catholic prayers by William G. Storey, offers consolation to those who are suffering. These Catholic prayers include psalms, hymns, poetry, prayers of saints, and traditional Catholic prayers.
A Beginner's Book of Prayer
An Introduction to Traditional Catholic Prayers
A Beginner's Guide to Prayer is an excellent resource for anyone new to Catholicism or those learning to prayer.
A Prayer Book for Eucharistic Adoration
A Prayer Book for Eucharistic Adoration spans nearly 2,000 years of Eucharistic prayers. Author and historian of the liturgy William G. Storey has carefully translated many ancient prayer sources, which heretofore have been unavailable to lay Catholics.
A Book of Marian Prayers
A Compilation of Marian Devotions from the Second to the Twenty-First Century
In A Book of Marian Prayers by William G. Storey, readers will discover a vast collection of Christ-centered Marian prayers spanning nearly 19 centuries. Prayers include A Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Novenas to Mary, and much, much more.
Prayers of Intercession and Devotion
An authoritative collection of some of the most popular Catholic devotions in easy-to-use prayer book form.