Prayer for Friday
Lord God, we come before You and ask You to turn our hearts and minds to You alone, to You who have power over the whole world and who can do everything in our hearts according to Your perfect will. Let the light of Christ Jesus continue to shine in our time. Hear and answer the many prayers that have already come before You, rising for centuries before Your throne, as a savory sacrifice from our hearts, prayers for Your Kingdom and for Your sovereign will on earth. This earth has become the prey of evil and the forces that love darkness. We are poor and needy in spirit, and You alone can help us. Help us, O Lord, our God and Father. After Your appointed time let Your day come, Your great day over all the world and over all peoples. In the name of Jesus Christ, whom we ask to come quickly, we also ask these requests of You, our most Holy Father.