Monks' Prayers Collection (B208)

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From Conception Abbey
(5 assorted cards)

Five assorted cards for those difficult times when you need to express your prayers of encouragement and support for someone in need, and to help them to pray as well. These prayer texts were written by the Benedictine monks of Conception Abbey. Each card includes an appropriate verse of Scripture.

5 assorted cards with envelopes; 5" x 7"

Conception Abbey: Conception, Missouri

Conception Abbey is a Roman Catholic monastery of the Swiss-American Congregation of the Benedictine Confederation. The monastery was founded by the Swiss Engelberg Abbey in 1873 in northwest Missouri. At present the community is home to over sixty monks who celebrate the Eucharist and Liturgy of the Hours daily and are involved in a variety of ministries and industries. The monks provide pastoral care in parishes, hospitals, religious houses and schools. As administrators and members of the faculty of Conception Seminary College, they provide training to young men considering a priestly vocation. And through the Abbey Guest Center, they welcome guests to the abbey and offer a wide array of retreats, tours and youth programs. The monks tend the abbey grounds, care for farmland and orchards, and run the Printery House, which includes an inventory of more than 1,000 products, including greeting cards, icons, statues and other religious articles.

1908 postcard of Conception Abbey
A Prayer for Comfort

Front Text: A Prayer for Comfort: O God, You comfort us in times of trouble, You strengthen us in moments of weakness, You encourage us in times of loss...if only we turn to You. Amen.

Inside Text: Praying you will find comfort in God's unfailing love, strength in His presence, and peace in the promise of eternal life. With sympathy in the sure hope of Christ's resurrection

Bible Verse: 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17a: "Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and strengthen them…"

A Prayer for Direction

Front Text: A Prayer for Direction: Listen, Lord…it's me again at dawn. I plead and pray. Once again, I don't know where I'm going. You say, "Just go forward…I will lead." So I step out in faith. You know what's over the mountain I'm climbing. Help me to trust you…completely. Amen.

Inside Text: When we go forward in faith, God directs our steps. Trust Him to take you just where you need to be. Praying for You

Bible Verse: Psalm 5:3: "Lord, in the morning I plead and watch before you."

A Prayer for Inner Peace

Front Text: A Prayer for Inner Peace: Dear Lord, Still my heart's stormy seas, Quiet my mind's wild crowds, Be the silence between my sighs. Make me still so that I may be filled with your peace, amazed by your grace, and deeply aware of your presence in my life…and in the world. Amen.

Inside Text: In this sacred stillness, we can often hear the answers we need. Thinking of you at this difficult time, holding you in prayer, wishing you peace.

Bible Verse: Psalm 46:10a: "Be still, and know that I am God!"

A Prayer for My Friend

Front Text: A Prayer for My Friend: O God, source of all love and goodness, as you have blessed my life with the gift of a faithful friend, so now, surround my friend with your grace, your loving care and your protection. May our friendship be a bond which brings others closer to you and gives glory to your holy name. Amen.

Inside Text: You have blessed my life in so many ways! I thank God for you, my friend.

Bible Verse: 1 Peter 4:10, 11b: "Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ."

A Prayer for You at This Time

Front Text: A Prayer for You at This Time: O God of love and mercy, open my ear to hear your Word, soften my heart to be transformed by it and strengthen my hands to do your will. Amen.

Inside Text: God will give you everything you need to get through this. Many people are praying for you at this time…especially me.

Bible Verse: Psalm 143:10: "Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Let your good spirit lead me on a level path."