As important as donations are to maintaining Glenmary’s home mission ministry, so are the prayers of Glenmary’s supporters.
That prayer support can be offered by praying the home mission prayer, the prayer to Glenmary’s patroness, Our Lady of the Fields or the prayers contained in the Glenmary Book of Prayer.
Whatever form your prayer for the home missions takes, thank you for your support of the ministry of Glenmary priests, brothers and coworkers who are serving Mission Land, USA.
Those wishing to have their special prayer intentions remembered in the daily prayers of Glenmary priests, brothers and lay coworkers can now submit those intentions electronically, via e-mail or by using the form below.
Once your prayer intention(s) is received, it will be printed and placed in Our Lady of the Fields Chapel located at Glenmary’s Cincinnati Headquarters. Each day, Glenmarians and coworkers remember, as a whole, all the intentions placed in the chapel.
Home Mission Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, who, for the salvation of all
people, founded Your Church in the Blood of
Sacrifice, look with mercy on this land of ours
where Your truth is unknown to many for
whom You endured Your passion and death.
We commend to Your Sacred Heart the work
of carrying Your gospel to the mission regions
of America. Raise up holy and zealous
apostles to bring Your words of salvation to
souls now thirsting for the truth. Have mercy
on them, Lord, and send shepherds to lead
them into Your one true fold. Amen!
Our Lady of the Fields, pray for them.
Saint Joseph, friend of forgotten souls,
pray for them.
Holy Apostles and Martyrs, pray for them.
Holy Confessors and Virgins, pray for them,
that through our labors we may hope to win for
them the Divine gift of faith. Amen.
Founder of Glenmary, 1939
Our Lady of the Fields Prayer
Our Lady of the Fields,
The Seed of your womb
Is the Hope of the earth.
Help us sow this Seed
To all those in need.
In the soil of sorrow,
Help us sow fields of comfort.
In the dry ground of discrimination,
Help us sow fields of rich harmony.
In the hard clay of doubt and despair,
Help us sow abundant fields of hope and care.
Our Lady of the Fields,
Patroness of Glenmary,
Pray for us.
—Father Steve Pawelk, 2002
Thank you for entrusting your special needs to the prayers of Glenmary Home Missioners and coworkers. And please, remember in your prayers our missioners and—most especially—those we serve in the home missions.
To request copies of any of the Glenmary prayer cards or the prayer book, please contact Glenmary’s Donor Services Department at 513-874-8900 / 800-935-0975. A new book of prayer and praise is in development as of Oct. 10, 2017.