Other Prayers

Picture of a young Father McGivney

A Knights Prayer

Heavenly Father, You are the author of life and source of grace. Without You, we are nothing, and with You, all things are possible. Guide us that we may humbly serve your people.

Bless us with your grace that the work of the Knights of Columbus will make a difference in this small part of the world you have entrusted to us.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Your son our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, in union with the Holy Spirit, as one God forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer in time of Illness

Lord Jesus you came into the world to heal our infirmities and to endure our sufferings. You went about healing all and bringing comfort to those in pain and need.

We come before you now in this time of illness asking that you may be the source of our strength in body, courage in spirit and patience in pain.

May we join ourselves more closely to you on the Cross and in your suffering that through them we may draw our patience and hope.

Assist us and restore us to health so that united more closely to our family, the Church, we may give praise and honor to your name. Amen.

From the Knights of Columbus, Book of Prayers for the Family 2748, with permission.

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Blessing of a council charter

Friends, family, Worthy Knights and Worthy Sirs,

In the vision of Father McGivney and in the company of all who are here we come to present this charter.

May it come to be that this charter be known as a symbol of the efforts of the founders of this council and for the everlasting promise of all members of the Knights of Columbus to work with the Holy Catholic church and may their hard work be rewarded with a long history and continued growth, and be a start point to mark of many long years of service.

May it come to be that this charter be known as a symbol of the continued relationship with this church, this council, the council's charter members and their families and for brothers who will join this council and their families. May it come to be that this charter be known as a symbol of the commitment of this council to strive for success within the programs of the councils and of the order.

May it come to be that this charter is known as a statement of the support that this council has from the Supreme and State council and of their officers who promise to assist the council in any way that it can.

May it come to be that this charter is a sign that a State District Deputy is committed to your council and will do all he can to foster understanding of our order.

May it come to be that this charter will remind the council's executive of their roles and duties and responsibilities.

May it come to be that this council was blessed with the hope that God will grant his grace to each and everyone.

In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Congratulations and good luck.

(This is sometimes used at a Mass for the council as a way to rededicate the council etc.)
with Ecclisiastical approval
©The Father Michael J.McGivney Honoris Ottawa