Today pray with your pinky finger.  Your little pinky finger represents you.  It’s easy to pray for others and to recognize their needs, but what about me. What do I need?

 One way to pray for yourself is to say—

Lord, Jesus Christ, (inhale)

Son of God (exhale)

Have mercy on me, (inhale)

a sinner.” (exhale)

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Dear God,

I am in need… help me

I am here… use me

I am ready… send me


A Prayer by Thomas Merton - A wonderful way to pray for self:

My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
nor do I really know myself,
and the fact that I think I am following your will
does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you
does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.

And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road,

though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always though
I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me to face my perils alone. 

Another great prayer - the suspice by St Ignatius of Loyola

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding,
and my entire will,
All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace,
that is enough for me.