9 Ways a Parish Can Use Personalized Prayer Cards


There are many ways to use personalized prayer cards to share the Faith with others. This is the second post in a series of uses for personalized prayer cards. If you haven’t read the first, please do so where I cover the Top 8 uses for prayer cards. In this post I cover 9 ways a parish can use personalized prayer cards in a professional and affordable manner to promote services and events and to celebrate sacraments and special occasions.

  1. First Communion – Include the parish, date, a special prayer, or list of names to commemorate your First Communion and classes each year.
  2. Confirmation – Select a saint specific card that displays the patron of your parish and include a special prayer, parish, and date for the Confirmandes on the back.
  3. Sacraments – Create special parish specific cards to be given as sacramental souvenirs.
  4. Select a prayer card that ties into the sermon’s message and add a special bible verse or prayer on the back that will remind the Confirmation recipient of their call to serve.
  5. Print the dates and times of your Lent, Easter, Advent, or Christmas services for parishioners’ easy reference.
  6. Provide a short personal examination of conscience and the Act of Contrition to make confession easy. Make these available for parish reconciliation services during Lent and Advent.
  7. Share Christ’s message of salvation by printing your favorite Scripture passages on the back. This is an affordable way to reach large groups of people.
  8. Mass Times – seasonal
  9. Retreat Card – Promote a retreat by selecting a beautiful prayer card and writing a special prayer along with the dates of the retreat, location and any other pertinent information on the back.
  10. Can you think of others ways to use prayer cards in your parish? Please share your ideas below.

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4 Responses to 9 Ways a Parish Can Use Personalized Prayer Cards

  1. Tom Kearney says:

    Hello Nicholas! I am involved with the apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration in our parish of Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland. We have approx. 200 adorers, 90% of whom would have pledged a specific hour on a specific day to visiting Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in our Adoration Chapel,each week, all year round. Basically I am wondering f you could produce a Prayer Card along the following lines:
    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

    (Image of a Monstrance here)

    A Spiritual Offering For You

    Dear……
    I offered my weekly hour with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament this week for you and your intentions. May the Lord shine his light upon you and yours this day and always.
    From …………………

    For further information on Eucharistic Adoration please contact me anytime at …………………..

    Looking forward to hearing from you at your convenience.
    Kind Regards,
    Tom Kearney.

  2. Barbara Brush says:

    A prayer card can be used with the name of any ministry group within the Parish listed on the back, include a prayer relevant to the ministry and an invitation to join.

    A prayer card with the name of the Parish to promote the end of abortion, and an invitation to “spiritually adopt” a baby could be given out on the anniversary date of the Roe/Wade decision.

  3. please i want to know the way that i can pray to God to get His mercy be upon me.i am saying this because it’s well with me in financial way so i want to know the part of the bible that i will read or pray with to get this financial blessing from GOD AMEN PLEASE I NEED HELP.

  4. Gretchen says:

    Hi David,

    You can simply pray to God from your heart for His mercy upon your life and your current situation. Here is a Divine Mercy prayer: “Eternal God, Goodness itself, whose mercy is incomprehensible to every intellect, whether human or angelic, help me, your feeble child, to do Your holy will as You make it known to me. I desire nothing but to fulfill God’s desires. Lord, here is my soul and my body, my mind and my will, my heart and all my love. Direct me according to Your eternal plan. Amen.” Praying the rosary is a great help as well, asking Mary for her intercession.

    Then, trust him.

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