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Prayer

red candlesThe strength of the Association comes from the power of prayer. Members commit to saying the Pioneer prayer daily, and all Pioneer events include a prayer. In many centres, prayer is a key component of the meetings. It may take the form of a short reflection, the recital of the rosary, and some time set aside for reflection and meditation. Prayer, we must remember, is time spent with the Lord. Therefore, some of our prayer time should be spent in listening.

Many centres and dioceses organise retreats and spiritual events – click here to find out about upcoming events.

PIONEER PRAYERS

The Heroic Offering

“For thy greater Glory and consolation, O most Sacred Heart of Jesus, for Thy sake, to give good example, to practice self-denial, to make reparation to Thee for the sins of intemperance and for the conversion of excessive drinkers, I will abstain for life from all intoxicating drinks, Amen”.

Prayer for Drug Users

“We commend to you, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, all whose lives have been broken through the misuse of drugs. We ask you, Lord, to protect them from harm and restore them to health, so that they can live out the years you have given them in serenity and joy. Praise to the Heart of Jesus, our King and our God!”.

Juvenile Pioneer Offering

“O Sacred Heart of Jesus, through the most pure Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works and sufferings in union with your own for the grace to keep my pledge faithfully. Sweet Heart of Jesus, be  my love always! Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation!”

Young Pioneer Prayer

“Lord, for your sake, for the recovery of problem drinkers and victim of substance abuse, to make amends to your Sacred Heart for the intemperance in all our lives, I promise not to take alcoholic drink until I am at least 18, and to keep off drugs for life”.