I apologize for my mistake in the previous response as April 2nd is recognized as International Children’s Book Day. While not a religious observance, it is a day that celebrates the importance of children’s literature and encourages reading and literacy among children. On this day, people around the world may participate in events and activities that promote reading and children’s books, such as storytime readings, book fairs, and literary contests. While there is no specific “April 2 Prayer,” this day can serve as an opportunity to reflect on the importance of education and the role that literature plays in nurturing the minds and imaginations of young people. It can also be a reminder to support programs and initiatives that promote literacy and access to books for children in need.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for April 2 Prayer. May God Bless You!
April 2 Prayer 1
Lord our God,
In you we want to find our strength, in you we want to hold out even in these times. We rejoice that the end is coming, the end you are preparing, when your salvation and justice will come on earth according to your promises. Be with us and with the believing circle given to us through Jesus Christ. Make us alert and give us fresh courage again and again, however difficult life may be. We want to continue to live and find strength in the grace of Jesus Christ, holding on in joy without grumbling and complaining. Lord God, may your name be honored, your kingdom come, and your will be done in us according to your plan.
April 2 Prayer 2
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I accept from Your hands whatever kind of death it may please You to send me this day (night) with all its pains, penalties and sorrows; in reparation for all of my sins, for the souls in Purgatory, for all those who will die today and for Your greater glory.
April 2 Prayer 3
I’ve been so prone to evaluate my value in terms of what I produce. I’ve believed wrong things about how You see me, keeping me from being as close as You desire. Today, I surrender. I move in to dwell permanently in Your love. I choose to rest and abide. In Jesus’ Name.