Daily Prayer Archive

May 23, 2017

Lord, our God,
help us to walk with you
on the pathway of the beatitudes
and to live out your mission
in today's world.

Bind us to all men and women
of our time so that together
we may bring the Good News
to the ends of the earth.

Open our hearts 
and our Christian communities
to the needy, 
the afflicted,
the oppressed.
May we radiate the Living Christ
and transform our lives
in the hope of the Resurrection.

This prayer we make to you
who are living God now and forever.

Amen.

May 22, 2017

Most merciful Father, 
we commend our departed into Your hands. 
We are filled with the sure hope 
that our departed will rise again on the Last Day 
with all who have died in Christ. 
We thank You for all the good things
You have given during our departed's earthly life.

O Father, in Your great mercy, 
accept our prayer that the Gates of Paradise 
may be opened for Your servant. 
In our turn, may we, too, 
be comforted by the words of faith 
until we greet Christ in the glory 
and are united with You and our departed. 

May 21, 2017

O Holy Virgin,
in the midst of all your glory,
we ask you not to forget 
the sorrows of this world.
Cast a look of pity upon all 
who struggle against life's difficulties,
and who cease not to feel all its bitterness.
Have pity on all who have been 
separated from those they love.
Have pity on the lonely and friendless.
Pardon the weakness of our faith.
have pity on those whom we love.
O Holy Mother,
show a mother's compassion toward the sorrowful
and those who tremble under life's afflictions.
Give them hope and peace.

Amen.

May 20, 2017

Loving God,
as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, 
so you watch over your Church. 
Bless our families,
that they may be strengthened as Christian households. 
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. 
Grant that we, Your sons and daughters, 
may honor You always
with a spirit of profound respect. 
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

May 19, 2017

I adore You, O my God, 
and I love You with all my heart. 
I give thanks that You have created me, 
made me a Christian, 
and preserved me this night. 
I offer You the actions of this day; 
grant that all of them may be according to Your holy Will, 
and for Your greater glory. 
Save me from sin and from all evil. 
Let Your grace be always with me.

Amen.

May 18, 2017

Immaculate Mary, our Mother,
relying on your maternal intercession, 
we resolve from this moment to devote our talents, 
learning, material resources, 
our health, sickness and trials, 
and every gift of nature and grace, 
for the greater glory of God 
and the salvation of all. 
We wish to carry on those activities 
which especially promote the catholic apostolate 
for the revival of fatih 
and love of the people of God 
and so bring all men and women 
into the faith of Jesus Christ. 
And if a time should come 
when we have nothing more to offer serviceable to this end, 
we will never cease to pray 
that there will be one fold 
and one shepherd Jesus Christ. 
In this way, we hope to enjoy the results 
of the apostolate of Jesus Christ 
for all eternity. 

Amen.

May 17, 2017

O almighty God, 
Lord of the harvest of souls, 
we ask You to guide and bless all 
who have gone forth to preach the gospel. 
Endow them with the gifts of generosity and concern. 
Send your Holy Spirit on them, 
that He may strengthen them in weakness, 
comfort them in trials and direct their efforts. 
May He open the hearts of their hearers 
to receive Your message. 
Let Your revelation enlighten all minds 
for the salvation of souls, 
and let Your love heal every heart and body 
for the happiness of each person. 
May all people consciously acknowledge You 
and serve You by living the teachings of Your Son. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

May 16, 2017

O Holy Mother.
We kneel before you 
to manifest the sorrow we feel 
for the grievances that people cause you, 
and to atone by our prayers and sacrifices 
for the offenses with which they return your love. 
Obtain for them and for us the pardon of so many sins. 
Hasten the conversion of sinners 
that they may love Jesus 
and cease to offend the Lord, 
already so much offended. 
Turn your eyes of mercy toward us, 
that we may love God with all our heart on earth 
and enjoy Him forever in heaven.

Amen.

May 15, 2017

Behold in pity, O Lord, 
the sorrows of Your people, 
which I bring before You; 
the perils of Your servants; 
the sorrowful sighing of prisoners; 
the miseries of widows and orphans, 
and all that are desolate and bereaved; 
the necessities of strangers and travelers; 
the helplessness and sadness of the weak and sickly; 
the depressions of the languishing; 
the weakness of the aged and of children; 
the trials and aspirations of young men; 
and the vows of young women.

Amen.

May 14, 2017

God our creator, 
we come before You 
and lift up in prayer all mothers, 
grandmothers, stepmothers and mothers to be 
who gave the gift of life.
We give you thanks for their presence, 
talents and gifts which they share in our church, 
society and world. 
May all mothers know of Your loving 
and gentle presence 
and may they always turn towards You 
in times of joy, sorrow and glory.
We ask this in Your Name. 

Amen.

May 13, 2017

Immaculate Mother of God, 
Queen of the Apostles, 
we know that God's commandment of love 
and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ 
impels us to cooperate in the mission of the Church. 
Realizing our own weakness, 
we entrust the renewal of our personal lives 
and our apostolate to your intercession. 
We are confident that through God's mercy 
and the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, 
you, who are our Mother, 
will obtain the strength of the Holy Spirit 
as you obtained it for the community of the apostles 
gathered in the upper room. 

May 12, 2017

Most Holy Trinity,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
I adore Thee profoundly. 
I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul 
and Divinity of Jesus Christ, 
present in all the tabernacles of the world, 
in reparation for the outrages, 
sacrileges and indifferences whereby He is offended. 
And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart 
and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners. 

May 11, 2017

O Mary, our Mother,
be mindful of us as you stand near Him who granted you all graces, 
for you are the Mother of God and our Queen. 
Help us for the sake of the King, 
the Lord God and Master who was born of you. 
For this reason, 
you are called full of grace. 
Remember us, most holy Virgin, 
and bestow on us gifts 
from the riches of your graces, 
Virgin full of graces. 

May 10, 2017

We thank You, O heavenly Father, 
for the guidance given to our Founding Fathers 
in recognizing that "all men" of all nations
"are endowed by their Creator with unalienable right," 
and in realizing at the very birth of our nation 
that the chief purpose of government 
is to safeguard these Divine rights for even the least of us. 
Enable us, O God, 
to do all in our power to share with "all men" our heritage, 
Your precious blessings of true freedom.

We pray especially for those misguided souls 
who are spreading a hatred of You 
and of Your children throughout all nations. 
May we be enlightened and strengthened by the Holy Spirit 
never to "be overcome by evil, 
but overcome evil by good" (Romans 12:21); 
that we may comprehend fully the sublime lesson of Your Incarnate Son: 
"Love your enemies, 
do good to them that hate you 
and pray for them that persecute you" (Matthew 5:).

May 9, 2017

O Virgin, fair as the moon,
delight of the angels and saints in heaven,
grant that we may become like you
and that our souls may receive a ray of your beauty,
which does not decline with the years
but shines forth into eternity.
O Mary, sun of heaven,
restore life where there is death
and enlighten spirits where there is darkness.
Turn your countenance to your children
and radiate on us your light and your fervor.
O Mary, powerful as an army,
grant victory to our ranks.
We are very weak
and our enemy rages with uttermost conceit.
But under your banner
we are confident of overcoming him. 
Save us, O Mary,
fair as the moon,
bright as the sun,
awe inspiring as an army set in battle array
and sustained not by hatred
but by the ardor of love.

Amen.

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