O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,
Your purpose, Your will through all things.
January 27, 2020
O Christ Jesus,
January 26, 2020
God, our Father,
You redeemed us
and made us Your children in Christ.
Through Him You have saved us from death
and given us Your Divine life of grace.
By becoming more like Jesus on earth,
may I come to share His glory in Heaven.
Give me the peace of Your kingdom,
which this world does not give.
By Your loving care protect the good You have given me.
Open my eyes to the wonders of Your Love
that I may serve You with a willing heart.
January 25, 2020
St. Paul, great Apostle of the Gentiles,
intercede for us to God for our priests.
You are God's special vessel of election.
Through your intercession
we hope to receive from Him this special grace:
God, you have instructed many nations
through the preaching of the Apostle Paul.
Let the power of his intercession with You help us
who venerate his memory this day.
January 24, 2020
Most Holy Mary Virgin Mother of God,
I am unworthy to be your servant.
Yet moved by your motherly care for me
and longing to serve you,
I choose you this day to be my Queen,
my Advocate, and my Mother.
I firmly resolve ever
to be devoted to you
and to do what I can to encourage others
to be devoted to you.
My loving Mother,
through the Precious Blood of your Son shed for me,
I beg you to receive me
as your servant forever.
Aid me in my actions
and beg for me the grace
never by thought, word, or deed
to be displeasing in your sight
and that of your most holy Son.
Remember me, dearest Mother,
and do not abandon me at the hour of death.
January 23, 2020
Lord, sometimes I think Your heart
is one big room of lost and found,
holding dear the timeless treasures
that I’ve lost through selfishness.
Let me look into Your heart, Lord
Is my care for hurting ones there?
Is my thanks for life and beauty there?
Is the faith I felt so keenly there?
Is my deep hunger for You waiting there?
Lord, You hold all that I value most,
it’s there in the depths of Your heart.
Please look into your lost and found;
help me find the best of what I’ve lost,
to discover the values I’ve misplaces
and some of the treasures I’ve tossed away.
January 22, 2020
it is Your will that all should be saved.
Great is Your mercy.
Your Son, Jesus Christ died for all.
Teach all people to recognize You and love You.
With deep faith in Christ's death
and resurrection we pray:
'Send Forth, O Lord, laborers into Your vineyard
and spare Your people.'
Eternal Word, Redeemer of all creation,
convert all souls to You.
You have been obedient for all,
even to death on the cross.
Look upon the merits of Your Mother
and of all the angels and saints
who intercede for us.
Send forth, O Lord, laborers into Your vineyard
and spare Your people.
O Holy Spirit,
through the infinite merits of our Lord, Jesus Christ,
enkindle in all hearts
Your ardent love that can do all things,
that all may be one fold and one Shepherd,
and that all may arrive in heaven
to sing Your Divine mercy.
Queen of Apostles and all the angels and saints,
pray to the Lord of the harvest:
Send forth, O Lord, laborers into Your vineyard
and spare your people,
that united with you,
and the Father and the Holy Spirit,
we may all rejoice forever.
January 21, 2020
Let us gain courage for our own battle
by honoring the martyrdom of the glorious virgin Agnes.
St. Agnes, vessel of honor,
flower of unfading fragrance,
beloved of the choirs of Angels,
you are an example to the worth of virtue and chastity.
O you who wear a Martyr's palm
and a virgin's wreath,
pray for us that,
though unworthy of a special crown,
we may have our names written in the list of Saints.
January 20, 2020
Dear Commander at the Roman Emperor's court,
you chose to be also a soldier of Christ
and dared to spread faith in the King of Kings,
for which you were condemned to die.
Your body, however, proved athletically strong
and the executing arrows extremely weak.
So another means to kill you was chosen
and you gave your life to the Lord.
May athletes be always as strong in their faith
as their Patron Saint so clearly has been.
January 19, 2020
Lord, Your light gives us strength
and shows us the way to God.
Remove our blindness that we may see
the light of goodness, truth, peace and love
within ourselves and others.
January 18, 2020
Lord, You commanded us to love God,
ourselves, and our neighbors.
Help me to let go of my fear of love.
Show me how to set my heart free
to love as You did.
January 17, 2020
O blessed Saint Anthony,
I place my studies under your powerful protection.
Through your intercession,
may the Holy Spirit fill me with light, strength, intelligence and humility.
I implore the creator of all things
to grant me the ability to grasp things correctly,
and the talent of exact in my explanations.
January 16, 2020
Almighty and merciful God,
Who has commissioned O Thy angels to guide and protect us,
command them to be our assiduous companions
from our setting out until our return;
to clothe us with their invisible protection;
to keep from us all danger of collision,
of fire, of explosion, of falls and bruises;
and finally, having preserved us from of all evil,
and especially from sin,
to guide us to our heavenly home.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
January 15, 2020
O, Lord, support us all the day long,
until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over,
and our work is done.
Then in Your mercy grant us a safe lodging,
and a holy rest, and peace at last.
January 14, 2020
O Mary, Mother of Mercy, watch over all people,
that the Cross of Christ may not be emptied of its power,
that man may not stray from the path of the good
or become blind to sin, but may put his hope
ever more fully in God who is rich in mercy.
May we carry out the good works prepared by God
beforehand and so live completely for the praise of his glory.
January 13, 2020
Heavenly Father, keep us from vain strife of words.
Grant to us constant profession of the Truth!
Preserve us in a true and undefiled faith
so that we may hold fast to that
which we professed when we were baptized
in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
that we may have Thee for our Father,
that we may abide in Thy Son
and in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.