Daily Prayer Archive

Daily Prayer – Sorrowful Mother

November 26, 2017

Most Holy Virgin and Mother,
your soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow
in the passion of your divine Son,
and in His glorious resurrection,
you were filled with unending joy in His triumph!
Obtain for us who call upon you,
to be such partakers in the adversities of holy Church
and in the sorrows of the Sovereign Pontiff
as to be found worthy to rejoice
with them in the consolations for which we pray,
in the charity and peace of the same Christ our Lord.


Daily Prayer – People in Sorrow

November 25, 2017

God of all consolation,
in your unending love and mercy for us,
you turn the darkness of death into the dawn of new life.
Show compassion to your people in sorrow.
Be our refuge and our strength to lift us
from the darkness of this grief
to peace and joy in your presence.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.

Daily Prayer – Spiritual Armor

November 24, 2017

Heavenly Father, 
We ask You today for Your truth, 
As a belt tight around our waists. 

We put on the zeal, 
To announce Your good news of peace, 
As shoes for our feet. 

We put on Your righteousness, 
O Christ, as our breastplate. 
And the hope of salvation, 
As a helmet for our head. 

Father we take up faith, 
As a shield which is able to put out, 
All the fiery darts of the enemy. 

And the sword of the Spirit, 
Which is Your Word, O Lord. 

Father may the love, 
With which You have loved Jesus, 
Be in us and may Jesus be in us. 

We ask You for the grace, 
Of a servant heart.


Daily Prayer – Thanksgiving Day Prayer

November 23, 2017

Father all-powerful, 
Your gifts of love are countless 
and Your goodness infinite. 
On Thanksgiving Day we come before You 
with gratitude for Your kindness: 
open our hearts to concern for our fellow men and women, 
so that we may share Your gifts in loving service. 

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, 
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, for ever and ever.


Daily Prayer – A Prayer for Someone Special

November 22, 2017

May the grace and blessing of the Sacred Heart be with you,
The peace of the Sacred Heart encompass you;
The merits of the Sacred Heart plead for you;
The love of the Sacred Heart inflame you;
The sorrows of the Sacred Heart console you;
The zeal of the Sacred Heart animate you;
The virtues of the Sacred Heart shine forth in your word and work;
And may the joys of the beatific vision be your eternal reward. 


Daily Prayer – Mary, Save Us From Sin

November 21, 2017

O Mary of all women,
you are the chosen one,
Who, ancient prophets promised,
would bear God’s only Son;
All Hebrew generations
prepared the way to thee,
That in your womb the God-man
might come to set us free.

O Mary, you embody
all God taught to our race,
For you are first and foremost
in fullness of his grace;
We praise this wondrous honor
that you gave birth to Him
Who from you took humanity
and saved us from our sin.

Daily Prayer – Your Unconditional Love

November 20, 2017

O Lord, sometimes, my pride gets in the way,
Nevertheless, You will not stop trying to teach me humility.
I do not always practice rigorous honesty in my life,
Still, You continue to show me the value of honesty.
I may be experiencing spiritual dryness,
Yet, when I make an effort to talk to You,
You hear my every request, praise and thanksgiving.
Although I sin,
You keep the door of reconciliation open for me.

I may not make the attempt to get to know You better, as often as I should,
Even still, you keep the opportunity available to me.
I may fall short of serving you Lord,
However, You are constantly providing for me.
While I may not always show my love towards You.
You love me unconditionally. Amen.

Daily Prayer – I Feel Miles Away

November 19, 2017

Sometimes, I feel distance from You, oh Lord,
But, You are always right here for me.
I may feel far from trusting You,
Yet, You are trustworthy.
I may fall short of having faith in You, Lord,
However, You are ever faithful towards me.
Bring me closer to your unconditional love and
guide me on the path to righteousness.

Daily Prayer – The Sorrows of Mary

November 18, 2017

Most holy and afflicted Virgin,
Queen of Martyrs, 
you stood beneath the cross, 
witnessing the agony of your dying Son. 
Look with a mother's tenderness and pity on me, 
who kneel before you. 
I venerate your sorrows 
and I place my requests 
with filial confidence 
in the sanctuary of your wounded heart. 

Present them, I beseech you, 
on my behalf to Jesus Christ, 
through the merits of His own most sacred passion and death, 
together with your sufferings 
at the foot of the cross. 
Through the united efficacy of both, 
obtain the granting of my petition. 

Daily Prayer – Prayer for Society

November 17, 2017

O Jesus, come back into our society,
our family life, our souls
and reign there as our peaceful sovereign.
Enlighten with the splendor of faith
and the charity of your tender heart
the souls of those who work 
for the good of the people, for your poor.
Impart in them your own spirit,
a spirit of discipline, order and gentleness,
preserving the flame of enthusiasm 
ever alight in their hearts.
May that day come very soon,
when we shall see you 
restored to the center of civic life,
borne on the shoulders of your joyful people.


Daily Prayer – Prayer for Justice

November 16, 2017

Lord Jesus, Carpenter and King,
supreme Sovereign of all men, 
look with tender mercy upon Your children 
who bear the indignities of injustice everywhere. 
Raise up leaders in every land 
dedicated to Your standards of order, equality and justice. 

Grant us, Lord Jesus, 
the grace to be worthy members of Your Mystical Body, 
laboring unceasingly to fulfill our vocation 
in the social apostolate of Your Church. 

Sharpen our intellects to pierce the pettiness of prejudice; 
to perceive the beauty of true human brotherhood. 
Guide our minds to a meaningful understanding of the problems of the poor, 
of the oppressed, of the unemployed, 
of all in need of assistance anywhere. 

Guide our hearts against the subtle lure of earthly things 
and undue regard for those who possess them. 
May we hunger and thirst after justice always.


Daily Prayer – Seafarers’ Prayer

November 15, 2017

Heavenly Father: 
we pray to You for those on the perilous ocean 
that You will embrace them with your mighty protection 
and grant them success in all their rightful undertakings. 
Grant them in all hours of need 
to see that they have a God who remembers them, 
and grant them grace in the hour of danger 
to commit their souls into Your hands. 
0 Lord Jesus Christ, 
Who can rebuke the storm and bring it to silence, 
and lay the roaring waves to rest, 
show them who call to You out of the deep 
that You hear their prayer and will save them. 
And finally bring us all to the only safe port.


Daily Prayer – Archangel Gabriel Intercede for Us

November 14, 2017

O Blessed Archangel Gabriel, 
we beg you, 
to intercede for us 
at the throne of Divine Mercy 
in our present necessities, 
that as you announced to Mary 
the mystery of the Incarnation, 
so through your prayers 
and patronage in heaven 
we may obtain the benefits of the same, 
and sing the praise of God forever 
in the land of the living.


Daily Prayer – Prayer to St. Francis Xavier Cabrini

November 13, 2017

Almighty and Eternal Father,
Giver of all Gifts,
show us Your mercy,
and grant, we ask You,
through the merits of Your faithful Servant,
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini,
that all who invoke her intercession
may obtain what they desire
according to the good pleasure of Your Holy Will.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini,
beloved spouse of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
intercede for us
that the favor we now ask may be granted.

Daily Prayer – Fortify Me

November 12, 2017

Fortify me with the grace of Your Holy Spirit;
and give Your peace to my soul
that I may be free from all needless
anxiety, solicitude and worry.
Help me to desire always that
which is pleasing and acceptable to You
so that Your will may be my will.


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