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Daily Prayer Archive

October 1, 2019

My Lord and my God
I have realized that whoever undertakes to do anything
for the sake of earthly things
or to earn the praise of others deceives himself.
Today one thing pleases the world,
tomorrow another.
What is praised on one occasion
is denounced on another.
Blessed be You,
my Lord and my God,
for You are unchangeable for all eternity.
Whoever serves You faithfully to the end
will enjoy life without end in eternity.


September 30, 2019

O Lord, show Your mercy to me
and gladden my heart.
I am like the man on the way to Jericho
who was overtaken by robbers,
wounded and left for dead.
O Good Samaritan, come to my aid.
I am like the sheep that went astray.
O Good Shepherd, seek me out
and bring me home in accord with Your will.
Let me dwell in Your house
all the days of my life
and praise You forever and ever
with those who are there.

September 29, 2019

Out of the depths I cry,
Lord, please heed my voice.
Look, Lord, how I sigh
to hear you and rejoice.

Out of the depths I call,
Lord, forget my sin.
Save me from this fall,
strengthen my faith within.

Out of the depths I pray,
Lord, in you I trust.
Pleading all the day,
raise me from the dust.

Out of the depths I shout,
let your mercies stream.
With me there is no doubt,
You, Lord, can redeem.

September 28, 2019

With that profound humility which the Faith itself inspires in me,
O my God and Savior Jesus Christ,
true God and true man, I love You with all my heart,
and I adore You who are hidden here,
in reparation for all the irreverences and sacrileges
which You received in the most adorable Sacrament of the Altar.
I adore You, O my God,
if not so much as You are worthy to be adored
nor so much as I am bound to do,
yet as much as I am able;would that I could adore You
with that perfect worship which the Angels in heaven
are enabled to offer You.
May You, O my Jesus, be known, adored,
loved and thanked by all men at every moment
in this most holy and Divine Sacrament.


September 27, 2019

Almighty God,
who called your servant Vincent de Paul
to serve you in the person of those in need:
Grant that we, following his example,
may fulfil your commandments
by defending and supporting the poor,
and by loving you with all our hearts,
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.


September 26, 2019

Oh glorious martyrs of Christ,
Saints Cosmas and Damian,
you gave your lives for the love of God,
benefiting your fellow man, and crowning your martyrdom
with an open and loyal profession of your faith.
You taught us to love God above all things,
and to love our fellow man as ourselves,
professing always, and without fear,
the religion of Jesus.

Augmenting amongst the faithful populace many miracles,
you are glorious indeed.
Through your intercession,
which brings about deliverance of these miracles,
we pray to you for your aid in all things.
May your patronage never be far from us
in the illness of our body and soul.

Oh great protectors,
Saints Cosmas & Damian,
assist us with your love and free us from all evils.


September 25, 2019

Lord, I know that your mercy
for those who have died,
and your love for each and every one of us
is vaster than the entire universe,
an immense grandeur of love.

Yet you see our smallest sorrow,
our tiniest tear, our briefest fear for tomorrow.

There is not the tiniest bird in the sky
that falls to the ground
but you know it, Lord, and care.

An how much more than us,
every hair on our head is counted
how much more you share our sorrow.

The heart that believes
is the heart that grieves sweetly,
knowing it is always in your love.

Now and forever.


September 24, 2019

O my Divine Lord,
I offer You my body and its senses,
my soul and its faculties,
my heart and its sentiments.
My thoughts, my desires, my words,
my actions, my whole being are Yours.
Since You have given Yourself wholly to me,
can I do less than give myself wholly to You?
Grant me, O Divine Jesus,
to persevere in Your holy love.
Give me a still greater sorrow for my past sins,
and strengthen the sincere resolution
I have formed never again to offend You.


September 23, 2019

O Jesus, my God!
You are infinite in all perfections;
and I am but dust, and unto dust shall I return.
Depart from me, O Lord, for I am a sinful man.
Yet, O my sweet Jesus, if You leave me,
to whom shall I go?
What will become of me?
Rather will I say, "Stay with me, Lord;
abide always within my heart;
and may my heart make ever sacrifice for You."

September 22, 2019

O my God,
I firmly believe that you are one God
in three divine Persons,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
I believe that your divine son became man,
died for our sins,
and that he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe these and all the truths
which the holy Catholic Church teaches,
because you who have revealed them,
who can neither deceive nor be deceived.

September 21, 2019

O Immaculate Virgin Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Mother of Grace, and Queen of the kingdom of your Son,
humbly kneeling before you,
we offer you this country in which we live.
It once was yours.
Before it was robbed of the holy Faith
all its children were your children,
and you were honored throughout.
Again do we consecrate it to you;
again do we dedicate it as your own Dowry.
We offer our own hearts,
that their love and service
may ever grow and increase.
May your prayer bring back the country's faith.
May your intercession lead us to a closer union
with your divine Son.
We consecrate ourselves to Him through you.
Obtain for us every grace and blessing,
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

September 20, 2019

How the seasons change,
how certain it is that Summer
gives way to Autumn,
and the falling of the leaves,
and the passing of so many things,
and the tears of one who grieves.

Yet Winter gives way to Spring,
new hope and life after suffering.

Lord, so it is, and as certain too
the promise of new life in you
after life’s woes and pains.

For our loved ones gone
no more strains and suffering now,
beyond life’s struggle there awaits
the joy of Your embrace.

Thank you, Lord.


September 19, 2019

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!
Guard the kingdom of your Vicar on earth,
our chief bishop.
Pray for the people;
intercede for the clergy;
protect the consecrated.
Give us strength against our enemies and yours.
Give courage to the fearful;
joy to those that mourn;
peace to the contrite of heart;
perseverance to the just.
Let all experience your protection,
Virgin and Mother.
Through you the nations are brought to repentance,
the demons are put to flight.
They who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death
are filled with the knowledge and love of your Son.

September 18, 2019

O Holy Mother of God, Virgin ever blest,
O Mary Immaculate, pray for us,
intercede for us, disdain not to help us.
For we are confident and know for certain
that you can obtain all you wish from your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ,
God Almighty, the King of ages,
who lives with the Father and the Holy Ghost,
forever and ever.

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


September 17, 2019

You are Lord of all,
Lord of the living and the dead,
Lord of death, for you died for us,
Lord of Life, for you rose to glory.

You are the hope of all the world
that death is not the end,
and that in the power of your Spirit
we too shall rise with you again.

You are always true to us,
and true to your word that
Your love does not end with death,
nor your compassion with the grave.

Yes, Lord, your love for us is eternal
a love that seeks to save.
For this I thank you.



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