Daily Prayer Archive

April 5, 2019

O Mary, I earnestly desire to place my person
and my desire for holiness under
your maternal protection and inspiration
so that you may bring me to that conformity
with Christ, Head and Shepherd which is necessary
for entering the glorious gates of Heaven.

April 4, 2019

O God, who taught Adam the simple art of tilling the soil,
and who through Jesus Christ, the true vine,
revealed yourself the husbandman of our souls,
deign, we pray, through the merits of blessed Isidore,
to instill into our hearts a horror of sin
and a love of prayer,
so that, working the soil in the sweat of our brow,
we may enjoy eternal happiness in heaven,
through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

April 3, 2019

Yes to you, Jesus
as you offer me your love;
as you letter my life with yourself;
as you encourage my transparency;
as you ask for my honesty;
as you desire my everything;
as you speak through all I do;
as you continue my transformation;
as you challenge my weaknesses;
as you bless my giftedness;
as you take who I am into your loving embrace.

Yes to you Jesus
as you catch me up in your arms;
as you fire me with your truth;
as you seal me with your goodness;
as you bless me with the blessing
that only your Father can give.

April 2, 2019

O most holy Saint Francis,
God gives wisdom to the simple
and makes the merest child wise.
Pray that He grants me this reward
He promises to the humble through your intercession.
Help me always to make a good examination of conscience and confession.

Amen.

April 1, 2019

Dear God, please find for me the things I’ve lost.
Find for me a heart of hope and of trust.
Find a love that runs silent and strong
through dark days as well as bright.
Find a ribbon of truth to tie around
each fragment of my life.
Find a joy and a peace
that I can give to every hurting one.
And please, Lord, find for me a faith that’s big enough,
mellow enough, to admit my wrongs and to trust
that you will still find me and welcome me home.

March 31, 2019

Immaculate Heart of Mary
help us to conquer the menace of evil
which so easily takes root in the hearts of the people of today,
and whose immeasurable effects
already weigh down upon our modern world
and seem to block the paths toward the future.

March 30, 2019

O patriarch Joseph, help me to work
with a pure intention
and with detachment from ourselves,
having always before my eyes
the hour of death
and the accounting
which I must then render
of time ill-spent,
of talents unemployed,
of good undone
and of empty pride in success,
which is so fatal to the work of God.

March 29, 2019

Receive, O most sweet Mother,
our humble supplications,
and above all obtain for us that,
one day, happy with you,
we may repeat before your throne that hymn
which today is sung on earth around your altars:
You are all-beautiful, O Mary!
You are the glory,
you are the joy,
you are the honor of our people!

Amen.

March 28, 2019

Blessed St. Joseph, guardian of the Holy Family,
be with us in our trials.
May your prayers obtain for us
the strength to flee from error
and wrestle with the powers of corruption
so that in life we may grow in holiness
and in death rejoice in the crown of victory.

Amen.

March 27, 2019

Glorious Mother, you are the Immaculate One,
through you there shines the fullness of grace.
Here, then, are your children, gathered before you
at the dawn of the new millennium.
The Church today, through the voice of the Successor of Peter,
seeks refuge in your motherly protection
and trustingly begs your intercession
as she faces the challenges which lie hidden in the future.

March 26, 2019

Grant us, O Lord, that through the spiritual renewal of Lent,
we may grow in our understanding of the mystery of Christ.
This we ask of you through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son.

March 25, 2019

Almighty Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
You have revealed the beauty of your power
by exalting the lowly virgin of Nazareth
and making her the mother of our Savior.
May the prayers of this woman
bring Jesus to the waiting world
and fill the void of incompletion
with the presence of her child,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit
one God forever and ever.

Amen

March 24, 2019

Dearly beloved, let us,
having such a cloud of witnesses over us,
put away every encumbrance and sin entangling us,
and run with patience to the fight set before us;
looking towards the author and finisher of faith,
Jesus, who for the joy set before him,
endured a cross, despising shame,
and sit at the right hand of the throne of God.
Consider him... that you may not grow weary and lose heart.
For you have not yet resisted unto blood in the struggle with sin.

March 23, 2019

O well-beloved of God,
hear the ardent cry
which rises up from every heart.
Bend tenderly over our aching wounds.
Convert the wicked,
dry the tears of the afflicted and oppressed,
comfort the poor and humble,
quench hatreds, sweeten hardness,
safeguard the flower of purity in youth,
protect the holy church, 
make all men feel the attractions of Christian goodness.
In your name,
resounding harmoniously in heaven,
may they recognize that they are brothers,
and that the nations are members of one family,
upon which may there shine forth the sun
of a universal and sincere peace.

March 22, 2019

Favor this dwelling, Lord, with your presence.
Far from it repulse all the wiles of Satan.
Your holy angels, let them live here,
to keep us in peace.
And may your blessing remain always upon us.
This we ask of you through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son.

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