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Daily Prayer Archive

February 22, 2019

O glorious Saint Peter, who,
in return for your strong and generous faith,
your profound and sincere humility,
and your burning love,
was rewarded by Jesus Christ
with the leadership of the other Apostles
and the primacy of the whole Church,
of which you were made the foundation stone,
obtain for us the grace of a lively faith,
that shall not fear to profess itself openly,
in its entirety and in all of its manifestations,
even to the shedding of blood,
if occasion should demand it,
and to sacrifice of life itself rather than surrender.
Pray for us, that we may be made worthy
of the promises of Christ.

February 21, 2019

O holy Virgin, Mother of God,
help those who implore your assistance.
Turn toward us.
Have you perhaps forgotten us
because you have been elevated
to a position close to God?
No, certainly not.

You know well in what danger you left us.
You know the miserable condition of your servants.

Turn toward us, then, with your power,
for He who is powerful
has made you omnipotent in heaven and on earth.

February 20, 2019

Almighty and Eternal God,
Give me, I beseech You, the great gift of inward peace.
Command the winds and storms of my unruly passions.
Subdue, by Your grace, my proneness to love created things too much.
Give me a love of suffering for Your sake.
Make me forbearing and kind to others, that I may avoid quarrels and contentions.
And teach me constantly to seek after and to acquire that perfect resignation
to Your Holy Will which alone brings interior peace.

Amen.

February 19, 2019

Jesus, my God,
who for us has endured hunger and cold,
labor and fatigue,
I adore You.

Jesus, my God, who for my sake
has deigned to subject Yourself
to the humiliation of temptation,
to the defection of friends,
to the scorn of Your enemies,
I adore You.

Jesus, my God, who for us has endured
the buffeting of Your passion,
the scourging, the crowning with thorns,
the heavy weight of the cross,
I adore You.

February 18, 2019

O Lord, we bring before You
the distress and dangers of peoples and nations,
the pleas of the imprisoned and the captive,
the sorrows of the grief-stricken,
the needs of the refugee,
the impotence of the weak,
the weariness of the despondent,
and the diminishments of the aging.
O Lord, stay close to all of them.

Amen.

February 17, 2019

O my Savior
who am I that You should invite me
to receive You for the food of my soul?
Is it possible that You,
the God of infinite purity,
should come and dwell in my heart?
Lord, if You wish,
You can make me clean.
Say but the word and my soul shall be healed.
I come then,
O my amiable Savior, to receive You,
but I come covered with shame
and confusion at the sight of my sins,
but full of confidence in Your mercy,
and in the love which You have for me.

February 16, 2019

O Heart of Mary,
source of true love,
fill our selfish hearts with Divine charity
and with that true brotherly love
without which there can never be peace.
Grant that men and nations
may understand and fulfill the precept
of your Divine Son,
Love one another,
in order that true peace may be firmly established
in the Justice and Truth of Christ.

February 15, 2019

My Divine Lord,
I firmly believe that I am going to receive
in Holy Communion Your Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity.
I believe this because You have said it,
and I am ready to maintain this truth at the peril of my life.

February 14, 2019

O holy Martyr, St. Valentine, pray for the faithful,
who are so persevering in celebrating your memory.
The day of Judgment will reveal to us
all your glorious merits.
Intercede for us, that we may then be made your companions
at the right hand of the Great Judge,
and be united with you eternally in heaven.

February 13, 2019

My God,
I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong
and failing to do good,
I have sinned against you
whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help,
to do penance, to sin no more,
and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.

Our Savior Jesus Christ
suffered and died for us.
In his name, my God, have mercy.

February 12, 2019

Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I love You so much
and I give You my heart.
Help me to love God.
Help me to love my neighbor
as a child of God.
Help me to love myself
as a child of God.

Amen

February 11, 2019

O Immaculate Virgin Mary,
Mother of Mercy,
you are the refuge of sinners,
the health of the sick,
and the comfort of the afflicted.
You know my wants,
my troubles, my sufferings.
By your appearance at the Grotto of Lourdes
you made it a privileged sanctuary
where your favors are given to people
streaming to it from the whole world.
Over the years countless sufferers
have obtained the cure for their infirmities -
whether of soul, mind, or body.
Therefore I come to you
with limitless confidence
to implore your motherly intercession.
Obtain, O loving Mother,
the grant of my requests.
Through gratitude for Your favors,
I will endeavor to imitate Your virtues,
that I may one day share in Your glory.

Amen.

February 10, 2019

Jesus, my God, I adore You,
here present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar,
where You wait day and night to be our comfort
while we await Your unveiled presence in heaven.

Jesus, my God,
I adore You in all places
where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved
and where sins are committed
against this Sacrament of Love.

Jesus, my God,
I adore You for all time,
past, present and future,
for every soul that ever was,
is or shall be created.

February 9, 2019

O Heavenly Father,
I commend my children to You
Be their God and Father;
and mercifully supply whatever is wanting in me
through frailty or negligence.
Strengthen them to overcome the corruptions of the world,
to resist all solicitations to evil,
whether from within or without;
and deliver them from the secret snares of the enemy.
Pour Your grace into their hearts,
and confirm and multiply in them the gifts of Your Holy Spirit,
that they may daily grow in grace
and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ;
and so, faithfully serving You here,
may come to rejoice in Your presence hereafter.

Amen.

February 8, 2019

Loving God, rewarder of the humble,
You blessed St. Josephine Bakhita
with charity and patience.
May her prayers help us,
and her example inspire us to carry our cross
and to love You always.
Pour upon us the spirit of wisdom and love
with which You filled St. Josephine.

By serving You as she did,
may we please You by our faith and our actions.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Son, who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

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