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Daily Prayer Archive

February 7, 2019

O Holy Mother, all the treasures of the mercy of God
are in your hands.
You will never cease to benefit us, I know,
for you are only seeking an opportunity
to save all sinners
and to shower your mercies upon them.
Your glory is increased when,
through you,
penitents are forgiven and reach heaven.
Look favorably upon us, Heavenly Mother,
and help us in our hour of need.

February 6, 2019

God of heaven and earth, Creator of all,
Be always by the side of Your Ambassador Pope Francis.
Guide him in his words and actions,
Sustain him as an instrument of Your peace and compassion,
Give him the wisdom and strength to do Your Will,
Protect him from all evil,
Help him to shepherd the flock of the Church, to bring it to salvation,
And manifest in him Your boundless mercy, Your forgiveness and kindness.
May he always be filled with Your unfathomable love,
And may he be a vessel for that love to fill the world.


February 5, 2019

O God, Who among the other marvels of Your power,
has granted the victory of martyrdom;
mercifully grant:
that we who celebrate the Heavenly birthday
of blessed Agatha, Your Virgin and Martyr,
may, by her example,
draw nearer to You.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Son who lives and reigns world without end.


February 4, 2019

O Heavenly Father, I pray
that You enlighten my mind,
inflame my will,
purify my heart,
and sanctify my soul.


- Pope Clement XI

February 3, 2019

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
in this tragic hour of the world's history,
we entrust and consecrate ourselves to your Immaculate Heart,
our only refuge, our hope, our salvation.
Have pity on this world,
torn by the most terrible conflicts,
burning with the fires of hate, victim of its own sins.
May your Heart be moved at the sight of so much ruin,
pain and sorrow.

We consecrate to your maternal heart our persons,
our families,
our country,
the whole of humanity.
Protect and save us!

February 2, 2019

O Mary, for you, nothing is impossible.
You can raise even those who are in despair
to a hope of salvation.
There more powerful you are,
the greater should be your mercy.

Turn also to us in your love.
I know, O Mary, that you are all kindness
and that you love us with a love
that no other love can surpass.
How often you appease the wrath of our Divine Judge,
when He is on the point of punishing us!

February 1, 2019

O God, who has given Your blessed Apostle Peter
the keys to the kingdom of heaven,
and the power to bind and loose:
grant that we may be delivered,
through the help of this intercession,
from the slavery of all our sins:
Who lives and reigns world without end.


January 31, 2019

O God, Who raised up Saint John, Your Confessor,
to be the father and the teacher of the youth,
and Who by him,
with the help of the Virgin Mary,
promoted new families in You Church:
grant, we beseech You,
that inflamed by the same fire of love,
we may win souls and serve You alone.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, You Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
world without end.


January 30, 2019

O Mary, look upon us who are your children,
look upon us who are brothers and sisters,
disciples and apostles and continuation of Jesus.
Make us aware of our vocation and our mission;
may we not be unworthy to take on,
in our priesthood, 
in our word,
in the offering of our life
for the faithful entrusted to us,
the representation and personification of Christ.
O you who are full of grace,
grant that the priesthood that honors you
may itself also be holy and immaculate.

January 29, 2019

I have broken out of my prison
but I am still not free.

I have been comforted in weakness
yet I have too little strength.

I have experienced the warmth and depth of human friendship
but I am not fulfilled.

I seek, I give, I possess
and yet I yearn - 

It is You I seek, O Lord,
my unlosable friend forever.

Fill me up, Lord -
complete me -

I will be restless
Until I rest in You.

January 28, 2019

Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator,
true source of light and fountain of wisdom!
Pour forth your brilliance upon my dense intellect,
dissipate the darkness which covers me,
that of sin and of ignorance.
Grant me a penetrating mind to understand,
a retentive memory,
method and ease in learning,
the lucidity to comprehend,
and abundant grace in expressing myself.
Guide the beginning of my work,
direct its progress,
and bring it to successful completion.
This I ask through Jesus Christ,
living and reigning with You
and the Father, forever and ever.


January 27, 2019

All praise and glory are Yours, almighty Father:
You have given us Your Son Jesus to save us from sin.
We praise You for choosing Mary to be His mother,
for teaching her to believe Your message,
for helping her to accept Your holy will.

Strengthen us by Your Spirit to be like Mary:
to ponder Your word in our hearts,
to obey Your will,
to love Your Son,
to sing Your praises every day.

Father, we praise You through Jesus Christ Your Son
in the love of Your Spirit, forever and ever.


January 26, 2019

O Mary, grant that this church of Christ,
in defining itself,
will acknowledge you as its most chosen mother,
daughter, and sister,
as well as its incomparable model,
its glory, its joy, and its hope.
We ask you now
that we may be made worthy of honoring you
because of who you are
and because of what you do
in the wondrous and loving plan of salvation.
Grant that we may praise you,
O holy Virgin!

January 25, 2019

O glorious St. Paul,
once a persecutor of Christianity,
you become a most ardent apostle of zeal;
who to made known the Savior Jesus Christ
to the ends of the world, suffered imprisonment with joy,
scourging, stonings, shipwrecks
and persecutions of every kind,
and in the end shed your blood to the last drop,
obtain for us the grace to receive,
as favors of the Divine Mercy,
infirmities, tribulations,
and misfortunes of the present life,
so that the vicissitudes of our exile
will not render us cold in the service of God,
but will render us always more faithful and fervent.


January 24, 2019

Lord, I am Yours,
and I must belong to no one but You.
My soul is Yours,
and must live only by You.
My will is Yours,
and must love only for You.
I must love You as my first cause,
since I am from You.
I must love You as my end and rest,
since I am for You.
I must love You more than my own being,
since my being subsists by You.
I must love You more than myself,
since I am all Yours and all in You.



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