Daily Prayer Archive

August 26, 2017

O Holy Spirit, Creator, 
mercifully assist Your Catholic Church, 
and by Your heavenly power strengthen and establish her 
against the assaults of all her enemies; 
and by Your love and grace 
renew the spirit of Your servants 
whom You have anointed, 
that in You they may glorify the Father 
and His only-begotten Son, 
Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

August 25, 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.

Amen.

August 24, 2017

O Angel of God, 
make me worthy of your tender love, 
your celestial companionship 
and your never-failing protection! 

O holy Guardian Angel, 
my dear friend and guide on the dangerous way of life, 
to you my heartfelt thanks 
for the numberless benefits 
which have been granted me 
through your love and goodness 
and for the powerful help by which you have preserved me 
from so many dangers and temptations. 
I beg of you, 
let me further experience your love and your care. 
Avert from me all danger, 
increase in me horror for sin 
and love for all that is good. 
Be a counselor and consoler to me 
in all the affairs of my life, 
and when my life draws to a close, 
conduct my soul through the valley of death 
into the kingdom of eternal peace, 
so that in eternity we may together praise God 
and rejoice in His glory. 
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Amen.

August 23, 2017

O Holy Mother,
Grant to our homes the grace of loving and respecting life, 
with the same love with which you conceived in your womb 
the life of the Son of God. 
Blessed Virgin Mary, 
protect our families, 
so that they may always be united, 
and bless the upbringing of our children.

Our hope, look upon us with compassion, 
teach us to go continually to Jesus and, 
if we fall, help us to rise again, to return to Him, 
by means of the confession of our faults and sins 
in the Sacrament of Penance, 
which gives peace to the soul.

August 22, 2017

O ineffable Creator,
You, Who are called the true fountain of light and wisdom,
and the highest beginning,
pour upon the darkness of my understanding,
in which I was born,
the double beam of Your brightness,
removing from me all darkness of sin and ignorance.
You, Who make eloquent the tongue of the dumb, 
instruct my tongue, 
and pour on my lips the grace of Your blessing.
Give me quickness of understanding, 
capacity of retaining,
subtlety of interpreting,
facility in learning, 
and copious grace of speaking.
Guide my going in, 
direct my going forward, 
accomplish my going forth; 
through Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

August 21, 2017

O Jesus, King most wonderful!
You are Conqueror renowned!
Your Sweetness beyond words!
In who all joys are found!

When You visit our hearts,
Then truth begins to shine;
Then earthly vanities depart;
Then love kindles divine.

O Jesus! Light of all below!
Fountain of life and fire!
Surpassing all the joys we know,
And all we can desire.

May every heart say Your Name,
And forever we adore;
And seeking You, inflame
To see You more and more.

May our tongues forever bless you;
May we love You alone;
And forever in our lives express
The goodness of Your image.

Amen.

August 20, 2017

O Jesus, living in Mary, 
come and live in us, 
in the spirit of Your holiness, 
in the abundance of Your gifts, 
in the perfection of Your ways, 
in the truth of Your virtues, 
and in communion with Your Mysteries.

Reign in us, 
against all our menacing enemies, 
against the world, 
the flesh, and the Devil, 
by the power of Your Holy Ghost, 
and for the glory of Your Father.

Amen.

August 19, 2017

O Jesus, You are the beauty
Of Angel worlds above!
Your Name is music to the heart,
Enchanting it with love!

Celestial sweetness pure and complete!
Who eat Your hunger still,
Who drink of You still feel a void
Which none but You can fill!

O my sweet Jesus! hear the sighs
Which I send to You!
To You my spirit cries,
My being's hope and end!

Stay with us, Lord, and with Your light
Illuminate my soul;
Scatter the darkness of our night
And fill the world with bliss.

O Jesus spotless Virgin flower!
Our life and joy! to You
Be praise, blessings and power,
Through all eternity!

Amen.

August 18, 2017

Virgin of Guadalupe, 
Mother of the Americas,
we pray to you for all the Bishops, 
that they may lead the faithful along paths of intense Christian life, 
of love and humble service of God and souls. 
Contemplate this immense harvest, 
and intercede with the Lord 
that He may instill a hunger for holiness in the whole people of God, 
and grant abundant vocations of priests and religious, 
strong in the faith and zealous dispensers of God’s mysteries.

August 17, 2017

O Almighty God,
you gave us the commandment 
to honor our father and mother.
In your loving kindness 
hear my prayer for my parents.
Give them long lives 
and keep them well in body and spirit.
Bless their labors;
keep them always in your care.
Bless them generously for their loving care for me.
Grant that, through your grace,
I may always be their support
and comfort, and that,
after our life together on earth,
we may experience the joy together praising you forever.

Amen.

August 16, 2017

O Immaculate Virgin, 
Mother of the true God and Mother of the Church, 
who from this place reveal your clemency and your pity 
to all those who ask for your protection, 
hear the prayer that we address to you with filial trust, 
and present it to your Son Jesus, our sole Redeemer.

August 15, 2017

Father in heaven,
all creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

August 14, 2017

O immaculate virgin,
Mother of God,
full of grace,
the One whom you brought forth, Emmanuel, 
is the fruit of your womb. 
In your Motherhood 
you have nurtured all human beings. 
You surpass all praise and all glory.
I salute you, Mother of God, 
joy of the Angels, 
because you surpass in fullness 
what the Prophets have said about you. 
The Lord is with you: 
you gave life to the Savior of the world.

August 13, 2017

O holy Mary,
my Mistress into your blessed trust and special keeping,
into the bosom of your tender mercy,
this day, every day of my life
and at the hour of my death,
I commend my soul and body;
to you I entrust all my hopes and consolations,
all my trials and miseries,
my life and the end of my life,
that through your most holy intercession,
all my actions may be ordered
and disposed according to your will
and that of your divine Son.

Amen.

August 12, 2017

Help us, loving Mother, 
to be truly devoted to the duties of our life; 
help us make our homes true centers 
of spiritual life and active charity, 
schools where consciences will be rightly formed, 
gardens where every virtue will flourish. 
Give us your help that in social and political life 
we may be patterns of deep faith, 
of consistent and gracious Christian practice, 
of incorruptible integrity, 
and of well-balance judgment 
based upon the solid principles of religion. 

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