Daily Prayer Archive

April 28, 2017

Mindful then, O Lord, 
of Your worshipful Passion, 
I approach Your Altar, 
sinner though I am, 
to join in the offering to You 
that Sacrifice which You have instituted
to be offered in remembrance of You for our well-being. 
Receive it, I ask You, 
O God most High, 
for Your holy Church, 
and for the people who You have purchased with Your own Blood. 
Let not, through my unworthiness, 
waste the price of their salvation,
whose saving Victim and Redemption You granted. 

April 27, 2017

For You have mercy upon all, O Lord, 
and hate nothing that You have made. 
Remember how frail our nature is, 
and that You are our Father and our God. 
Do not be angry with us forever, 
and do not shut Your tender mercies in displeasure. 
For it is not for our just works 
that we present our prayers before Your face, 
but for the multitude of Your tender mercies. 
Take away from us, O Lord, our iniquities, 
and mercifully kindle in us the fire of Your Holy Spirit. 
Take away from us the heart of stone, 
and give us a heart of flesh, 
a heart to love and adore You, 
a heart to delight in, to follow, and to enjoy You. 
And we ask Your mercy, O Lord, 
that You will look down graciously upon Your family, 
as it pays its vows to Your most holy name; 
and that the desire of none may be in vain, 
and the petitions of none unfulfilled, 
do You inspire our prayers, 
that they may be such as You delight to hear and answer.

Amen

April 26, 2017

Remember, O Good Saint Anne,
whose name means grace and mercy,
that never was it know
that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help,
and sought your intercession,
was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence,
I come before you,
sinful and sorrowful.
Holy mother of the Immaculate Virgin Mary,
and loving grandmother of the Saviour,
do not reject my appeal,
but hear me and answer my prayer.

Amen.

April 25, 2017

Merciful God, 
we thank you for food and drink 
transformed into energy and life 
and for sorrow changed into joy.
Through your Holy Spirit 
shine into our hearts 
so that what is hopeless within us 
may be startled with promise 
and what is dead within us 
may be resurrected through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

April 24, 2017

O God, 
the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, 
in Your mercy look down upon Your servant, Pope Francis,
whom You have hast appointed to preside over Your Church, 
and grant we beseech You 
that both by word and example 
he may edify those who are under his charge; 
so that, with the flock entrusted to him, 
he may attain life everlasting.
Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

April 23, 2017

May Christ Who was crucified for your sake
free you from excruciating pain.
May Christ Who died for you
free you from the death that never ends.
May Christ the Son of the living God,
set you in the ever green loveliness of His Paradise,
and may He, the true Shepherd
recognize you as one of His own.
May you see your Redeemer face to face
and standing in His presence forever,
may you see with joyful eyes
Truth revealed in all its fullness.

Amen.

April 22, 2017

O God, enlarge within us the sense of
fellowship with all living things,
our brothers the animals to whom You
gave the earth as their home in
common with us.

We remember with shame that in the past
we have exercised the high dominion
of man with ruthless cruelty
so that the voice of the earth,
which should have gone up to You
in song, has been a groan of travail.

May we realize that they live not for
us alone but for You and for
all Your creatures who love
the sweetness of life.
 

April 21, 2017

O Blessed Joseph, happy man, 
to whom it was given 
not only to see and to hear that God 
Whom many kings longed to see, 
and saw not, to hear, and heard not; 
but also to carry Him in your arms, 
to embrace Him, 
to clothe Him, 
and guard and defend Him. 
Pray for us, O Blessed Joseph.
That we may be made worthy
of the promises of Christ. 

April 20, 2017

Keep us, O God, from all pettiness.
Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
let us be done with fault-finding
and leave off all self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense
and meet each other face to face,
without self pity and without prejudice.
may we never be hasty in judgment,
and always be generous.
let us always take time for all things,
and make us to grow calm, serene and gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses,
to be straightforward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize
that it is the little things of life that create differences,
that in the big things of life,
we are as one.
And, O Lord God,
let us not forget to be kind!

Amen.
 

April 19, 2017

Mary, powerful Virgin, 
You are the mighty 
and glorious protector of the Church. 
You are the marvelous help of Christians. 
You are awe inspiring as an army in battle array. 
In the midst of our anguish, 
struggle, and distress, 
defend us from the power of the enemy, 
and at the hour of hour death, 
receive our soul in Heaven.
 

April 18, 2017

Jesus, Lord, don't let the fear of death overpower us. 
And don't let the loss of our loved ones 
cause us to doubt Your power to "Easter" everybody. 
Remind us, Lord, 
that You have the last words over death. 
You are risen! 
You are not "among the dead." 
Neither are we. 
We shall live forever in Your triumphant love.

Amen.
 

April 17, 2017

Lord, I believe, help my unbelief.
The first Christians recognized the signs and wonders of their day. 
Help me to see your guiding hand each day.
Reveal your risen presence to me as you come to me in Holy Communion.
Let my heart burn with love for you as you speak to me in the scriptures.
Keep alive in me the joy of this season 
that always and everywhere the Easter alleluia 
may arise as a hymn of glory to Your name. 

Amen

April 16, 2017

Heavenly Father and God of mercy, 
we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, 
for he is alive and has become the Lord of life. 
From the waters of death 
you raise us with him 
and renew your gift of life within us. 
Increase in our minds and hearts 
the risen life we share with Christ, 
and help us to grow as your people 
toward the fullness of eternal life with you. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord. 

Amen

April 15, 2017

Jesus, in Your cruel scourging 
in which You shed Your Blood 
most painfully and abundantly, 
offering it to Your Eternal Father 
in payment for our impatience and our wantonness, 
how is it, then, 
that we do not curb our wrath and self-love? 
Oh! let us try to be more patient in our trials, 
to cultivate self-control, 
and to bear in peace the injuries that men do to us. 

April 14, 2017

O Jesus, Who by reason of Your burning love for us 
has willed to be crucified 
and to shed Your Most Precious Blood 
for the redemption and salvation of our souls, 
look down upon us here gathered together 
in remembrance of Your most sorrowful Passion and Death, 
fully trusting in Your mercy; 
cleanse us from sin by Your grace, 
sanctify our toil, 
give to us and to all those who are dear to us our daily bread, 
sweeten our sufferings, 
bless our families, 
and to the nations so sorely afflicted, 
grant Your peace, 
which is the only true peace, 
so that by obeying Your commandments 
we may come at last to the glory of heaven.

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