Daily Prayer Archive

August 24, 2018

O Glorious St. Bartholomew,
Jesus called you a person without guile
and you saw in this word a sign
that he was the Son of God and King of Israel.
Obtain for us the grace to be
ever guileless and innocent as doves.
At the same time, help us to have
your gift of faith to see the Divine hand
in the events of daily life.
May we discern the signs of the times
that lead to Jesus on earth
and will eventually unite us
to him forever in heaven.

Amen.

August 23, 2018

Heavenly Father, caring and loving God,
You never fail to help me when I
call upon You in my time of need.

Guide the doctors
who are treating me in my illness.
Help the nurses and staff
who are caring for me.

Hold me gently in the palm
of Your healing hand
and protect me from all harm.

Amen.

- Columban Fr. John Marley

August 22, 2018

O most merciful Father,
who has so loved me as to give me
Your only-begotten Son for my food and drink,
and with Him all things,
look upon the Face of Your Anointed,
in whom Your art well pleased.
This Your Beloved Son,
and with Him my heart,
I offer and present to You for all the blessings
You have this day given me.
May Your, O Father,
be now well pleased in Him,
and through Him turn away Your indignation from me.

August 21, 2018

Most holy Virgin,
who pleased our Lord and became his mother,
Virgin Immaculate in your body and soul,
in your body and soul,
in your faith and love,
at this solemn jubilee
of the promulgation of the dogma
which proclaimed you to the entire world
as conceived without sin,
look kindly on us unfortunate ones
who implore your powerful protection.
The infernal serpent,
upon whom the primeval curse was laid,
continues, alas,
to attack and tempt the hapless children of Eve.
Ah! Do you, our blessed Mother,
our Queen and Advocate,
who at the first moment of your conception
did crush the enemy's head,
do you gather together our prayers
and we beseech you
present them before God's throne,
that we may never allow ourselves
to be caught in the snares laid for us,
but that we may reach the portal of salvation,
and that the Church and Christian society
may once more chant the hymn of deliverance,
of victory and of peace.

Amen.

August 20, 2018

O Blessed Virgin,
Mother of my God and Savior,
present my petitions to your Son.
O all the Angels and Saints, citizens of heaven,
join also your prayers with mine.
You stand always before the Throne,
and see Him face to face,
whom I here receive under veils.
Be ever mindful of me,
and obtain from Him and through Him
that with you I may bless Him
and love Him forever.

Amen.

August 19, 2018

O Lord Jesus Christ,
in presenting ourselves before Your adorable Face
to ask of You the graces of which we stand most in need,
we beseech You above all,
to grant us that interior disposition
of never refusing at any time to do what You require of us
by Your holy Commandments and Divine inspirations.

Amen.

August 18, 2018

O compassionate Mother, not to forget us.
Grant, O Lady, that we,
your devout children,
may be favored more beyond comparison
than are all other men on earth,
The whole world should know that the dear children of Mary
are the best of Heaven and earth:
they are the spoiled children,
who enjoy all the choicest possessions of their Mother;
they are the beloved ones,
who, being caressed in the bosom of the Queen of Heaven,
are doubly favored
and doubly caressed by the Majesty of God,
This I hope, O most beautiful Mother;
and this I am confident that You will do,
O sovereign Princess,
do it in your name;
for all Heaven begs you,
and with importunity asks it of you.
Say only yes, pronounce only a loving consent;
be it done, be it done.

August 17, 2018

Grant, O Lord, to Your Church,
assurance of freedom and immunity from harm;
give peace and order to all nations,
and make the earth resound
from pole to pole with one cry:

Praise to the Divine Heart
that wrought our salvation:
to it be glory and honor forever.

Amen.

August 16, 2018

God of Mercy and Compassion -

When I hesitate to act because of fear, be my strength.
When I question my existence, assure me.
When I want to show off my worth, humble me.
When I miss seeing the needs of others, awaken me.
When I forget the beauty of loving presence, remind me.
When I run away from a call to present, bring me back.

- Columban Lay Missionary Arlenne Villahermosa

August 15, 2018

Holy Mother Mary,
we all rejoice with you today
on the feast of your glorious Assumption into heaven.
You have been taken up body and soul into heaven.
There, with your Divine Son,
you await our coming,
and prepare a place for us.
Mother Mary,
it is a great comfort to us to realize that your precious body,
the tabernacle of the infant Christ,
is now in heaven with Him.
Your being taken into heaven is also,
like the resurrection of Christ's body,
a pledge to us of the resurrection of our own bodies.
O most pure Virgin Mary,
help us to have great respect for these bodies of ours,
and for those of others because we recognize in them
the temple of the Holy Spirit,
and because we look forward to seeing each other,
body and soul,
with you and your Son Jesus Christ forever in heaven.

Amen.

August 14, 2018

Be the King, O Lord,
not only of the faithful who have never forsaken You,
but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned You,
grant that they may quickly return to their Father's house,
lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.

Be the King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions,
or whom discord keeps aloof
and call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith,
so that soon there may be but one flock and one shepherd.

Be the King of all those who even now sit in the shadow of sin,
and refuse to step into the light of Your kingdom.
Look, finally, with eyes of pity upon Your chosen people;
and let Your Blood, descend upon them
in a cleansing flood of redemption and eternal life.

August 13, 2018

Oh Dear Jesus,
we are so far away from Your most pure and Sacred Heart.
As a family we need Your help.
Heal all the quarrels that exist
in our family due to our unforgiveness
and lack of love for You.
Heal our unbelieving and unconverted hearts
and lead us to Your Sacred Heart with love.
Unite us as a family
and remove all stain of sinfulness from our souls.
Help us to be a prayerful and loving family,
so that through our example
we may lead other souls to Your Most Sacred Heart.

August 12, 2018

O Immaculate Mother,
lead us to Heaven,
inflame us with the Divine Love,
let shine upon us that same light of glory
which You behold forever!
Let us see What You see and gaze upon Him in Trinity,
that we may share the fullness of Your Heart’s joy forever!
Let it be!

Amen.

August 11, 2018

Most sweet Jesus,
Redeemer of the human race,
look down upon us,
humbly prostrate before Your altar.

We are Yours and Yours we wish to be;
but to be more surely united with You,
behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today
to Your Most Sacred Heart.

Many, indeed, have never known You;
many, too, despising Your precepts,
have rejected You.

Have mercy on them all,
most merciful Jesus,
and draw them to Your Sacred Heart.

August 10, 2018

Oh most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
we come to you as a family
and consecrate ourselves to Your Sacred Heart.
Protect us through Your Most Precious Blood
and keep us pure and holy.

We give You our hearts Dearest Jesus,
and consecrate our family through the generations.
Through the prayers of our Dearest Mother Mary,
may we live this consecration every day of our lives.

Amen. 

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