Daily Prayer Archive

March 21, 2019

O Lord, repay us not according to the sins we have committed,
nor according to our iniquities.
O Lord, remember not our former iniquities,
let Your mercies speedily prevent us;
for we are become exceeding poor.
Help us, O God, our Savior:
and for the glory of Your Name, O Lord, deliver us:
and forgive us our sins for Your Name's sake.

March 20, 2019

Blessed Joseph, husband of Mary,
be with us this day.
You protected and cherished the Virgin;
loving the Child Jesus as your Son,
you rescued Him from the danger of death.
Defend the Church, 
the household of God,
purchased by the Blood of Christ.

March 19, 2019

Hail, Joseph, full of grace,
The Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among all men,
And blessed is your foster Child, Jesus.

Holy Joseph, guardian of the Son of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

March 18, 2019

Mercifully look down, we beseech You, O Lord,
upon the devotion of Your people
that they who are mortified in the flesh by abstinence,
may be refreshed in mind by the fruit of good works.

March 17, 2019

May the Strength of God guide us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Angels of God guard us,
Against the snares of the evil one. 

May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all! 

May Thy Grace, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and forevermore.

Amen.

March 16, 2019

O Mary, our crystal Fountain of Faith,
bathe our minds with the eternal truths!
O fragrant Lily of All Holiness,
captivate our hearts with your heavenly perfume!
O Conqueror of Evil and Death,
inspire in us a deep horror of sin,
which makes the soul detestable to God
and a slave of hell!

March 15, 2019

O Virgin Mother, we kneel before you
to manifest the sorrow we feel
for the grievances that people cause you,
and to atone by our prayers and sacrifices
for the offenses with which they return your love.
Obtain for them and for us the pardon of so many sins.
Hasten the conversion of sinners
that they may love Jesus
and cease to offend the Lord,
already so much offended.
Turn your eyes of mercy toward us,
that we may love God with all our heart on earth
and enjoy Him forever in heaven.

Amen.

March 14, 2019

Look down upon Your household, O Lord,
and grant that our souls,
chastened by the mortification of the flesh,
may glow in Your sight with the desire for You.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God
world without end.

Amen.

March 13, 2019

O Most-Holy Mother, today we wish to entrust to you the future that awaits us,
and we ask you to be with us on our way.
We are the men and women of an extraordinary time,
exhilarating yet full of contradictions.
Humanity now has instruments of unprecedented power:
we can turn this world into a garden,
or reduce it to a pile of rubble.
We have devised the astounding capacity
to intervene in the very well-springs of life:
man can use this power for good,
within the bounds of the moral law,
or he can succumb to the short-sighted pride
of a science which accepts no limits,
but tramples on the respect due to every human being.
Today as never before in the past,
humanity stands at a crossroads.
And once again, O Virgin Most Holy,
salvation lies fully and uniquely in Jesus, your Son. 

March 12, 2019

Lead us, O God to our salvation,
make the Lenten fast a rich experience for us,
and instruct our minds with Heavenly discipline.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
world without end.

Amen.

March 11, 2019

O gracious Master,
infuse in our hearts
the spotless light of Your Divine Wisdom
and open the eyes of our mind
that we may understand the teachings of Your Gospel.
Instill in us also the fear of Your blessed commandments,
so that having curbed all carnal desires,
we may lead a spiritual life,
both thinking and doing everything to please You.
For You, O Christ, our God,
are the enlightenment of our souls and bodies;
and to You we render glory,
together with Your eternal Father,
and with Your all holy,
life-creating Spirit,
now and ever, and forever.

March 10, 2019

O Jesus! for love of Your Most Holy Mother,
grant me the grace to love You as She does:
above all things,
so that I may do Your Holy Will better,
this day and all days!
I thank You for having blessed me
with so many graces in my life, and
in particular that You have granted me
the grace to see another day.
I resolve to act solely to please You:
for love of You
and Your Immaculate Mother.

Amen.

March 9, 2019

Holy Mary, though degraded by our faults
and overwhelmed by infinite misery,
we admire and praise the peerless richness
of the sublime gifts with which God has filled you,
above every other mere creature,
from the first moment of your conception
until the day on which,
after your assumption into heaven,
he crowned you Queen of the Universe.

March 8, 2019

O St. Joseph, help me to toil conscientiously,
Putting devotion to duty
Before my own inclinations;
To labor with thankfulness and joy,
Deeming it an honor
To employ and to develop by my labor
The gifts I have received from Almighty God;

To work with order,
Peace, moderation and patience,
Without ever shrinking
From weariness and difficulties.

March 7, 2019

O Mary, Here we stand before you
to entrust to your maternal care
ourselves, the Church, the entire world.
Plead for us with your beloved Son
that he may give us in abundance the Holy Spirit,
the Spirit of truth which is the fountain of life.
Receive the Spirit for us and with us,
as happened in the first community gathered round you
in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.
May the Spirit open our hearts to justice and love,
and guide people and nations to mutual understanding
and a firm desire for peace.
We entrust to you all people, beginning with the weakest:
the babies yet unborn,
and those born into poverty and suffering,
the young in search of meaning,
the unemployed,
and those suffering hunger and disease.
We entrust to you all troubled families,
the elderly with no one to help them,
and all who are alone and without hope.

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