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Daily Prayer Archive

September 1, 2019

Night is falling dear Mother, long day is o'er;
Before thy image I am kneeling once more
To thank thee for keeping me safe this day,
To ask thee this night to keep evil away.

Many times have I fallen Mother dear;
Many graces neglected since last I knelt here;
Wilt thou not in pity, my own Mother Mild,
Ask Jesus to pardon the sins of thy child?

I am going to sleep now, day's work is done;
Its hours and its moments have passed one by one.
God Who will judge me, has counted them all;
He has numbered each grace, He has counted each fall;

In His book they are written against the last day.
Oh! Mother Ask Jesus to wash them away.
For one drop of His Blood for sinners was spilt,
Is sufficient to cleanse the world of its guilt.

And if er' the dawn I should draw my last breath;
The sleep I take be the long sleep of death;
Be near me Mother for dear Jesus' sake.
When at eternity shore my soul shall awake.

Amen.

August 31, 2019

Mary, I beg you,
by that grace through which the Lord is with you
and you will to be with him,
let your mercy be with me.
Let love for you always be with me,
and the care for me be always with you.
Let the cry of my need,
as long as it persists, be with you,
and the care of your goodness,
as long as I need it, be with me.
Let joy in your blessedness
be always with me,
and compassion for my wretchedness,
where I need it, be with you.

August 30, 2019

You began immediately,
O holy Virgin,
to love and glorify God most perfectly,
and from that first moment
to the last of your life,
you did ever love and glorify him more and more.
As for me, in spite of all the years
I have been in this world,
I have not yet begun to love and serve him as I should.

O angels, and saints of Jesus Christ,
pray for me, that our loving Savior may give me new grace
and new love for him,
to devote this year and my whole life,
purely and solely to the service of His glory and love.

August 29, 2019

Eternal Father,
turn away Your angry gaze from our guilty people
whose face has become unsightly in Your eyes.
Look instead upon the Face of Your Beloved Son,
for this is the Face of Him
in Whom You are well pleased.
We now offer You this Holy Face,
covered with shame and disfigured by bloody bruises
in reparation for the crimes of our age
in order to appease Your anger,
justly provoked against us.
Because Your Divine Son, our Redeemer,
has taken upon His Head all the sins of His members,
that they might be spared,
we now beg of You, Eternal Father,
to grant us mercy.

Amen.

August 28, 2019

Breathe into me, Holy Spirit,
that my thoughts may all be holy.

Move in me, Holy Spirit,
that my work, too, may be holy.

Attract my heart, Holy Spirit,
that I may love only what is holy.

Strengthen me, Holy Spirit,
that I may defend all that is holy.

By St. Augustine.
Protect me, Holy Spirit,
that I may always be holy.

August 27, 2019

Blessed Monica, mother of St. Augustine,
we give thanks to our Father in Heaven
Who looked with mercy upon your tears
over your wayward son.
His conversion and heroic sanctification
were the fruit of your prayers.
Dear St. Monica
we now ask you to pray with us
for all those sons and daughters that have wandered away from God,
and to add your prayers to those of all mothers
who are worried over their children.
Pray also for us that,
following your example, we may,
in the company of our children,
one day enjoy the eternal vision of our Father in Heaven.

Amen.

August 26, 2019

August 26, 2019

Jesus, I entrust all my problems to you.
Come to me. Speak to me.
Reveal the will of God to me.
Deliver me from dangers and diseases.
Jesus! Pour your precious blood on me.
Remove all the stain of sin from me.
Grant me freely, redemption from sin
and salvation by the merit of the crucifixion
and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Deliver me from evil desire, wicked men
and temptations of the devil.
Save me by the merit of your suffering.
Jesus, send upon me, in power,
the Holy Spirit, promised by the Father.
Renew me, and my dear ones by the Holy Spirit.
Thank you God. Praise be Jesus.
Praise be the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

August 25, 2019

O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Queen of the World, rule over us,
together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King.
Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism;
kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity,
the practice of a virtuous life,
an ardent zeal for souls,
and a desire to pray the rosary more faithfully.

August 24, 2019

May we be assisted, we beseech You , O Lord,
by the worshipful intercession of Your glorious Mother, the ever-Virgin Mary;
that we, who have been enriched by her perpetual blessings,
may be delivered from all dangers,
and through her loving kindness made to be of one heart and mind:
Who lives and reigns world without end.

Amen.

August 23, 2019

O St. Rose,
first flower of sanctity in the New World,
let the fragrance of Your virtues diffuse itself in our lives.
Grant that we may imitate Your holy purity;
obtain for us courage in the practice of penance.
Teach us, O St. Rose,
to love Christ Crucified and Mary His Mother.
Beseech Your Divine Spouse,
to bless all the Americas,
which give thanks for Your glory to Him,
the Giver of all good gifts.

Amen.

August 22, 2019

O Queen of the most holy Rosary,
in these times of brazen impiety,
show again Your power,
with the signs which accompanied Your victories of old,
and from the throne where You are seated,
dispensing pardon and grace,
in pity watch over the Church of Your Son,
His Vicar, and every order of the clergy and laity,
suffering in grievous warfare.
Hasten, O most powerful destroyer of heresy,
hasten the hour of mercy seeing that the hour of judgment
is daily challenged by innumerable offences.
Obtain for me, the lowest of men,
kneeling suppliant in Your presence,
the grace which may enable me to live a just life on earth,
and reign with the just in Heaven,
while with the faithful throughout the world,
O Queen of the most holy Rosary,
I salute You and cry out:
Pray for us!

Amen.

August 21, 2019

Glorious St. Joseph,
model of all those who are devoted to labor,
obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously,
putting the call of duty above my many sins;
to work with thankfulness and joy,
considering it an honor to employ and develop,
by means of labor, the gifts received from God;
to work with order, peace, prudence and patience;
to work, above all, with purity of intention.
All for Jesus, all for Mary,
all after Your example,
O Patriarch Joseph.
Such shall be my motto in life and death.

August 20, 2019

Mary, our Mother,
the whole world reveres you
as the holiest shrine of the living God,
for in you the salvation of the world dawned.
The Son of God was pleased to take human form from you.
You have broken down the wall of hatred,
the barrier between heaven and earth
which was set us by the disobedience of Adam and Eve.
In you heaven met earth
when divinity and humanity were joined in one person,
the God-Man.
Mother of God, we sing your praises,
but we must praise you even more.
Our speech is too feeble to honor you as we ought,
for no tongue is eloquent enough to express your excellence.
Mary, most powerful, most holy, and worthy of all love.
Your name brings new life,
and the thought of you inspires love
in the hearts of those devoted to you.

August 19, 2019

O Mother of mercy,
beg your divine Son to have mercy on me.
Atone for my failings,
offering Him on my behalf all the love
and glory you ever gave Him,
to satisfy for my neglect
in loving and glorifying Him.
Grant that I may share
in your surpassing love for him,
and in the fidelity of that great eternal love.
Pray for me,
that He may give me the grace to begin,
at least now, to love Him perfectly,
and that all that shall take place
during this year, and all my life,
may be consecrated to His glory and your honor.

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