Daily Prayer Archive

April 13, 2017

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

April 12, 2017

O Blessed Virgin Mary, you are the mother
and queen of every Christian family.
When you conceived and gave birth to Jesus,
human motherhood reached its greatest achievement.
From the time of the Annunciation
you were the living chalice of the Son of God made man.
You are the queen of the home.

As a woman of faith, you inspire all mothers 
to transmit faith to their children.
Watch over our families.
Let children learn free and loving obedience 
inspired by your obedience to God.
Let parents learn dedication
and selflessness based on your unselfish attitude.
Let all families honor you and remain devoted to you 
so that they may be held together by your example
and your intercession.

Amen.

April 11, 2017

O Virgin, fair as the moon,
delight of the angels and saints in heaven,
grant that we may become like you
and that our souls may receive a ray of your beauty,
which does not decline with the years
but shines forth into eternity.

O Mary, sun of heaven,
restore life where there is death
and enlighten spirits where there is darkness.
Turn your countenance to your children
and radiate on us your light and your fervor.

O Mary, powerful as an army,
grant victory to our ranks.
We are very weak
and our enemy rages with uttermost conceit.
But under your banner
we are confident of overcoming him. 

Save us, O Mary,
fair as the moon,
bright as the sun,
awe inspiring as an army set in battle array
and sustained not by hatred
but by the ardor of love.

Amen.

April 9, 2017

Almighty and ever-living God,
I approach the sacrament
of Your only-begotten Son
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
I come sick to the doctor of life,
unclean to the fountain of mercy,
blind to the radiance of eternal light,
and poor and needy to the Lord
of heaven and earth. 

April 8, 2017

I Beseech You, 
most sweet Lord Jesus Christ, 
that Your Passion may be to me power 
by which I may be strengthened, 
protected and defended. 

May Your wounds be to me food 
and drink by which I may be nourished, 
inebriated, and delighted. 

May the sprinkling of Your Blood be to me 
an absolution for all my sins. 

May Your death prove for me unfailing life, 
and may Your Cross be to me eternal glory. 

In these be my refreshment, 
joy, health, and delight of my heart: 
You who lives and reigns forever. 

Amen. 

April 7, 2017

Lord, unite me more closely to You, 
the one true God 
and lead me safely through death 
to everlasting happiness with You. 

And I pray that You will lead me, 
a sinner to the banquet 
where You with Your Son and Holy Spirit, 
are true and perfect light, 
total fulfillment, 
everlasting joy, 
gladness without end, 
and perfect happiness to Your saints. 

Grant this through Christ our Lord. 

Amen. 
 

April 6, 2017

O Lord, through your holy communion
may I be protected from evil.

May You be a helmet of faith 
and a shield of good will. 
May You purify me from evil ways 
and put an end to my evil passions. 

May You bring me charity and patience, 
humility and obedience, 
and growth in power to do good. 

May You be my strong defense against all my enemies, 
visible and invisible, 
and the perfect calming of all my evil impulses. 
 

April 5, 2017

Lord, Father all-powerful, 
and ever-living God, 
I thank You, 
for even though I am a sinner, 
Thy unprofitable servant, 
not because of my worth, 
but in the kindness of Your mercy, 
You have fed me with the precious Body 
and Blood of Your Son, 
our Lord Jesus Christ. 

I pray that this holy communion 
may not bring me condemnation 
and punishment but forgiveness and salvation. 
 

April 4, 2017

May the tribute of my humble ministry 
be pleasing to You, Holy Trinity. 

Grant that the sacrifice which I, 
unworthy as I am, 
have offered in the presence of Your majesty 
may be acceptable to You. 

Through Your mercy may it bring forgiveness to me 
and to all for whom I have offered it: 
through Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

April 3, 2017

Father, source of light in every age, 
the virgin conceived and bore Your Son 
Who is called Wonderful God, 
Prince of Peace. 
May her prayer, 
the gift of a mother's love, 
be Your people's joy through all ages. 
May her response, 
born of a humble heart, 
draw Your Spirit to rest on Your people. 
Grant this through Christ our Lord. 

Amen.
 

April 2, 2017

Jesus, my Lord, let me go to Mary 
when suffering threatens to overwhelm me. 
Ask your mother to stay with me 
when I am afraid and tempted to surrender. 
Let me look to Mary as my model for love, 
as well as my haven of healing. 
Make sure I am considerate of other people 
and notice how they are affected by their suffering. 
 

April 1, 2017

I'm not the only one. 
I beg you, Lord,
to help me grow in compassion. 
If I am faithful to You 
and close to Your blessed mother, 
those who suffer will be comforted by my presence...
and they will gain courage 
as I stand beside them, 
by their cross.

Amen.

March 30, 2017

Most Holy and adorable Trinity,
one God in three Persons,
I praise you and give you thanks
for all the favors you have bestowed on me.
Your goodness has preserved me until now.

I offer you my whole being
and in particular all my thoughts, words, and deeds,
together with all the trials I may undergo this day.
Give them your blessing.
May your divine love animate them
and may they serve your greater glory.

I make this morning offering in union
with the divine intentions of Jesus Christ
who offers himself daily in the holy sacrifice of the Mass,
and in union with Mary, his Virgin Mother and our Mother,
who was always the faithful handmaid of the Lord.

Amen.

March 22, 2017

Merciful Jesus, 
during Your life on earth 
You showed great concern for the sick and the infirm. 
Have compassion now on all those 
who are sick or in pain. 
Grant them a healing of mind and body 
and restore their strength and spirit. 
Comfort them with the knowledge 
that we are praying for them, 
and give them peace with a sense of Your presence. 
May they know that in the special way 
they are united with You, 
their suffering Christ. 
May they contribute to the welfare 
of the whole People of God 
by associating themselves freely 
with Your passion and death 
for the salvation of the world. 
Bless, too, those who take care of the sick. 
In their own time of need, 
bestow on them a hundred fold the blessings 
they have given to others.

Amen.

March 21, 2017

Infinitely merciful Father, 
I offer You by the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary 
with St. Joseph, 
the nine choirs of Angels 
and all the Saints, 
the adorations, praises, love and infinite holiness of Your beloved Son, 
Our Lord Jesus Christ, 
His heart wounded and burning with love, 
all His blood shed for us, 
all His sacred wounds 
and in them my life and sufferings of all people, 
for my salvation and for the salvation of the whole world, 
the deliverance of all souls from Purgatory 
and the praise of Your merciful Father, 
I offer You the wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ 
for those in agony today.

Amen. 
 

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