Daily Prayer Archive

July 10, 2018

O my God, make me prudent in my undertakings,
courageous in dangers,
patient in afflictions,
and humble in prosperity.
Grant that I may be ever attentive at my prayers,
temperate at my meals,
diligent in my employments,
and constant in my resolutions.

Let my conscience be ever upright and pure,
my exterior modest,
my conversation edifying,
and my conduct steady.

Assist me, that I may continually labor to overcome nature,
to correspond with Your grace,
to keep Your commandments,
and to work out my salvation.

July 9, 2018

Blood of Jesus, inebriate me!
O Jesus, my Beloved Savior,
ever present in the Tabernacle,
to be the strength,
the joy and the food of souls,
I come to consecrate myself to Your Precious Blood,
and to pledge You my sincere love and fidelity.
Pierced with sorrow at the remembrance of Your sufferings,
the contemplation of the Cross,
and the thought of the outrages
and contempt lavished by ungrateful souls
upon Your dear Blood,
I long, O my Jesus,
to bring joy to Your Heart,
and to make You forget my sins,
and those of the whole world,
by consecrating my body and soul to Your service.
I desire, my Jesus, to live henceforth,
only by Your Blood and for Your Blood.
I now choose It as my greatest treasure
and the dearest object of my love.

July 8, 2018

O Most Sweet Savior, Jesus Christ,
how great was Your love,
which drew You from the bosom of the Father
to this vale of tears,
to take our flesh and endure infinite miseries and wrongs,
even the death of the Cross,
and that only for us miserable sinners
and for our salvation.
O how great was Your love!
Your mightiest have condemned us,
and You chose to save us:
we were guilty,
and You, the sinless One,
endured our punishment to set us free.

July 7, 2018

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses,
I offer myself soul and body to You,
Eternal Spirit of God.
I adore the brightness of Your purity,
the unerring keenness of Your justice,
and the might of Your love.
You are the Strength and Light of my soul.
In You I live and move and am.
I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace,
and I pray with all my heart to be kept
from the smallest sin against You.
Mercifully guard my every thought
and grant that I may always watch for Your light
and listen to Your voice
and follow Your gracious inspirations.

July 6, 2018

My Queen and my Mother,
I give myself entirely to you;
and to show my devotion to you,
I consecrate to you this day my eyes,
my ears, my mouth, my heart,
my whole being without reserve.
Wherefore, good Mother,
as I am your own,
keep me, guard me,
as your property and possession.

Amen.

July 5, 2018

In You, O God, I put my trust.

In you, O God, I have experienced Your grace.
My trust and confidence come from knowing You, O Lord.
It is the reason I have confidence in Your goodness, O Lord.

In time of pain and misery, I have confidence in You, O Lord,
since You stay faithful and listen compassionately to me.
In times when I cannot get out of darkness,
You are there to raise me with Your love.
You embrace me like a lost son
looking for affirmation and assurance.
Your love and presence to me, Lord,
is why I have confidence in You.

I have confidence in You, Lord, since
You have helped me through others.
In the thickness of things, You stay close to me
like a trustworthy friend.
You do not judge me in my shortcomings,
but Your gaze of love melts my heart.

You, O Lord, are full of love and compassion
towards a broken-hearted soul.
Your gaze is what gives me the confidence
to get up and journey on in life.
I have no confidence in money or power that five false security.
I have no confidence in fame, prestige, or the praise of others.
I have no confidence in pride, achievement, or success.

But I have every confidence in your
unconditional love and goodness.
I have every confidence in your mercy and forgiveness.
It is this confidence in Your, O Lord,
that draws me closer and closer to You.

- Columban Fr. Felisiano Fatu

July 4, 2018

Eternal God, stir our minds
and stimulate our hearts
with a high sense of patriotism
on this Fourth of July.
May all that this day symbolizes
renew our faith in freedom,
our devotion to democracy,
and redouble our efforts to keep
a government of the people,
by the people,
and for the people
truly alive in our world.

July 3, 2018

Loving God, on the eve of our Nation’s birthday,
grant that we may renew our resolve
to dedicate ourselves to ushering in
an era when good will shall live
in the hearts of a free people,
justice shall be the light to guide their feet,
and peace shall be the goal of humankind:
to the glory of your holy name
and the good of our Nation and of all mankind.

Amen.

July 2, 2018

My God, I believe in You;
please strengthen my faith.
All my hopes are in You;
please secure them.
I love You with my whole heart;
teach me to love You daily more and more.
If I I have offended You; increase my sorrow.

I adore You as my first beginning.
I aspire after You as my last end.
I give You thanks as my constant Benefactor.
I call upon You as my sovereign Protector.

Grant, O my God,
to conduct me by Your wisdom,
to restrain me by Your justice,
to conform me by Your mercy,
and to defend me by Your power.

July 1, 2018

Lord, I believe in You: increase my faith.
I trust in You: strengthen my trust.
I love You: let me love You more and more.
I am sorry for my sins: deepen my sorrow.

I worship You as my first beginning,
I long for You as my last end,
I praise You as my constant helper,
and call on You as my loving protector.

Guide me by Your wisdom,
correct me with Your justice,
comfort me with Your mercy,
protect me with Your power.

June 30, 2018

Blessed are you,
Mother of my Lord,
For you have believed the Word of God.

In faith and love,
You have pondered the Words and actions of God
In your life and the life of God's people.

With Jesus we call you mother.
Pray for us,
And ask your Son to lead us to the Father.

Amen.

June 29, 2018

O holy Apostles, Peter and Paul,
obtain for me, I pray you, lively faith,
firm hope, and burning love;
patience in adversity, humility in prosperity,
purity of heart and resignation to the will of God.
So, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits,
I may be able to overcome the temptations
of the world and the devil,
and be made worthy to appear before Jesus Christ,
who with the Father and the Holy Spirit
lives and reigns for endless ages,
to enjoy His presence and love Him forever.

Amen.

June 28, 2018

Lord – I am so often … what’s the word?
… frustrated by the poor results
of my efforts to get to know You.

Like the rich young man, I can say,
“All these things I have done since my childhood.”
- Mass, prayers, attempts at talking to You
and listening to Your – the lot.

The psalmist puts the words on it for me:
“Lord, why do You keep silent?”
From the days of Job until today,
people have wondered: “Is the problem
that we are asking the wrong question?”

Lord, although I am so often assailed by doubts,
give me today and tomorrow enough confidence
and certainty to take the next step.

Open my mind and touch my heart
that I may really come to know
that the words of the song are true.

Lord, I know You are near.
Your are always on my side.

- Columban Fr. Aloysius Connaughton

June 27, 2018

O Lord, put me on guard against my human weaknesses.
Let me cherish Your love for me,
keep Your law, and come at last to Your salvation.

Teach me to realize that this world is passing,
that my true future is happiness of heaven,
that life on earth is short,
and the life to come eternal.
Help me to prepare for death with a proper fear of judgment,
but a greater trust in Your goodness.
Lead me safely through death to the endless joy of heaven.

Grant this though Christ our Lord.

Amen.

June 26, 2018

Be with us,
Lord, tonight.
Stay to adore and praise,
and give thanks for us while we sleep;
to draw down mercy and grace upon the world;
to give strength to the suffering souls
in purgatory in their long night of waiting.

Stay with us,
to guard the innocent,
to sustain the tempted,
to raise the fallen,
to curb the power of the evil one,

Stay with us,
to comfort the sorrowing,
to bless the death-beds,
to grant contrition to the dying,
to receive into the arms of Your mercy
the thousands that this night
must come before You for judgment.

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