Daily Prayer Archive

Daily Prayer – Come to My Aid

November 3, 2017

Remember, O most pure spouse 
of the Virgin Mary,
my beloved Patron, 
that never it has been heard
that anyone invoked your patronage 
and sought your aid
without being comforted.
Inspired by this confidence I come to you
and fervently commend myself to you.
Despise not my petition,
O dearest foster father of our Redeemer,
but accept it graciously.


Daily Prayer – Bestow Your Mercies

November 2, 2017

My God,
bestow Your blessings and Your mercies
on all persons
and on those souls in Purgatory
for whom I am in charity, gratitude, or friendship bound
and have the desire to pray.

Daily Prayer – All Saints Prayer

November 1, 2017

Almighty and Everlasting God,
who placed the flame of Your love in the hearts of the saints,
grant us the same faith and power of love
as we rejoice in their triumphs.
May their prayers bring us your forgiveness and love
that we may profit by their examples, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Daily Prayer –For the Holy Souls in Purgatory

October 31, 2017

Have Mercy, O gentle Jesus! 
on the Souls detained in Purgatory. 
Thou Who for their ransom didst take upon Thyself 
our human nature and suffer the most cruel death, 
pity their sighs and the tears shed 
when they raise their longing eyes toward Thee; 
and by virtue of Thy Passion, 
cancel the penalty due to their sins. 

May Thy Blood, O tender Jesus, 
Thy Precious Blood, descend into Purgatory
to solace and refresh those who there languish in captivity. 
Reach forth Thy hand to them, 
and lead them into the realms of refreshment, 
light and peace.


Daily Prayer - Raise them Up

October 30, 2017

Father, God of all consolation, 
in Your unending love and mercy for us 
You turn the darkness of death into the dawn of new life. 
Through Your Son, Jesus Christ, 
we ask You to deliver the souls in Purgatory, 
especially those for whom we now pray.

Welcome them into Your presence 
and bless them with eternal light and peace. 
Raise them up to live forever with all Your saints 
in the glory of the Resurrection. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Daily Prayer - Rewards of Eternal Life

October 29, 2017

O God, whose only-begotten Son, 
by His life, death and resurrection, 
has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; 
grant, we beseech Thee, that, 
meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
we may imitate what they contain 
and obtain what they promise, 
through the same Christ our Lord. 


Daily Prayer - Persevere in Hope

October 28, 2017

Lord Jesus, our Savior and our brother,
listen to our prayer and look with love on Your child.
Visit him/her in this time of sickness
and fill him/her with the gifts of your Spirit,
that he/she may have the courage to carry your cross,
the strength to believe in your love,
and the faith to persevere in hope and prayer.
Restore his/her strength
and bring him/her back to full health.

Lord Jesus, unite our prayer to your own,
and present it to God most high.
To God be glory and praise for ever and ever.


Daily Prayer - Send Your Angel to Mass

October 27, 2017

O holy angel, at my side,
Go to church for me,
Kneel in my place at Holy Mass
Where I desire to be.
At Offertory, in my stead,
Take all I am and own,
And place it as a sacrifice
Upon the Alter Throne.
At Holy Consecrations bell,
Adore with Seraph's love.
My Jesus hidden in the Host,
Come down from Heaven above.
And when the Priest, communion takes,
Oh, bring my Lord to me,
That His sweet heart may rest on mine,
And I His temple be.

Daily Prayer - Grant Me Serenity

October 26, 2017

O God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change
the courage to change the things I can
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time.
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace.
Taking, as he did, the sinful world as it is, 
not as I would have it.
Trusting that he will make all things right 
if I surrender to His will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life, 
and supremely happy with Him forever.

Daily Prayer - Salutations to Mary

October 25, 2017

Hail Mary!
Daughter of God the Father. 

Hail Mary!
Mother of God the Son. 

Hail Mary!
Spouse of God the Holy Ghost. 

Hail Mary!
Temple of the Most Blessed Trinity. 

Hail Mary! 
Pure Lily of the Effulgent Trinity, God.

Hail Mary! 
Celestial Rose of the ineffable Love of God.

Hail Mary! 
Virgin pure and humble, 
of whom the King of Heaven willed to be born 
and with your milk to be nourished.

Daily Prayer - Simeon’s Prayer

October 24, 2017

Lord, now You let Your servant go in peace. 
Your word has been fulfilled. 
My own eyes have seen the salvation 
which You have prepared in the sight of every people. 
A light to reveal You to the nations 
and the glory of Your people Israel.


Daily Prayer - Heal Your Servant

October 23, 2017

O Lord, heal Your servant
from the afflictions that they are now suffering. 
Strengthen our faith like that of the Roman Centurion, 
so that we may ask for this healing with the same faith, 
trust, and hope that Your servant
will be healed in the same manner 
that the Centurion’s servant was restored to health. 
O Holy physician of our souls and bodies, 
hear this fervent prayer for Your servant 
and grant this request as we hold this, 
Your servant up before Your glorious Throne. 
We ask this in the victorious 
and Holy Name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.


Daily Prayer - Consume Me O Lord

October 22, 2017

O My God,
in order that I may be a living act of perfect love,
I offer myself as a whole burnt offering
to your tender love.
Consume me continually,
letting my soul overflow
with the floods of infinite tenderness
that are found in you,
so that I may become a martyr
of your love.

Let this martyrdom make me ready to appear before you
and at last cause me to expire.
Let my soul cast itself without delay
into the everlasting arms of your merciful love.
O my beloved,
with every beat of my heart
I desire to renew this offering
an infinite number of times,
until that day when the shadows shall vanish
and I shall be able to retell my love
in an internal face-to-face with you.


Daily Prayer - Prayer for Self-Giving

October 21, 2017

I beg you, Lord,
let the fiery, gentle power of your love
take possession of my soul,
and snatch it away
from everything under heaven,
that I may die for love of your love
as you saw fit to die for love of mine. 


Daily Prayer - Save the Afflicted

October 20, 2017

We beseech You, O Lord, 
to be our helper and protector.
Save the afflicted among us; 
have mercy on the lowly; 
raise up the fallen; 
appear to the needy; 
heal the ungodly; 
restore the wanderers of your people; 
feed the hungry; 
ransom our prisoners; 
raise up the sick; 
comfort the faint-hearted. 


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