Daily Prayer Archive

Whatsoever You Do

February 20, 2018

When I was hungry, you gave me to eat;
when I was thirsty you gave me to drink.

Whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren, you do it to Me.
Come and enter the house of My Father.

When I was a stranger, you opened your doors;
when I was naked, you gave me clothes.

When I was tired, you gave me peace;
when I was frightened, you calmed me down.

When I was small, you taught me to read;
when I was lonely, you gave me your love.

I was in prison, you visited me;
When I was sick and you took care of me.

In a strange country, you gave me a home;
when I had no job, you found me one.

You were on My side in times of despair;
in the hour of joy, we were together.

Prayer for Our Nation

February 19, 2018

Almighty God, Who has given us this good land for our heritage;
We humbly beg You that we may always prove ourselves
a people mindful of Your favor and glad to do Your will.

Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners.
Save us from violence, discord, and confusion,
from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way.

Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people,
the multitude of many tongues brought to our shores.

Endow with Your spirit of wisdom
those whom in Your name we entrust the authority of government,
that there may be justice and peace at home,
and that through obedience to Your law,
we may show Your praise among the nations of the earth.

In time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness,
and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in You to fail;
all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Preserve Your Works of Mercy

February 18, 2018

We pray to You,
O almighty and eternal God!
Who through Jesus Christ
has revealed Your glory to all nations,
to preserve the works of Your mercy,
that Your Church,
being spread through the whole world,
may continue with unchanging faith
in the confession of your name.

Amen.

Pious Invocation

February 17, 2018

We adore you, O Christ,
and we bless you;
because by your Cross
you have redeemed the world.

Heart of Jesus,
I place all my trust in you.

Sweet Heart of Mary,
be my salvation!

Jesus, Mary, Joseph,
I give you my heart and my soul.

Jesus, Mary, Joseph,
assist me in my last agony.

Jesus, Mary, Joseph,
may I breathe out my soul with you in peace.

Prayer for Fallen Soldiers

February 16, 2018

Dear Lord Jesus and Mary, Mother of God,
Hold all these brave souls in the palm of your hand,
comfort them and their families.

Send angels of protection, love, and comfort
to all the service men and women still at war,
bring them home safely and comfort their families.
We ask all our prayers in Jesus' name.

Amen.

Coming Again

February 15, 2018

Let not your hearts be troubled.
You who believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father's house there are many mansions.
Were it not so, I would have told you,
because I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I am coming again,
and I will take you to myself,
that where I am, there you also may be.
And where I go, you know, and the way you know.

Ash Wednesday Prayer

February 14, 2018

God of the desert,
as we follow Jesus into the unknown,
may we recognize the tempter when he comes;
let it be Your bread we eat,
Your world we serve
and You alone we worship.

Answer Our Petitions

February 13, 2018

We fly to your patronage, O holy Mother of God;
despise not our petitions in our necessities,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Amen.

Watch Over Us

February 12, 2018

Watch, O Lord, with those who wake,
or watch, or weep tonight,
and give Your Angels and Saints charge over those who sleep.
Tend Your sick ones, O Lord Christ.
Rest Your weary ones,
Bless Your dying ones,
Soothe Your suffering ones,
pity Your afflicted ones,
Shield Your joyous ones,
And all for Your love's sake.

Amen.

Holy Mother, Help the Sick

February 11, 2018

Virgin, most holy,
Mother of the Word Incarnate,
Treasurer of graces,
and Refuge of sinners,
I fly top your motherly affection
with lively faith,
and I beg of you the grace
ever to do the will of God.

Into your most holy hands
I commit the keeping of my heart,
asking you for health of soul and body,
in the certain hope that you,
my most loving Mother,
will hear my prayer.

Good Shepherd, Tend Us

February 10, 2018

Good Shepherd, tend us,
Jesus, of Your love befriend us,
You refresh us, You defend us,
Your eternal goodness send us
In the land of life to see.

You Who all things are known,
Who on earth such food bestow,
Grant us with Your Saints, though low,
Where the heavenly feast You show,
Fellow-heirs and guests to be.

Amen.

Offering My Heart

February 9, 2018

Virgin Mary, most loving Mother,
please give me a heart like yours,
firm in its attachments and of unshakable loyalty,
an affectionate heart which radiates a discreet tenderness and which is open,
a pure heart which lives in the flesh without being burdened by it,
a generous heart,
quick in forgetting its hurts and always ready to forgive,
a considerate heart which hides a great deal of love in the smallest details,
in the most humble service,
a magnanimous heart which rejoices in other's triumphs
and shares in their sorrows,
a heart which condemns no one,
and does not tire of being confided to,
a heart taken up by Christ,
totally given to His infinite love.

Amen.

Prayer of St. Cajetan

February 8, 2018

Look down, O Lord,
from Your sanctuary
and from the high habitation of heaven,
and behold this sacred Victim,
which our great High Priest,
Your Holy Child,
the Lord Jesus,
immolates unto You
for the sins of His brethren,
and be propitious
to the multitude of our iniquities.
Behold, the voice of the Blood of Jesus,
our Brother, cries to You from the Cross!
Graciously hear, O Lord:
be appeased, O Lord:
hearken and do not delay for Your own sake,
my God, because Your Name is invoked,
upon this city,
and upon Your people;
and do with us according to Your mercy.

Amen. 

Prayer for Mission Vocations

February 7, 2018

God our Father,
you will all men and women
to be saved and come to the knowledge of your Truth.

Send workers into your great harvest
that the Gospel may be preached to every creature
and your people,
gathered together by the Word of life
and strengthened by the power of the Sacraments,
may advance in the way of salvation and love.

I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever.

Amen.

Hear Our Prayer O Blessed Virgin

February 6, 2018

Blessed Virgin who, under the title of Repose,
reminds us of the succoring pity
with which your maternal heart is open to your children,
hear our prayer!

Through your powerful intercession, O Mary,
may minds and hearts find repose in abandoning themselves
to the Will of the Heavenly Father,
in the hope of eternal blessings,
and in adhering lovingly to your Crucified Jesus
who has made our crosses his own.

If we are protected by you, O Mary,
calm amid earthly perturbation will not be an empty word.
It will be repose for the strong,
watchful against hostile forces;
repose for the pure,
away from worldly corruption.
And as through you we shall have had peace in this life,
so, at the end of our pilgrimage in time,
we shall enjoy peace for ever and ever.

Amen.

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