Daily Prayer Archive

Daily Prayer - Fountain of Life

August 21, 2017

O Jesus, King most wonderful!
You are Conqueror renowned!
Your Sweetness beyond words!
In who all joys are found!

When You visit our hearts,
Then truth begins to shine;
Then earthly vanities depart;
Then love kindles divine.

O Jesus! Light of all below!
Fountain of life and fire!
Surpassing all the joys we know,
And all we can desire.

May every heart say Your Name,
And forever we adore;
And seeking You, inflame
To see You more and more.

May our tongues forever bless you;
May we love You alone;
And forever in our lives express
The goodness of Your image.

Amen.

Daily Prayer - Reign in Us

August 20, 2017

O Jesus, living in Mary, 
come and live in us, 
in the spirit of Your holiness, 
in the abundance of Your gifts, 
in the perfection of Your ways, 
in the truth of Your virtues, 
and in communion with Your Mysteries.

Reign in us, 
against all our menacing enemies, 
against the world, 
the flesh, and the Devil, 
by the power of Your Holy Ghost, 
and for the glory of Your Father.

Amen.

Daily Prayer - Hear My Sighs

August 19, 2017

O Jesus, You are the beauty
Of Angel worlds above!
Your Name is music to the heart,
Enchanting it with love!

Celestial sweetness pure and complete!
Who eat Your hunger still,
Who drink of You still feel a void
Which none but You can fill!

O my sweet Jesus! hear the sighs
Which I send to You!
To You my spirit cries,
My being's hope and end!

Stay with us, Lord, and with Your light
Illuminate my soul;
Scatter the darkness of our night
And fill the world with bliss.

O Jesus spotless Virgin flower!
Our life and joy! to You
Be praise, blessings and power,
Through all eternity!

Amen.

Daily Prayer - Intercede for Us

August 18, 2017

Virgin of Guadalupe, 
Mother of the Americas,
we pray to you for all the Bishops, 
that they may lead the faithful along paths of intense Christian life, 
of love and humble service of God and souls. 
Contemplate this immense harvest, 
and intercede with the Lord 
that He may instill a hunger for holiness in the whole people of God, 
and grant abundant vocations of priests and religious, 
strong in the faith and zealous dispensers of God’s mysteries.

Daily Prayer - Prayer for Parents

August 17, 2017

O Almighty God,
you gave us the commandment 
to honor our father and mother.
In your loving kindness 
hear my prayer for my parents.
Give them long lives 
and keep them well in body and spirit.
Bless their labors;
keep them always in your care.
Bless them generously for their loving care for me.
Grant that, through your grace,
I may always be their support
and comfort, and that,
after our life together on earth,
we may experience the joy together praising you forever.

Amen.

Daily Prayer - Mother of the Church

August 16, 2017

O Immaculate Virgin, 
Mother of the true God and Mother of the Church, 
who from this place reveal your clemency and your pity 
to all those who ask for your protection, 
hear the prayer that we address to you with filial trust, 
and present it to your Son Jesus, our sole Redeemer.

Daily Prayer - Assumption of Mary

August 15, 2017

Father in heaven,
all creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Daily Prayer - Immaculate Virgin

August 14, 2017

O immaculate virgin,
Mother of God,
full of grace,
the One whom you brought forth, Emmanuel, 
is the fruit of your womb. 
In your Motherhood 
you have nurtured all human beings. 
You surpass all praise and all glory.
I salute you, Mother of God, 
joy of the Angels, 
because you surpass in fullness 
what the Prophets have said about you. 
The Lord is with you: 
you gave life to the Savior of the world.

Daily Prayer - Your Blessed Trust

August 13, 2017

O holy Mary,
my Mistress into your blessed trust and special keeping,
into the bosom of your tender mercy,
this day, every day of my life
and at the hour of my death,
I commend my soul and body;
to you I entrust all my hopes and consolations,
all my trials and miseries,
my life and the end of my life,
that through your most holy intercession,
all my actions may be ordered
and disposed according to your will
and that of your divine Son.

Amen.

Daily Prayer - Devoted to Our Duties

August 12, 2017

Help us, loving Mother, 
to be truly devoted to the duties of our life; 
help us make our homes true centers 
of spiritual life and active charity, 
schools where consciences will be rightly formed, 
gardens where every virtue will flourish. 
Give us your help that in social and political life 
we may be patterns of deep faith, 
of consistent and gracious Christian practice, 
of incorruptible integrity, 
and of well-balance judgment 
based upon the solid principles of religion. 

Daily Prayer - Tender Mother

August 11, 2017

Our eyes are fixed on you in admiration, immaculate Virgin; 
you who are loved by the Heavenly Father above all others! 
O Virgin Spouse of the Holy Spirit! 
Tender Mother of Jesus! 
Obtain for us from your Divine Son 
the grace to reflect your sublime virtues in our conduct. 

Grant that we may be spotless and pure 
in our thoughts and in our behavior; 
gentle, affectionate, 
and sympathetic companions to our spouses; 
to our children solicitous, 
vigilant and wise; 
exemplary citizens of our dear country; 
faithful sons and daughters of the Church, 
ever ready to allow ourselves to be guided 
by her in thought and deed. 

Daily Prayer - Motherly Protection

August 10, 2017

O Mary, full of grace and blessed among women, 
stretch out the hand of your motherly protection
upon us who gather round 
your queenly throne as your handmaidens, 
obedient to your command 
and resolved with your help 
to bring to realization in ourselves and our sisters 
the ideals of truth and Christian perfection. 

Daily Prayer - An Evening Prayer

August 9, 2017

O eternal God and Ruler of all creation, 
You have allowed me to reach this hour. 
Forgive the sins I have committed this day by word, 
deed or thought. 
Purify me, O Lord, 
from every spiritual and physical stain. 
Grant that I may rise from this sleep to glorify You 
by my deeds throughout my entire lifetime, 
and that I be victorious over every spiritual 
and physical enemy. 
Deliver me, O Lord, 
from all vain thoughts and from evil desires, 
for yours is the kingdom, 
and the power, and the glory, 
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, 
now and ever, and forever. 

Amen. 

Daily Prayer - O Divine Spirit

August 8, 2017

O Divine Spirit,
Who have so often enlightened my soul
with the light of Your beams,
I thank You with all my heart.

O Divine Spirit, who have sent me
so many holy inspirations and good desires,
I thank You with all my heart.

O Divine Spirit, who sustain my weakness
by Your sovereign virtue,
I thank You with all my heart.

For the acts of virtue that You have made me accomplish
and that are due to Your gracious assistance,
I thank You with all my heart.

For the good that I have been able to do by Your help,
I thank You with all my heart.

Daily Prayer - Watch Over Our Home

August 7, 2017

Blessed Saint Joseph,
holy guardian of Jesus and Mary,
assist us by your prayers
in all the necessities of life.
Ask of Jesus that special grace
which He granted to you,
to watch over our home
so that with Mary and with you,
heaven may find our family unbroken
in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Amen.

Pages

About us

Columban logoThe Columbans are a society of missionaries, including priests and lay people, who minister to people of various cultures as a way of witnessing to the universal love of God.

We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Quick Contact

Missionary Society of St. Columban
P.O. Box 10
St, Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
email: mission@columban.org