Daily Prayer Archive

I Surrender to You

December 18, 2017

Take, O Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding, and my whole will.
You have given me all that I am and all that I possess.
I surrender it all to You
that You may dispose of it according to Your will.
Give me only Your love and Your grace;
with these I will be rich enough,
and will have no more to desire.


God of My Heart

December 17, 2017

O Lord, take away my heart of stone,
my hardened heart,
and grant to me a new heart,
a heart of flesh, a clean heart!
O You who purified the heart
and loved the clean heart,
possess my heart and dwell in it,
containing it and filling it,
higher than my highest
and most private thoughts.
You are the image of all beauty
and the seal of all holiness,
seal my heart in Your image
and seal my heart in Your mercy,
O God of my heart
and the God of my portion in eternity.


Mary, Listen to Our Prayers

December 16, 2017

We turn to you for protection,
holy Mother of God.
Listen to our prayers
and help us in our needs.
Save us from every danger,
glorious and blessed Virgin.

The Strength to Forgive

December 15, 2017

Faultless Lord, enduring death for me,
You have consummated the debt of my sins:
Your sacrifice of forgiveness was absolute!
Grant me the strength to also forgive others,
To excuse their transgressions against me.
So I may truly reflect this spiritual fruit,
Obliterate any persistent feelings of malice.
Let each trespass end as a closing chapter,
My continuing on the road of righteousness.
Forgive my sins as I aspire to forgive others.
You are truly archetypical of forgiveness.
You are a most forgiving Lord!


Give Me Strength and Wisdom

December 14, 2017

Lord,Give me strength and wisdom
to live this day as I should.

Give me strength to overcome every temptation which may come to me,
to do well every task which is assigned to me,
to shoulder every responsibility which is laid upon my shoulders.

Give me wisdom to know when to speak and when to keep silent,
to know when to act and when to refrain from action,
to know when to speak my mind and when to hold my peace.

So bring me to the end of this day
in goodness, in happiness and in peace.


Love Each Other

December 13, 2017

Lord Jesus,
grant that I and my spouse may have a true
and understanding love for each other.
Grant that we may both
be filled with faith and trust.
Give us the grace to live
with each other in peace and harmony.
May we always bear with one another's weaknesses
and grow from each other's strengths.
help us to forgive one another's failings
and grant us patience, kindness, cheerfulness
and the spirit of placing the well-being
of one another ahead of self.

May the love that brought us together
grow and mature with each passing year.
Bring us both ever closer to You
through our love for each other.
Let our love grow to perfection.


Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12, 2017

Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Mystical Rose,
make intercession for the holy Church,
protect the Sovereign Pontiff,
help all those who invoke you in their necessities,
and since you are the ever Virgin Mary
and Mother of the true God,
obtain for us from your most holy Son
the grace of keeping our faith,
sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life,
burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance.


Prayer to St. Joseph of Cupertino

December 11, 2017

O holy Saint Joseph of Cupertino 
who by praying at your examinations,
were only asked the questions you knew, 
please pray for me now that I may be granted a similar favor, 
and in return dear Saint Joseph, 
I promise to make your name known and loved.


Praise You

December 10, 2017

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water flowing from the side of Christ, purify me.
Passion of Christ, comfort me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Hide me within Your wounds.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
From the malignant enemy defend me.
At the hour of my death call me,
And cause me to come to You,
That with the Saints and the Angels,
I may praise You
For everlasting ages.


Forgive Me for My Sins

December 9, 2017

Lord Jesus hanging on the Cross,
I raise sorrowful and shameful eyes to you.
You have granted me untold blessings
and I have repaid you by contributing to your Passion and death.
My hands took part in your scourging,
my voice was among those who denied you
and called for your death,
my thoughts brought about your crowning with thorns,
my sins drove the nails into your hands and feet,
the lance into your side.

Dear Lord, forgive me for all these sins.
You are great, glorious, and infinitely good;
I am insignificant, selfish, and hopelessly sinful.
But I am sorry for all my sins,
and by the Blood shed in your Passion,
I beg for forgiveness
and for a share in your love and grace.


Prayer to the Immaculate Conception

December 8, 2017

O God, who by the Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
did prepare a worthy dwelling place for Your Son,
we ask You that, as by the foreseen death of this, Your Son,
You did preserve Her from all stain,
so too You would permit us, purified
through Her intercession, to come to You.
Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, world without end.


Keep Her Sinless

December 7, 2017

Father, you prepared the Virgin Mary
to be the worthy mother of Your Son.
You let her share beforehand
in the salvation Christ would bring by His death,
and kept her sinless
from the first moment of her conception.
Help us by her prayers
to live in Your presence without sin.
We 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.


Children’s Prayer to St. Nicolas

December 6, 2017

God Our Father we pray,
that through the intercession of St. Nicholas,
You will protect our children.
Keep them safe from harm,
and help them grow,
and become worthy of Your sight.

Give them strength,
to keep their Faith in You,
and to keep alive their joy,
in Your creation.
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.


Christ Support Us

December 5, 2017

May Christ support us all the day long,
till the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over
and our work is done.
Then in his mercy
may he give us a safe lodging,
and holy rest and peace at the last.


Place Him in My Soul

December 4, 2017

O Immaculate Queen of Heaven and Earth, 
Mother of God and Mediator of every grace: 
I believe that thy dearly beloved Son, 
Our Lord Jesus Christ, 
is truly, really, and substantially 
contained in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

I love Him above all things 
and I long to receive Him into my heart. 
At times when I cannot receive Him sacramentally, 
be so good as to place Him spiritually in my soul. 

O my Jesus, 
I embrace You as One who has already come, 
and I unite myself entirely to You: 
never permit me to be separated from You.



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