Daily Prayer Archive

Lord Jesus Protect Us

April 24, 2018

Gracious Lord almighty, Jesus Christ,
let Your sufferings aid us,
and defend us from all pain and grief,
all peril and misery,
all uncleanness of heart,
all sin, all scandal and infamy,
from sudden and unforeseen death,
and from all persecution of our foes visible and invisible.
For we know that in what day or hour we call to mind Your Passion,
we shall be safe.
Therefore, relying on Your infinite tenderness,
we beg You,O loving Savior,
by Your most sacred sufferings
to protect us and preserve us from all evil.

Amen.

Lord, Help Me

April 23, 2018

Lord, You love me and answer all my needs.
Help me to be less self-focused in life
and more attentive to the needs of others.

Lord, through Your Body and Blood
You offer me the gift of eternal life.
Help me to make sacrifices
and share what I have with the poor.

Lord, out of brokenness and weakness
You saved my life.
Help me to embrace my weakness
so that I can walk in solidarity
with the poor and suffering.

Prayer for Life

April 22, 2018

Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the Author of Life,
Who died and now lives forevermore.

May we who work and pray
That all life may be protected
Always draw strength, confidence, and joy
From Your victory over death,
For you are Lord forever and ever.

Open My Ears

April 21, 2018

Risen Lord, You have blessed us
with abundant gifts.
Open my ears to hear
the teaching of the Holy Spirit
that I may use these gifts
to bring hope, peace, and love
to those in need.

Amen.

The Good Shepherd

April 20, 2018

O Lord, You are the Good Shepherd
who leads me along safe paths.
Help me to be a good shepherd to all people.

You watch over us and protect us from all harm.
Open my heart to embrace and share
Your vision of love and peace with all people.

In Gratitude

April 19, 2018

Lord Jesus Christ, my heart
reaches out in gratitude.
You have raised me up
from the darkness.

You have taken me from night
into the light of day.

Lord Jesus, even in my stubborn
pride, and lazy ways;
You continued to find me.

Gracious God, I thank You
from the depths of my heart
for Your goodness continues
reaching out in love.

Each day, my gratitude soars
for the life of blessing that
You shower upon each of us.

Amen.

- Columban Fr. Tom Glennon

Consecrate Myself to You

April 18, 2018

My loving Jesus,
out of the grateful love I bear You,
and to make reparation for my unfaithfulness to grace,
I give You my heart,
and I consecrate myself wholly to You;
and with Your help
I purpose never to sin again.

Amen.

Most Loving Heart

April 17, 2018

Enraptured by the splendor of your heavenly beauty,
and impelled by the anxieties of the world,
we cast ourselves into your arms,
O Immaculate Mother of Jesus and our Mother, Mary,
confident of finding in your most loving heart
appeasement of our ardent desires,
and a safe harbor from the tempests
which beset us on every side.

Though degraded by our faults
and overwhelmed by infinite misery,
we admire and praise the peerless richness
of the sublime gifts with which God has filled you,
above every other mere creature,
from the first moment of your conception
until the day on which,
after your assumption into heaven,
he crowned you Queen of the Universe.

Receive Our Prayers

April 16, 2018

Receive, O most sweet Mother,
our humble prayers,
and above all obtain for us that,
one day, happy with you,
we may repeat before your throne that hymn
which today is sung on earth around your altars:
You are all-beautiful, O Mary!
You are the glory,
you are the joy,
you are the honor of our people!

Amen.

Lord of Life

April 15, 2018

Heavenly Father and God of mercy,
we no longer look for Jesus among the dead,
for he is alive and has become the Lord of life.
From the waters of death
you raise us with him
and renew your gift of life within us.
Increase in our minds and hearts
the risen life we share with Christ,
and help us to grow as your people
toward the fullness of eternal life with you.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen

Holy Mary, Mother of God

April 14, 2018

Mary, Virgin and Mother,
shows us what love is and whence it draws its origin
and its constantly renewed power.
To her we entrust the Church and her mission in the service of love:

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
you have given the world its true light,
Jesus, your Son - the Son of God.
You abandoned yourself completely
to God's call and this became a wellspring
of the goodness which flows forth from him.
Show us Jesus. Lead us to him.
Teach us to know and love him,
so that we too can become capable of true love
and be fountains of living water
in the midst of a thirsting world.

- Pope Benedict XVI

Bless My Family

April 13, 2018

Blessed are You, eternal God,
King of creation:
Bless my family who asks for your grace.
Let your Spirit guide our words and deeds,
so that our light may shine before all
and lead all who know us to give You praise.

May our home be filled with the spirit of love,
with the obedience of faith,
and the strength of hope.
Make our lives happy in Your service,
and bring us in Your love to your eternal home.

Amen.

Yes, I Will Go!

April 12, 2018

Where will I go?
What road do I follow?
How long is this journey?
Will You be there when I arrive?

How long will it take me?
Hold my hand, and don’t let go.
How can I see if darkness comes?
Be my eyes and guide me.

I want to take this journey,
a journey to be with You.
It may be long, and I know
You will be there along the way.

Be my eyes; be my ears.
Be with me.
Be my strength; be my light.
Be with me.

Yes, I am ready!
Yes, I will go!

Feast of St. Stanislaus

April 11, 2018

O God, for Whose honor the glorious bishop Stanislaus
fell under the swords of the wicked;
grant, we beseech You,
that all who implore his aid,
may obtain an answer to their prayers.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
world without end.

Amen.

Your Guiding Hand

April 10, 2018

Lord, I believe, help my unbelief.
The first Christians recognized the signs and wonders of their day.
Help me to see your guiding hand each day.
Reveal your risen presence to me as you come to me in Holy Communion.
Let my heart burn with love for you as you speak to me in the scriptures.
Keep alive in me the joy of this season 
that always and everywhere the Easter alleluia 
may arise as a hymn of glory to Your name. 

Amen.

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