Daily Prayer Archive

May 21, 2019

O blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God and our most gentle Queen and Mother,
look down in mercy upon your loving children
who greatly hope and trust in thee.
Through you Jesus our Savior and our hope was given to the world;
and He has given You to us that we might hope still more.
Plead for us Your children, O sorrowful Mother.
Intercede for our separated sheep,
that with us in the one true fold
they may be united to the supreme Shepherd,
Pray for us all, dear Mother,
that by faith fruitful in good works
we may all deserve to see and praise God,
together with you, in our heavenly home.


May 20, 2019

O Lord Jesus Christ,
Who granted to blessed Bernardine, Your Confessor,
a surpassing love for Your holy Name;
we beg You by his merits and intercession,
graciously pour into our hearts
the spirit of Your love.
Who lives and reigns,
with God the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
world without end.


May 19, 2019

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

May we who work and pray
that children in the womb may be protected
Always draw strength, confidence, and joy
From Your victory over death,
For you are Lord forever and ever.


May 18, 2019

My Queen and my Mother,
I give myself entirely to you;
and to show my devotion to you,
I consecrate to you this day my eyes,
my ears, my mouth, my heart,
my whole being without reserve.
Wherefore, good Mother,
as I am your own,
keep me, guard me,
as your property and possession.


May 17, 2019

Mother of the Redeemer,
with great joy we call you blessed.
In order to carry out His plan of salvation,
God the Father chose you before the creation of the world.
You believed in His love and obeyed His word.
The Son of God desired you for His Mother
when He became man to save the human race.
You received Him with ready obedience and undivided heart.
The Holy Spirit loved you as His mystical spouse
and filled you with singular gifts.
You allowed yourself to be led
by His hidden powerful action.
We entrust to you the Church
which acknowledges you and invokes you as Mother.
To you, Mother of human family and of the nations,
we confidently entrust the whole humanity,
with its hopes and fears.
Do not let it lack the light of true wisdom.
Guide its steps in the ways of peace.
Enable all to meet Christ,
the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Sustain us, O Virgin Mary, on our journey of faith
and obtain for us the grace of eternal salvation.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Mother of God
and our Mother, Mary!

May 16, 2019

I adore You O God,
I count myself as nothing before Your Divine Majesty.
You alone are Being, Life, Truth, Beauty and Goodness.
I glorify You, I praise You,
I give You thanks and I love You,
all helpless and unworthy as I am,
in union with Your dear Son, Jesus Christ,
our Savior and our Brother,
in the merciful kindness of His Heart
and through His infinite merits.
I desire to serve You,
to please You,
to obey You and to love You always,
in union with Mary Immaculate,
Mother of God and our Mother,
loving also and serving my neighbor for the love of You.

May 15, 2019

St. Isidore, St. Isidore,
To you we ask, to you we implore:
Please let it (or not) shine or pour,
Bring on the bee, hold off the hoar;

Coax the oat, swell the meat
Of grape and nut;
encourage the wheat
To ripen fat in August heat
Then lay down, brown, for us to beat.

Sweeten the soil's sour grievance.
Correct the mustard's weak malfeasance,
Raise up the corn in rows of tassel,
Bow down the cherry as a fruitful vassal;

O Guardian of squash and tendrilled pea,
Hoeing away at sanctity,
All ills of bud and vine and lea,
But mostly our garden, remedy.

May 14, 2019

Holy Mary, you are the Mother of Mercies,
the sweet comforter
and only refuge of the needy and the orphan,
of the desolate and afflicted.
Cast, therefore,
an eye of pity on a miserable,
forlorn child of Eve,
and hear my prayer; for since,
in just punishment of my sins,
I find myself encompassed by a multitude of evils,
and oppressed with much anguish of spirit,
wither can I fly for more secure shelter,
O amiable Mother of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
than under the wings of you maternal protection?

Please listen, with an ear of pity and compassion,
to my humble and earnest request.

May 13, 2019

O Most Holy Virgin Mary,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima
and reveal a glorious message.
We implore you,
inspire in our hearts a fervent love
for the recitation of the Rosary.
By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption
that are recalled therein
may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask,
through the merits of Jesus Christ,
our Lord and Redeemer.

May 12, 2019

God our creator,
we come before You
and lift up in prayer all mothers,
grandmothers, stepmothers and mothers to be
who gave the gift of life.
We give you thanks for their presence,
talents and gifts which they share in our church,
society and world.
May all mothers know of Your loving
and gentle presence
and may they always turn towards You
in times of joy, sorrow and glory.
We ask this in Your Name.


May 11, 2019

O God, give me Your Holy Spirit,
to enlighten me, to correct me
and to guide me in the way of Your commandments
and in all perfection,
the while I look for the happiness of heaven,
where we shall glorify You for ever and ever.


May 10, 2019

All praise to You, O God, this night
For all the blessings of the light;
Keep us, we pray, O King of kings,
Beneath Your own almighty wings.

Forgive us, Lord, through Christ your Son,
Whatever wrong this day we've done;
Your peace give to the world, O Lord,
That we might live in one accord.

Enlighten us, O blessed Light,
and give us rest throughout this night.
O strengthen us, that for Your sake,
We all may serve You when we wake.

May 9, 2019

You govern your creation, O God,
and bring it to perfection by the work of our hands.
Hear the prayers of your people who ask for work
that will enhance their human dignity
and promote the upbuilding of your kingdom.
Enable them to provide for those confided to their care
for the betterment of human life.
We ask this blessing in the name of Jesus
who labored with his own hands while he lived on earth.


May 8, 2019

Dear Lord, as my life declines
and my energies decrease,
more than ever
hold me by Your Power,
that I may not offend You,
but daily increase in Your Love.
Give me strength to work in Your Service
till the last day of my life.
Help me to ever have
an increasing dread of venial sin,
or whatever would cause
the slightest withdrawal of Your Love,
keep me close to Your Heart;
and should I die,
in the morning breaks,
may I go rejoicing
in that vision of Your entrancing beauty,
never to be separated from You.


May 7, 2019

Ever glorious and blessed Mary,
Queen of Virgins,
Mother of Mercy,
hope and comfort of dejected and desolate souls,
through that sword of sorrow
which pierced your tender heart
while your only Son,
Christ Jesus, our Lord,
suffered death on the cross;
through that tenderness
and pure love He had for you,
grieving in your grief,
while from His cross He recommended you
to the care and protection
of His beloved disciple, St. John,
take pity, I beseech you,
have compassion on my anxieties and cares;
assist and comfort me
in all my infirmities and miseries,
of what kind so ever.


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