Lord Jesus Christ,
who are called the Prince of Peace,
who are Yourself our peace and reconciliation,
make all men and women witnesses of truth,
justice, and brotherly love.
Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace.
Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee
and defend the great gift of peace.
May all peoples on the earth become as brothers and sisters.
May longed for peace blossom forth and reign always over us all.
July 19, 2019
Lord Jesus Christ,
July 18, 2019
O glorious Saint Camillus,
special patron of the sick and poor,
who devoted yourself to the relief of their
temporal and spiritual necessities.
Obtain for them from Almighty God
the healing of all their maladies,
or at least, the spirit of Christian patience
and resignation that may sanctify them
and comfort them in the hour of their passing to eternity;
at the same time obtain for us the precious grace
of living and dying after your example
in the practice of Divine love.
July 17, 2019
Accept, O Mother of Christ,
our cry laden with the sufferings of all individual human beings,
laden with the sufferings of whole societies.
Help us with the power of the Holy Spirit to conquer all sin:
individual sin and the "sin of the world",
sin in all of its manifestations.
Let there be revealed once more in the history of the world
the infinite saving power of the redemption:
the power of merciful love.
May it put a stop to evil.
May it transform consciences.
May your Immaculate Heart reveal for all the light of hope.
July 16, 2019
O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel,
Fruitful Vine, Splendour of Heaven,
Blessed Mother of the Son of God,
Immaculate Virgin, assist me this my necessity.
O Star of the Sea, help me and show me
you are my Mother.
O Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Queen of Heaven and Earth,
I humbly ask you from the bottom of my heart,
to assist me in this necessity;
there are none that can withstand your power.
O, show me herein you are my Mother,
O Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who come to you
I place this cause in your hands.
July 15, 2019
Have mercy on me, O Lady,
for my enemies have trodden upon me every day:
all their thoughts are turned to evil against me.
Stir up fury, and be mindful of war:
and pour out your anger upon them.
Renew wonders and change marvelous things:
let us feel the help of your arm.
Distill upon us the drops of your sweetness:
For you are the cupbearer of the sweetness of grace.
July 14, 2019
Immaculate Heart of Mary
help us to conquer the menace of evil
which so easily takes root in the hearts of the people of today,
and whose immeasurable effects
already weigh down upon our modern world
and seem to block the paths toward the future.
From famine and war, deliver us.
From sins against human life deliver us.
From hatred and from the demeaning of the dignity
of the children of God, deliver us.
From every kind of injustice in the life of society, deliver us.
From the loss of awareness of good and evil, deliver us.
From sins against the Holy Spirit, deliver us.
Accept our pleas, O Mother, and help us overcome our sins.
July 13, 2019
O Mary, Most Holy and Immaculate Mother of God,
of Jesus, our Victim-High Priest,
True Prophet, and Sovereign King,
I come to you as the Intercessor of All Grace,
for that is truly what you are.
O Fountain of all Grace!
O Fairest of Roses!
Most Pure Spring!
Receive me, Most Holy Mother!
Present me and my every need to the Most Holy Trinity!
That having been made pure and holy
in His Sight through your hands,
they may return to me, through you,
as graces and blessing.
I give and consecrate myself to you,
Mary, Intercessor of All Grace,
that Jesus, our One True Mediator,
Who is the King of All Nations,
may Reign in every heart.
July 12, 2019
Father, by the power of the Spirit,
strengthen the Church's commitment
to the new evangelization
and guide our steps
along the pathways of the world,
to proclaim Christ by our lives,
and to direct our earthly pilgrimage
towards the City of heavenly light.
May Christ's followers show forth their love
for the poor and the oppressed;
may they be one with those in need
and abound in works of mercy;
may they be compassionate towards all,
that they themselves may obtain indulgence
and forgiveness from You.
Praise and glory to You, Most Holy Trinity,
You alone are God most high!
July 11, 2019
Gracious and Holy Father,
give us the wisdom to discover You,
the intelligence to understand You,
the diligence to seek after You,
the patience to wait for You,
eyes to behold You,
a heart to meditate upon You,
and a life to proclaim You,
through the power of the Spirit of Jesus, our Lord.
July 10, 2019
Grant, O Jesus, that I may remember Your life and example,
by loving my enemies, bearing with injuries,
doing good to them that persecute me,
and praying for them that slander me.
Assist me to overcome anger by meekness,
tepidity by devotion, selfishness by caring,
and boastfulness by humility.
Through Christ Our Lord.
July 9, 2019
Father of light and wisdom,
we praise You for Your gifts:
for giving us the power to see,
and the ability to write and read
and to use the arts of printing.
Help us to use these crafts and skills
for Your greater honor and glory,
and for the salvation of all Your people.
Grant that all Your people
may grow in wisdom and grace,
and use their knowledge for the
betterment of those in need.
Father, we praise You through Jesus Christ Your Son
in the love of Your Holy Spirit,
now and always and forever.
July 8, 2019
O God, You make the wicked man just,
and You do not desire the death of the sinner.
Your servants have confidence in Your mercy.
We humbly beg Your majesty that You will,
by Your heavenly aid,
kindly shield us from the dangerous waters,
and preserve us by Your continued care,
so that we may always gladly serve You,
and by no temptation be separated from You,
through Christ our Lord.
July 7, 2019
May you walk with God this summer
In whatever you do,
Wherever you go.
Walking with God means
walking with honesty and with courage,
walking with love and respect
and concern for the feelings of others.
May you talk to God this summer
and every day and in every situation.
Talking with God means praying words of praise
for the beauty of creation,
saying prayers of thanks for friends and good times,
asking God's help in all your decisions,
expressing sorrow when you have failed.
May you talk with God every day.
July 6, 2019
Saint Maria Goretti,
strengthened by God's grace,
you did not hesitate,
even at the age of twelve,
to sacrifice life itself to defend your virginal purity.
Look graciously on the unhappy human race
that has strayed far from the path of eternal salvation.
Teach us all, and especially our youth,
the courage and promptness
that will help us avoid anything that could offend Jesus.
Obtain for me a great horror of sin,
so that I may live a holy life on earth
and win eternal glory in heaven.
July 5, 2019
O kind and good Mother,
whose own soul was pierced by the sword of sorrow,
look upon us while, in our sickness,
we arraign ourselves beside you
on the Calvary where your Jesus hangs.
Endowed with the high grace of suffering,
and hopeful of fulfilling in our own flesh
what is wanting in our sharing of Christ's passion,
on behalf of his Mystical Body, the Church,
we consecrate to you ourselves and our pain.
We pray that you will place them
on that Altar of the Cross to which Jesus is affixed.
May they be little victims of atonement for our salvation,
and for the salvation of all peoples.
O Mother of Sorrows,
accept this consecration.
Strengthen our hopeful hearts,
that as partakers of Christ's sufferings
we may also share in his comfort now and for evermore.