Daily Prayer Archive

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator

February 5, 2018

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator, come.
From your bright heavenly throne!
Come, take possession of our souls,
And make them all Your Own!

O guide our minds with your blessed light,
With love our hearts inflame,
And with your strength, which never decays,
Confirm our mortal frame.

Far from us drive our hellish foe,
True peace to us bring,
And through all perils guide us safe
Beneath your sacred wing. 

Through You may we know the Father.
Through You the Eternal Son
And You the Spirit of them both
Bless us Three in One.

Now to the Father, and the Son
Who rose from death, be glory given,
With You, O holy Comforter,
Henceforth by all in earth and heaven.


Unceasing Prayer

February 4, 2018

Dear Father, who answers our prayers,
Help me to be steadfast in my praying to you,
even to stay awake that I may pray!
Fill my life with thanksgiving to you.
O God, I pray for all your servants everywhere
that you may open a door for us to proclaim your Word,
to declare the now-public secret,
Christ crucified, glorified, and coming,
and to make the message clear, as we ought to speak.
In the name of Jesus I ask you to fill our lives with your holy life 
and to claim all our motives and deeds as your own.


Prayer for Church Unity

February 3, 2018

O God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
our only Savior, the Prince of Peace:
Give us grace seriously to lay to heart
the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions;
take away all hatred and prejudice,
and whatever else may hinder us from godly union and concord;
that, as there is but one Body and one Spirit,
one hope of our calling, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism,
one God and Father of us all,
so we may be all of one heart and of one soul,
united in one holy bond of truth and peace,
of faith and charity,
and may with one mind and one mouth glorify You;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Prayer to the United Hearts of Jesus and Mary

February 2, 2018

O United Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
You are all grace,
all mercy, all love.
Let my heart be joined to Yours,
so that my every need is present
in Your United Hearts.
Most especially,
shed Your grace upon my needs
Help me to recognize
and accept Your loving will in my life.
Holy and Sacred Wounds
of the United Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
answer my prayer.


Prayer for the Unemployed

February 1, 2018

Dear Lord Jesus Christ,
You wanted all who are weary
To come to You for support.
Lord, I am worn out
By my inability to find work.

Guide my steps to a righteous path;
Give me the patience
To find opportunities with a future.
Calm my worries and fears
As my financial responsibilities mount.
Strengthen my resolve;
Embolden my heart to open doors;
Open my eyes to see life beyond rejections.
Help me believe in me.

Let me realize other ways
To bring about Your kingdom on earth.
Let me grow as a person
That I may be worthy
For Your greater glory.
In the name of the Father.

My Savior and My Brother

January 31, 2018

O Lord Jesus, I adore you,
Son of Mary, my Savior and my Brother,
for You are God.
I follow You in my thoughts,
O first-fruits of our race,
as I hope one day by Your grace
to follow You in my person into heavenly glory.
Until then, do not let me neglect
the earthly task which You have given me.
Let me labour diligently all my life
with a greater appreciation for the present.
Let me realize that only by accomplishing true human fulfillment
can I attain Divine fulfillment
and ascend to You at the completion of my work.


O Divine Trinity

January 30, 2018

O Triune Divinity,
I will believe whatever You want me to believe,
go wherever you want me to go,
do whatever you want me to do,
all for the love of You
so that I might always listen to the Father,
love with the Son
and live in the Sanctifier.


Full of Compassion

January 29, 2018

My Lord Jesus Christ,
who for the love you bear us,
remain night and day in this Sacrament,
full of compassion and of love,
awaiting, calling and welcoming
all who come to visit you.
I believe that you are present
in the Sacrament of the Altar.
I adore you from the abyss of my nothingness
and I thank you for all the graces
you have given me,
and in particular,
for having given me your Most Holy Mother Mary
as my advocate
and for having called me
to visit you in this church.

My Affections

January 28, 2018

My dear Savior,
I unite all my affections with the affections
of your most loving Heart,
and I offer them with you to your Eternal Father
and beg him for your sake
and for love of you,
graciously to accept and grant them.

Your Loving Heart

January 27, 2018

My Jesus, I love you with my heart.
I grieve for having until now so many times
offended your infinite goodness.
I purpose by your grace never more to offend you
for the time to come; and now, miserable and unworthy though I am,
I consecrate myself to you without reserve,
I give you and renounce my entire will.
my affections, my desires, and all that I possess.
From now on, use me
and all that I have as you wish.
All I ask of you and desire is your holy love,
final perseverance
and the perfect accomplishment of your will.

Prayer to the Trinity

January 26, 2018

Thanks be rendered to the Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit
for all the graces with which
I have been laden in the past.

Thanks be rendered to the Father,
Son and Holy Spirit
for the graces with which I am laden now.

Thanks be rendered to the Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit
for the graces with which
the Supreme Goodness will crown me
in the future.


As the Dawn Breaks

January 25, 2018

As the dawn breaks, Lord,
have mercy on me.
Strip away the sins that weaken me.
Mend my faults.
Cleanse my imperfection.

When the Holy Spirit speaks,
help me to grasp the meaning of the words,
and treasure them!

I place myself at your service
the whole day log.
Guard me from injuries of body and mind.
Let the rising of the sun find me blessing your name
and its setting proclaiming your praise.


-By a Columban Missionary

The Spirit of God

January 24, 2018

Breath in me, Spirit of God,
that I may think what is holy;
drive me, Spirit of God,
that I may do what is holy;
draw me Spirit of God, 
that I may love what is holy;
strengthen me, Spirit of God,
that I may preserve what is holy;
guard me, Spirit of God,
that I may never lose what is holy.

Turn Me from Sin

January 23, 2018

Father, Your Love never fails.
Keep me from danger
and provide for all my needs.
Teach me to be thankful for Your Gifts.
Confident in Your Love,
may I be holy by sharing Your Life,
and grant me forgiveness of my sins.
May Your unfailing Love turn me from sin
and keep me on the way that leads to you.
Help me to grow in Christian love.

Strengthen Me O Holy Angel

January 22, 2018

I salute you, holy Angel
who comforted my Jesus in His agony
and with you I praise the most holy Trinity
for having chosen you
from among all the holy Angels
to comfort and strengthen Him
who is the comfort and strength
of all that are in affliction.

I beseech you to obtain for me
perfect sorrow for my sins;
strengthen me in my afflictions and trials
to which I shall be exposed
and guide me all the days of my life.



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