Daily Prayer Archive

May 6, 2019

Wise and compassionate God, accept this our prayer;
Sheltered from storm and darkness, under this roof,
This family kneels to adore You.
For the day just past,
For keeping us safely, body and soul,
Now we most humbly thank You.
For the good black earth and the seeds producing
The plenteous harvest; for times without number
When we have eaten of that same harvest,
We thank You and bless You forever.
Deliver us safely, if such be Your will,
From deluge and drought,
From famine and war and disaster.
Give us tomorrow, as yesterday and today,
All things most needed for rightful living;
And move our hearts that we may have sorrow for sinning against You.
God of the hearth and the harvest,
Your children, here kneeling, adore You.
Bless now our rest
And cherish us safe until tomorrow.


May 5, 2019

Sing praise to our Lord, for He is gracious,
it is fitting to praise Him.
Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
sing praise with the harp to our God,
Who covers the heavens with clouds,
who provides rain for the earth;
Who makes grain sprout on the mountains
and herbs for the service of men;
Who gives food to the cattle,
and to the young ravens when they cry to
In the strength of the steed He delights not,
nor is He pleased with the fleshness of men.
The Lord is pleased with those who fear Him,
and with those who hope for His kindness.

May 4, 2019

Oh, St. Joseph,
whose protection is so great,
so strong, so prompt before the throne of God,
I place in you all my interest and desires.
Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession,
and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power,
I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most Loving of Fathers.
Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you,
and Jesus asleep in your arms;
I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart.
Press Him in my name
and kiss His fine head for me
and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.
St. Joseph, Patron of departed souls, pray for me.

May 3, 2019

O God, Who gladdens us by the yearly festival day
of Your Apostles Philip and James;
grant we beseech You
that we who rejoice in their merits,
may be taught by their examples.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one world without end.


May 2, 2019

Do you know, sweet Mary,
Whereto I aspire?
It is my hope to love You,
This is my desire.

I would ever be near You,
Queen most fair and sweet!
Do not, do not drive me
From my Mother's feet.

Then, O Rose most lovely!
Let me hear from You.
Loving Mother! tell me
What thou wilt of me.

More I cannot offer,
Lo! I bring my heart;
Lovingly I give it,
Never from You to part.

Lady, please take it,
It is no longer mine:
Long since you loved it,
And its love was thine!

Do not, then, forsake me,
Mother of sweet Love,
Till one day you see me
Safe in Heaven above.

May 1, 2019

O Mary, countless people have known
the overflowing joy of the mercy
which the Father has given us in Christ.
In the particular Churches throughout the world,
and still more in this center of Christianity,
the widest array of people have accepted this gift.
Here the enthusiasm of the young rang out,
here the sick have lifted up their prayer.
Here have gathered priests and religious,
workers and people of learning,
children and adults,
and all have acknowledged in your beloved Son
the Word of God made flesh in your womb.
O Mother, intercede for us,
that the fruits of this Year will not be lost
and that the seeds of grace will grow
to the full measure of the holiness
to which we are all called.

April 30, 2019

Blessed are You, Lord God,
ruler of all creation
and Father of us all:
we praise You for Your loving care.
Help us in our time of sorrow
and lift us when we are crushed,
for we entrust our life into Your hands, Father,
through Christ our Lord.


April 29, 2019

O omnipotent Father,
God of truth, God of love,
permit me to enter into the cell of self-knowledge.
I admit that of myself I am nothing,
but that all being and goodness in me
comes solely from You.
Show me my faults,
that I may detest my malice,
and thus I shall flee from self-centeredness
and find myself clothed again
in the nuptial robe of divine charity,
which I must have in order to be admitted
to the nuptials of life eternal.

April 28, 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.


April 27, 2019

O God who lifts little lost lambs close to Your heart,
O God who gives the heart a desire to return to You,
I ask Your mercy and Your forgiveness
for all the treasures I’ve misplaced.
I give You thanks and praise for the beauty of finding them again.

April 26, 2019

Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace.
God became man, and the Word was made flesh.
Christ was born of a Virgin.
Christ suffered.
Christ was crucified.
Christ died.
Christ rose from the dead.
Christ ascended into Heaven.
Christ reigns eternal.
May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning.
Christ went through their midst in Peace,
and the word was made flesh.
Christ is with us with Mary.
Holy God!
Holy Powerful God!
Holy Immortal God!
Have mercy on us.


April 25, 2019

Jesus, my Lord, let me go to Mary
when suffering threatens to overwhelm me.
Ask Your mother to stay with me
when I am afraid and tempted to surrender.
Let me look to Mary as my model for love,
as well as my haven of healing.
Make sure I am considerate of other people
and notice how they are affected by their suffering.
I'm not the only one.
I beg You, Lord, to help me grow in compassion.
If I am faithful to You and close to Your blessed mother,
those who suffer will be comforted by my presence
and they will gain courage
as I stand beside them, by their cross.


April 24, 2019

O Mary, most sweet Mother,
to Your intercession we have recourse,
knowing that Your Divine Son will hear Your prayers.

And you, O glorious Saint Joseph,
assist us by your powerful mediation,
and offer by the hands of Mary our prayers to Jesus.


April 23, 2019

O God, who manifests to those in error
the light of Your truth that they may
return to the way of holiness,
grant that all who profess themselves Christians
may spurn whatever is hostile to that name
and embrace whatever is in harmony with it.
Through Christ our Lord.

April 22, 2019

O God, through this paschal solemnity
You have bestowed upon the world
Your healing grace;
pursue Your people, we beseech You,
with heavenly gifts
so that we may obtain perfect freedom
and arrive at life eternal.
Through Christ our Lord.


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