Loving God, in Your goodness You have given us the gift of life. I ask Your pardon and forgiveness for my own failure and the failure of all people in this world to protect and respect this gift You have given us. I pray that with Your grace I and all the people will respect, reverence, and protect all life of the unborn, the abused, neglected, disabled, and the elderly. Guide all who make decision about life, that they will do so with wisdom, love, and courage. In Your name Father, Source of all life, Son, Savior of our lives, and Spirit, Sanctifier of our lives - I pray. Amen.
January 29, 2017
January 28, 2017
Let me pause as I begin this new day to give it to You, Lord. Before the tumult of activities breaks in; before breakfast plates crash through my still sleepy mind; for this last moment in my bed, thank you, Lord. Let me hold Your promise of new life. Keep me from slipping back for I know that what is forgiven is as if it never were. Each new day, Your grace gives me a fresh start to walk in Your light again. May the Lord support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last. Amen.
January 27, 2017
O Jesus, You are the Love and Life of my soul. I find true peace and real happiness only in Your love, in Your service, and in the imitation of Your virtues. I offer myself to You; do what You will with me; from now on my motto shall be, "All for Jesus!"
January 26, 2017
Jesus Christ, Lord of all things, You see my heart; You know my desires. Possess all that I am, You alone. I am Your sheep; make me worthy to overcome the evil that tempts me daily. Amen.
January 25, 2017
Lord, please put Your peace in my heart. I'm worried and anxious. My mind races and obsesses. I can't help thinking about my problems. And the more I think about them, the more depressed I become. I feel like I'm sinking down in quicksand and can't get out. Calm me, Lord. Slow me down, put Your peace in my heart.
January 24, 2017
O holy Angels, watch over us at all times during this perilous life: O holy Archangels, be our guides on the way to heaven; O heavenly choir of the Principalities, govern us in soul and body; O mighty Powers, preserve us against the wiles of the demons; O celestial Virtues, give us strength and courage in the battle of life; O sacred Thrones, grant us peace with God and man; O brilliant Cherubim, illuminate our minds with heavenly knowledge; O burning Seraphim, kindle in our hearts the fire of charity. Amen.
January 23, 2017
It is sweet music to the ear to say: I honor you, O Mother! It is a sweet song to repeat: I honor you, O holy Mother! You are my delight, dear hope, and chaste love, my strength in all adversities. If my spirit that is troubled and stricken by passions suffers from the painful burden of sadness and weeping, if you see your child overwhelmed by misfortune, O gracious Virgin Mary, let me find rest in your motherly embrace. But alas, already the last day is quickly approaching. Banish the demon to the infernal depths, and stay closer, dear Mother, to your aged and erring child.
January 22, 2017
Mercy of God, encompass us, and deliver us from every plague. Eternal Father, sign us with the Blood of the Immaculate Lamb, as You signed the dwellings of Your people. Most precious Blood of Jesus, our love, cry for mercy for us from Your Divine Father, and deliver us. Wounds of my Jesus, mouths of love and mercy, speak for us in pity to the Eternal Father; hide us within Yourselves and deliver us.
January 21, 2017
O God, who hallowed the standard of the life-giving Cross by the precious blood of Your only-begotten Son; grant, we beseech You, that they who rejoice in honoring the same holy Cross, may rejoice also in Your ever-present protection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
January 20, 2017
Most holy and immaculate Virgin, Mother of Jesus and our loving Mother, being his Mother, you shared in His universal kingship. The prophets and angels proclaimed Him King of peace. With loving fervor in our hearts we salute and honor you as Queen of peace. We pray that your intercession may protect us and all people from hate and discord, and direct our hearts into the ways of peace and justice which your Son taught and exemplified. We ask your maternal care for our Holy Father who works to reconcile the nations in peace. We seek your guidance for our Head of State and other Leaders as they strive for world peace. Glorious Queen of peace, grant us peace in our hearts, harmony in our families and concord throughout the world. Immaculate Mother, as patroness of our beloved country, watch over us and protect us with your motherly love. Amen.
January 19, 2017
Save us, Christ our Savior, by the virtue of Your holy Cross: You Who saved Peter in the sea, have mercy upon us. Mary, Mother of mercy, pray for us, and we shall be delivered; Mary, our advocate, speak for us, and we shall be saved. The Lord justly scourged us for our sins; but Holy Mary, plead for us, for you are our most tender Mother. Mary, in your Jesus have we put our hope: Oh! let us never be confounded.
January 18, 2017
I love You, O my God, and my only desire is to love You until the last breath of my life. I love You, O my infinitely lovable God, and I would rather die loving You, than live without loving You. I love You, Lord and the only grace I ask is to love You eternally... My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love You, I want my heart to repeat it to You as often as I draw breath.
January 17, 2017
I venerate and glorify you, O Most Blessed Trinity, in union with the ineffable glory with which God the Father, in His omnipotence, honors the Holy Spirit forever. I magnify and bless you, O Most Blessed Trinity, in union with that most reverent glory with which God the Son, in His unsearchable wisdom, glorifies the Father and the Holy Spirit forever. I adore and extol you, O Most Blessed Trinity in union with that most befitting glory with which the Holy Spirit, in his unchangeable goodness extols the Father and the Son forever. Amen.
January 16, 2017
Heavenly Father, be pleased to bless and protect our Holy Father, whom you have chosen as the successor of St. Peter as the chief minister of unity and charity in the Church. Keep him safe in holiness of life and in wise fulfillment of his awesome responsibilities. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
January 15, 2017
O Lord Jesus Christ, who, being made subject to Mary and Joseph, did consecrate domestic life by Your ineffable virtues; grant that we, with the assistance of both, may be taught by the example of Your Holy Family and may attain to its everlasting fellowship. Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.