O most holy, O most benign, O noble and glorious Virgin Mary, who was worthy to bear in Your sacred womb the Creator of all, I humbly beseech you, to intercede with Him for me, a sinner; that whatsoever, by ignorance or neglect, by accident or irreverence, I have left undone, or have done amiss, in this unspeakably holy Sacrifice, may be pardoned through thy prayers to the same our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who with the Father and the Holy Ghost live and reign world without end. Amen.
August 25, 2016
August 24, 2016
O everlasting and loving God, I consecrate myself wholly to you today. Let all my days offer you ceaseless praise, My hands move to the rhythm of your impulses, My feet be swift in your service, My voice sing constantly of you, My lips proclaim your message, My eyes perceive you everywhere, And my ears be attuned to your inspirations. May my intellect be filled with your wisdom, My will be moved by your beauty, My heart be enraptured with your love, And my soul be flooded with your grace. Grant that every action of mine be done For your greater glory.
August 23, 2016
My soul, confide in Jesus. He can do me every good. He is God and He loves me. In the Blessed Eucharist, He is sweet and mild and generous. Urged by love, He comes to manifest His love to me. Yes, my dear Jesus, You are my hope and my salvation. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You. I trust, O Lord, that You will kindle in my heart the flame of Your pure love, and a real desire to please You; so that, from this day forward, I may never will anything but what You will.
August 22, 2016
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
August 21, 2016
O Christ, our Morning Star, Splendor of Light Eternal, shining with the glory of the rainbow, come and waken us from the grayness of our apathy, and renew in us your gift of hope. Amen.
August 20, 2016
O God, Source and Giver of all things, Who manifests Your infinite majesty, power and goodness in the earth about us, we give You honor and glory. For the sun and rain, for the manifold fruits of our fields, for the increase of our herds and flocks we thank You. For the enrichment of our souls with divine grace, we are grateful. Supreme Lord of the harvest, graciously accept us and the fruits of our toil, in union with Christ Your Son, as atonement for our sins, for the growth of Your Church, for peace and charity in our homes, for salvation to all. Amen.
August 19, 2016
Keep us in peace, O Christ our God, under the protection of Your holy and venerable Cross. Save us from enemies visible and invisible and account us worthy to glorify You with thanksgiving, together with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, now and ever and world without end. Amen.
August 18, 2016
From all eternity, O Lord, You planned my very existence and my destiny. You wrapped me in Your love in baptism and gave me the Faith to lead me to an eternal life of happiness with You. You have showered me with Your graces and You have been always ready with Your mercy and forgiveness when I have fallen. Now I beg You for the light I so earnestly need that I may find the way of life in which lies the best fulfillment of Your will. Whatever state this may be, give me the grace necessary to embrace it with love of Your holy will, as devotedly as Your Blessed Mother did Your will. I offer myself to You now, trusting in Your wisdom and love to direct me in working out my salvation and in helping others to know and come close to You, so that I may find my reward in union with You for ever and ever. Amen.
August 17, 2016
My Lord, Jesus Christ I offer You, this day, all my work, my hopes and struggles, my joys and sorrows. Grant me, and all my fellow workers, the grace to think like You, to work with You, and to live in You. Help me to love You with all my heart, and to serve You with all my strength.
August 16, 2016
O my Jesus, You who are very Love, enkindle in my heart that Divine Fire which consumes the Saints and transforms them into You. O Lord our God, we offer You our hearts united in the strongest and most sincere love of brotherhood; we pray that Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament may be the daily food of our souls and bodies; that Jesus may be established as the center of our affections, even as He was for Mary and Joseph. Finally, O Lord, may sin never disturb our union on earth; and may we be eternally united in heaven with You and Mary and Joseph and with all Your Saints. Amen.
August 15, 2016
Father, to You I raise my whole being, a vessel emptied of self. Accept Lord, this my emptiness, and so fill me with Yourself, Your Light, Your Love, Your Life, that these precious gifts may radiate through me and over-flow the chalice of my heart into the hearts of all with whom I come in contact this day, revealing to them the beauty of Your Joy and Wholeness and the Serenity of Your Peace which nothing can destroy. Amen.
August 14, 2016
Father in heaven, all creation rightly gives you praise, for all life and all holiness come from you. In the plan of your wisdom she who bore the Christ in her womb was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven. May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness and join in her hymn of endless love and praise. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
August 13, 2016
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.
August 12, 2016
Body of Christ, save me! Save me from my great arch-enemy, my weak and faltering self. Save me from all greed of money, of power, and of praise. Save me from thirst for pleasure, worldly show, and midnight revelry. Save me from betraying You, Dear Lord, in thought, or in word, or in deed. Amen.
August 11, 2016
Bless me, heavenly Father, forgive my erring ways. Grant me strength to serve Thee, put purpose in my days. Give me understanding, enough to make me kind. So I may judge all people with my heart, not my mind. Teach me to be patient in everything I do, Content to trust Your wisdom and to follow after You. Help me when I falter and hear me when I pray, And receive me in Your kingdom to dwell with Thee someday. Amen.