Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep today, and give Your Angels and Saints charge over those who sleep. Tend Your sick ones, O Lord Christ. Rest Your weary ones, Bless Your dying ones, Soothe Your suffering ones, pity Your afflicted ones, Shield Your joyous ones, And all for Your love's sake. Amen
October 21, 2016
October 20, 2016
Dear Jesus, the cool breath of autumn reminds us that the seasons are changing. Daylight more quickly dims. Each life faces new seasons with different challenges. Give us strength to bear the weight and hearts warm and tender with which to love and care. Amen By Columban Fr. John Comiskey
October 19, 2016
Every day of my life belongs to You, O my God, and every action of my life should be performed with the pure intention of honoring You alone. From this moment I offer them to Your Sacred Heart, and by this offering, I consecrate them without reserve to Your glory. What a motive for performing all my actions with all possible perfection! Do not permit them, O my divine Savior, to be sullied by any motives unworthy of Your Sacred Heart. I renounce all that could lessen the merit of my offering. I renounce all vanity, self-love and human respect. Grant, O my God, that I may begin, continue and end this day in Your grace, and solely from the pure motive and pleasing and honoring You. Amen.
October 18, 2016
Jesus, I entrust all my problems to you. Come to me. Speak to me. Reveal the will of God to me. Jesus! Pour your precious blood on me. Remove all the stain of sin from me. Grant me freely, redemption from sin and salvation by the merit of the crucifixion and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. Deliver me from dangers and diseases, and the worldly temptations we encounter in everyday life. Save me by the merit of your suffering. Jesus, send upon me, in power, the Holy Spirit, promised by the Father. Renew me, and my dear ones by the Holy Spirit. Thank you God. Praise be Jesus. Praise be the Holy Spirit." Amen.
October 17, 2016
Every day I need you Lord But this day especially, I need some extra strength To face whatever is to be. This day more than any day I need to feel you near, To fortify my courage And to overcome my fear. By myself, I cannot meet The challenge of the hour, There are times when humans help, But we need a higher power To assist us bear what must be borne, and so dear Lord, I pray, Hold on to my trembling hand And be near me today. Amen.
October 16, 2016
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.
October 15, 2016
Good and generous Lord, You have once more brought the year to a full circle, through planting and growing and ripening to harvest time, and autumn. We thank You for the sun and the wind, the rain and the dew, the minerals of the earth and all the plants that grow and all the beasts and birds of farm and field. We marvel at Your wonderful ways of bringing food from the earth for man's good.
October 14, 2016
Deliver me, Lord Jesus Christ, from all my iniquities and from every evil, make me ever hold fast to Your commandments and never allow me to be separated from You. Amen.
October 13, 2016
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen.
October 12, 2016
O Most Holy Heart of Jesus, shower Your blessings in abundant measure upon the Your Holy Church, upon the Supreme Pontiff and upon all the clergy; to the just grant perseverance; convert sinners; enlighten unbelievers; bless our relations, friends and benefactors; assist the dying; deliver the Holy Souls in Purgatory; and extend over all hearts the sweet empire of Your love. Amen.
October 11, 2016
My Jesus, by the sorrows You suffered in Your agony in the Garden, in Your scourging and crowning with thorns, on the way to Calvary, in Your crucifixion and death, have mercy on the souls in purgatory, and especially on those that are most forsaken; deliver them from the terrible torments they endure; call them and admit them to Your most sweet embrace in paradise. Amen.
October 10, 2016
O Divine Heart of Jesus, grant eternal rest to the Souls in Purgatory, the final grace to those who are about to die this day, true repentance to sinners, the light of faith to pagans, and Your blessing to me and to all who are dear to me. To You, therefore, O Most Merciful Heart of Jesus, I commend all these souls, and in their behalf I offer unto You all Your merits in union with the merits of Your Most Blessed Mother and of all the Angels and Saints, together with all the Masses, Communions, prayers and good works which are this day being offered throughout Christendom.
October 9, 2016
How great is your name, O Lord our God, through all the earth! When I see the heavens, the work of Your hands, the moon and the stars which You arranged, what are we that You should keep us in mind, men and women that You care for us? Yet, You have made us little less than gods; and crowned us with glory and honor, gave us power over the works of Your hands, put all things under our feet. How great is Your name, O Lord our God through all the earth!
October 8, 2016
Lord, I am in this world to show Your mercy to others. Other people will glorify You by making visible the power of Your grace by their fidelity and constancy to You. For my part I will glorify You by making known how good You are to sinners, that Your mercy is boundless and that no sinner no matter how great his offences should have reason to despair of pardon. If I have grievously offended You, My Redeemer, let me not offend You even more by thinking that You are not kind enough to pardon Me. Amen.
October 7, 2016
O Lord, our God, You called Your people to be Your Church. As they gather together in Your Name, may they love, honor, and follow Your Son to eternal life in the Kingdom He promised. Let their worship always be sincere, and help them to find Your saving Love in the Church and its Sacraments. Fill with the Spirit of Christ those whom You call to live in the midst of the world and its concern. Help them by their work on earth to build up Your eternal Kingdom. May they be effective witnesses to the Truth of the Gospel and make Your Church a living presence in the midst of the world. Increase the gifts You have given Your Church that Your faithful people may continue to grow in holiness and in imitation of Your Beloved Son.