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Daily Prayer Archive

February 11, 2016

How often, Lord, Would I wish To stretch across the miles And touch loved ones far away, Or be whisked on angel’s wings To their very side. Be with them in all they do, And when their hearts Grow lonely and homesick, When they long To see and hold their loved ones, Touch them, Lord, With the touch of your presence. Hold them in your embrace, Help them feel better, Knowing that in your love We are all close together. Amen

February 10, 2016

Lord, by the power Of your holy cross, Take away From my heart All hatred All bitterness, All false pride, All manipulation Of others. Fill my heart With your love, Heal all painful memories, Free me from all my sins And from every evil. Amen

February 9, 2016

Lord, I thank you. You love us all equally, With unswerving love, A love beyond measure. No matter how strong our faults, No matter how deep our sins, Your love is stronger, Deeper. Cherish my loved ones In you holy heart With your deepest of deep love. May they know your peace, With Our Lady And all the saints, And behold you face to face Forever and ever. Amen

February 9, 2016

It’s easy, to turn my back, To feel offended, hurt. Lord, ease my bitterness, My selfish sense Of hurt ego, dented pride. Let me replace them With a smile, a kind word. May I turn back to those Who need my love. Move my heart To care less for myself and more for others. Amen

February 7, 2016

Teach Me, Lord Often, Instead of loving you, I seem to fear you. I move away From your gaze, Not sure, Not ready to trust you. Like a little duckling I scurry away To hide in the reeds. Teach me, Lord, To turn to you with trust, To allow your holiness To come close to me, Not to be afraid. Teach me, Lord, to love you. Amen

February 6, 2016

So much in life Makes me feel Small Even trivial. I feel so dwarfed By this world, Powerful things Powerful people. Yet I know, Lord, That the least Are precious In your sight. Lord, help me, Small thought I be, To see you At the power In my life, The real force that raises me up, Makes me feel Worthy. Amen

February 5, 2016

Give me courage, Lord, To let go Past hurts And present fears. I leave my past To your mercy, And my present To your grace. Give me strength To face the future With your help. When I feel afraid, Lord, Unable to let go, Help me To gaze on you With trust. Help me To love you, Not to fear you.. Amen

February 4, 2016

Of our suffering world. Help me to be like you, You who stretched out your hands On the Cross And gave your all. Help me to be like you, For you hold me In the palm of your hand. Amen

February 3, 2016

You helped me when I was down, When I lifted my hands to you In earnest pleading. Lord, give me the grace To be gracious And generous To the pleading hands

February 3, 2016

As a bird flies naturally, Without having to think, Without being conscious Of what it is doing, Simply enjoying the moment, So I wish, Lord, To be like a bird in prayer, To soar towards you Without thinking too hard, To sense the movement of your Spirit, As a bird senses the flow of air, And moves accordingly. And give your all. Lord, make me sensitive to your Spirit. May I fly to you in prayer, Enjoy the wonder of your presence, Know that you surround me, That you support me, with love. Amen

February 2, 2016

In the day-to-day routine of life I take my friends for granted. I expect them to be good to me Even when I’m in a miserable mood. But when I’m ill I start to think How precious are my friends, How important they are to me. Lord, thank you for my friends. Bless each one of them today, Wherever they are. And thank you for your friendship. Thank you for the priceless treasure Of your healing presence. Amen

February 1, 2016

Bless our home, Lord. May your love surround it, To protect us, May your peace fill it To refresh us, May your Spirit dwell in it To comfort us. Lord, No matter how small Or humble our home, It is better Than the biggest palace When blessed by you. Amen

January 31, 2016

Even when I show you The thorny side of my character, Or when I’m sharp, Unloving to those I love, Unapproachable, Or in a bad mood, You still show your goodness to me And let your love shine down To bring me joy. Thank you, Lord. Even one small drop of your love On my thorniness Is enough to soften me With the radiance Of your presence. Amen

January 30, 2016

There are times When my faith feels fragile, As delicate As the petals of a poppy Which fall apart At the slightest touch. Treat me gently, Lord, With tender love. Lord, handle me with care. Amen

January 29, 2016

Jesus, we know you are calling us to follow you just as you called your first disciples. You need us. You want us to be your hands, your feet and your welcoming smile. We tell you that we are too young, too inexperienced. That won't work. You want us to imitate your mother who, while young and inexperienced, said "Your will be done" We could claim old age. We can't walk very far. Or we can hardly see or hear. But then we read about old Simeon who spent all his old age waiting to greet his Messiah. You want all of us to continue as your disciples no matter our age. We can always put a feeble hand on another's trembling shoulder. We can spread your message in so many simple ways. You don't want to be stuck in a tabernacle. You want to be out among us, working through us and with us. We thank you for asking us to be an important part of your plan, an important part of your Kingdom. Amen.


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