Daily Prayer Archive

December 12, 2018

God of power and mercy,
you blessed the Americas at Tepeyac
with the presence of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe.
May her prayers help all men and women
to accept each other as brothers and sisters. 
Through your justice present in our hearts 
may Your peace reign in the world.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God, 
for ever and ever.

Amen.

December 11, 2018

Come, long-expected Jesus.
Excite in me the joy and love and peace
it is right to bring to the manger of my Lord.
Raise in me, too,
sober reverence for the God who acted there,
hearty gratitude for the life begun there,
and spirited resolution to serve the Father and Son.

I pray in the name of Jesus Christ,
whose advent I hail.

Amen.

December 10, 2018

O Holy Mother,
Let me be a fit instrument in your immaculate
and merciful hands for introducing
and increasing your glory to the maximum
in all the many strayed and indifferent souls,
and thus help extend as far as possible
the Blessed Kingdom of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
For wherever you enter,
you obtain the grace of conversion and growth in holiness,
since it is through your hands
that all graces come to us
from the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

December 9, 2018

Lord, you have created me for goodness,
love, compassion and peace.
Help me to make good use of the gifts
you have given me to make a difference
where I am at this moment of my life.

You are the compassion of God in the world.
You never forget any of your people.
Give me the courage to be
the compassion of God for others.

December 8, 2018

O God, who by the Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
did prepare a worthy dwelling place for Your Son,
we beseech You that,
as by the foreseen death of this, Your Son,
You did preserve Her from all stain,
so too You would permit us,
purified through Her intercession,
to come unto You.
Through the same Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Son, who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, world without end.

Amen.

December 7, 2018

Lord, I long to feel secure and at peace.
Let your love by my refuge.
Show me how to build my life
on the everlasting rock of your compassion.

Lord, sometimes I forget
that the work of love is my responsibility, too.
Help me to join with you
to pour out love wherever it is needed.

December 6, 2018

God Our Father we pray,
That through the intercession of St. Nicholas,
You will protect our children.
Keep them safe from harm,
And help them grow,
And become worthy of Your sight.

Give them strength,
To keep their Faith in You,
And to keep alive their joy,
In Your creation.
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Amen.

December 5, 2018

Lord, teach me to open
my eyes, ears and heart
that I may rejoice in your Holy Spirit.
May your unconditional love
strengthen me to live in peace with all people.

December 4, 2018

O Lord, You are the temple of the Holy Spirit,
the city of the living God,
made joyous by abundant flowers,
the sacred flowers of Divine grace.
You are all-beautiful
and very close to God,
above the Cherubim
and higher than the Seraphim,
right near God Himself!

December 3, 2018

Almighty and everlasting God,
we thank you for your Servant Francis,
whom you called to preach the Gospel
to the peoples of Asia.
Raise up, we pray,
in this and every land
heralds and evangelists of your kingdom,
that your Church may proclaim
the unsearchable riches
of our Savior Jesus Christ;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Amen.

December 2, 2018

Lord, give me the courage to disarm
my heart from the feelings of anger,
resentment and revenge that foster
so much pain and division in my life.
Instill within me a spirit of gratitude and joy
that I may become your instrument
of peace and reconciliation
wherever and whenever conflicts arise.

December 1, 2018

O Immaculata, Queen of Heaven and Earth,
refuge of sinner and most Loving Mother,
God has willed to entrust
the entire order of mercy on to you.
I, a repentant sinner, cast myself at your feet,
humbly imploring you to take me with all that I am and have,
wholly to yourself as your possession and property.
Please make of me,
of all my powers of soul and body,
of my whole life, death and eternity,
whatever most pleases you.
Use all that I am and have without reserve,
wholly to destroy all the heresies in the world.

November 30, 2018

O good cross,
made beautiful by the body of the Lord,
long have I desired you,
ardently have I loved you,
unceasingly have I sought you,
and now you are ready for my eager soul.
Receive me from among men and restore me to my Master,
so that He, who redeemed me through you,
shalt receive me through you.

Amen.

- St. Andrew

November 29, 2018

O Blessed Mother Mary, before your
marriage to the carpenter St. Joseph,
you were overshadowed by the Holy Spirit
and conceived a child.

As you carried Jesus, your Divine Child, in your womb,
you overcame fear and rejoiced, anticipating His birth.

In your tender way, tough the hearts of all women
for whom being pregnant is more a problem than a joy.

Give them the help and courage they need
to bring a child into this world.

Mary, you believed that with God all things are possible.
Dispel any fear of giving the gift of life.
Replace it with trust in God.

Amen.

- A Columban Missionary

November 28, 2018

My Lord Jesus Christ,
I believe that You are really here in this Sacrament.
Night and day You remain here compassionate and loving.
You call, You wait for,
You welcome everyone who comes to visit You.
I thank You, Jesus my Divine Redeemer
for coming upon the earth for our sake
and for instituting the Adorable Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist
in order to remain with us until the end of the world.
I thank You for hiding beneath the Eucharist
Your infinite majesty and beauty,
which Your Angels delight to behold,
so that I might have courage to approach the throne of Your mercy.

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