Daily Prayer Archive

April 20, 2021

Lord God you have created us 
and made us to love others.

During this pandemic, we have found
out how much we need each other.

Build our hearts to continue to care for
the sick and vulnerable; to respect
all those affected by this virus.

Let us be strong and kind for each other
as we become more willing to follow
your invitation to love.

We make this prayer through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

— By a Columban Missionary

April 19, 2021

O Lord, Jesus Christ,
Redeemer and Savior,
forgive my sins,
just as You forgave Peter's denial
and those who crucified You.
Count not my transgressions, but,
rather, my tears of repentance.
Remember not my iniquities, but,
more especially, my sorrow
for the offenses I have committed against You.
I long to be true to Your Word,
and pray that You will love me
and come to make Your dwelling place within me.
I promise to give You praise and glory in love
and in service all the days of my life.

April 18, 2021

Graciously hear us, O Lord, when we call upon You,
and grant our humble request for a calm atmosphere,
that we, who are justly punished for our sins,
may be spared, by Your protecting mercy,
from the ravages of storms and floods.
Through Christ our Lord.


April 17, 2021

Father in Heaven,
ever-living source of all that is good,
keep me faithful in serving You.
Help me to drink of Christ's Truth,
and fill my heart with His Love
so that I may serve You in faith
and love and reach eternal life.
In the Sacrament of the Eucharist,
You give me the joy of sharing Your Life.
Keep me in Your presence.
Let me never be separated from You
and help me to do Your Will.

April 16, 2021

How happy my soul was, good Mother,
when I had the good fortune to gaze upon you!
How I love to recall the pleasant moments
spent under your gaze,
so full of kindness and mercy for us.
Yes, tender Mother, you stooped down to earth
to appear to a mere child.
You, the Queen of heaven and earth,
deigned to make use of the most fragile thing
in the world’s eyes.

April 15, 2021

How often in the down-sided moments of life
we can lose our sense of fun, and scowl and frown
around us.

We punish others for our lack of peace
and then feel a thousand times worse.

Lord, help me to smile, even clown.
Help me to see the sunny side of life,
to bathe in the glow of Your joy,
so I don’t take things out on others.
I don’t want to be glum.

Of course Life can be hard and full of woes,
but help me to see Your smile
in the face of a flower.


— By Columban Fr. Patrick Sayles

April 14, 2021

Risen Lord, You prove the power
of love over death.
Help me to show love
in my thoughts, words and actions.

April 13, 2021

Some of us are very vulnerable at this time
of pandemic. We rely on the assistance of those who
are our neighbors.

Bless those who aid the sick.
Give your power to those who serve the
most severely ill from Covid.

Help us Lord God to be brothers and sisters
treating each with dignity.

We pray in Your Holy Name Jesus the Christ.


— By a Columban Missionary

April 12, 2021

O glorious St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus,
you provided for the Holy Family.
We commit to your protection all our crops
and farm industries.
We humbly ask you, to intercede
in our behalf with Almighty God,
who rules the seasons, so that our fields,
being safe from pests and favored by the weather,
may yield abundant crops that will allow us
to supply the wants of life.
Thus freed from earthly worries
may we after your example
apply all our thoughts to eternal life.
We beseech you to instill
a love of the land into the hearts of our youth
for their own salvation and that of Christian unity
so that we may all share hereafter
in the same blissful life you enjoy in heaven.


April 11, 2021

Lord, I wish to believe in You.

Let my faith be full and unreserved,
and let it penetrate my thought,
my way of judging Divine things and human things.

Let my faith be free.
Let my faith be strong;
let it not fear the difficulties or the problems
of which the experience of our life,
eager for light, is full;
let it not fear the hostility of those
who question it, attack it, reject it, deny it,
but let it be strengthened in the
intimate proof of Your truth;
let it resist the attack of criticism.

Let my faith be joyful and give peace
and gladness to my spirit,
and dispose it for prayer with God
and conversation with all.


April 10, 2021

O Christ, our Morning Star,
Splendor of Light Eternal,
shining with the glory of the rainbow,
come and waken us
from the greyness of our apathy,
and renew in us your gift of hope.


April 9, 2021

Mary, we sing our Alleluias today, for Jesus is risen.
Our souls proclaim the greatness of God,
our spirits rejoice in our Risen Savior.
May Your song be sung in our lives
at every moment of this day so that God's power,
which can do far more than we can ask or imagine,
may continue to call life from death and light from darkness,
transforming our meager efforts
into Your Son's victory over death.


April 8, 2021

Risen Lord, Your life-giving presence
gives me hope, strength and peace.
Help me to be Your witness of love
and compassion in the presence of others.


April 7, 2021

Father, You chose Saint John Baptist de la Salle
to give young people a Christian education.
Give your Church teachers who will devote themselves
to helping your children grow as Christian men and women.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


April 6, 2021

Heavenly Father, we praise You for Your Love
and Faith which You give to us.

Lead us to remember those who have this virus.
Free us from indifference.

Let all be healed and converted from our selfishness
so that your Kingdom of Light and Peace may surround us.

In Jesus Name, we pray. 


— By a Columban Missionary


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