Daily Prayer Archive

October 31, 2020

O Maria, transform my heart into yours.
Place around it a wreath of purity,
adorned in virtue.

Take my heart, dear Mother,
consecrated as your own.
Present it to God the Father
as an offering from me to you.

Help me O Maria in each day
to make your heart more known.


October 30, 2020

O God, in the faithful service of our brother Alphonsus
You have shown us the way to joy and peace.
Make us ready and watchful companions of Jesus,
who became the servant of all, and now lives
and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


October 29, 2020

O Jesus, I adore You, in union with all Your people
over the Earth, with the holy souls in Purgatory
and with Your angels and saints in Heaven.

I gladly acknowledge that I come from You,
that in You I live, move and have my being
and that I depend on You in all things.
May I live always in this spirit of humble
recognition of your infinite majesty and goodness.

October 28, 2020

O Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr,
great in virtue and in miracles,
faithful intercessor of all who invoke
Your special help in time of need.
To You I have recourse from the depth of my heart
and humbly request assistance.
Help me in my present and urgent petition.
In return I promise to make Your name known
and cause You to be invoked.

October 27, 2020

My Jesus, I believe you are present in the consecrated host.
Give me the faith of St. Peter to proclaim, “
You are Christ, the son of the Living God.”
Give me the faith of St. Thomas to cry out,
“My Lord and my God.” Dear Lord, increase my faith.

October 26, 2020

Sometimes, Lord, I think You are demanding
too much from me.
I wonder if I can really undergo this trial
whether it is about failing health, or family, or whatever.
But deep down I know You never ask more than I can bear.
I believe that as Your follower You will show me the path
to life and fullness of joy in your presence.

October 25, 2020

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
I adore, praise and thank You for the benefits
which You have given me.
I as You, for all that Your servant
Friar Antonio de Sant’Anna Galvao suffered
and accomplished, that You increase my faith,
hope and charity and grant me
the grace that I ardently desire.


October 24, 2020

God our Father
we come to You in our need
to ask Your protection against the 2019 N-coronavirus
that has claimed lives
and has affected many.

We pray for Your grace
for the people tasked with studying the nature
and cause of this virus and its disease
and of stemming the tide of its transmission.
Guide the hands and minds of medical experts
that they may minister to the sick
with competence and compassion
and of those governments and private agencies
that must find cure and solution to this epidemic.

We pray for those afflicted.
May they be restored to health soon.

Grant us the grace
to work for the good of all
and to help those in need.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son
who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.


October 23, 2020

God of grace, today we raise our voices
to magnify Your holy name,
and, in our own generation, to call her blessed
who became the mother of our Savior Jesus Christ.
May we who have shared His holy food
continue, with her, in Your glorious kingdom,
founded and established in Jesus Christ our Lord.


October 22, 2020

O God, Creator of the universe,
who extends your paternal concern over every creature
and guides the events of history to the goal of salvation,
we acknowledge Your fatherly love
when You break the resistance of mankind and,
in a world torn by strife and discord,
You make us ready for reconciliation.
Renew for us the wonders of Your mercy;
send forth Your Spirit that he may work in the intimacy of hearts,
that enemies may begin to dialogue,
that adversaries may shake hands and peoples
may encounter one another in harmony.
May all commit themselves to the sincere search for true peace
which will extinguish all arguments,
for charity which overcomes hatred,
for pardon which disarms revenge.

October 21, 2020

Come, Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of Your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.
O God, who taught the hearts of Your faithful people
by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit,
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgment in all things,
and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort.
Through Christ our Lord.


October 20, 2020

We pray You, O almighty and eternal God!
Who through Jesus Christ
has revealed Your glory to all nations,
to preserve the works of Your mercy,
that Your Church,
being spread through the whole world,
may continue with unchanging faith
in the confession of your name.


October 19, 2020

Lord, just as a flower can radiate its precious beauty,
and cast its fragrance everywhere, so I ask You
to cast the sweet fragrance of Your presence over me.

Surround me with Your love,
fill me with Your healing balm,
enfold me with Your peace,
comfort me with Your presence.

May your fragrance linger in the stillness of my soul,
May Your healing love renew my very being.


October 18, 2020

Good Saint Luke, we are told that before you met
our dear Lord and became a follower of His
and a writer of His Gospel, you were a doctor.
We beg you this day to bless and help and protect our doctors.
Obtain for them the graces they most need
to work well and serve God generously.
Help them to be strong and gentle,
prudent and charitable,
understanding and self-sacrificing.
Give them great skill in the care of our bodies,
so that, blessed with physical strength and health,
we may more faithfully perform our daily tasks.

October 17, 2020

Lord you are kind and merciful.
You lift me up when I am falling.
I deeply appreciate your promise
to be with me in times of distress and sorrow.
Your word gives me hope and courage.
Help me to hear your healing words,
“Come to me all you who are weary
and find life burdensome and I will refresh you.”
All I can pray in response is a simple thank you.


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