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Daily Prayer Archive

March 28, 2020

The days of the life-giving Death
and glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ,
Your Son, are approaching.
This is the hour
when He triumphed over Satan’s pride,
the time when we celebrate
the great event of our Redemption.
The Suffering and Death of Your Son
brought life to the whole world,
moving our hearts to praise Your glory.

March 27, 2020

God of times and seasons,
You have brought us again to Lent
for the study of Your Word,
for the remembrance of the temptation of Your Son,
and for the contemplation of His Cross.
The birds know their seasons;
forbid that we be blind to our times.
Grant us a Lenten blessing,
and may no one miss this time of growth.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

March 26, 2020

Prayer for the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the COVID-19 virus.

 

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.

Amen.

– United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

March 25, 2020

O most holy Virgin Mary, to whom God sent
the Angel Gabriel to announce that you should
be the mother of His Only-Begotten Son,
pray for us who have recourse to you.
Holy, lovely Mary, we give our all to you
What is past and present, And the future, too.
Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception
of the most blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.

March 24, 2020

Lord Jesus Christ, we come to you
through the intercession of your Saint and Martyr, Oscar Romero.
Your grace has made him a living example
of Your justice and compassion.
He came to know that to all who come to You for Your help,
You show Your compassion and healing power.
You are closest to us when we are weakest
and most in need of Your help.
You ask us to be close to each other,
especially the poorest, as Oscar was.
I ask You now to listen to my prayer and grant what I ask.
If what I ask is not for my own or others' good,
grant me always what is best,
that I may build your kingdom of love in our world.

March 23, 2020

O God, who gave increase to Your Church
through the apostolic labors and zeal for truth
of the Bishop Saint Turibius,
grant that the people consecrated to You
may always receive new growth
in faith and holiness.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.

March 22, 2020

Dear Loving and Compassionate God, Giver of all gifts,
we pray especially today for the mercy and love You give us.
Open our hearts and minds to You.
Give us the grace to accept your mercy.
As we live each day,
we pray for those less fortunate,
especially those who are hurting,
and whose wounds need to be healed.
Help us become involved in ways that show them how deeply we care.
Give us the personal courage to listen to their concerns
and help them find the solutions to which they are entitled.
as Your children and our brothers and sisters.

Amen.

March 21, 2020

Almighty God who is the Light of the world,
grant us Your heavenly blessing.
May the radiance of Your Light
illumine our hearts and
brighten our home with the
spirit of faith and love.
Let the Light of Your presence guide us,
for in Your Light do we see light.
Bless us also with Your Spirit,
that happiness and peace may abide in all men.

Amen.

March 20, 2020

Through my observance of Lent,
Help me to correct my faults
And raise my mind to You,
And thus grow in holiness
That I may deserve
The reward of everlasting life.

March 19, 2020

Remember, O most pure spouse
of the Virgin Mary,
my beloved Patron,
that never it has been heard
that anyone invoked your patronage
and sought your aid
without being comforted.
Inspired by this confidence I come to you
and fervently commend myself to you.
Despise not my petition,
O dearest foster father of our Redeemer,
but accept it graciously.

Amen.

March 18, 2020

Father, all-powerful and ever-living God,
During the Holy Season of Lent
You call us to a closer union with Yourself.
Help me to prepare to celebrate
The Paschal Mystery
With mind and heart renewed.
Give me a spirit of loving reverence
For You, our Father,
And of willing service to my neighbor.
As I recall the great events
That gave us new life in Christ,
Bring the image of Your Son
To perfection within my soul.

March 17, 2020

God our Father,
You sent Saint Patrick
to preach Your glory to the people of Ireland.
By the help of his prayers,
may all Christians proclaim Your love to all men.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

March 16, 2020

Father and maker of all,
You adorn all creation
with splendor and beauty,
and fashion human lives
in Your image and likeness.
Awaken in every heart
reverence for the work of Your hands,
and renew among Your people
a readiness to nurture and sustain
Your precious gift of life.

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

Amen.

March 15, 2020

Lord, bless our home with Your presence.
Far from it repulse all the wiles of Satan.
Your holy angels, let them live here, to keep us in peace.
And may Your blessing remain always upon us.
This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son.

March 14, 2020

Through the observance of Lent, O Lord,
You purify Your Church every year.
See to it that Your children lead a better life
and so obtain the graces they are striving to acquire by doing penance.
This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son.

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