Daily Prayer Archive

April 23, 2019

O God, who manifests to those in error
the light of Your truth that they may
return to the way of holiness,
grant that all who profess themselves Christians
may spurn whatever is hostile to that name
and embrace whatever is in harmony with it.
Through Christ our Lord.

April 22, 2019

O God, through this paschal solemnity
You have bestowed upon the world
Your healing grace;
pursue Your people, we beseech You,
with heavenly gifts
so that we may obtain perfect freedom
and arrive at life eternal.
Through Christ our Lord.

April 21, 2019

Heavenly Father and God of mercy,
we no longer look for Jesus among the dead,
for he is alive and has become the Lord of life.
From the waters of death You raise us with him
and renew Your gift of life within us.
Increase in our minds and hearts
the risen life we share with Christ,
and help us to grow as your people
toward the fullness of eternal life with You.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

April 20, 2019

O God, who makes this most holy night illustrious
by the glory of the resurrection of our Lord,
preserve in the new children of your family
the spirit of adoption which You have given,
that, renewed in body and soul,
they may give You a pure service.
This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son.

April 19, 2019

We remember today, the pain and suffering of the cross,
and all that Jesus was willing to endure for us.
He paid the price to offer us the gift of eternal life.
Help us never to take for granted this gift of love.
Help us to be reminded of the cost of it all.
Forgive us for being too busy, or distracted by other things,
to not recognize what You have done for us.
Thank you Lord that by Your wounds we are healed.

April 18, 2019

O Lord Jesus, in order that the merits
of Your sacrifice on the Cross
might be applied to every soul of all time,
You willed that it should be renewed
upon the altar.
At the Last Supper, You said:
"Do this in remembrance of me."
By these words You gave Your apostles
and their successors the power to consecrate
and the command to do what You Yourself did.
I believe that the Mass is both a sacrifice and a memorial-
reenacting Your passion, death and resurrection.
Help me to realize that the Mass
is the greatest gift of God to us
and our greatest gift to God.

April 17, 2019

O Lord Jesus Christ,
sublime model of all perfection,
You are urging onward all privileged souls
in their high aspiration towards the goal of religious life;
and, moreover, You also strengthen them
through the powerful force of Your example
and the efficacious influence of Your grace
so that they may be able to follow You
in such a noble way of life;
grant then that many,
recognizing Your sweet inspirations,
may have the will to correspond with them
by embracing the religious state
and so enjoy in it Your special care
and tender predilection.

April 16, 2019

Lord, you are near to those
who are rejected and brokenhearted.
Give me the grace not to give up
when others insult me and tear me down.
Remind me I am loved and that
I always have a home with you in my heart.

April 15, 2019

Jesus my Lord, let me strengthen my courage
by taking on the courage of all those people
who have been centurions for me.
Many have faced disasters
and hard times with great constancy.
The upper hand of evil never turned them against you.
They kept going.
Let me be like them, Lord.
No matter what the cross,
let me never stop declaring you
to be truly the Son of God,
the source of my hope,
the reason why I will never quit on life.

Amen.

April 14, 2019

We praise you, O God,
for your redemption of the world through your Son.
He entered the holy city of Jerusalem in triumph
and was proclaimed Messiah and king
by those who spread garments and branches along his way.
Just as we carry these branches,
may we follow Christ in the way of the cross that,
dying and rising with him, we may enter into your kingdom;
through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

Amen.

April 13, 2019

O God, Who founded Your Church
upon the most firm foundation of an apostolic rock
in order to deliver her from the dreadful powers of hell,
give her, we beseech You,
that through the intercession of the blessed Martin,
Your Martyr and Sovereign Pontiff,
she may produce at all times in Your truth
so as to enjoy always a secure defense.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who lives and reigns with God the Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
world without end.

Amen.

April 12, 2019

O Most Loving Jesus,
Who by Your ineffable virtues
and by the example of Your domestic life
consecrated the family You choose on earth;
in Your clemency look down upon this household
humbly prostrate before You
and imploring Your mercy.
Remember that this family belongs to You,
for to You we have in a special way
dedicated and devoted ourselves.
Look upon us in Your loving kindness,
preserve us from every danger,
give us help in the time of need,
and grant us the grace to persevere
to the end in the imitation of Your Holy Family;
that having revered You
and loved You faithfully upon earth,
we may bless and praise You eternally in heaven.

April 11, 2019

O God, for Whose honor the glorious bishop Stanislaus
fell under the swords of the wicked;
grant, we beseech You, that all who implore his aid,
may obtain an answer to their prayers.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
world without end.

Amen.

April 10, 2019

Enlighten, O Lord Jesus, many generous souls
with the fiery glow of the Holy Spirit,
who is substantial and eternal love,
and by the powerful intercession of Your most dear Mother Mary,
stir up and preserve in them the fire of Your love,
unto the glory of the Father
and the same Holy Spirit,
who together with You live and reign forever and ever.

Amen.

April 9, 2019

Almighty and eternal God.
May your grace enkindle in all of us
a love for the many unfortunate people
whom poverty and misery
reduce to a condition of life
unworthy of human beings.

Arouse in the hearts of those who call you Father
a hunger and thirst for social justice
and for fraternal charity
in deeds and in truth.

Grant, O Lord,
peace in our days,
peace to souls,
peace to families,
peace to our country,
and peace among nations.

Amen.

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