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Daily Prayer Archive

January 1, 2020

O God, who through the fruitful virginity
of Blessed Mary bestowed on the human race
he grace of eternal salvation, grant, we pray,
that we may experience the intercession of her,
through whom we were found worthy
to receive the author of life, 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.

Amen.

December 31, 2019

Come, O Lord, to the help of Your people,
sustained by the intercession of Pope St. Sylvester,
so that, running the course of this present life
under Your guidance,
we may attain life without end.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in unity of the Holy Spirit,
on God forever and ever.

Amen.

December 30, 2019

Lord, in this holy season of prayer, song and laughter,
we praise You for the great wonders You have sent us:
for shining star and angel's song,
for infant's cry in lowly manger.
We praise You for the Word made flesh in a little Child.
We behold his glory,
and are bathed in its radiance.

Be with us as we sing the ironies of Christmas,
the incomprehensible comprehended,
the poetry made hard fact,
the helpless Babe who cracks the world asunder.
Help us to rise bigger than we are.

Amen.

December 29, 2019

O most loving Jesus,
Who by Your beautiful virtues of humility,
obedience, poverty, modesty, charity, patience and gentleness,
and by the example of Your domestic life,
blessed with peace and happiness
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 danger;
give us help in 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 on earth,
we may bless and praise You eternally in heaven.

Amen.

December 28, 2019

We remember today, O God, the slaughter
of the holy innocents of Bethlehem by King Herod.
Receive into the arms of Your mercy
all innocent victims; and by Your great might
frustrated the designs of evil tyrants
and establish Your rule of justice, love, and peace;
through Your son, Jesus Christ who lives and reigns forever.

Amen. 

December 27, 2019

Shed upon Your Church, O Lord,
the brightness of Your light, that we,
being illumined by the teaching of
Your apostle and evangelist John,
may also walk in the light of Your truth,
that at length we may attain to the fullness
of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with You forever and ever.

Amen.

December 26, 2019

We give You thanks, O Lord of glory,
for the example of the first martyr Stephen,
who looked up to heaven and prayed
for his persecutors to Your Son Jesus Christ,
who stands at Your right hand; where he
lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, in glory everlasting.

Amen.

December 25, 2019

Lord our God,
the heavens are the work of your hands,
the moon and the stars You made;
the earth and the sea,
and every living creature
came into being by Your word.
And all of us, too.
May this tree bring cheer to this house
though Jesus Christ Your good and holy Son,
who brings life and beauty to us and to our world.

Amen.

December 24, 2019

God of endless ages,
Father of all goodness,
we keep vigil for the dawn of salvation
and the birth of Your Son.
With gratitude we recall his humanity,
the life he shared with the sons of men.
May the power of his divinity help us answer his call
to forgiveness and life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

December 23, 2019

Lord, all things are possible with You.
As we wait for the joyous coming
of Your Son, help me to know my inner truth
of love and goodness and manifest this totally
in my relations with others.
With Your help and guidance, make me
worthy to embrace the coming of Your Son.

December 22, 2019

Lord, You are Emmanuel, “God with us.”
Open the eyes and ears of my heart
that I may see Your presence in every person I meet,
and hear Your voice in the cry of the poor.

December 21, 2019

Everliving God, who strengthened
Your apostle Thomas with firm and certain
faith in Your Son’s resurrection:
Grant us so perfectly and without doubt
to believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God,
that our faith may never be found
wanting in Your sight; through Him
who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen

December 20, 2019

Every generous act of giving
and every perfect gift are from above.
They come down from You, dear Father of Light.
You give birth to us by Your Word,
so that we might be born of a new creation.
Bless now these presents that we give and receive in joy
at the birth of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bless us and bless the whole world with thankfulness and peace,
for You are the giver of all good gifts.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

December 19, 2019

Lord, during this Advent season,
I give thanks and praise to You for the gift of life.
Teach me to be grateful for all that I experience –
the joys, challenges and grief.
Help me to throw off the bonds of selfishness and greed
and embrace the true meaning of the season.

December 18, 2019

O God, help me to be a better person.
Make me prudent in my undertakings,
courageous in dangers, patient in afflictions,
and humble in prosperity.

Grand that I may be attentive at my prayers,
temperate at my meals,
diligent in my work,
and constant in my good resolutions.

Let my conscience be righteous and pure,
my exterior modest, my conversation edifying,
and my life according to rule.

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