Dear God, I spend so much time reliving yesterday or anticipating tomorrow that I lose sight of the only time that is really mine, the present moment. You give today one moment at a time. That's all I have, all I ever will have. Give the faith which knows that each moment contains exactly what is best for me. Give the hope which trusts You enough to forget past failings and future trials. Give the love which makes each moment an anticipation of eternity with You. We ask this in the name of Jesus Who is the same yesterday, today and forever. Amen.
December 1, 2016
November 30, 2016
O merciful God, take pity on those souls who have no particular friends or intercessors to recommend them to You, who, either through the negligence of those who are alive, or through length of time are forgotten by their friends and by all. Spare them, O Lord, and remember Thine own mercy, when others forget to appeal to it. Let not the souls which Thou hast created be parted from thee, their Creator. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
November 29, 2016
Lord, open our hearts to receive Your Holy Spirit. Teach us to await His coming, just as You did for Mary on the day of the Annunciation, and again on Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, when she was transformed into our Mother. Show the new generation that Your Son Jesus Christ remains always and forever the one and only Savior of the world. Help us proclaim in a loud and bold voice that He is "the way, the truth and the life." The way that leads us to our final destiny. The truth that illuminates our passage through the darkness of life and the world. The life that enriches us with profound peace. May we approach the Lord, united, radiant with His light, without somber faces, so that the whole world may know and recognize Jesus Christ living in His disciples. Amen.
November 28, 2016
Thank You, O God, for hearing my prayer and granting my request. Thank You for all the kindness You have shown me. Thank You, Father, for Your great love in giving me my life, for Your great patience in preserving me despite my sinfulness, for Your protection in the past and for the opportunity to serve and honor You in the future. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for keeping me numberless times from sin and death by the toils of Your life, the sufferings of Your Passion, and by Your victorious Resurrection. Thank You, Holy Spirit of God, for bestowing so many graces upon my soul and for having so frequently renewed Your life within me. May my life, from now on, be a sign of my gratefulness. Amen.
November 27, 2016
From the depths of my heart I thank You, Dear Lord, For Your infinite kindness in coming to me. How good You are to me! With Your most holy Mother and all the angels, I praise Your mercy and generosity toward me, A poor sinner. I thank You for nourishing my soul With Your Sacred Body and Precious Blood. I will try to show my gratitude to You In the Sacrament of Your love, By obedience to Your holy commandments, By fidelity to my duties, By kindness to my neighbor And by an earnest endeavor To become more like You in my daily conduct.
November 26, 2016
O God, bountiful in forgiving, and lovingly desirous of man's salvation, we humbly beseech Your mercy on behalf of our friends, relations and benefactors, who have passed from this world, that, through the intercession of Blessed Mary ever Virgin and all the Saints, You will permit them to come to the full participation of everlasting happiness. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
November 25, 2016
O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry; When I have work, help me to remember the jobless; When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all; When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer, And remembering, help me to destroy my complacency; bestir my compassion, and be concerned enough to help; By word and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted. Amen.
November 24, 2016
Father all-powerful, your gifts of love are countless and your goodness infinite. On Thanksgiving Day we come before you with gratitude for your kindness: open our hearts to concern for our fellow men and women, so that we may share your gifts in loving service. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
November 23, 2016
Oh Blessed Columban, who in your zeal to follow Christ left your homeland as a wanderer and spent your life in suffering and exile, help and protect, we humbly ask you, the missionaries of our day who have devoted their lives to preaching the Gospel throughout the world. Obtain for them, we ask you, that same wisdom and fortitude by which you overcame the dangers which beset your path, and that firm faith and ardent love which enabled you to endure gladly the privations of this life for the love of Christ. Assist and protect us, also, dear Saint Columban, so as to live for God’s glory that when our pilgrimage is over, we may share with you in the joy of our heavenly home, Through Christ our Lord. Amen
November 22, 2016
Guardian Angel, watch over those whose names you can read in my heart. Guard over them with every care and make their way easy and their labors fruitful. Dry their tears if they weep; sanctify their joys; raise their courage if they weaken; restore their hope if they lose heart, their health if they be ill, truth if they err, repentance if they fail.
November 21, 2016
O Lord, Jesus Christ, Redeemer and Saviour, 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.
November 20, 2016
Eternal Father, I offer You The most precious blood of Jesus Christ In atonement for my sins, And in supplication for the holy souls in Purgatory, And for the needs of holy Church. Eternal rest grant unto them, 0 Lord, And let perpetual light shine upon them, May they rest in peace. Amen.
November 19, 2016
Lord Jesus Christ, have compassion On Your Church suffering. Temper Your justice with pity And open the gates of Heaven For the souls in Purgatory, That they may praise And glorify You forever. Amen.
November 18, 2016
Receive our prayers, dear Lord, For those who have none To pray for them. They departed this life Without loved ones To mourn their going. We implore You to stretch forth Your paternal arms To those forgotten ones, And bring them into Your celestial abode Of happiness, light, and peace. Amen.
November 17, 2016
O God, mercy and forgiveness are Yours by nature and by right. Receive our humble petitions. Though we are bound tightly by the chain of our sins, set us free by the power of Your great mercy. Amen.