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Daily Prayer Archive

December 3, 2019

O God, our creator,
inspired by the example of St. Francis,
we pray to you for the courage to be missionaries,
reaching out and leading others to Jesus.
Like St. Francis Xavier,
may we help those in need,
may we live a life rooted in prayer and
may we bring Christ to all those we meet.
This we ask throughYour Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

December 2, 2019

Jesus, our Lord, save me from my sins.
Come, protect me from all dangers and lead me to salvation.

Come! Wisdom of our God Most High,
guiding creation with power and love:
teach me to walk in the paths of knowledge!

Come! Leader of ancient Israel,
giver of the Law of Moses on Sinai:
rescue me with Your might power!

Come! Flower of Jesse's stem,
sign of God's love for all His people:
save me without delay!

Come! Key of David,
opening the gates of God's eternal Kingdom:
free the prisoners of darkness!

December 1, 2019

Lord, give me the courage to disarm my heart
from the feelings of anger, resentment and revenge
that foster so much pain and division in my life.
Instill within me a spirit of gratitude and joy that
I may become Your instruments of peace and reconciliation
wherever and whenever conflicts arise.

November 30, 2019

Brother of Simon Peter,
you heard John the Baptist say:
"Behold the Lamb of God,"
and you chose to follow Jesus.
Leaving your nets,
you became a successful fisher of souls.
Lover of the Crucified Christ,
you too were crucified like him.
Teach us to live and suffer for Him
and to win many souls for Christ.

Amen.

November 29, 2019

As a little child,
I loved you like a mother.
Now that I am old,
my love for you has grown.
Receive me in heaven
as one of the blessed,
and I will proclaim
that I have obtained
such a great prize
through your patronage.

Amen.

November 28, 2019

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 27, 2019

O Mary, today we wish to entrust to you the future that awaits us,
and we ask you to be with us on our way.
We are the men and women of an extraordinary time,
exhilarating yet full of contradictions.
Humanity now has instruments of unprecedented power:
we can turn this world into a garden,
or reduce it to a pile of rubble.
Today as never before in the past,
humanity stands at a crossroads.
And once again, O Virgin Most Holy,
salvation lies fully and uniquely in Jesus, your Son.

November 26, 2019

Almighty God, my Eternal Father,
from the fullness of my soul I adore You.
I am deeply grateful that You have made me
in Your image and likeness,
and that You hold me in Your loving embrace.
Direct me to love You with all my heart,
with all my soul,
and with my whole mind.
Direct me to love all Your children as I love myself.
O, my Father, my soul longs to be united to You,
and to rest in You forever.
Have the Holy Spirit touch my soul
so that I may love You as He does,
and as Your Beloved Son Jesus does.

Amen.

November 25, 2019

O God, Who on the top of Mount Sinai
gave the Law to Moses,
and by means of Your holy Angels,
wondrously convey the body of blessed Catharine,
Your Virgin and Martyr:
grant, we beseech You, that,
through her merits and intercession,
we may be able to reach that mountain which is Christ:
Who lives and reigns with the Father
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God,
world without end.

Amen.

November 24, 2019

We beg you, Master,
be our help and strength.
Save those among us who are oppressed,
have pity on the lowly,
and lift up the fallen.
Heal the sick, bring back the straying,
and feed the hungry.
Release those in prison,
steady those who falter,
and strengthen the fainthearted.
Let all nations come to know You, the one God,
with Your Son Jesus Christ,
and us Your people and sheep of Your pasture.
Do not keep count of the sins of Your servants,
but purify us through the bath of Your truth
and direct our steps.
Help us to walk in holiness of heart,
and to do what is good and pleasing in Your eyes
and in the eyes of our rulers.
Master, let Your face shine on us
to grant us every good in peace,
protect us by Your powerful hand,
deliver us from every evil by the might of your arm.
Grant us and all who dwell on this earth
peace and harmony, O Lord.

November 23, 2019

O blessed Columban,
help and protect the missionaries of our day
who have devoted their lives to preaching
the Gospel throughout the world.
Assist and protect us, also, so to live
for God’s glory that when our
pilgrimage through life is over,
we may enjoy with You the eternal rest
of heaven, through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

November 22, 2019

Dear Saint Cecilia,
one thing we know for certain about you
is that you became a heroic martyr
in fidelity to your Divine Bridegroom.

We do not know that you were a musician
but we are told that you heard Angels sing.

Inspire musicians to gladden the hearts of people
by filling the air with God's gift of music
and reminding them of the divine Musician who created all beauty.

Amen.

November 21, 2019

Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence, we turn to you,
O Virgins of virgins, our Mother.

To you we come, before you we stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
do not despise our petitions,
but in your mercy hear us and answer us.

Amen.

November 20, 2019

O most sacred Virgin Mary,
O Queen of Angels, how beautiful,
accomplished, and perfect, has Heaven made you!
O that I could appear to God as you appeared to me.
You are so beautiful and gracious
that with you beauty you ravished hearts.
When you are seen, everything appears deformed,
all beauty is eclipsed, every grace is lost sight of;
as the stars disappear at the rising of the sun.

When your tenderly devoted servant,
Saint John Damascene, contemplated you,
and when he saw that you were so beautiful,
it seemed to him that you had taken the flower
and that which was best in every creature,
and therefore he called you "the loveliness of nature,"
the grace and comeliness of every creature.

November 19, 2019

O Mother, here we stand before you
to entrust to your maternal care
ourselves, the Church, the entire world.
Plead for us with your beloved Son
that He may give us in abundance the Holy Spirit,
the Spirit of truth which is the fountain of life.
May the Spirit open our hearts to justice and love,
and guide people and nations to mutual understanding
and a firm desire for peace.
We entrust to you all people, beginning with the weakest:
the babies yet unborn, and those born into poverty and suffering,
the young in search of meaning,
the unemployed, and those suffering hunger and disease.
We entrust to you all troubled families,
the elderly with no one to help them,
and all who are alone and without hope.

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