Daily Prayer Archive

Father’s Day Prayer

June 17, 2018

God our Father,
in Your wisdom and love You made all things.
Bless these men,
that they may be strengthened as Christian fathers.
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honor them always
with a spirit of profound respect.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Trust in Jesus

June 16, 2018

I place my trust in You without reserve
and I hope for the remission of my sins
through Your infinite mercy.
I place within Your hands all my cares and anxieties.
I promise to love You and to honor You
until the last moment of my life,
and to spread, as much as I can,
devotion to Your most Sacred Heart.

Do with me what You will, my Jesus.
I deserve no other reward except
Your greater glory and Your holy love.
Take this offering of myself
and give me a place within Your Divine Heart forever.

Amen.

Your Goodness

June 15, 2018

My soul,
my Jesus loves you ardently.
Hope for great favors from the Lord,
Who, through an impulse of love,
comes to you all love.
Yes, my Jesus, my hope,
I trust in Your goodness,
that in giving Yourself to me this morning,
You will kindle in my poor soul
the flames of Your pure love,
and of an ardent desire to please You,
that, from this day forward,
I may wish only what You wish.

The Recuperation Journey

June 14, 2018

Lord of patience and kindness –

You share in my ups and downs of recovery.
I believe in Your healing mercy,
and in the restoring energies of nature
You have put in my body and spirit.

I see the signs of Your healing love in me,
and joy surges in my heart.
I tell You aloud my thanksgiving
and smile my trust in You.

But You know how changeable I am,
how impatient to be cured.
You let me complain as much as I desire
and assure me that You still are there.

I tire myself out with doubts about
what Your power can do for me,
and You simply repeat,
“Trust Me! Will you trust Me?”
until I finally say, “I will!”

Then, You show me that You are most faithful.
You restore me to full health,
and I go forward rejoicing to follow
You along the road.

- Columban Fr. Joseph Joyce

I Love You My God

June 13, 2018

O my God!
I love You,
with my whole heart and soul,
and above all things,
because You are infinitely good and perfect,
and most worthy of all my love;
and for Your sake,
I love my neighbor as myself.
Mercifully grant,
O my God!
that having loved You on earth,
I may love and enjoy You
forever in heaven.

Amen.

Act of Abandonment

June 12, 2018

O my God, I thank you and I praise
you for accomplishing your holy
and all-lovable will without any regard for mine.
With my whole heart,
in spite of my heart,
do I receive this cross I feared so much!

It is the cross of Your choice,
the cross of Your love.
I venerate it;
nor for anything in the world
would I wish that it had not come,
since You willed it.

I keep it with gratitude and with joy,
as I do everything that comes from Your hand;
and I shall strive to carry it without letting it drag,
with all the respect
and all the affection which Your works deserve.

Amen.

Fire of the Holy Spirit

June 11, 2018

O Lord,
You have mercy on all,
take away from me my sins,
and mercifully set me ablaze
with the fire of Your Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a human heart,
a heart to love and adore You,
a heart to delight in You,
to follow and enjoy You.

Amen.

Enlighten My Understanding

June 10, 2018

I offer You, Lord, my thoughts;
to be fixed on You; 
my words: to have You for their theme;
my actions: to reflect my love for You;
my sufferings: to be endured for Your greater glory.

I want to do what You ask of me:
in the way You ask, because You asked.

Lord, enlighten my understanding,
strengthen my will,
purify my heart,
and make me holy.

Help me to repent of my past sins
and to resist temptation in the future.
Help me to rise above my human weakness
and to grow stronger as a Christian.

Immaculate Heart of Mary

June 9, 2018

O Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Heavenly beauty and splendor of the Father,
You are the most valued Heavenly treasure.

New Eve, immaculate in soul, spirit and body,
Created of the godly seed by the Spirit of God,
You are the spiritual Mother of mankind.

Pure Virgin, full of grace then and now,
Your whole being was raised Heavenly in full glory,
To be elevated above all the hosts within the Kingdom of God.

O Heavenly Mother, Queen of Heaven and earth,
I recognize the glory of your highest title,
The Immaculate Heart of Mary!

Loving Mother, dispenser of endless blessings,
You who continuously intercedes on our behalf,
Please present my need before your loving Son Jesus.
For all glories are His forever and ever.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 8, 2018

O, Sacred Heart of Jesus,
filled with Infinite Love,
broken by our ingratitude,
and pierced by our sins,
yet loving us still,
accept the consecration we make to You
of all that we are and all that we have.

Take every faculty of our souls and bodies,
only day by day draw us nearer to Your Sacred Heart,
and there, as we shall hear the lesson,
teach us Your Holy Way.

Amen.

In Your Presence

June 7, 2018

Today, again, I am in Your presence,
Your real presence, Your saving presence.
I adore You.
I am allowed by You to be before You here.

I see it’s a beautiful day outside, a pure blue sky.
The sun shines on the green and gold house
reminding me of home and family.
Here I am in Alto Hospicio.
It was dark earlier when I got up,
but now it’s bright.

You say to me, “Neither do I condemn you.”
I depend on these words;
I believe in these words.
It makes me happy that You are merciful,
especially to those who live so much alone.
I want to be merciful, too.

Give me Your Holy Spirit today
to keep me from sin and live in Your peace.
You who is merciful as Your Father is merciful.

- Columban Fr. Michael Howe

Hear My Voice, Lord

June 6, 2018

To you, Creator of nature and humanity,
of truth and beauty, I pray:
Hear my voice,
for it is the voice
of the victims of all wars and violence
among individuals and nations.
Hear my voice,
for it is the voice
of all children who suffer and who will suffer
when people put their faith in weapons and war.
Hear my voice
when I beg you to instill
into the hearts of all human beings
the vision of peace,
the strength of justice
and the joy of fellowship.
We pray to the Lord.

Father in Heaven

June 5, 2018

O Almighty God,
who has given me my father and mother,
and made them an image of Your authority,
and love, and tender watchfulness;
and has commanded me to love, and honor,
and obey them in all things:
Give me the grace to cheerfully keep Your law.
Help me to love and honor them,
to obey their wishes,
to study their happiness,
and always listen to them
with patience and humility.
Deliver me O God, from pride,
rebellion and stubbornness.
Make me diligent in my work and studies,
and patient in all my trials;
so I may deserve to be Your child,
who are our Father in Heaven.

Amen.

A Child’s Prayer

June 4, 2018

How I love You, O my Blessed Virgin Mother!
Had I been a priest,
I would have spoken so much of you.
I consecrate my soul and all my being to you.

You are more Mother than Queen!
Yet I have heard it said that all the Saints are eclipsed
by your radiant brightness,
as the rising sun makes the stars disappear.
How strange that seems,
a mother eclipsing the glory of her children!

I think quite the contrary, sweet Virgin,
I believe that you will
immensely increase the splendor of your children,
O Sweet Virgin Mary!

Prayer for the Church

June 3, 2018

O God!
our refuge and our strength,
look down with favor on Your people who cry to You;
and through the intercession of the glorious
and Immaculate Virgin Mary,
Mother of God,
of Saint Joseph her Spouse,
of Your blessed Apostles Peter and Paul,
and of all the Saints,
in mercy and goodness 
hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners,
and for the liberty and exaltation 
of our holy Mother the Church.
Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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