Daily Prayer Archive

August 13, 2017

O holy Mary,
my Mistress into your blessed trust and special keeping,
into the bosom of your tender mercy,
this day, every day of my life
and at the hour of my death,
I commend my soul and body;
to you I entrust all my hopes and consolations,
all my trials and miseries,
my life and the end of my life,
that through your most holy intercession,
all my actions may be ordered
and disposed according to your will
and that of your divine Son.


August 12, 2017

Help us, loving Mother, 
to be truly devoted to the duties of our life; 
help us make our homes true centers 
of spiritual life and active charity, 
schools where consciences will be rightly formed, 
gardens where every virtue will flourish. 
Give us your help that in social and political life 
we may be patterns of deep faith, 
of consistent and gracious Christian practice, 
of incorruptible integrity, 
and of well-balance judgment 
based upon the solid principles of religion. 

August 11, 2017

Our eyes are fixed on you in admiration, immaculate Virgin; 
you who are loved by the Heavenly Father above all others! 
O Virgin Spouse of the Holy Spirit! 
Tender Mother of Jesus! 
Obtain for us from your Divine Son 
the grace to reflect your sublime virtues in our conduct. 

Grant that we may be spotless and pure 
in our thoughts and in our behavior; 
gentle, affectionate, 
and sympathetic companions to our spouses; 
to our children solicitous, 
vigilant and wise; 
exemplary citizens of our dear country; 
faithful sons and daughters of the Church, 
ever ready to allow ourselves to be guided 
by her in thought and deed. 

August 10, 2017

O Mary, full of grace and blessed among women, 
stretch out the hand of your motherly protection
upon us who gather round 
your queenly throne as your handmaidens, 
obedient to your command 
and resolved with your help 
to bring to realization in ourselves and our sisters 
the ideals of truth and Christian perfection. 

August 9, 2017

O eternal God and Ruler of all creation, 
You have allowed me to reach this hour. 
Forgive the sins I have committed this day by word, 
deed or thought. 
Purify me, O Lord, 
from every spiritual and physical stain. 
Grant that I may rise from this sleep to glorify You 
by my deeds throughout my entire lifetime, 
and that I be victorious over every spiritual 
and physical enemy. 
Deliver me, O Lord, 
from all vain thoughts and from evil desires, 
for yours is the kingdom, 
and the power, and the glory, 
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, 
now and ever, and forever. 


August 8, 2017

O Divine Spirit,
Who have so often enlightened my soul
with the light of Your beams,
I thank You with all my heart.

O Divine Spirit, who have sent me
so many holy inspirations and good desires,
I thank You with all my heart.

O Divine Spirit, who sustain my weakness
by Your sovereign virtue,
I thank You with all my heart.

For the acts of virtue that You have made me accomplish
and that are due to Your gracious assistance,
I thank You with all my heart.

For the good that I have been able to do by Your help,
I thank You with all my heart.

August 7, 2017

Blessed Saint Joseph,
holy guardian of Jesus and Mary,
assist us by your prayers
in all the necessities of life.
Ask of Jesus that special grace
which He granted to you,
to watch over our home
so that with Mary and with you,
heaven may find our family unbroken
in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


August 6, 2017

O dear Jesus,
I humbly implore You to grant Your special graces to our family.
May our home be the shrine of peace, purity, love, labor and faith.
I beg You, dear Jesus, 
to protect and bless all of us, 
living and dead.

O Mary,
loving Mother of Jesus,
and our Mother,
pray to Jesus for our family,
for all the families of the world,
to guard the cradle of the newborn,
the schools of the young and their vocations.

August 5, 2017

O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness 
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love 
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,
Your purpose, Your will through all things.

August 4, 2017

O Jesus Christ, 
I acknowledge You as King. 
All that has been made, 
has been created for You. 
Exercise all Your rights over me. 
I renew my baptismal vows, 
renouncing Satan and his works; 
and I promise to live as a good Christian. 
I pledge myself to work, to the best of my ability, 
for the triumph of the rights of God and Your Church. 

Divine Heart of Jesus, 
to You I proffer my poor services, 
laboring that all hearts may acknowledge Your Sacred Kingship, 
and the reign of Your peace 
be established throughout the whole universe.


August 2, 2017

Deliver Us

Show us, we beseech You, O Lord, 
in Your clemency, 
Your unspeakable mercy, 
that You may cleanse us from all our sins, 
and deliver us from the punishments which they have deserved. 
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, 
Who lives and reigns 
world without end. 


August 1, 2017

A Night Prayer

Eternal Father, 
I desire to rest in Your Heart this night. 
I make the intention of offering to You 
every beat of my heart, 
joining to them as many acts of love and desire. 
I pray that even while I am asleep, 
I will bring back to You souls that offend You. 
I ask forgiveness for the whole world, 
especially for those who know You and still sin. 
I offer to You my every breath and heartbeat 
as a prayer of reparation.


July 31, 2017

Plead for Us

Save us, Christ our Savior,
by the virtue of Your holy Cross:
You Who saved Peter in the sea,
have mercy upon us.

Mary, Mother of mercy,
pray for us,
and we shall be delivered;
Mary, our advocate,
speak for us,
and we shall be saved.

The Lord justly scourged us for our sins;
but please plead for us, Mary,
for You are our most tender Mother.

Mary, in you and Your Jesus we put our hope.

July 30, 2017

We Offer Ourselves

Eternal Father, 
Jesus is ours;
ours His Blood, 
ours His infinite merits;
to You we offer ourselves wholly;
then, if You love Him,
and hold precious this gift we make You,
You surely will deliver us;
and for this we hope with fullest confidence.

July 29, 2017

Live Out Your Mission

Lord, our God,
help us to walk with you
on the pathway of the beatitudes
and to live out your mission
in today's world.

Bind us to all men and women
of our time so that together
we may bring the Good News
to the ends of the earth.

Open our hearts and our Christian communities
to the needy, the afflicted and the oppressed.
May we radiate the Living Christ
and transform our lives
in the hope of the Resurrection.

This prayer we make to you
who are the living God now and forever.



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