Daily Prayer Archive

January 7, 2017

Lord Jesus, open our hearts and minds to the guidance of your Spirit. Help us to discern the Father's will for your Church today. Do not let our weaknesses or prejudices hinder your work, and teach us to do all we can to make the kingdom of the Father come on earth. Bring us to the harmony and unity given by your Spirit, and make us one in praising God with you.

January 6, 2017

You have gifted the Church through the goodness of your Grace to be your hands and do your work, to be your voice and share your words, to bring healing to a fallen world and broken lives make whole. You have gifted your people with the blessings of your Spirit, the power to transform lives and make all things new. Now may our hearts receive, our mouths proclaim, our hands prepare for service, that the love that we have known might overflow the lives we live and pour into the hearts of others, that all might receive your Grace, your renewing Spirit and your love. Amen

January 5, 2017

Generous God, for all that sustains us; air to breath, warmth and light, food to eat, water to drink, we offer our thanks and praise. For spiritual gifts that bind us together; one people, one body empowered for service we offer our hands and voices. For the Good News of the Gospel; healing and wholeness freedom and justice we offer our hearts in service. Amen

January 4, 2017

O Mary, hail full of grace, the Lord is with you. May I partake of that grace. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed be St. Anne, thy mother, of whom you were without spot or stain, O Virgin Mary; from you was born Jesus Christ, Son of the living God. Amen.

January 3, 2017

Thank You dear Lord, for protecting and preserving me during the night and for giving me this new day. Good morning Heavenly Father, and thank you for the glory of the sun. Thank you for the health I have to get my duty done. I shall devout the hours of this golden day to You, by honoring Your Holy Name in everything I do. I shall pursue my daily art without complaint or fear and spend my every effort to be friendly and sincere. I know there have been many days that I have wiled away. But this is one that I will try to make Your special day. And so once more, Good Morning Heavenly Father. And please depend on me because I want to honor you for all eternity. Amen.

January 2, 2017

I humbly salute you, O Lord. I give you heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show my family. One day I will repay your care for them, and before the whole heavenly court acknowledge their indebtedness to your guidance and protection. Continue to watch over them. Provide for all their needs of body and soul. Pray, likewise, for me, for my spouse, and my whole family, that we may all one day rejoice in your blessed company. Amen

December 31, 2016

Grant me O Lord a steady hand and watchful eye. That no one shall be hurt as I pass by. You gave life, I pray no act of mine May take away or mar that gift of Thine. Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear me company, From the evils of fire and all calamity. Teach me to use my car for others need; Nor miss through love of undue speed The beauty of the world; that thus I may With joy and courtesy go on my way. St. Christopher, holy patron of travelers, Protect me and lead me safely to my destiny.

December 30, 2016

Teach me, Lord Jesus, to be generous: to serve You as You deserve; to give, not counting the cost; to fight, not heeding the wounds; to toil, not asking for rest; to labor, not seeking any reward, save that of knowing that we do Your will. Amen.

December 29, 2016

O my God and my all, in Your goodness and mercy, grant that before I die I may regain all the graces which I have lost through my carelessness and folly. Permit me to attain the degree of merit and perfection to which You desire to lead me, and which I failed by my unfaithfulness to reach. Mercifully grant also that others regain the graces which they have lost through my fault. This I humbly beg through the merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen.

December 28, 2016

Good morning my Lord, I can't believe it's morning again! It seems that I'm always busy and rushing around. But no matter how rushed life may be, help me to think of You always. Thank you for another glorious day, may Your word be always on my lips in my heart and on my mind. I love you my Lord, Saviour and friend. Amen.

December 27, 2016

God of love, Father of all, the darkness that covered the earth has given way to the bright dawn of your Word made flesh. Make us a people of this light. Make us faithful to your Word, that we may bring your life to the waiting world. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

December 26, 2016

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. We kneel before you shepherds, innkeepers, wise men. Help us to rise bigger than we are. Amen.

December 25, 2016

Thank you God for sending Your Son on one glorious night to be born of the Virgin Mary, to live a perfect life and to die on the cross for my sins. Thank you that he rose from the dead three days later and that this Christmas and every Christmas we can celebrate the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Amen.

December 24, 2016

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, 2016

God our Father, every year we rejoice as we look forward to this feast of our salvation. May we welcome Christ as our Redeemer, and meet Him with confidence when He comes to be our judge, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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