O sweetest Jesus,
You came into the world
to give all souls the life of Your grace,
and who, to preserve and nourish it in them,
has willed to be the daily cure of their daily infirmities
and their daily sustenance;
we humbly beseech You,
by Your Heart all on fire with love for us,
to pour forth upon them all Your Divine Spirit,
so that those who are unhappily in mortal sin,
may turn to You and regain the life of grace which they have lost,
and those who, through Your gift,
are already living this Divine life,
may draw near daily to Your sacred table,
by means of daily Communion,
they may receive daily the antidote for their venial sins,
and may every day foster within themselves the life of grace;
and may come at last to the possession of that eternal life
which is happiness with You.

Amen.

O Blessed Virgin Mary,
Immaculate Mother of God,
who endured a martyrdom of love and grief,
beholding the sufferings and sorrows of Jesus!
You co-operated in the benefit of my redemption
by your innumerable afflictions
and by offering to the Eternal Father His only-begotten Son
as a holocaust and victim of appeasement for my sins.
I thank you for the unspeakable love
which led you to deprive yourself of your Son,
Jesus, true God and true Man, to save me, a sinner.
Oh! make use of the unfailing intercession of your sorrows
with the Father and the Son,
that I may steadfastly amend my life
and never again crucify my loving Redeemer by new sins;
and that, persevering till death in His grace,
I may obtain eternal life through the merits of His Cross and Passion.
Mother of love, of sorrow, and of mercy, pray for us.

Amen.

Oh, Holy Cross, fill my soul with good thoughts.
Oh, Holy Cross, ward off from me all things that are evil.
Oh, Holy Cross, ward off from me all dangers and deaths
and give me life everlasting!
Oh, Crucified Jesus of Nazareth, have mercy on me
now and forever.

O Lord, my God,
I am not worthy that You should come into my soul,
but I am glad that You have come to me
because in Your loving kindness
You desire to dwell in me.
You ask me to open the door of my soul,
which You alone have created,
so that You may enter into it
with Your loving kindness
and dispel the darkness of my mind.
I believe that You will do this
for You did not turn away Mary Magdalene
when she approached You in tears.
Neither did you withhold forgiveness from the tax collector
who repented of his sins or from the good thief
who asked to be received into Your kingdom.
Indeed, You numbered as Your friends
all who came to You with repentant hearts.
O God, You alone are blessed always,
now, and forever.

O most holy, O most benign,
O noble and glorious Virgin Mary,
who was worthy to bear in your sacred womb the Creator of all,
and to nourish Him whose true, real,
and most holy Body and Blood I,
an unworthy sinner, have just now dared to receive,
I humbly ask you to intercede with Him for me, a sinner;
that whatsoever, by ignorance or neglect,
by accident or irreverence,
I have left undone, or have done amiss,
in this unspeakably holy Sacrifice,
may be pardoned through your prayers
to our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who with the Father and the Holy Ghost
lives and reigns world without end.

Amen.

Gracious God, our world changed with the 9/11 attacks.
We have seen how easily buildings can fall
and how quickly lives can end.
As we remember 9/11, may it remind us
that You are our only true security.
Give us Your strength to face the memory of this attack
and the changes it made in our lives.
Give us Your compassion to help each other
and recognize need around the world.
Give us Your hope as we face an uncertain future.
Give us Your peace.

Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator,
true source of light and fountain of wisdom!
Pour forth your brilliance upon my dense intellect,
dissipate the darkness which covers me,
that of sin and of ignorance.
Grant me a penetrating mind to understand,
a retentive memory, ease in learning,
the lucidity to comprehend,
and abundant grace in expressing myself.
Guide the beginning of my work,
direct its progress,
and bring it to successful completion.
This I ask through Jesus Christ,
true God and true man,
living and reigning with You
and the Father, forever and ever.

Amen.

O God, St. Peter Claver devoted himself
to the service of the slaves,
declaring himself their servant.
Who in order that slaves might come
to the knowledge of Your Name,
You endowed him with wonderful self-denial
and eminent charity.
You made him a moral force for good.
Grant that, by virtue of his example,
we may be inspired with compassion and courageously
devote ourselves to help spread Your love and lift up all people.
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Amen

Most Holy Mary, daughter of Israel,
the Redeemer of the world loves you
with the singular love of a Child for His mother.
Pray for me today that the feast of your birth
may give great joy to my soul that I may have
a greater love and devotion to my Mother and Father
and remain faithful to Your son until the end.

O Blessed Virgin,
through the grace which you have found before God,
through the favor which you did merit,
through the mercy which He has granted you,
grant that He, who, through you partook of our infirmity and misery,
may make us, through you, share in His glory and beatitude:
Jesus Christ, your Son and Our Lord, who is above all,
God blessed forever and ever.

Amen.

Heavenly Father, on this weekend,
when we rest from our usual labors,
we pray for all who shoulder the tasks
of human labor: in the shops, factories and offices,
in the professions, and in family living.
May You give us all rest and lift our burdens.
Keep us safe in our workplaces and schools
during this time of COVID-19.
Help us to trust You and to let You help us.
May Your peace fall over us.
May Your power lift us up.
May Your Holy spirit teach us
though this life in Jesus’ name.

Amen.

O Blessed Virgin, grant that we may come to your Son
through you, who have found grace, engendered life,
and art the Mother of salvation.
Grant that He may receive us through you,
He to whom we were given through you.
May your wholesomeness excuse our corruption before Him;
may your humility, so agreeable to God,
obtain pardon for our vanity;
may the abundance of your charity
cover the multitude of our sins;
and may your glorious fruitfulness,
cause in us the fruitfulness of merit.

Most holy Virgin and Mother,
whose soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow
in the Passion of your Divine Son,
and Who in His glorious Resurrection
was filled with never-ending joy at His triumph;
obtain for us who call upon you,
so to be partakers in the adversities of Holy Church
and the sorrows of the Sovereign Pontiff,
as to be found worthy to rejoice with them
in the consolations for which we pray,
in the charity and peace of the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Dear Jesus, when I look back at my life
I recall the many people who have influenced me.
Things that they did or said struck me
and formed part of who I am.
Their kind words, encouragement, even warnings,
and corrections helped me to grow.
Some now have gone on to their reward
while others remain.
I am grateful for who they were and are.
May I, in my own way, help others to appreciate
and cherish Your great love that calls us all to be life givers.

Amen

— By a Columban Missionary

Holy Mary, help the miserable,
strengthen the discouraged,
comfort the sorrowful,
pray for your people,
plead for the clergy,
intercede for all women consecrated to God.
May all who venerate you
feel now your help and protection.
Be ready to help us when we pray,
and bring back to us the answers to our prayers.
Make it your continual concern
to pray for the people of God,
for you were blessed by God
and were made worthy to bear the Redeemer of the world,
who lives and reigns forever.

Amen.