Daily Prayer Archive

February 4, 2021

During this time of the virus so many are suffering
in so many different ways. 
Lord, I am tempted to wonder if you are really
listening to my pleas and prayers. 
Then I realize that you are so firmly present
in my life that you always offer me
your joy and peace if I am listening.
Yes it is tough to wait and wonder.
Yes it is tough to persevere.
Lord open my heart to hear your loving response
to my pleas that I may continue to abide in your saving peace.

— By a Columban Missionary

February 3, 2021

O glorious Saint Blaise,
who by your martyrdom
has left to the Church
a precious witness to the faith,
obtain for us the grace to
preserve within ourselves this divine gift,
and to defend, the truth of that same faith,
which is so wickedly attacked
and slandered in these our times.
You miraculously cured a little child
when it was at the point of death
by reason of an affliction of the throat,
grant us your powerful protection in like misfortunes;
and, above all, obtain for us the grace of God.

February 2, 2021

All-powerful Father,
Christ your Son became man for us
and was presented in the temple.
May he free our hearts from sin
and bring us into your presence.
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.

February 1, 2021

O Mary, Mother of God and Mother of the Church,
to you we entrust our life.
We are your children
and in your hands we place all our needs.
To you, Virgin of Nazareth,
we humbly offer our desire to follow Jesus
on the path of love with fidelity and perseverance,
so that we may serve Him
with an undivided and generous heart.

Guide us always with motherly love.
Sustain us in our weakness;
strengthen us in hope.
Increase our trust in God,
our love for Christ,
and our fidelity to the Church.

My Mother, My Confidence!

Amen.

January 31, 2021

Sometimes Lord I simply get tired of waiting
for things to get back to normal. 
How long more?

Then I remember the well-known plea
in the words of psalm 13. 
How long O Lord? 
Will you forget me forever? 
How long will you hide your face from me? 

But I read on and hear the psalmist sing,
“How good our God has been to me.”
Yes, despite it all I am blessed
in so many other ways.

Amen

— By a Columban Missionary

January 30, 2021

O Mary, Mother of God
As You are above all creatures
in Heaven and Earth,
more glorious than the Cherubim,
more noble than any here below,
Christ has given You to His people,
firm bulwark and Protectress,
to shield and save sinners who fly to You.
Therefore O Lady, all embracing refuge,
we solemnly recall Your sweet protection,
and beg Christ forever for His mercy.

Amen.

January 29, 2021

Lord, through Your Word we receive
the knowledge and wisdom of God.
May Your Spirit lead me to your
sacred Word and guide me in my search
for knowledge and truth.

January 28, 2021

Down in adoration falling,
Lo! the sacred host we hail;
Lo! o'er ancient forms departing,
newer rites of graces prevail;
faith for all defects supplying,
where the feeble senses fail.
To the everlasting Father,
and the Son, who reigns on high,
with the Holy Spirit proceeding
forth from each eternally,
be salvation, honor, blessing,
might and endless majesty.

Amen.

January 27, 2021

Saint Angela Merici,
You were generous and joyful in answering God’s call,
and you happily shared the gifts you had been given.
When you recognized the need for education,
you overcame obstacles and prejudice
by your prayer and your commitment
to those living in poverty.
Open our eyes to the needs of others;
remind us that Jesus calls us to serve
our sisters and brothers, and to bring
joy to those around us.

Amen.

January 26, 2021

Dear Saint Timothy,
well known for your gentleness,
you were a most faithful disciple of Saint Paul,
and like him, traveled much to bring the Good News to all people.
The Letters Paul wrote to you reveal your zeal
and inspire us with confidence in you.
You too were cast into prison
and you too gave your life for Christ.
So with confidence we dare to ask,
please answer my request if it be God's will.

Amen.

January 25, 2021

Lord Jesus, merciful Savior of the world,
we humbly ask You by Your Most Sacred Heart,
that all the straying sheep may turn to You,
the Shepherd and Bishop of their souls:
Who lives and reigns world without end.

Amen.

January 24, 2021

Good and gracious God, at this time of pandemic
help us to know that we are not abandoned.

Assist us in bearing this cross of suffering,
illness and death.

Guide us to an increase in Faith
in the life, death and Resurrection.

May we see that the difficulties of
this moment can be carried
with the Light of Your Love.
We pray in the Name of Jesus Christ,
Our Lord and Savior.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary

January 23, 2021

O God, Who, under this wonderful Sacrament,
left to us the memorials of Your Passion;
grant us, we beseech You, so to venerate
the sacred mysteries of Your Body and Blood,
that we may constantly experience within us
the fruit of Your redemption.

January 22, 2021

Immaculate Mother of God,
Queen of the Apostles,
we know that God's commandment of love
and our vocation to follow Jesus Christ
impels us to cooperate in the mission of the Church.
Realizing our own weakness,
we entrust the renewal of our personal lives
and our apostolate to your intercession.
We are confident that through God's mercy
and the infinite merits of Jesus Christ,
you, who are our Mother,
will obtain the strength of the Holy Spirit
as you obtained it for the community of the apostles
gathered in the upper room.
Therefore, relying on your maternal intercession,
we resolve from this moment to devote our talents,
learning, material resources,
our health, sickness and trials,
and every gift of nature and grace,
for the greater glory of God
and the salvation of all.

Amen.

January 21, 2021

O glorious St. Agnes,
you served God in humility and confidence on earth
and are now in the enjoyment of His beatific Vision in heaven
because you persevered till death
and gained the crown of eternal life.
Remember now the dangers
that surround me in the vale of tears,
and intercede for me in my needs and troubles.

Amen.

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