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Daily Prayer Archive

September 13, 2017

Rejoice Virgin Mary, full of grace.
O Mother of God, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the Fruit of your womb.
For you have given birth to
the Savior of our souls.

September 12, 2017

O Lord, stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as You shine, 
so to shine as to be a light to others; 
the light, O Jesus, will be all from You; 
none of it will be mine: 
it will be You shining on others through me. 
Let me thus praise You in the way You love best: 
by shining on those around me. 
Let me preach You without preaching, not by words, but by my example, 
by the catching force, 
the sympathetic influence of what I do, 
the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to You. 

September 11, 2017

O my God! 
Source of all mercy! 
I acknowledge Your sovereign power. 
While recalling the wasted years that are past, 
I believe that You, Lord, 
can in an instant turn this loss to gain. 
Miserable as I am, 
yet I firmly believe that You can do all things. 
Please restore to me the time lost, 
giving me Your grace, 
both now and the future,
that I may appear before You in "wedding garments."


September 10, 2017

Heavenly Father, I ask You in the name,
and through the Blood of Your Divine Son,
to rebuke Satan for taking captive 
that which belongs to You.

I ask Jesus to place His Crown of thorns around 
my family so that those with wrong influences 
will lose interest and depart.

Mary Mother of Jesus, 
place your mantle of love around, 
my children.

St. Michael protect them.


September 9, 2017

Dear Jesus, help me to spread Your fragrance everywhere I go. 
Flood my soul with Your spirit and life. 
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly 
that all my life may only be a radiance of Yours. 
Shine through me and be so in me 
that every soul I come in contact with may feel Your presence in my soul. 
Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus!

September 8, 2017

Help me with your peace to help others.
Help me to see the good in everything around me.
Help me to find and keep the peace 
that can be obtained from your love.
With Jesus, I know I will gain strength.
His life had trials and turmoil.
Help me to learn from his sufferings.
Thank you for sending Jesus 
to show us that unconditional love is possible.
With Jesus as our guide, 
our greatest goals can be achieved.


September 7, 2017

Before the world was begun, O Lord
You had me in your mind
You gave me a place in your world, O Lord
To be gracious, forgiving and kind.

I tried and I failed and despaired, O Lord
But you raised me again and again
So I trust in your grace and your love, O Lord
To shepherd me through to the end.

You gave me a hearth and a home, O Lord
With parents to show me the way
A brother and sisters to keep me right
Whenever I tended to stray.

Your call to the priesthood was grace, O Lord
To peoples across the sea
With friendship and love to inspire me Lord
To be true to them and to You.

Every step that I take, O Lord
Every step is for you
Every breath that I breathe, O Lord
Every breath is for you.

Every beat of my heart, O Lord
Every beat is for you
So when I come to expire, O Lord
My life has been spent for you.

By Columban Fr. Michael Healy

September 6, 2017

O gentle Heart of Jesus,
ever present in the Blessed Sacrament,
ever consumed with burning love
for the poor captive souls in Purgatory,
have mercy on them.

Be not severe in Your judgments,
but let some drops of Your Precious Blood
fall upon the devouring flames.

And, Merciful Savior,
send Your angels to conduct them
to a place of refreshment,
light and peace.


September 5, 2017

O God, you are my God, for you I long,
for you my soul is thirsting.
My body pines for you
like a dry, weary land without water.
So I gaze on you in the sanctuary
to see your strength and your glory.

For your love is better than life,
my lips will speak your praise.
So I will bless you all my life,
in your name I will lift up my hands.
My soul shall be filled as with a banquet,
my mouth shall praise you with joy.

On my bed I remember you.
On you I muse through the night
for you have been my help;
in the shadow of your wings I rejoice.
My soul clings to you;
your right hand holds me fast.

September 4, 2017

Lord, I come to you for help.
Life is full of trials and turmoil.
Sometimes it gets the best of even the strongest of your people.
You, Lord, are the one to turn to.
I am in need of your guidance through this time.
Lord, show me the way to obtain strength 
to combat the trials of life.
I know your love is infinite.
Because of your infinite love, 
peace can be obtained.
With strength and peace I can face turmoil.
With all that life has to offer,
Allow me to see your will in all that I do.

September 3, 2017

O God, 
who by the resurrection of Your Son, 
Our Lord Jesus Christ, 
has made the whole world, great, 
we beg You, that, 
through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, 
we may attain the joys of eternal life. 

Through the same Christ Our Lord. 


September 2, 2017

God of all, we pray for those who respond at the first call,
For those who rush toward danger, bringing hope and comfort;
For those who serve, protect and guide others to safety.
Keep them in Your care and safely protect them as they follow Your command to love their neighbors.


September 1, 2017

As Kingdom people, the hardships of our brothers and sisters in Christ are our sufferings as well.
Please be with those who must endure in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
rotect our brothers and sisters.
Lead them on safe pathways of evacuation.
Reunite loved ones separated in the chaos.
Alleviate the fear.
Make Your presence and peace known during this tumultuous time.


August 31, 2017

O glorious St. Joseph,
foster father of Jesus,
you did provide for the Holy Family.
We commit to your protection all our crops and farm industries.
We beseech you, to intercede in our behalf
with Almighty God, 
Who rules the seasons,
so that our fields being safe from pests and favored by the weather
may yield abundant crops
that will allow us to supply the wants of life.
So that freed from earthly worries
we may follow after your example
apply all our thoughts to eternal life.
We beseech you
to instill a love of the land into the hearts of our youth
for their own salvation and that of Christian unity
so that we may all share hereafter
in the same blissful life you enjoy in heaven.


August 30, 2017

O Divine Lord, 
how shall I dare to approach You, 
I who have so often offended You? 
No, Lord, I am not worthy 
that You should enter under my roof; 
but speak only the word 
and my soul shall be healed. 


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