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Daily Prayer Archive

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. 

August 29, 2017

Mother of Mercy, 
Teacher of hidden and silent sacrifice, 
to you, who come to meet us sinners, 
we dedicate on this day all our being and all our love. 
We also dedicate to you our life, our work, our joys, 
our infirmities and our sorrows. 
Grant peace, justice and prosperity to our peoples; 
for we entrust to your care all that we have 
and all that we are, our Lady and Mother. 
We wish to be entirely yours 
and to walk with you along the way of complete faithfulness 
to Jesus Christ in His Church; 
hold us always with your loving hand.

August 28, 2017

O good cross, 
made beautiful by the body of the Lord, 
long have I desired you, 
ardently have I loved you, 
unceasingly have I sought you, 
and now you are ready for my eager soul. 
Receive me from among men and restore me to my Master, 
so that He, who redeemed me through you, 
shall receive me through you.


August 27, 2017

O Holy Spirit,
I humbly implore You,
be with me always
so that in all things,
I may act under the influence
of Your holy inspiration.


August 26, 2017

O Holy Spirit, Creator, 
mercifully assist Your Catholic Church, 
and by Your heavenly power strengthen and establish her 
against the assaults of all her enemies; 
and by Your love and grace 
renew the spirit of Your servants 
whom You have anointed, 
that in You they may glorify the Father 
and His only-begotten Son, 
Jesus Christ our Lord.


August 25, 2017

O Jesus, come back into our society,
our family life, our souls
and reign there as our peaceful sovereign.
Enlighten with the splendor of faith
and the charity of your tender heart
the souls of those who work 
for the good of the people, for your poor.
Impart in them your own spirit,
a spirit of discipline, order and gentleness,
preserving the flame of enthusiasm 
ever alight in their hearts.
May that day come very soon,
when we shall see you 
restored to the center of civic life,
borne on the shoulders of your joyful people.


August 24, 2017

O Angel of God, 
make me worthy of your tender love, 
your celestial companionship 
and your never-failing protection! 

O holy Guardian Angel, 
my dear friend and guide on the dangerous way of life, 
to you my heartfelt thanks 
for the numberless benefits 
which have been granted me 
through your love and goodness 
and for the powerful help by which you have preserved me 
from so many dangers and temptations. 
I beg of you, 
let me further experience your love and your care. 
Avert from me all danger, 
increase in me horror for sin 
and love for all that is good. 
Be a counselor and consoler to me 
in all the affairs of my life, 
and when my life draws to a close, 
conduct my soul through the valley of death 
into the kingdom of eternal peace, 
so that in eternity we may together praise God 
and rejoice in His glory. 
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.


August 23, 2017

O Holy Mother,
Grant to our homes the grace of loving and respecting life, 
with the same love with which you conceived in your womb 
the life of the Son of God. 
Blessed Virgin Mary, 
protect our families, 
so that they may always be united, 
and bless the upbringing of our children.

Our hope, look upon us with compassion, 
teach us to go continually to Jesus and, 
if we fall, help us to rise again, to return to Him, 
by means of the confession of our faults and sins 
in the Sacrament of Penance, 
which gives peace to the soul.

August 22, 2017

O ineffable Creator,
You, Who are called the true fountain of light and wisdom,
and the highest beginning,
pour upon the darkness of my understanding,
in which I was born,
the double beam of Your brightness,
removing from me all darkness of sin and ignorance.
You, Who make eloquent the tongue of the dumb, 
instruct my tongue, 
and pour on my lips the grace of Your blessing.
Give me quickness of understanding, 
capacity of retaining,
subtlety of interpreting,
facility in learning, 
and copious grace of speaking.
Guide my going in, 
direct my going forward, 
accomplish my going forth; 
through Christ our Lord. 


August 21, 2017

O Jesus, King most wonderful!
You are Conqueror renowned!
Your Sweetness beyond words!
In who all joys are found!

When You visit our hearts,
Then truth begins to shine;
Then earthly vanities depart;
Then love kindles divine.

O Jesus! Light of all below!
Fountain of life and fire!
Surpassing all the joys we know,
And all we can desire.

May every heart say Your Name,
And forever we adore;
And seeking You, inflame
To see You more and more.

May our tongues forever bless you;
May we love You alone;
And forever in our lives express
The goodness of Your image.



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