O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,
Your purpose, Your will through all things.
August 5, 2017
O Christ Jesus,
August 4, 2017
O Jesus Christ,
I acknowledge You as King.
All that has been made,
has been created for You.
Exercise all Your rights over me.
I renew my baptismal vows,
renouncing Satan and his works;
and I promise to live as a good Christian.
I pledge myself to work, to the best of my ability,
for the triumph of the rights of God and Your Church.
Divine Heart of Jesus,
to You I proffer my poor services,
laboring that all hearts may acknowledge Your Sacred Kingship,
and the reign of Your peace
be established throughout the whole universe.
August 2, 2017
Show us, we beseech You, O Lord,
in Your clemency,
Your unspeakable mercy,
that You may cleanse us from all our sins,
and deliver us from the punishments which they have deserved.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns
world without end.
August 1, 2017
A Night Prayer
I desire to rest in Your Heart this night.
I make the intention of offering to You
every beat of my heart,
joining to them as many acts of love and desire.
I pray that even while I am asleep,
I will bring back to You souls that offend You.
I ask forgiveness for the whole world,
especially for those who know You and still sin.
I offer to You my every breath and heartbeat
as a prayer of reparation.
July 31, 2017
Plead for Us
Save us, Christ our Savior,
by the virtue of Your holy Cross:
You Who saved Peter in the sea,
have mercy upon us.
Mary, Mother of mercy,
pray for us,
and we shall be delivered;
Mary, our advocate,
speak for us,
and we shall be saved.
The Lord justly scourged us for our sins;
but please plead for us, Mary,
for You are our most tender Mother.
Mary, in you and Your Jesus we put our hope.
July 30, 2017
We Offer Ourselves
Jesus is ours;
ours His Blood,
ours His infinite merits;
to You we offer ourselves wholly;
then, if You love Him,
and hold precious this gift we make You,
You surely will deliver us;
and for this we hope with fullest confidence.
July 29, 2017
Live Out Your Mission
Lord, our God,
help us to walk with you
on the pathway of the beatitudes
and to live out your mission
in today's world.
Bind us to all men and women
of our time so that together
we may bring the Good News
to the ends of the earth.
Open our hearts and our Christian communities
to the needy, the afflicted and the oppressed.
May we radiate the Living Christ
and transform our lives
in the hope of the Resurrection.
This prayer we make to you
who are the living God now and forever.
July 28, 2017
Relieve My Bad Mood
I awoke this morning in a bad mood,
and I have been unable to shake it so far.
Everything bothers me and
everyone rubs me the wrong way.
I just cannot seem to get my true bearings.
Help me to think of your salvation,
your countless gifts and overwhelming love for me.
Let me relax and forget life’s cares
by placing myself wholly into your hands.
Grant that this mood will soon pass
and I will be able to bask in your love
and communicate it to others.
July 27, 2017
Precious Blood of Jesus
O my God,
in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary
I offer You the Precious Blood of Jesus
from all the altars throughout the world,
joining with it the offering of my every thought,
word and action of this day.
O my Jesus,
I desire today to gain every indulgence and merit I can
and I offer them, together with myself,
to Mary Immaculate,
that she may best apply them to the interests of Your most Sacred Heart.
Precious Blood of Jesus, Save us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Save us!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us!
July 26, 2017
Raise Up Mankind
O God, by the passion of Your only-begotten Son,
and by the Blood shed through His five most sacred Wounds,
raise up mankind, lost because of sin;
grant that we who on earth
adore the Wounds our Savior received,
may in heaven rejoice in the glory He,
at the price of His precious Blood,
bought back for us.
Through the same Christ our Lord.
July 25, 2017
Look Upon Me
Lord Jesus Christ,
eternal and merciful God,
Creator and Redeemer of all,
listen to my prayer.
Look on me, merciful Lord,
as You looked on Your Mother, Mary,
standing in sorrow beneath Your Cross.
Let me feel in my heart her compassion for You,
and let my eyes weep for Your sorrows,
caused by my sinful life.
Call me back from the darkness
to my Father's house,
give me a new heart
and a place at Your side in the banquet
You have prepared for me.
July 24, 2017
Mary, You Are Mine
Hail, Mary, my joy, my glory, my heart and my soul!
You are all mine through your mercy, and I am all yours.
But I am not yours completely enough.
Destroy in me all that may be displeasing to God.
Place and cultivate in me everything that is pleasing to you.
July 23, 2017
Forgive Me Lord Jesus
Lord, Jesus, I come before You, just as I am.
I am sorry for my sins,
I repent of my sins,
please forgive me.
In Your name,
I forgive all others for what they have done against me.
I renounce Satan,
the evil spirits and all their works.
I give You my entire self.
Lord Jesus, now and forever,
I invite You into my life Jesus.
I accept You as my Lord and Saviour.
Heal me, change me,
and strengthen me in body, soul and spirit.
July 22, 2017
Compassion for the Sick
during Your life on earth
You showed great concern for the sick and the infirm.
Have compassion now on all those
who are sick or in pain.
Grant them a healing of mind and body
and restore their strength and spirit.
Comfort them with the knowledge
that we are praying for them,
and give them peace with a sense of Your presence.
May they know that in the special way
they are united with You,
their suffering Christ.
May they contribute to the welfare
of the whole People of God
by associating themselves freely
with Your passion and death
for the salvation of the world.
Bless, too, those who take care of the sick.
In their own time of need,
bestow on them a hundred fold the blessings
they have given to others.
July 21, 2017
Those in Agony
Infinitely merciful Father,
I offer You by the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary
with St. Joseph,
the nine choirs of Angels
and all the Saints,
the adorations, praises, love and infinite holiness of Your beloved Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
His heart wounded and burning with love,
all His blood shed for us,
all His sacred wounds
and in them my life and sufferings of all people,
for my salvation and for the salvation of the whole world,
the deliverance of all souls from Purgatory
and the praise of Your merciful Father,
I offer You the wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ
for those in agony today.