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Daily Prayer Archive

August 5, 2017

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 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

Deliver Us

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

Eternal Father, 
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

Eternal Father, 
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

Heavenly Father, 
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

Merciful Jesus, 
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.



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