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Daily Prayer Archive

July 4, 2017

Independence Day Prayer

Lord, we stand today as our forefathers have stood before You in times gone by,
Celebrating our history and reveling in all the great things that our country has achieved.
On this day we rejoice in the favor You have graciously given us.
We thank You for the blessings of liberty, for this generation and for the generations to come.
We thank You for our independence, peace and for all those who have bravely given their lives in the defense of freedom and justice.
We thank You that Your gracious and provident hand has given us so much.

On this day we commit ourselves to wholeheartedly honoring and serving You.
With everything that we are, we lay our lives before You.
Make us a generous people,
A holy nation,
A people set aside to love You forever,
For the sake of the land of the brave and free, 
And the peoples and nations of this world.
 

July 3, 2017

Guide Our Nation

We thank You, O heavenly Father, 
for the guidance given to our Founding Fathers 
in recognizing that "all men" of all nations
"are endowed by their Creator with unalienable right," 
and in realizing at the very birth of our nation 
that the chief purpose of government 
is to safeguard these Divine rights for even the least of us. 
Enable us, O God, 
to do all in our power to share with "all men" our heritage, 
Your precious blessings of true freedom.

July 2, 2017

Like Your Son

Lord, bless this day for me and for all of us. 
Make it a day in which we grow more like Your Son, 
our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lord Jesus Christ, 
friend and brother, 
may we know You more clearly, 
love You more dearly, 
and follow You more nearly, 
day by day.

Amen.

July 1, 2017

During this day, 
may I become a more thoughtful person, 
a more prayerful, 
generous and kind person. 
Help me not to be turned in on myself, 
but to be sensitive and helpful to others.

When night comes, 
may I look back upon this day without regrets, 
and may no one be unhappy because of anything 
I have done or anything I have failed to do.

June 30, 2017

Almighty God, I thank you for your past blessings.
Today I offer myself - whatever I do, say, or think -
to your loving care.
Continue to bless me, Lord.
I make this morning offering in union
with the divine intentions of Jesus Christ
who offers himself daily in the holy sacrifice of the Mass,
and in union with Mary, his Virgin Mother and our Mother,
who was always the faithful handmaid of the Lord.

 

June 29, 2017

By the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
Queen of Peace, set up Your kingdom in our country. 
Enter closely into the midst of our families 
and make them Your own 
through the solemn enthronement of Your Sacred Heart 
so that no one cry may respond from home to home. 
May the triumphant Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved, 
blessed and glorified forever! 
Honor and glory to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary. 
Sacred Heart of Jesus protect our families.

Amen.

June 27, 2017

Most sweet Jesus, 
humbly kneeling at Your feet, 
we renew the consecration of our family to Thy Divine Heart. 
Be our King forever. 
In You we have full and entire confidence. 
May Your spirit penetrate our thoughts, 
our desires, our words and our works. 
Bless our undertakings, 
share in our joys, 
in our trials and in our labors. 
Grant us to know You more, 
to serve You without faltering.

June 26, 2017

My dear Redeemer,
it is not from custom or human respect 
that I come to receive You;
but it is solely to love and be united with You,
to live by You and for You,
to be delivered from my miseries,
to clothe myself with Your virtues,
to strengthen myself against my enemies;
it is to ask from You the exaltation of the Church,
Your beloved spouse,
the conversion of sinners,
perseverance for the just,
and deliverance for the poor souls in Purgatory.
Purify more and more my intentions,
rectify them, O my Jesus, 
render them conformable to You;
this is my sole desire.

June 25, 2017

I hope to love You for all eternity. O Eternal God! 
Oh that I had always loved You! 
Oh that I had died rather than have offended You! 
I give You my will, my liberty; 
dispose of me as You please. 
May my only happiness be to please You, O Infinite Goodness.
O my God! I rejoice in that You art infinitely happy. 

You are omnipotent; make me a Saint. 
You have sought me while I was fleeing from You; 
You loved me when I despised Your love; 
do not abandon me, now that I seek You and love You. 
Today I give myself wholly to You. 

June 24, 2017

Gracious and Holy Father,
Please give me:
intellect to understand you,
reason to discern you,
diligence to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
a spirit to know you,
a heart to meditate upon you,
ears to hear you,
eyes to see you,
a tongue to proclaim you,
a way of life pleasing to you,
patience to wait for you
and perseverance to look for you.
Grant me a perfect end,
your holy presence,
a blessed resurrection
and life everlasting.

June 23, 2017

My Jesus, I place all my sins before you. 
In my estimation they do not deserve pardon, 
but I ask you to close your eyes 
to my want of merit
and open them to your infinite merit. 

Since you willed to die for my sins,
grant me forgiveness for all of them. 
May no longer feel the burden of my sins, 
a burden that oppresses me beyond measure. 

Assist me, dear Jesus, 
for I desire to become good
no matter what the cost.
Take away, destroy, and root out
whatever you find in me
that is contrary to your holy will. 
At the same time, dear Jesus, illuminate me 
so that I may walk in your holy light. 

June 22, 2017

My good Angel, 
you come from heaven; 
God has sent you to take care of me. 
Oh, shelter me under your wings. 
Lighten my path, direct my steps. 
Do not leave me, 
stay quite near me 
and defend me against the spirit of evil. 
But above all come to my help 
in the last struggle of my life. 
Deliver my soul so that with you it may praise, 
love and contemplate the goodness of God 
forever and ever. 

Amen

June 21, 2017

O my Jesus, forgive my ungratefulness  
if I loved You too little, after so many graces. 
You gave all Yourself to me; 
I give all myself to You. 
You love those that love You. I love You; 
do You also love me. 
If I love You only a little, 
give me the love You require of me. 
What have You not done to oblige me to love You? 
Make me conquer all things to please You.
 

Accept the love of a soul which has offended You so deeply. 
Show me the immense good You are, 
that I may love You exceedingly. 
I desire to love You exceedingly in this life, 
that I may love You exceedingly in the next. 

June 20, 2017

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer you all my prayers, works,
and suffering of this day:
for all the intentions of your Sacred heart,
in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass
throughout the world,
in reparation for all my sins,
for the intentions of all our associates,
and in particular,
for the intention of our Holy Father,

Amen.

June 19, 2017

As Morning breaks I think of you, O Lord, 
and my desire is to serve You joyfully. 
With gladness, I consecrate this day to Your Sacred Heart, 
and offer whatever joys and sacrifices may come my way. 
Thank You for the graces You will send, 
all the love, all the beauty, 
and the ways You will answer my prayers. 

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