Inspire us, O God, with a love of all men,
and especially for those who suffer and are persecuted;
teach us to go in Your name,
to bring love where there is hate,
light of Christian principles where there is darkness of error;
help us for Your honor and Glory to renew the face of the earth.
Enable us never to flinch where truth and justice are assailed.
May we serve You as other Christs by prayer and good works
by bringing into every phase of private and public life
the only truth that can make me free,
the only love that embraces all mankind,
the only peace that will last through the eternal ages.
July 9, 2017
Inspire us, O God, with a love of all men,
July 8, 2017
Today, may I love my enemies,
and treat others as I would ask to be treated;
may I forgive 70 times seven and show mercy.
May I welcome the prodigal,
have compassion for the Samaritan;
be a peace-maker
and love my neighbor unconditionally.
Take all my heart,
and mind and strength, O Lord,
that this day may be truly lived
for Your greater honor and glory
and for the salvation of souls.
July 7, 2017
O Lord, by this most holy mystery of Your Body and Blood,
whereby we are daily fed, and cleansed,
and sanctified in Your Church,
grant me Your holy virtues,
that I may draw nearer to Your holy Altar.
May these heavenly mysteries become my salvation and life;
for You have said with Your holy and blessed lips:
The Bread which I will give is My Flesh,
for the life of the world.
O most sweet Bread,
heal the palate of my heart,
that I may taste the sweetness of Your love.
Heal it of all infirmities,
let my heart feed on You
and may my soul be filled with the sweetness of Your savior.
July 7, 2017
Bring Us Life
God our Father,
may we always profit by the prayers
of the Virgin Mother Mary,
for You bring us life and salvation
through Jesus Christ her Son
Who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever.
July 6, 2017
Father, may I always remember
that all the parts of my body are good because you made them,
that my body does not belong to me but to you,
who bought it at my Baptism
at the price of Christ's Cross
and that my body is the living temple of the Holy Spirit.
Give me self-control over my passions, appetites and imaginations;
create in me that wholeness and integrity
that all my powers may be consecrated to your service
according to my state in life.
May Mary the Blessed Virgin Mother,
watch over me through Christ our Lord.
July 5, 2017
God Be Praised
May the most holy,
most mysterious and unutterable name of God
be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified
in heaven on earth and under the earth,
by all the creatures of God,
and by the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ
in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar.
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.
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.
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.