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Daily Prayer Archive

March 4, 2020

O God, who preserved Your servant Casimir
constant and faithful in Your service
amidst the delights of a court,
and the attractive allurements of the world,
grant, we ask You, that by his intercession
Your people may despise the transitory things of the world
and eagerly pursue things which are eternal:
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

March 3, 2020

Ever Loving God,
you called St. Katharine Drexel
to teach the message of the Gospel
and to bring the life of the Eucharist
to the Black and Native American peoples.

By her prayers and example,
enable us to work for justice
among the poor and oppressed.
Draw us all into the Eucharistic community of Your Church,
that we may be one in You.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever.

Amen.

March 2, 2020

I invite You into my life today
and make myself available to You.
Help me to become the best version of myself
by seeking Your will and becoming a living example
of Your love in the world.
Open my heart to the areas of my life that need to
change in order for me to carry out the mission
and experience the joy You have imagined for my life.

Amen.

March 1, 2020

It is sweet music to the ear to say:
I honor you, O Mother!
It is a sweet song to repeat:
I honor you, O holy Mother!
You are my delight, dear hope, and chaste love,
my strength in all adversities.
If my spirit that is troubled and stricken by passions
suffers from the painful burden
of sadness and weeping,
if you see your child overwhelmed by misfortune,
O gracious Virgin Mary,
let me find rest in your motherly embrace.
But alas, already the last day is quickly approaching.
Banish the demon to the infernal depths,
and stay closer, dear Mother,
to your aged and erring child.
With a gentle touch,
cover the wary pupils
and kindly consign to God
the soul that is returning to him.

Amen.

February 29, 2020

May all I do today begin with you, O Lord.
Plant dreams and hopes within my soul,
revive my tired spirit:
be with me today.

May all I do today continue with your help, O Lord.
Be at my side and walk with me:
Be my support today.

May all I do today reach far and wide, O Lord.
My thoughts, my work, my life:
make them blessings for your kingdom;
let them go beyond today.

February 28, 2020

Body of Christ, save me!
Save me from my great arch-enemy,
my weak and faltering self.
Save me from all greed of money,
of power, and of praise.
Save me from thirst for pleasure,
worldly show, and midnight revelry.
Save me from betraying You, Dear Lord,
in thought, or in word, or in deed.

Amen.

February 27, 2020

Breathe in me,
O Holy Spirit,
that my thoughts may all be holy.

Act in me,
O Holy Spirit,
that my work, too, may be holy.

Draw my heart,
O Holy Spirit,
that I love only what is holy.

Strengthen me,
O Holy Spirit,
to defend all that is holy.

Guard me so,
O Holy Spirit,
that I may always be holy.

Amen.

February 26, 2020

God of the desert,
as we follow Jesus into the unknown,
may we recognize the tempter when he comes;
let it be Your bread we eat,
Your world we serve
and You alone we worship.

February 25, 2020

O crystal Fountain of Faith,
bathe our minds with the eternal truths!
O fragrant Lily of All Holiness,
captivate our hearts with your heavenly perfume!
O Conqueror of Evil and Death,
inspire in us a deep horror of sin,
which makes the soul detestable to God and a slave of hell.

O heavenly Mother, though degraded by our faults
and overwhelmed by infinite misery,
we admire and praise the peerless richness
of the sublime gifts with which God has filled you,
above every other mere creature,
from the first moment of your conception
until the day on which,
after your assumption into heaven,
he crowned you Queen of the Universe.

February 24, 2020

Heavenly Father, Almighty God,
I humble myself before Your Presence.
What a joy it is to come to You.
I thank You and I praise Your infinite Majesty,
Omnipotence and Perfections.
Please forgive me of all my sins.
Lord I come to You in my nothingness.
I want to worship You and adore You,
to love You with all my heart,
with all my mind, with all my soul
and with all my strength.
I want to burn with desire for You like an angel.
I need You my Lord, I am nothing without You.
I ask You to raise me before Your Glory.
Shine Your light upon me,
allow me to walk with You
and always do Your Holy Will.
Protect me and bless me O Merciful Lord.
Fill me with Your Holy Spirit,
grant me peace, love and joy.
Heal me, bless me and sanctify me O Lord;
make me a blessing for all those around me.

Amen.

February 23, 2020

To you, our Mother, we entrust in a special way
our Bishop and the priests of our diocese.
To them has been given a special sharing
in the priesthood of Your Divine Son.
He has chosen them to be ministers of His Word and Sacrament.
Ask Him to fill them with zeal,
to keep them faithful and joyful in His service,
conscious of the fact that they care
and so bring glory to the father
and honor to the Church.

Holy Mother, increase the ranks of our priests
by inspiring our young people to be more generous
in their response to serve Jesus in the priesthood
and in religious life.

Sustain all of us, O Virgin Mary,
on our journey of faith
and obtain for us the grace of eternal salvation.

February 22, 2020

Heavenly Father, in these trying times
when the spirit of the age threatens Christian values,
give our bishop holiness of life and wisdom
to direct and guide our diocesan family so that
we may grow in your love.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

February 21, 2020

O God, today is new unlike any other day,
for God makes each day different.
Today God's everyday grace falls on my soul
like abundant seed, though I may hardly see it.

Today is one of those days Jesus promised
to be with me, a companion on my journey,
And my life today, if I trust him,
has consequences unseen.
My life has a purpose.

I am a bond of connection between persons.
God has not created me for naught.
Therefore I will trust him.
Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away.
God does nothing in vain.

February 20, 2020

O well-beloved of God,
hear the ardent cry
which rises up from every heart.
Bend tenderly over our aching wounds.
Convert the wicked,
dry the tears of the afflicted and oppressed,
comfort the poor and humble,
quench hatreds, sweeten hardness,
safeguard the flower of purity in youth,
protect the holy church,
make all men feel the attractions of Christian goodness.
In your name O holy Mother,
resounding harmoniously in heaven,
may they recognize that they are brothers,
and that the nations are members of one family,
upon which may there shine forth the sun
of a universal and sincere peace.

February 19, 2020

Mother of Sweetness,
the faith and love with which you give your Divine Son
urges me to open my heart to the love of your heart
so that the sweetness of your Mother's love may touch me deeply.
May the sweetness of your heart cause me
to share with others your love for Jesus.

When I meditate on the mysteries of Jesus Christ
in the most Holy Rosary, ever-Virgin Mother Mary,
reveal to me the sweetness of your own Immaculate Heart.

Amen.

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