Lord God Almighty, who safely brought us to the beginning of this day, defend us in the same by Your mighty power, that this day we may fall into no sin, but that all our words may so proceed, and all our thoughts and actions may be so directed as to do always that which is just in Your sight. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
February 9, 2017
February 8, 2017
O Almighty and Eternal God, look upon the Face of Your Son Jesus. We present It to You with confidence to implore Your pardon. The All-Merciful Advocate opens His mouth to plead our cause; hearken to His cries, behold His tears, O God, and through His infinite merits hearken to Him when He intercedes for us poor miserable sinners. Amen.
February 7, 2017
Look down, O Lord, from Your sanctuary and from the high habitation of heaven, and behold this sacred victim, which our great High Priest, Your Holy Child, the Lord Jesus, sacrifices to You for the sins of others. Behold, the voice of the Blood of Jesus, our Brother, cries to You from the Cross! Graciously hear, O Lord; be appeased, O Lord; hearken and do not delay for Your own sake, my God, because Your Name is invoked, upon this city, and upon Your people; and do with us according to Your mercy. Amen.
February 6, 2017
Heavenly Father, my true Provider, in all my daily needs, protect and guide me. Spare me from fire and flood, from thieves, fear and evil in any form. If sickness or accident befall me, send a messenger of love to attend me. When I am feeling low, lift up my heart. I live alone dear Lord, yet because I know your presence is ever near, I will have no fear. Amen.
February 5, 2017
You have come to my heart, dearest Jesus, I am holding You close to me; I'm telling You over and over, You are welcome, O Little Guest. I love You, I love You, my Jesus, O please do not think I am bold; Of course, You must know that I love You, But I'm sure that You like to be told. I'll whisper, "I love You, my Jesus," And ask that we never may part; I love You, O kind, Loving Jesus And press You still nearer my heart. And when I shall meet You in Heaven, You will recall our fond meetings, When You were my little guest. Amen.
February 4, 2017
Little Infant of Jesus of good Health, God of Love, born to suffer for me! In You above all do I find the courage and strength I need in the trials and troubles that weight so heavily upon me. By the Sorrows of Your Most Holy Mother, I implore You to lighten the burdens of my soul with Your holy consolations and to relieve my bodily infirmities with Your Merciful Kindness, if it so pleases the will of our Father in Heaven. Amen.
February 3, 2017
Dear Loving and Compassionate God, Giver of all gifts, we pray especially today for the mercy and love You give us. Open our hearts and minds to You. Give us the grace to accept your mercy. As we live each day, we pray for those less fortunate, especially those who are hurting, and whose wounds need to be healed. Help us become involved in ways that show them how deeply we care. Give us the personal courage to listen to their concerns and help them find the solutions to which they are entitled as Your children and our brothers and sisters. Amen.
February 2, 2017
We like everything to be black and white. We don't like grey areas, but it seems to me that life is mostly lived in grey areas as we struggle to reach truth. I pray for anybody living in the grey areas of life today. Anyone dealing with their wounds. Anyone feeling alone and unloved. I pray that I may always respond with compassion to people and that I may meet compassion in people when i most need it. Amen – By Columban Fr. Eamon Sheridan
February 1, 2017
Almighty God who is the Light of the world, grant us Your heavenly blessing. May the radiance of Your Light illumine our hearts and brighten our home with the spirit of faith and love. Let the Light of Your Presence guide us, for in Your Light do we see light. Bless us also with Your Spirit, that happiness and peace may ever abide in all men. Amen.
January 31, 2017
Father, take the lives of our teens.
We offer them to You with open hands.
Through the example of Jesus,
each them to surrender their lives fully to You.
Bless them with the knowledge that they are Your beloved ones
and that they truly belong to a community of love and mercy.
Break open their hearts so that the seed of the Word
and the power of the Eucharist can be planted in fertile ground,
take root and transform their lives.
Give these teens to the world with the power of the Holy Spirit
to witness to the love of Jesus and serve Him in each person they meet.
January 30, 2017
No matter what problem I have, Lord, You are bigger, You are more powerful than it is. So I bring my problem to You. I know what I want. I know my will. I do not know Yours. I do not know how You will use this problem for my salvation. I do not know what good You will workout from this evil. But I trust You. I trust Your goodness and Your wisdom. So I place myself in Your hands. Please fill my heart with peace. Amen.
January 29, 2017
Loving God, in Your goodness You have given us the gift of life. I ask Your pardon and forgiveness for my own failure and the failure of all people in this world to protect and respect this gift You have given us. I pray that with Your grace I and all the people will respect, reverence, and protect all life of the unborn, the abused, neglected, disabled, and the elderly. Guide all who make decision about life, that they will do so with wisdom, love, and courage. In Your name Father, Source of all life, Son, Savior of our lives, and Spirit, Sanctifier of our lives - I pray. Amen.
January 28, 2017
Let me pause as I begin this new day to give it to You, Lord. Before the tumult of activities breaks in; before breakfast plates crash through my still sleepy mind; for this last moment in my bed, thank you, Lord. Let me hold Your promise of new life. Keep me from slipping back for I know that what is forgiven is as if it never were. Each new day, Your grace gives me a fresh start to walk in Your light again. May the Lord support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last. Amen.
January 27, 2017
O Jesus, You are the Love and Life of my soul. I find true peace and real happiness only in Your love, in Your service, and in the imitation of Your virtues. I offer myself to You; do what You will with me; from now on my motto shall be, "All for Jesus!"
January 26, 2017
Jesus Christ, Lord of all things, You see my heart; You know my desires. Possess all that I am, You alone. I am Your sheep; make me worthy to overcome the evil that tempts me daily. Amen.