From the depths of my heart I thank You, Dear Lord, For Your infinite kindness in coming to me. How good You are to me! With Your most holy Mother and all the angels, I praise Your mercy and generosity toward me, A poor sinner. I thank You for nourishing my soul With Your Sacred Body and Precious Blood. I will try to show my gratitude to You In the Sacrament of Your love, By obedience to Your holy commandments, By fidelity to my duties, By kindness to my neighbor And by an earnest endeavor To become more like You in my daily conduct.
November 27, 2016
November 26, 2016
O God, bountiful in forgiving, and lovingly desirous of man's salvation, we humbly beseech Your mercy on behalf of our friends, relations and benefactors, who have passed from this world, that, through the intercession of Blessed Mary ever Virgin and all the Saints, You will permit them to come to the full participation of everlasting happiness. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
November 25, 2016
O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry; When I have work, help me to remember the jobless; When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all; When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer, And remembering, help me to destroy my complacency; bestir my compassion, and be concerned enough to help; By word and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted. Amen.
November 24, 2016
Father all-powerful, your gifts of love are countless and your goodness infinite. On Thanksgiving Day we come before you with gratitude for your kindness: open our hearts to concern for our fellow men and women, so that we may share your gifts in loving service. We ask 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.
November 23, 2016
Oh Blessed Columban, who in your zeal to follow Christ left your homeland as a wanderer and spent your life in suffering and exile, help and protect, we humbly ask you, the missionaries of our day who have devoted their lives to preaching the Gospel throughout the world. Obtain for them, we ask you, that same wisdom and fortitude by which you overcame the dangers which beset your path, and that firm faith and ardent love which enabled you to endure gladly the privations of this life for the love of Christ. Assist and protect us, also, dear Saint Columban, so as to live for God’s glory that when our pilgrimage is over, we may share with you in the joy of our heavenly home, Through Christ our Lord. Amen
November 22, 2016
Guardian Angel, watch over those whose names you can read in my heart. Guard over them with every care and make their way easy and their labors fruitful. Dry their tears if they weep; sanctify their joys; raise their courage if they weaken; restore their hope if they lose heart, their health if they be ill, truth if they err, repentance if they fail.
November 21, 2016
O Lord, Jesus Christ, Redeemer and Saviour, forgive my sins, just as You forgave Peter's denial and those who crucified You. Count not my transgressions, but, rather, my tears of repentance. Remember not my iniquities, but, more especially, my sorrow for the offenses I have committed against You. I long to be true to Your Word, and pray that You will love me and come to make Your dwelling place within me. I promise to give You praise and glory in love and in service all the days of my life.
November 20, 2016
Eternal Father, I offer You The most precious blood of Jesus Christ In atonement for my sins, And in supplication for the holy souls in Purgatory, And for the needs of holy Church. Eternal rest grant unto them, 0 Lord, And let perpetual light shine upon them, May they rest in peace. Amen.
November 19, 2016
Lord Jesus Christ, have compassion On Your Church suffering. Temper Your justice with pity And open the gates of Heaven For the souls in Purgatory, That they may praise And glorify You forever. Amen.
November 18, 2016
Receive our prayers, dear Lord, For those who have none To pray for them. They departed this life Without loved ones To mourn their going. We implore You to stretch forth Your paternal arms To those forgotten ones, And bring them into Your celestial abode Of happiness, light, and peace. Amen.
November 17, 2016
O God, mercy and forgiveness are Yours by nature and by right. Receive our humble petitions. Though we are bound tightly by the chain of our sins, set us free by the power of Your great mercy. Amen.
November 16, 2016
O Lord, hear our confident plea for our Holy Father the Pope, for bishops and clergy, for all who are engaged in religious or secular callings. Bless your missionaries spreading the good news of salvation in lands afar. Strengthen the heavily burdened, revive hope in the despairing, grant liberty to victims of injustice and persecution. Impart wisdom to judges, civil servants, and all who hold positions of leadership in the secular realm. I implore your compassion and mercy for every known and unknown human need, since all power is yours on earth as in heaven.
November 15, 2016
Father, Your Love never fails. Keep me from danger and provide for all my needs. Teach me to be thankful for Your Gifts. Confident in Your Love, may I be holy by sharing Your Life, and grant me forgiveness of my sins. May Your unfailing Love turn me from sin and keep me on the way that leads to you. Help me to grow in Christian love.
November 14, 2016
Father, you prepared the Virgin Mary to be the worthy mother of Your Son. You let her share beforehand in the salvation Christ would bring by His death, and kept her sinless from the first moment of her conception. Help us by her prayers to live in Your presence without sin. We ask 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.
November 13, 2016
O Lord, show your mercy to me and gladden my heart. I am like the man on the way to Jericho who was overtaken by robbers, wounded and left for dead. O Good Samaritan, come to my aid, I am like the sheep that went astray. O Good Shepherd, seek me out and bring me home in accord with your will. Let me dwell in your house all the days of my life, to praise you for ever and ever with those who are there. Amen.