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Daily Prayer Archive

January 30, 2016

There are times When my faith feels fragile, As delicate As the petals of a poppy Which fall apart At the slightest touch. Treat me gently, Lord, With tender love. Lord, handle me with care. Amen

January 29, 2016

Jesus, we know you are calling us to follow you just as you called your first disciples. You need us. You want us to be your hands, your feet and your welcoming smile. We tell you that we are too young, too inexperienced. That won't work. You want us to imitate your mother who, while young and inexperienced, said "Your will be done" We could claim old age. We can't walk very far. Or we can hardly see or hear. But then we read about old Simeon who spent all his old age waiting to greet his Messiah. You want all of us to continue as your disciples no matter our age. We can always put a feeble hand on another's trembling shoulder. We can spread your message in so many simple ways. You don't want to be stuck in a tabernacle. You want to be out among us, working through us and with us. We thank you for asking us to be an important part of your plan, an important part of your Kingdom. Amen.

January 28, 2016

Dear Jesus, You said “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy” At times my heart may be hardened by the busyness of the day, remembrance of past hurts, or my own selfishness and sin. Warm my spirit to appreciate your merciful love and in turn be merciful in my own words and deeds. Amen

January 28, 2016

Dear Jesus, Your loving mercy touches our hearts and gives us new life. Your example challenges us to be merciful in turn. While forgiving forms part, mercy involves much more. A deep seated compassion for all peoples and creatures sets the foundation for the living signs of mercy. Teach us to see as you see, to feel as you feel, to judge as you judge, and to love as you love. Amen

January 26, 2016

Lord, For all the doctors and nurses, for all family, friends, and neighbours for all who care about me when I’m down I ask your blessing upon them all. May your face shine upon them and bless me. may you gaze favourably upon them and look after them. May you look upon them with kindness And give them your peace. Amen

January 25, 2016

Lord, I ask your blessing upon me at this time of illness, that you may bring good out of all my sufferings in mind, body, or soul. I ask your blessing and forgiveness for all the wrongdoings of my life in thought, word, and deed, all the good I have left undone, all the wounds that sin has left within the deepest parts of my being. Lord, in sincere sorrow for all these things, and any others, I ask you to forgive and heal me. I ask your blessing for all my loved ones, that you may send many graces, many helps, to my family and friends, to all those who have been good to me in any way in my journey through life. I also ask your blessing on those who have hurt me in life, physically, emotionally, or spiritually, those who have caused me anguish or bitterness, those who may have left scars on my personality. I ask you to bless them, and to give me a spirit of forgiveness. I also ask your blessing on all those I may have hurt at any time by actions or attitudes, all those I have offended in thought, word, or deed. I ask you now, Lord, to bless them all. Lord, I join my sufferings to yours, not for my sake only, or even for others, but most especially for your sake. You had to suffer for our sakes. May my suffering play its part in helping your love grow in our world Lord, I make this prayer with all the faith, all the hope, and all the love that I can bring to this moment as I ask for the gift of health and wholeness in mind, body and soul. Amen

January 24, 2016

Lord, you light my way when all grows dark, when I grow anxious or confused. You are my solace at night my comfort when I’m down, my light, my guide. Lord, it’s at night, when I’m all alone with my aches and pains, and my worrisome thoughts, and wearisome tossings and turnings that I feel it the most, feel the burden of illness, and how I wish to get better. Lord, help me to have a good night. Help me to find peaceful sleep, protect me while I rest, keep watch over me in repose, for you bless us always, even when we’re asleep. Lord I trust in you and I entrust my night to your loving care. Amen

January 23, 2016

Lord, when illness strikes my life seems to collapse around me. The work routine crumbles away, and everything’s just a heap of ruins. Yet, Lord, in all the sufferings I know you are with me. You are my rock. Your are my support, my sure foundation who never gives way, who never lets me down. You are my strength who keeps me going. Lord, what would I do without your help? I thank you. Amen

January 22, 2016

When I see flowers fresh in bloom sprung to life in spring thrill after the dark night’s Winter chill, I think of the miracle of life and how nature itself is renewed. I know you can renew me in the same way, Lord. The miracle of life is within me too and the miracle of your love. Lord, put a spring in my step, that I may thrill at life again. Heal not only my body, Lord, but my mind and heart as well, then I will be able to praise you like flowers in abundance. Amen

January 21, 2016

Remember, God Loves You When sickness is on you, and health takes a blow when joys all desert you and energy’s low. Remember, God loves you. When pain comes at night, and sleep disappears, when nothing feels right and you’re riddled with fears. Remember, God loves you. When people are curt, or ignore what you say, when others’ words hurt, and friends keep away. Remember, God loves you. When life feels all empty, and weighed down with care, when tears come in plenty with no one to share. Remember. God loves you. When burdened by guilt and plagued by the past, when faith starts to wilt or doubts loom too vast. Remember, God loves you. Amen

January 20, 2016

Help Me Grow Strong Again It’s wonderful after illness to feel your strength returning to feel your old self again, to start getting on top of things. But it takes time and patience, just getting back into routine, into the swing of things can seem like a mountain to climb, a challenge too far. Lord, help me grow strong again, help me each step of the way so that taking one step at a time, with your help I will come out on top. Amen

January 19, 2016

How often in the down-sided moments of life we can lose our sense of fun, and scowl and frown around us. We punish others for our lack of peace and then feel a thousand times worse. Lord, help me to smile, even clown. Help me to see the sunny side of life, to bathe in the glow of your joy, so I don’t take things out on others. I don’t want to be a glum Of course life can be hard and full of woes, but help me to see your smile in the face of a flower. Amen

January 18, 2016

I ask you, Lord, to unlock the chains of my guilt that stop me from believing that You want what is for my good. Help me, Lord, not to punish or accuse myself in any unhealthy way, but let me believe in Your loving mercy. Release me, Lord, from all the negative feelings that sin has left within me, all unforgivingness I’ve harboured in my heart, all bitterness I’ve’ allowed to linger, all the resentments I’ve allowed to simmer, everything that works against Your will, and stops You from healing me within. Now, Lord, I ask You for the special favour of Your healing love, through my renewed spirit give to my body the power to resist and overcome all the illness and sickness that besets me. As I sense Your goodness within me may my body feel whole, so that it may savour Your peace and goodness within the innermost centre of my being radiating to all parts of my body. As I rejoice in the presence of Your Spirit within me may Your balm, Your peace, Your calm radiate from my soul to my body, I make this request to You, Lord, with all the faith, all the hope and all the love that I can bring to this moment. May Mary, hope of all who suffer, pray for me. Amen

January 17, 2016

Prayer for the Gift of God’s Healing Love Lord, I ask Your mercy and Your favour in a special way on me today. I ask the gift of healing both spiritual and physical, of all my sins, and of my illness I do so with confidence, knowing that You love me, and that You want for me what is for my best. I do so with trust, knowing that You care for me more than I care for myself, and that I am precious to You, even if within myself I feel unworthy or unloved. I ask You, Lord, to release me from any slavery to sin, any attitudes, habits, compulsions, or ingrained ways of thinking, speaking, or acting that keep the cycle of sin going within me, and which keep me from opening my heart, soul, mind and body to Your healing love.

January 16, 2016

Lord, You Treasure Each One of Us Lord, even an old leaf looks so special on a frosty morning, when you tinge it with silver. You made us all special, Lord. You adorn each one of us with loving care for You treasure each one of us. Lord, no matter how ill I feel, You see my goodness and make me precious in your sight. Thank you, Lord. Amen

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