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.
January 23, 2017
January 22, 2017
Mercy of God, encompass us, and deliver us from every plague. Eternal Father, sign us with the Blood of the Immaculate Lamb, as You signed the dwellings of Your people. Most precious Blood of Jesus, our love, cry for mercy for us from Your Divine Father, and deliver us. Wounds of my Jesus, mouths of love and mercy, speak for us in pity to the Eternal Father; hide us within Yourselves and deliver us.
January 21, 2017
O God, who hallowed the standard of the life-giving Cross by the precious blood of Your only-begotten Son; grant, we beseech You, that they who rejoice in honoring the same holy Cross, may rejoice also in Your ever-present protection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
January 20, 2017
Most holy and immaculate Virgin, Mother of Jesus and our loving Mother, being his Mother, you shared in His universal kingship. The prophets and angels proclaimed Him King of peace. With loving fervor in our hearts we salute and honor you as Queen of peace. We pray that your intercession may protect us and all people from hate and discord, and direct our hearts into the ways of peace and justice which your Son taught and exemplified. We ask your maternal care for our Holy Father who works to reconcile the nations in peace. We seek your guidance for our Head of State and other Leaders as they strive for world peace. Glorious Queen of peace, grant us peace in our hearts, harmony in our families and concord throughout the world. Immaculate Mother, as patroness of our beloved country, watch over us and protect us with your motherly love. Amen.
January 19, 2017
Save us, Christ our Savior, by the virtue of Your holy Cross: You Who saved Peter in the sea, have mercy upon us. Mary, Mother of mercy, pray for us, and we shall be delivered; Mary, our advocate, speak for us, and we shall be saved. The Lord justly scourged us for our sins; but Holy Mary, plead for us, for you are our most tender Mother. Mary, in your Jesus have we put our hope: Oh! let us never be confounded.
January 18, 2017
I love You, O my God, and my only desire is to love You until the last breath of my life. I love You, O my infinitely lovable God, and I would rather die loving You, than live without loving You. I love You, Lord and the only grace I ask is to love You eternally... My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love You, I want my heart to repeat it to You as often as I draw breath.
January 17, 2017
I venerate and glorify you, O Most Blessed Trinity, in union with the ineffable glory with which God the Father, in His omnipotence, honors the Holy Spirit forever. I magnify and bless you, O Most Blessed Trinity, in union with that most reverent glory with which God the Son, in His unsearchable wisdom, glorifies the Father and the Holy Spirit forever. I adore and extol you, O Most Blessed Trinity in union with that most befitting glory with which the Holy Spirit, in his unchangeable goodness extols the Father and the Son forever. Amen.
January 16, 2017
Heavenly Father, be pleased to bless and protect our Holy Father, whom you have chosen as the successor of St. Peter as the chief minister of unity and charity in the Church. Keep him safe in holiness of life and in wise fulfillment of his awesome responsibilities. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
January 15, 2017
O Lord Jesus Christ, who, being made subject to Mary and Joseph, did consecrate domestic life by Your ineffable virtues; grant that we, with the assistance of both, may be taught by the example of Your Holy Family and may attain to its everlasting fellowship. Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.
January 14, 2017
Thank you dear Lord, for protecting and preserving me during the night and for giving me this new day. Good morning Heavenly Father, and thank you for the glory of the sun. And thank you for the health I have to get my duty done. I shall devote the hours of this golden day to You, by honoring Your Holy Name in everything I do. I shall pursue my daily art without complaint or fear and spend my every effort to be friendly and sincere. I know there have been many days that I have wasted away. But this is one that I will try to make Your special day. And so once more, Good Morning Heavenly Father. And please depend on me because I want to honour you for all eternity. Amen.
January 13, 2017
O Jesus, who in the very first days of Your earthly life was compelled, together with Mary, Your loving Mother, and Saint Joseph, to leave Your native land and to endure in Egypt the misery and discomforts of poor emigrants, turn Your eyes upon our brethren, who, far away from their dear country and from all that is dear to them, are not infrequently constrained to struggle with the difficulties of a new life, and who are likewise often exposed to grave dangers and snares for their immortal souls. Be their guide in their uncertain journey, their help in trouble, their comfort in sorrow; keep them safe in their faith, holy in their lives, and faithful to their children, their wives, and their parents; grant, O Lord, that we may be able to embrace them affectionately once more in their native land, and hereafter to live inseparably united to them at the foot of Your throne in our heavenly country. Amen.
January 11, 2017
O Jesus, we know you are gentle and that you gave your Heart for us. It was crowned with thorns through our sins. We know that even today you are praying for us so that we will not be lost. Jesus, remember us when we fall into sin. Through your most Sacred Heart, make us all love one another. Cause hatred to disappear among men. Show us your love. We all love you and we want you to protect us with your Heart of the Good Shepherd. Come into each heart, Jesus! Knock at the door of our hearts. Be patient and persistent with us. We are still closed up in ourselves because we have not understood your will. Knock continuously, O Jesus, make our hearts open to you, at least in remembering the Passion you have suffered for us. Amen.
January 11, 2017
As down in the sunless retreats of the ocean Sweet flowers are springing no mortal can see, So deep in my soul the still prayer of devotion, Unheard by the world, rises silent to Thee. As still to the star of its worship, though clouded, The needle points faithfully over the dim sea, So dark when I roam in this wintry world shrouded, The hope of my spirit turns trembling to Thee.
January 10, 2017
Gentle Jesus, with faith in Your healing powers and confidence in Your constant compassion, I ask you to heal my suffering spirit. May my soul find rest in Your comforting love and relief from sorrow and anguish. I place my trust in Your power to heal my spirit from feelings of hopelessness, unrest, and despair. Amen.
January 9, 2017
O Lord, your majesty is beyond imagination the eternal King high and lifted up to whom the angels worship. Your power is beyond understanding the Creator God who shakes the heavens yet holds us in his hands. Your mercy is beyond our deserving the Savior God once born for us now sacrificed in love. Forgive the smallness of our faith the magnitude of our need, the depth of our sorrow. Raise us up to new life and new ways of service through Jesus Christ Your Son, our Lord. Amen