Daily Prayer Archive

St. Jerome, through your anger and confrontations
you remind us that we all have a duty
to challenge others from time to time.
You also remind us that we have a duty
to examine ourselves and confront
our own weaknesses and harmful behaviors.
Your life teaches that I must accept others
for who they are.
You taught of the danger of self-righteousness;
of the importance of reflecting upon
one of Jesus' most insightful teachings:
"Let the man who has no sin on his conscience
throw the first stone.";
In the light of your teachings, Saint Jerome,
help me to see my own self clearly.
Help me to confront my own biases
and to act to change others only out of love.
Help me to remember that love alone
can make changes for the good.

Amen.

Glorious Prince of the heavenly hosts
and victor over rebellious spirits,
be mindful of me who am so weak and sinful
and yet so prone to pride and ambition.
Lend me, I pray, your powerful aid
in every temptation and difficulty,
and above all do not forsake me
in my last struggle with the powers of evil.

Amen.

Lord Jesus, may everything I do begin with You,
continue with Your help,
and be done under Your guidance.
May my sharing in the Mass free me from my sins,
and make me worthy of Your healing.
May I grow in Your Love and Your service,
and become a pleasing offering to You;
and with You to Your Father.
May the mystery I celebrate help me
to reach eternal life with you.

Noble Saint Vincent DePaul,
beloved servant of the poor,
may we follow your example and do good works
among those whom society has abandoned,
enslaved, or forgotten.
Inspire us to feed the hungry, to love a child,
to provide comfort and medicine to the sick,
to clothe those whose garments are tattered,
and to offer hope and our Lord's words
to all who need relief.
Pray for us to our beloved God
that we may commit ourselves selflessly
to doing the same charitable acts
that you did all your life, and intercede with him
that we may have the favor of his guidance
and strength and love upon this important
and meaningful work.

Amen.

Heavenly Father, we thank You
for raising Your Servant, St. Paul VI,
to be numbered among the Saints.
May his example of faith,
courage and patient endurance
inspire us in our daily living of the Gospel
and in our witness to Jesus Christ.

May we too be Prophets of life,
respecting, protecting and cherishing the gift of life,
most especially in its most vulnerable moments.

May we too be Your missionaries at this time,
seeking to transform the hearts of all men and women
through the joy we find in Christ.

Hear our prayers, most Merciful Father,
and grant us through the intercession of Saint Paul
the graces we now ask of You
Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Good morning my Lord,
I can't believe it's morning again!
It seems that I'm always busy and rushing around.
But no matter how rushed life may be,
help me to think of You always.
Thank you for another glorious day,
may Your word be always on my lips
in my heart and on my mind.
I love you my Lord, Savior and friend.

Amen.

God the Father,
I thank You for creating me.

God the Son,
I thank You for redeeming me.

God the Holy Ghost,
I thank You for sanctifying me;
infuse into my thoughts,
words and actions Your grace,
so that they may be supernaturally pleasing to You
and supernaturally rewarding to me, forever.

O Blessed Trinity,
abundantly assist me in becoming that
which You intended me to become
when You created me, for in that perfection
I will give You the glory You desire of me,
and in that perfection I will find
my greatest joy in heaven.

Amen.

Dear God, You have hast generously blessed
Your servant, St. Pio of Pietrelcina,
with the gifts of the Spirit.
You have marked his body
with the five wounds of Christ Crucified,
as a powerful witness to the saving Passion
and Death of Your Son.
Endowed with the gift of discernment,
St. Pio labored endlessly in the confessional
for the salvation of souls.
With reverence and intense devotion
in the celebration of Mass,
he invited countless men and women
to a greater union with Jesus Christ
in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina,
I confidently ask You to grant my intentions.

Amen.

Blessed Saint Joseph,
holy guardian of Jesus and Mary,
assist us by your prayers
in all the necessities of life.
Ask of Jesus that special grace
which He granted to you,
to watch over our home
at the pillow of the sick and the dying,
so that with Mary and with you,
heaven may find our family unbroken
in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Amen.

Eternal Father, we offer You
the precious Blood of Jesus,
shed for us through exceeding love,
and with exceeding pain
from the wound of His right hand;
through the merits and virtues of which,
we ask Your divine Majesty
to bestow on us Your sacred benediction,
that by its efficacy we may be protected
from our enemies, and delivered from every evil.
For this purpose we say:
May the blessing of Almighty God,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
descend upon us, and remain always with us.

Amen.

Take from us our sins, O Lord,
that we may enter with pure minds
into the holy of holies.
Through Christ our Lord.
We beg You, O Lord, by the merits
of Your saints, that You would be so kind
as to forgive me all my sins.

Amen.

Lord God, by the Precious Blood
Your Son Jesus suffering shed
in His Garden Agony,
overcome with terrible dread,
with trembling sweat before the cockcrow;
I ask You, Lord, Your mercy show
to all those who with pain did tread.

Call them to You with the blessed,
with pure of heart and lovers of peace,
with the meek and humble join,
form their sins grant swift release;
for them, Lord, I ask a part
in Your kingdom of the heart,
Where their joys would never cease.

— By a Columban Missionary

O holy Joseph of Cupertino, who loves to bestow
your favors upon all in need of your assistance,
I implore your help with my studies
and upcoming examinations.
Despite my hard work and good will,
I am anxious about these tests,
and how I will perform.  
Remember, Saint Joseph, that you too
endured a similar difficulty and that
through obedience and the powerful protection
of your spiritual father, you were providentially
helped toward your calling and vocation.
Remember that you found yourself in the same difficulty
and that through obedience and the powerful protection
of your spiritual father you came out providentially well. 

St. Robert, scholar and friend to the poor, 
you devoted your life to the study of Scripture 
and Catholic doctrine.
Help us understand that the real source 
of our faith is not just a set of doctrines, 
but Jesus himself still living in the church today.
St. Robert Bellarmine, intercede for us
and return our wandering brothers and sisters
to the unity of your church. 

Amen.

Mary, My Mother,
how shall I stand before my Judge
at the day of judgment?
How shall I answer for the wasted days and years
which God has given me to serve Him alone?
I look to you, Mother of Mercy.
You are all-merciful
that you may obtain for me pardon and mercy.
You are kind and loving for you have a mother's heart,
full of pity for the erring.
You are a Mother of Mercy to the sinner and the fallen;
have pity on me!

Our Lady of Ransom, pray for us.