Daily Prayer

Exercise Your Mercy

O Lord, behold here before You
a soul who exists in this world
in order to allow You
to exercise Your admirable mercy
and manifest it before heaven and earth.
Others may glorify You
through their faithfulness and perseverance,
thus making evident the power of Your grace.
How sweet and generous You are
to those who are faithful to You!

Prayer to Sacred Heart of Jesus

Behold, O most loving Jesus,
the wonderful extent of Your charity.
You have prepared for me,
from Your Sacred Flesh and most precious Blood,
a divine banquet,
where You gave Yourself without reserve.
O adorable Heart of my Jesus,
most ardent furnace of divine love,
receive my soul into Your most sacred Wound,
in order that,
in this school of charity,
I may learn to make a return of love to that God,
Who has given me such admirable proofs of His love.

Restore Our Relationship with Your Creation

God Our Heavenly Father
You created the world to serve humanity's needs
and to lead them to You.
By our own fault
we have lost the beautiful relationship
which we once had with all Your creation.
Help us to see that by restoring our relationship with You
we will also restore it with all Your creation.
Give us the grace to see all animals as gifts from You
and to treat them with respect
for they are Your creation.
May the order You originally established
be once again restored to the whole world

Share the Life of Jesus

Loving Father,
faith in Your Word is the way to wisdom.
Help me to think about Your Divine Plan
that I may grow in the truth.
Open my eyes to Your deeds,
my ears to the sound of Your call,
so that my every act may help me share
in the life of Jesus.
Give me the grace to live the example of the love of Jesus,
which I celebrate in the Eucharist
and see in the Gospel.
Form in me the likeness of Your Son
and deepen His Life within me.

Help Me Seek God Continually

O Lord my God,
I believe in you,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Grant that I may always and ardently
seek out your countenance.
Here I am before you
with my firmness and my infirmity.
Preserve the first and heal the second.
Here I am before you
with my strength and my ignorance.
Where you have opened the door to me,
welcome me at the entrance;
where you have closed the door to me,
Open to my cry;
enable me to remember you,
to understand you,
and to love you.

Amen.

Our Lady of Rest

Hear, O Blessed Virgin,
the prayers which we address you,
Our Lady of Rest,
as we are mindful of that maternal love
in which you receive your children.

It is by your powerful intercession, O Mary,
that our hearts and minds find rest.
We know well our own weakness;
but we trust in the everlasting promises,
and we hope for eternal happiness
as we cling to the crucified Jesus,
who has made His cross to be ours as well.

Live in God’s Presence

God, my Father,
You have promised to remain forever with those
who do what is just and right.
Help me to live in Your presence.
The loving plan of Your Wisdom was made known when
Jesus, your Son, became man like us.
I want to obey His commandment of love
and bring Your peace and joy to others.
Keep before me the wisdom and love
You have made known in Your Son.
Help me to be like Him in word and deed.

Live As Your Child

Father in Heaven,
when the Spirit came down upon Jesus
at His Baptism in the Jordan,
You revealed Him as Your own Beloved Son.
Keep me, Your child,
born of water and the Spirit,
faithful to my calling.
May I, who share in Your Life
as Your child through Baptism,
follow in Christ's path of service to people.
Let me become one in His Sacrifice
and hear His Word with faith.
May I live as Your child,
following the example of Jesus.

I Want to Know You

O Lord Jesus, like Saint Paul,
may I count everything as loss
in comparison with the supreme advantage of knowing you.
I want to know you and what your passion and resurrection can do.
I also want to share in your sufferings
in the hope that if I resemble you in death
I may somehow attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Give me grace to make every effort
to supplement faith with moral courage,
knowledge with self-control,
self-control with patience,
patience with piety,
piety with brotherly affection,

Show Me the Way to Peace

Father of Heaven and earth,
hear my prayer and show me the way to peace.
Guide each effort of my life
so that my faults and my sins
may not keep me from the peace You promised.
May the new life of grace You give me
through the Eucharist and prayer
make my love for You grow
and keep me in the joy of Your Kingdom.

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