Weekly Prayer Archive

August 1, 2019

Let your continual mercy, O Lord,
cleanse and defend your Church;
and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help,
protect and govern it always by your goodness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


July 25, 2019

Heavenly Father, may your holiness purify me,
your wisdom direct me,
your power sustain me,
your mercy forgive me,
your patience bear with me and
your love prepare me,
call me and receive me forever.

July 18, 2019

I offer You, O Lord, my whole life, my memory,
my understanding and my whole will.
You have given them all to me: now I give them back to You.
Give me only Your love and Your grace.
With these I will be rich enough and will have no more to ask.

July 11, 2019

Come summer with me, Lord;
summer deep down in my soul;
restore my faith in summer’s time,
in rest, in joy, in play, in you.

Summer in my heart, Lord,
and dwell there as if time would never end,
as if all time were children’s time, eternal time
when school is always out and joy is ever in.

And Let others summer in my shade, Lord,
and share whatever summer’s peace is mine to give,
whatever summer’s light is mine to shed,
whatever summer’s warmth is mine to share.

Good God of every season and every day this week,
come summer with me, Lord, and let the child in my heart
spend this summer in your love.


July 4, 2019

My Lord and My God, I am happy to acknowledge
that I came from Your hands, that I depend on You
for everything in time and eternity.
Help me to live so that I may honor
You more and more daily and die in Your love.

June 27, 2019

My Jesus, I love You.
I know that you “loved me and delivered Yourself for me."
I know, too, that You long for my love in return.
I want to love You as You desire; to love You with my
whole mind and with all my strength.
Give me the grace to love You more
generously every day and to love,
respect and help my neighbor for love of You.

June 20, 2019

My God, I thank You
for your own great glory
for being so good in Yourself
for being so good to all of us
for being so good to me.

I thank You for dying for us
on the cross and for making
Your sacrifice present
for us in the Mass.

I thank You for being so good
as to come to me in Holy Communion.

May every thought and act of mine
be an act of thanksgiving and love.

June 13, 2019

O God, You know our every thought and desire.
Cleanse our hearts through your Holy Spirit
of all our hidden faults
so that we may love you perfectly
and praise you worthily.

June 6, 2019

I’m living now this present day.
That’s what I’m called to do today,
not dwell on problems from the past
that sadden or distract me now,
not letting me make the most of now.

Good happenings from the past can help,
like problems, dangers we’ve survived.
Remembering that brings courage, hope
to trust you, God, to get me through today.

I welcome present moment that you give,
in stream of life each on eof us does share,
these moments conscious and unconscious.

I thank you, God, that I’m alive.
Help me to be attentive to
what you reveal to be your will.
Help me to do what truly is your will.

It’s thoughts, words, deeds of love you seek
from each of us as day unfolds
as we live out this give of life today.

Help me, help all, to know and do your will.
I thank you for your blessings in the past.
Remembering them helps me to live with thankfulness today.

 - A Columban Missionary

May 30, 2019

O Jesus, I believe that in the
holy sacrament of the Eucharist You
have really and truly come into my
inmost soul to share Your divine life with me.
I believe because You have said it and Your word is true.

May Your sacred body so transform me
that no stain of sin may remain in me.
O Lord, dwell ever in my heart and from a
passing benefit become an eternal reward.

May 23, 2019

O Lord, prepare my soul to receive You.
You have said, “He who eats my flesh
and drinks my blood lives in Me and I live
in him: as I myself draw life from the Father,
so whoever eats me will draw life from me.”

I come to You now that I may draw life from You.
Let me join You in adoring and thanking
our Heavenly Father, in making reparation
for sin and begging for the graces I need to serve Him
worthily and glorify Him daily more and more.

May 16, 2019

Mary, most Holy Virgin and mother,
I have received your beloved son, Jesus.
With love I give Him back to you,
to offer Him to the Most Holy Trinity
for your honor and for all our needs.

Mother, obtain for me pardon of all my sins,
and grace to serve God faithfully until death,
so that with you I may praise Him
in the endless happiness of Heaven.

May 9, 2019

Soul of Christ, sanctify me;
body of Christ, save me;
blood of Christ, fill me with love;
water from Christ’s side, wash me;
passion of Christ, strengthen me;
O good Jesus, hear me;
Hide me within Your wounds;
never let me be parted from You;
defend me from the malignant enemy;
call me at the hour of my death
and bid me home to You that with Your saints
I may praise you for all eternity.

May 2, 2019

Lord, may the stones of life’s hardships
be rolled away from our lives.
May we allow You to heal our wounds
And in so doing, know the joy of Your peace and love.


- Columban Fr. Finbar Maxwell

April 25, 2019

Risen Jesus, you heal our broken hearts and give us peace.
Help me to be a source of encouragement
 to those troubled by pain and suffering.
Your abiding presence gives us hope.
Help me to be a strong and loving presence to others.


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