Daily Prayer Archive

January 16, 2019

Heavenly Father, fill my heart with
a tender affection for Your Goodness,
a hatred for my faults,
and a love for my neighbor,

Let me always remember to be
submissive to Your word,
faithful to my friends,
and charitable to my enemies.

January 15, 2019

O Mary,
look upon all mankind,
this modern world in which 
the Divine Will calls us to live and work.
It is a world that has turned its back 
on the light of Christ;
then it fears and bemoans the frightening shadows
that its actions have created on all sides.
May your most human voice,
O most beautiful of virgins,
O most worthy of mothers,
O blessed among women,
invited the world to turn its eyes
toward the life that is the light of man,
toward you who are the precursor-lamp of Christ,
Who is the sole and the highest Light of the world.
Implore for the world
to converse, by prayer, with its Maker,
whose mysterious and blesses image
it reflects within itself.

January 14, 2019

Be our King, O Lord,
not only of the faithful who have never forsaken You,
but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned You,
grant that they may quickly return to their Father's house and sit at Your table
Call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith,
so that soon there may be but one flock and one shepherd.

January 13, 2019

Lord God, you revealed your Son in the waters of the Jordan
and anointed him with the power of the Holy Spirit
to proclaim good news to all people.
Sanctify us by the same Spirit,
that we may proclaim the healing power of the gospel
by acts of love in your name.

Amen.

January 12, 2019

O Maria, transform my heart unto yours.
Place around it a wreath of purity,
adorned in virtue.

Take my heart, dear Mother,
consecrated as your own.
Present it to God the Father
as an offering from me to you.

Help me O Maria in each day
to make your heart more known.

Amen.

January 11, 2019

Almighty and eternal God.
May your grace kindle in all of us
a love for the many unfortunate people
whom poverty and misery
reduce to a condition of life
unworthy of human beings.

Arouse in the hearts of those who call you Father
a hunger and thirst for social justice
and for fraternal charity
in deeds and in truth.

Grant, O Lord,
peace in our days,
peace to souls,
peace to families,
peace to our country,
and peace among nations.

Amen.

January 10, 2019

Grant, O Lord, to Your Church,
assurance of faith and healing;
give peace and order to all nations,
and make the earth resound
from pole to pole with one cry:

Praise to the Divine Heart
that wrought our salvation:
to it be glory
and honor forever.

Amen.

January 9, 2019

Most sweet Jesus,
Redeemer of the human race,
look down upon us,
humbly prostrate before Your altar.

We are Yours and Yours we wish to be;
but to be more surely united with You,
behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today
to Your Most Sacred Heart.

Many, indeed, have never known You;
many, too, despising Your precepts,
have rejected You.

Have mercy on them all,
most merciful Jesus,
and draw them to Your Sacred Heart.

January 8, 2019

O Mary, implore for the world
the grace to see everything as the gift of God
and the virtue to work with generosity
and to make use of such gifts wisely and providently.
Implore peace for the world.
Fashion brothers and sisters
out of persons who are so divided.
Guide us to a more ordered and peaceful society.
For those who are suffering,
afflicted by current misfortunes,
obtain solace;
and for the dead, obtain eternal rest.
Show yourself a mother to us;
this is our prayer,
O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary!

January 7, 2019

O, my Blessed Mother,
it is not one sword only with which I have pierced your heart,
but I have done so with as many
as are the sins which I have committed.
Ah, Lady, it is not to you,
who are innocent,
that sufferings are due, but to me,
who am guilty of so many crimes.
But since you have been pleased to suffer so much for me,
O, by your merits,
obtain me great sorrow for my sins,
and patience under the trials of this life,
which will always be light in comparison with my demerits.

Amen.

January 6, 2019

God called us out of darkness,
into His wonderful light.
May we experience His kindness and blessings,
and be strong in faith, in hope, and in love.

Because we are followers of Christ,
who appeared on this day as a light shining in darkness
may He make us a light to all your sisters and brothers.

The wise men followed the star,
and found Christ who is light from light.
May we too find the Lord
when our pilgrimage is ended.

January 5, 2019

St. John Newmann, servant of God and man,
your desire to bring all souls to Christ
inspired you to leave your family, home, and country.
Ask for us the grace to live worthily
in the spirit of our Baptism,
so that all our thoughts, words,
and actions of every day will bring God,
Our Father, greater honor and glory.
Ask for us the graces necessary to help
and to serve the poor,
the suffering, and the oppressed.
May we live as you lived,
persevering in every difficulty,
to know and to do God's Holy Will.
In this life, may we share your intercession,
the protection of Mary,
and the grace of Jesus Christ,
Our Lord and Redeemer.

Amen.

January 4, 2019

Our Father,
You would not willingly call on us to suffer.
You say all things work together for our good
if we are faithful to You.
Therefore, if You ordain it:
through disappointment and poverty,
sickness and pain,
even shame and contempt and calumny,
You will support us with the consolation of Your Grace
and compensate us for any temporal suffering
by the possession of that peace
which the world can neither give nor take away.

January 3, 2019

O Divine Jesus, 
You promised that anything we ask
of the Eternal Father in Your name shall be granted.

O Eternal Father,
In the name of Jesus,
for the love of Jesus,
in fulfillment of this promise,
and because Jesus has said it,
grant us our petitions for the sake of Jesus,
Your Divine Son.

Amen.

January 2, 2019

O All-Transcendent God
what words can sing Your praises?
No word does You justice.
What mind can probe Your secret?
No mind can encompass You.
You are alone beyond the power of speech,
yet all that we speak stems from You.
You are alone beyond the power of thought,
yet all that we can conceive springs from You.
All things proclaim You,
those endowed with reason and those bereft of it.
All the expectation and pain of the world coalesces in You.
All things utter a prayer to You,
a silent hymn composed by You.
You sustain everything that exists,
and all things move together to Your orders.
You are the goal of all that exists.
You are one and You are all,
yet You are none of the things that exist,
neither a part nor the whole.
You can avail Yourself of any name;
how shall I call You,
the only unnamable?
All-transcendent God!

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