Daily Prayer Archive

Lord, glorify Blessed James Alberione in your Church.
Let him be for all of us a light, guide and support
in the work of our sanctification and in our apostolate.
Open the way for evangelization through the media
so that the presence of Jesus Master,
the Way, Truth and Life, may shine on the world
through Mary, Mother and Queen of Apostles.
Grant me the grace I am praying for at this time.

Amen.

Lord, may everything we do this day
begin with Your blessing and continue with Your help.

May everything we say this day
begin with Your love and continue with Your grace.

May everything we plan this day
begin with Your inspiration and continue with Your peace.

So that throughout our lives all that we begin in You
may by You be happily ended, and all that we seek
through You may be lovingly attended.

Amen

- By St. Columban

O Christ, our Morning Star,
Splendor of Light Eternal,
shining with the glory of the rainbow,
come and waken us
from the greyness of our apathy,
and renew in us Your gift of hope.

Amen.
 

Eternal Father,
turn away Your angry gaze from our guilty people
whose face has become unsightly in Your eyes.
Look instead upon the Face of Your Beloved Son,
for this is the Face of Him
in Whom You are well pleased.
We now offer You this Holy Face,
covered with shame and disfigured by bloody bruises
in reparation for the crimes of our age
in order to appease Your anger,
justly provoked against us.
Because Your Divine Son, our Redeemer,
has taken upon His Head all the sins of His members,
that they might be spared,
we now beg of You, Eternal Father,
to grant us mercy.

Amen.

Glory to You, O Lord our God,
Your love calls us to be Your people.
By sharing our many and diverse gifts
we share in Your mission.
We ask You, Lord,
to shape us into a community of faith.
Nourish us by Your word and sacraments
that we may grow into the image of Jesus.
Through the power of Your Holy Spirit,
heal us that we, in turn,
may heal the wounded.
Form us to be instruments of love,
justice, and peace in our land,
and send us to proclaim Your saving work.

Renew us, Lord,
that we may renew the face of the earth.

Amen.

Jesus, I firmly renounce the devil
and detest all sin that has torn me
from Your loving friendship.
I pledge my loyalty to You, my Savior,
and beg You to make me Your own in sincerest love.
I promise to be faithful in serving You,
and to strive to become more pleasing to You
by avoiding every sin and its occasions,
and by practicing virtue.

O glorious saint, who chose to die
Instead of denying your King.
We pray you please to help us
As His fair praise we sing!

We lift our hearts in joyous song
To honor Him this way,
And while we sing, remembering,
To sing is to doubly pray.

At once in our hearts and in our tongues
We offer double prayer
Sent heavenward on winged notes
To praise God dwelling there.

While in our hearts and tongues we try
With song to praise God twice,
We ask dear saint, to help us be
United closed to Christ!

O God, whose ever-watchful Providence rules all things,
we humbly implore You through the prayer
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Your son,
to remove from us whatever is harmful
and to bestow on us only that which will be helpful.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your son,
who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Pray for us, Our lady of Providence,
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Amen.

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, you were
a pioneer woman, called to join a pioneer endeavor,
to explore, to begin, to expand the educational frontiers
of a new world.

We ask that, through your intercession,
we be able to face our 'frontiers'
and meet the challenge of being 'pioneers.'
As boundaries appear before us,
help us to step gently over despair
and fashion a resurrection realm,
a hope-hallowed world.

Heavenly Father,
Help our family to stay together in joy
and sorrow in family prayer.
Teach us to see Jesus in the members of our families,
especially in their distressing disguise.
May the eucharistic heart of Jesus
make our hearts humble like his
and help us to carry out
our family duties in a holy way.
May we love one another
as God loves each one of us,
more and more each day,
and forgive each other's faults
as You forgive our sins.
Help us, O Loving Father,
to take whatever You give
and give whatever You take with a big smile.

O Eternal Father,
I offer You the Most Precious Blood 
of Your Divine Son, Jesus,
in union with the Masses said 
throughout the world today,
all the holy souls in Purgatory
for sinners everywhere,
for sinners in the universal Church,
for those in my own home
and in my own family.

Amen.

Mother of Grace
"Do not be afraid, Mary,
for you have found favor with God."
For note, Mary,
for you have found grace,
not taken it as Lucifer tried to so.
You have found grace,
not lost it as Adam did.
You have found favor with God
because you desired and sought it.
You have found uncreated Grace,
that is, God himself became your Son,
and with the Grace you have found
and obtained every uncreated good.

Jesus, help us to ponder in our hearts
over the many ways You show Your love in our lives,
and lead us to walk with Your mother
as we follow you each day.

Jesus, we praise You,
for You are our Lord and our God
for ever and ever.

Amen.

Loving Savior, infinitely generous,
seeking only our interest,
from Your Sacred Heart,
came these words of pleading love:
“Come to me all you that labor
and are burdened and I will refresh you.”
Relying on this promise of Your infinite charity,
we come to You and in the lowliness of our hearts
earnestly beg You to grant us the favor we ask,
through the intercession of Your faithful servant,
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini.

Amen.

Everyday of my life belongs to You, O my God
and every action of my life
should be performed with the pure intention
of honoring You alone.
From this moment, I offer them to Your Sacred Heart
and by this offering,
I consecrate them without reserve to Your glory.
What a motive for performing
all my actions with all possible perfection!
Do not permit them, O my Divine Savior,
to be sullied by any motives unworthy of
Your Sacred Heart.
I renounce all that could lessen
the merit of my offering.
I renounce all vanity,
self-love and human respect.
Grant, O my God, that I may commence,
continue and end this day in Your grace
and solely from the pure motive
of pleasing and honoring You.