Daily Prayer Archive

Saint Anthony Zaccaria,
helper of the poor and the sick,
you who devoted your life to our spiritual welfare,
listen to my humble and hopeful prayer.
Continue your work as doctor and priest
by obtaining from God
healing from my physical and moral sickness,
so that free from all evil and sin,
I may love the Lord with joy,
fulfill with fidelity my duties,
work generously for the good of my brothers
and sisters, and for my sanctification.

Amen.

Almighty God, who has given us this good land for our heritage: 
We humbly beseech you that we may always prove ourselves 
a people mindful of your favor and glad to do your will. 
Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning,
and pure manners. 
Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride 
and arrogance, and from every evil way.

Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people 
the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. 
Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom your Name 
we entrust the authority of government, that there may 
be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience 
to your law, we may show forth your praise 
among the nations of the earth.

In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness 
and in the day of trouble, do not allow our trust in you to fall; 
all this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

— George Washington

From Your heart, Holy One,
to the suffering heart of Ukraine,
to a world both beautiful and broken,
pour out, we pray, Your solace to hearts choked with grief;
Your strength, to those shattered by trauma;
to all now in flight, rest in safe shelter;
to all left behind, Your tender presence.
Turn those who seek to dominate and destroy
towards the way of peace, the work of justice.
In trust, we pledge our lives to no more war,
war never again.
May this be so for all Your people
on this day and on every day
held in Your unconditional love.

Amen.

Heavenly Father, this summer we pray
for a refreshment of mind and body.
We pray that we count our many blessings.
We pray that we share our blessings with others.
We pray that we enjoy and relish each moment
of sunshine and fun.

God, Our Father,
We ask You to look with mercy and love
on the Supreme Shepherd You have chosen for us.
Give him health and strength
to guide and govern Your holy people.
May he, through word and example,
direct, sustain and encourage the people in his care,
so that with them he may share everlasting life.
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer
through the intercession of Saint Junipero Serra.

Amen.

O Mary,
look upon the church,
look upon the most responsible members
of the Mystical Body of Christ
gathered about you to thank you
and to celebrate you as their Mystical Mother.

O Mary,
bless the great assembly of the hierarchical church,
which also gives birth to brothers and sisters of Christ,
the firstborn among redeemed humankind.

Gracious Lord almighty, Jesus Christ,
let Your sufferings aid us,
and defend us from all pain and grief,
all peril and misery, all uncleanness of heart,
all sin, all scandal and infamy,
from evil diseases of soul and body,
from sudden and unforeseen death,
and from all persecution of our foes visible and invisible.
Therefore, relying on Your infinite tenderness,
we beseech You, O loving Savior,
by Your most benignant and sacred sufferings
to protect us with gracious aid,
and in continual tenderness to preserve us from all evil.

Amen.

St. Irenaeus, Great Doctor, Martyr, and Father of the Church,
O God, who did grant that blessed Irenaeus,
Your martyr and bishop, should both overcome heresy
by the truth of his doctrine, and establish peace in Your Church:
Give to Your people, we beseech You constancy
in their holy religion, and grant us Your peace in our days.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

We honor you, O Mary, Mother of God,
treasure of the universe, inextinguishable flame,
scepter of the true faith, indestructible temple,
and Mother and Virgin.
In your womb you enclosed the immense and
incomprehensible One.
Through you the Trinity is glorified
and the cross is celebrated and adored
everywhere on earth.
Through you the heavens exult with joy,
the angels and archangels are glad,
the demon tempter is cast out of heaven,
and our fallen nature has again
been assumed into heaven.
It is through you that the only-begotten Son of God,
who is the Light, shone amid the nations
who were seated in darkness and the shadow of death.
What human voice can ever worthily celebrate
the ineffable greatness of Mary?
Through her peace has been restored to the world.
What peace? 
Our Lord Jesus Christ, whom Mary has brought forth!
 

Lord, You show me
endless kindness and compassion.
Give me a thankful heart
that I may find Your love and goodness
in all that I experience.

O Heavenly Mother, Queen of Heaven and earth,
I recognize the glory of your highest title,
The Immaculate Heart of Mary!

Loving Mother, dispenser of endless blessings,
You who continuously intercedes on our behalf,
Please present my need before your loving Son Jesus.

O most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
fountain of every blessing,
I adore You, I love You
and with true sorrow for my sins,
I offer You this poor heart of mine.
Make me humble, patient, pure
and wholly obedient to Your will.
Grant, good Jesus, that I may live
in You and for You.
Protect me in the midst of danger,
comfort me in my afflictions,
give me health of body,
assistance in my temporal needs,
Your blessing on all that I do,
and the grace of a holy death.

Amen.

O most zealous St. John the Baptist, who,
without working any miracle on others,
but solely by the example of your life of penance
and the power of your word,
you drew the multitudes, in order to dispose them 
to receive the Messiah worthily
and to listen to His heavenly doctrine;
grant that it may be given unto us,
by means of your example of a holy life
and the exercise of every good work,
to bring many souls to God,
but above all those souls
that are enveloped in the darkness of error
and ignorance.

Dear St. Thomas More, in your earthly life,
you were a model of diligence.
You shunned procrastination,
applied yourself with fervor to your studies,
and spared no effort in achieving mastery in any skill.
Through your prayers and intercession,
obtain for me the virtue of diligence and persistence
in my preparations for all undertakings and the fortitude
to always pursue them.

St. Aloysius Gonzaga,
I, your most unworthy client,
commend to you most earnestly
the chastity of my mind and body.
I ask you, for the sake of your angelic purity,
to commend me to the immaculate Lamb, Christ Jesus,
and to His most holy Mother, the Virgin of virgins;
and to protect me from every grievous sin.
O most tender and gracious saint,
Awaken in me the thought of eternity
and of Jesus crucified;
imprint deeply in my heart
a lively sense of the holy fear of God;
set me on fire with the love of God;
grant me the grace to imitate you on earth
that I may worthily enjoy the possession of God
in heaven with you.

Amen.