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Daily Prayer Archive

October 17, 2019

I am the wheat of God,
and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts,
that I may be found the pure bread of God.
I long after the Lord,
the Son of the true God and Father, Jesus Christ.
Him I seek, who died for us and rose again.
I am eager to die for the sake of Christ.
My love has been crucified,
and there is no fire in me that loves anything.
But there is living water springing up in me,
and it says to me inwardly:
"Come to the Father."

October 16, 2019

O God, Who taught blessed Hedwig
to renounce the vanity of this world,
that, with her whole heart,
she might follow the humble way of Your cross:
grant that, through her merits and example,
we may learn to trample underfoot
the perishable delights of this world
and by clinging to Your cross
overcome whatsoever may be opposed to us.
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
world without end.

Amen.

October 15, 2019

Graciously hear us, O God, our Savior,
that we rejoice in the festival of blessed Teresa, Your Virgin,
so we may be fed with the food of her Heavenly teaching,
and grow in loving devotion towards You.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
world without end.

Amen.

October 14, 2019

O Lord, may this mystical oblation benefit us:
may it both release us from our guilt
and confirm us in eternal salvation.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who lives and reigns with God the Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
world without end.

Amen.

October 13, 2019

God our Father,
may we always profit by the prayers
of the Virgin Mother Mary,
for You bring us life and salvation
through Jesus Christ her Son
Who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and ever.

Amen.

October 12, 2019

Lord Jesus, our Savior,
You have made Your mother Mary
a faithful follower of God's law
and a chosen member of Your Church.
Through her prayers,
may we continue to grow in Your love.

Lord Jesus, King of all the saints,
we praise You now and forever.

Amen.

October 11, 2019

Lord Jesus Christ,
who are called the Prince of Peace,
who are yourself our peace and reconciliation,
who so often said, Peace to you, grant us peace.
Make all men and women witnesses of
truth, justice, and brotherly love.
Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace.
Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee
and defend the great gift of peace.
May all peoples of the earth becomes as brothers and sisters.
May longed-for peace blossom forth
and reign always over us all.

Amen.

October 10, 2019

O Lord, during this day,
may I become a more thoughtful person,
a more prayerful,
generous and kind person.
Help me not to be turned in on myself,
but to be sensitive and helpful to others.

When night comes,
may I look back upon this day without regrets,
and may no one be unhappy because of anything
I have done or anything I have failed to do.

October 9, 2019

Comforted with the holy Mysteries
of Your precious Body and Blood,
we beseech You, O Lord,
that by the example of Saint John, Your Confessor,
we may be zealous to confess what he believed
and to put in practice what he taught.
Who lives and reigns with God the Father,
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God,
world without end.

Amen.

October 8, 2019

God of my life,
I welcome this new day.
It is Your gift to me,
the first day of the rest of my life.
I thank You for the gift of being alive this morning.
I thank You for the sleep which has refreshed me.
I thank You for the chance to begin life all over again.

Lord, this day is full of promise and of opportunity.
Help me to waste none of it.
This day is full of mystery and of the unknown.
Help me to face it without fear or anxiety.
This day is full of beauty and adventure.
Help me to be fully alive to it all.

October 7, 2019

O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
in these times of such brazen impiety,
manifest your power with the signs
of your ancient victories.

Obtain for me, the least of men,
kneeling before you in supplication,
the grace I need to live righteously upon earth,
in order to be numbered among the just in heaven.

In the company of all faithful Christians
throughout the world,
I salute you and acclaim you
as Queen of the Most Holy Rosary.

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary
pray for us.

October 6, 2019

Heavenly Father, strengthen our missionary commitment.
Help us to walk with you
and to live out your mission
in today's world.

Bind us to all men and women
of our time so that together
we may bring the Good News
to the ends of the earth.

Open our hearts
and our Christian communities
to the needy,
the afflicted,
the oppressed.
May we radiate the Living Christ
and transform our lives
in the hope of the Resurrection.

This prayer we make to you
who are living God now and forever.

Amen.

October 5, 2019

Divine Physician,
You infused Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos
with the gift of Your healing.
By the help of his prayers,
sustain in me the grace to know Your will
and the strength to overcome my afflictions.
For love of You, make me whole.
May I learn from the example of Father Seelos
and gain comfort from his patient endurance.

Amen.

October 4, 2019

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

October 3, 2019

We praise You, Lord, for autumn:
for falling temperatures and morning chill,
trees turned gold and red, brown and orange,
falling leaves and blowing leaves,
the smell of burning leaves,
the joy of leaf-pile jumping.

We praise You, Lord, for autumn:
the interplay of outside temperatures
and inside warmth,
the promise of cider and pumpkin bread,
the blessing of blankets and sweaters.

We praise You, Lord, for autumn:
the beauty and hope in the change of season,
the promise that the coming of autumn
heralds another ending,
a new beginning,
and the wonder of another winter,
another spring,
another summer,
yet to come

Amen.

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