O Immaculate Virgin, mother of God and mother of humanity,
we believe with all the fervor of our faith in your triumphal assumption
both in body and in soul into heaven where you are acclaimed as queen
by all the choirs of angels and all the legions of saints;
we unite with them to praise and bless the Lord
who has exalted you above all other pure creatures
and to offer you the tribute of our devotion and our love.
August 15, 2020
O Immaculate Virgin, mother of God and mother of humanity,
August 14, 2020
We ask You, O Lord,
through the intercession of St. Maximillian,
look down upon Your people
that they may be strengthened into piety,
obtain the remission of their sins,
be delivered from the devil and his deceits,
be filled with the Holy Spirit,
and obtain life everlasting.
August 13, 2020
Dear Jesus, at times I need to rest in the atmosphere
of your loving kindness.
The daily duties and tasks, though quite worthy.
can be stifling and draining.
Your breath, your spirit revives and brings joy.
August 12, 2020
Lord, send the new light
of your dawn into my inner self.
Make shadows fade, pull back the blind,
let dazzling light cascade
into every corner of my mind.
Lord, send the new warmth
of your sun into my heart,
let me sense your healing love,
like sun rising gently above
sleepy land on a misty morn
to give me a fresh new start.
Lord, send the new fire
of your love into my being,
take away the chill,
give new beginning, new purpose,
new thrill, fresh life, fresh hope.
Let me believe still
You can give me the power of Your healing love.
August 11, 2020
God of mercy,
You inspired Saint Clare with the love of poverty.
By the help of her prayers
may we follow Christ in poverty of spirit
and come to the joyful vision of Your glory
in the Kingdom of heaven.
We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.
August 10, 2020
Heavenly St. Lawrence, model of fortitude,
Shield me against my selfishness
and my indifference to God and my neighbor.
Inspire me to imitate your Christian virtues.
May your blessing be with me always,
so that I may see and serve Christ in others
and work for His Kingdom.
Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces
which I need so much in the trials,
miseries and afflictions in life.
August 9, 2020
My tender Mother,
obtain for me a deep humility from God,
internal and external humility,
a deep knowledge of myself,
and a spirit of mortification
so that I humble myself before God and creatures.
Help me to have contempt and humiliations loved,
but myself despised.
Mirror of humility grant me the virtue of humility and obedience.
Grant me the virtue of meekness and sweetness
so that I treat people with kindness,
especially when I meet the ones
against whom I feel repugnance.
August 8, 2020
O God, who has enlightened Your Church
by the eminent virtues
and preaching of St. Dominic,
our Father mercifully grant that by his prayers
we may be provided against all temporal necessities
and daily improve in all spiritual good.
Through Christ Our Lord.
August 7, 2020
O glorious St. Cajetan,
you spent long hours helping the sick and worked yourself to exhaustion
in helping victims of plagues which were frequent in your time.
You cared for the sick not just to heal them,
but to guide them to a happy death.
You wanted their souls, not their bodies.
Help us to understand that we have to prepare ourselves to a happy death.
May we likewise see that the most terrible sickness is our sinfulness,
and we always have to examine ourselves for the sins we commit daily.
Inspire us to have repentant hearts
that we may always be prepared to meet the Lord.
August 6, 2020
At the Transfiguration, Father, You showed
Jesus in glory, a glimpse of what His disciples
would see in His risen life.
Bless us in our humanity,
with an awareness of Your presence,
leading us to share in Your divine life
even in our daily struggle.
Help us to deepen
our knowledge of the Law and the Prophets,
channels of Your grace throughout history,
and signposts for our journey.
August 5, 2020
Father, I dedicate this new day to you, as I go about my work.
I ask you to bless those with whom I come in contact.
Lord, I pray for all those who work during this pandemic.
Keep them safe and give them satisfaction and pride in what they do.
Spirit of God, comfort those who are unemployed;
they are your children and my brothers and sisters.
Keep them safe and out of harm’s way during this crisis;
and deliver to us a way to safely return to work.
August 4, 2020
I love You, O my God,
and my only desire is to love You
until the last breath of my life.
I love You, O my infinitely lovable God,
and I would rather die loving You,
than live without loving You.
I love You, Lord
and the only grace I ask is to love You eternally.
My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love You,
I want my heart to repeat it to You as often as I draw breath.
August 3, 2020
Lord, I ask your blessing and your favor in
a special way on all those I hold dear who have
left this life.
I know that the heart which believes is the
heart that grieves sweetly, since in your love
we are all close to one another, never far apart,
and that raised up by You we shall never see
corruption again, never taste death any more.
Lord, through your death and resurrection bless
all my loved ones departed. I commend them
to you, and ask you to bless them with the gift
of eternal life.
May they pass through the sleep of death to be
awakened by the sound of your voice calling
them into your kingdom of glory.
May you open to them the gates of paradise,
and welcome them into their heavenly home,
that they may share in the inheritance of your
May we all meet again in your love.
August 2, 2020
Give me the grace to annihilate my will
before the Will of Your Divine Son
so that the Will of Your Divine Son be mine.
Kindle my heart with Divine Love!
See to it that the purest flame of God's Love
penetrate deeply in my spirit
and rout out my selfishness.
Give me a tender devotion to the Blessed Sacrament
and Your holy Love in order that
I love You as You deserve.
Help me detach perfectly from everything,
creatures, and myself,
renouncing myself and everything to live only in God.
August 1, 2020
Glorious Saint Alphonsus,
loving Father of the poor and sick,
all your life you devoted yourself with a charity
really heroic to lightening their spiritual and bodily miseries.
Full of confidence in your tender pity for the sick,
since you yourself have patiently borne the cross of illness,
I come to you for help in my present need.