Daily Prayer Archive

July 31, 2020

Lord Jesus Christ, take all my freedom,
my memory, my understanding,
and my will.
All that I have and cherish, You have given me.
I surrender it all to be guided by Your Will.
Your grace and Your love are enough for me.
Give me these, Lord Jesus,
and I ask for nothing more.


July 30, 2020

O God, who made the Bishop Saint Peter Chrysologus
an outstanding preacher of Your Incarnate Word,
grant, through his intercession,
that we may constantly ponder in our hearts
the mysteries of Your salvation and faithfully
express them in what we do.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity
of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


July 29, 2020

O blessed St. Martha, your faith
led Jesus to proclaim, "I am
the resurrection and the life";
and faith let you see beyond his humanity
when you cried out, "Lord I believe
that you are the Messiah, the Son of God."
With firm hope you said, I know that God
will give you whatever you ask of him,
and Jesus called your brother Lazarus
back from the dead.
With pure love for Jesus
you welcomed him into your home.
Friend and servant of our Savior,
I too am "troubled about many things."
Pray for me that I may grow in faith,
hope and love, and that Jesus,
who sat at your table,
will hear me and grant me a place
at the banquet of eternal life.


July 28, 2020

Across time and tide, my Lord,
You have shown faithfulness and goodness.
You smiled at me each day in and out.
I thank You, my Lord, with all my heart,
For Your smile brought joy and peace to my
Longings and yearnings in life.
For Your smile bought healing and comfort to
my pains and wounds through life.

By Columban Fr. Kurt Zion Pala

July 27, 2020

To you do we turn, Our Heavenly Mother
of sweetest love and tender compassion,
in this and every graceful moment
that passes under your protection and care.
Pray for us your beloved children,
that the light of your Son Jesus
which so purely flows through your
Immaculate Heart will illuminate our lives
and vanquish all darkness in our midst.
Oh Spouse of The Most High,
pray the Father to have mercy upon our land
that we might not receive what we deserve
but rather what we need.
Merciful Mother by the aid of your most
holy angels direct our ways into your shelter;
into your health; safe within your loving bosom;
into a renewed and united revelation
of God’s infinite and everlasting love
through Jesus Christ.


July 26, 2020

O Mother of Perpetual Help,
grant that I may ever invoke your
most powerful name, which is the safeguard
of the living and the salvation of the dying.

O Purest Mary, O Sweetest Mary,
let your name be forever on my lips.
Delay not, O Blessed Lady,
to help me whenever I call on you,
for, in all my needs, in all my temptations
I shall never cease to call on you,
ever repeating your sacred name,
Mary, Mary, Mary.

July 25, 2020

O glorious Apostle, Saint James, who
by reason of your fervent and generous heart
was chosen by Jesus to be witness
of His glory on Mount Tabor, and of His agony
in Gethsemane; you, whose very name
is a symbol of warfare and victory:
obtain for us strength and consolation
in the unending warfare of this life,
that, having constantly and generously followed Jesus,
we may be victors in the strife and deserve
to receive the victor's crown in heaven.


July 24, 2020

I wish to believe in You.
Lord, let my faith be full and unreserved,
and let it penetrate my thought, my way
of judging Divine things and human things.
Lord, let my faith be joyful and give peace
and gladness to my spirit, and dispose it
for prayer with God and conversation with men,
so that the inner bliss of its fortunate possession
may shine forth in sacred and secular conversation.
Lord, let my faith be humble and not presume
to be based on the experience of my thought and of my feeling;
but let it surrender to the testimony of the Holy Spirit,
and not have any better guarantee than in docility
to tradition and to the authority of the Holy Church.


July 23, 2020

0 Jesus! Creator of Heaven and earth
whom nothing can encompass or limit,
who enfolded and held all under Your loving power,
remember the very bitter pain You suffered
when the Jews nailed Your Sacred Hands and Feet
to the Cross by blow after blow with big blunt nails,
and not finding You in a pitiable enough state
to satisfy their rage, they enlarged Your wounds,
and added pain to pain, and with indescribable cruelty
stretched Your Body on the Cross, pulled You from all sides,
dislocating Your Limbs.

I beg of You, 0 Jesus, by the memory of this
most Loving suffering of the Cross, to grant me
the grace to fear You and to Love You.


July 22, 2020

O blessed Mary Magdalen, mold of penitents,
obtain for me the grace of perseverance
in the practices of self-denial according
to the spirit of my vows:

Pray to God for me that I may appear
before Jesus, Our Lord and Master,
at the moment of my death,
with my lamp filled with the oil of faith and hope,
and burning with the pure flame of charity,
and thus merit to be received with You
into His eternal kingdom.


July 21, 2020

Almighty God,
for the glory of Your Name
and the salvation of souls,
You conferred upon St. Lawrence,
the spirits of counsel and fortitude.
Grant us, in the same Spirit,
to know what we are to do,
and through his prayers,
to do what we have come to know.
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.


July 20, 2020

O eternal God and Ruler of all creation,
You have allowed me to reach this hour.
Forgive the sins I have committed this day
by word, deed or thought.
Purify me, O Lord,
from every spiritual and physical stain.
Grant that I may rise from this sleep to glorify You
by my deeds throughout my entire lifetime,
and that I be victorious over every spiritual
and physical enemy.
Deliver me, O Lord, from all vain thoughts
and from evil desires, for yours is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
now and forever.


July 19, 2020

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless
and the treasury of compassion - inexhaustible,
look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy
in us, that in difficult moments we might not
despair nor become despondent, but with
great confidence submit ourselves to Your
holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.


July 18, 2020

Most merciful Father, in many ways
you have shown your love and care to your people,
especially to the poor and the sick.
Because your servant St. Camillus has shown
your compassion in an admirable manner,
you have welcomed him among your saints.
We graciously put in St. Camillus’ hands
ourselves and our loved ones, and through his intercession
we beg you to grant us your abundant graces
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.


July 17, 2020

God, our Father,
I turn to You seeking Your Divine help and guidance
In a world suffering from unemployment,
I need Your wisdom to guide my footsteps along the right path,
and to lead me to find the proper things to say
and do in this quest.
I wish to use the gifts and talents You have given me,
but I need the opportunity to do so with gainful employment.
Do not abandon me, dear Father, in this search,
but rather grant me this favor I seek
so that I may return to You with praise
and thanksgiving for your gracious assistance.
Grant this through Christ, our Lord.



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