Daily Prayer Archive

July 16, 2020

O most blessed and Immaculate Virgin,
ornament and beauty of Mount Carmel,
you who beholds with special kindness
those who wear your blessed Scapular,
look lovingly upon me, and cover me
with the mantle of your motherly protection.
Fortify my weakness with your power,
enlighten the darkness of my understanding with your wisdom,
increase Faith, Hope and Charity in me,
adorn my soul with the graces and virtues
that will make me pleasing to you and your Divine Son.
Assist me during my life,
and console me at the hour of my death
and present me to the most blessed Trinity
as your devoted servant,
to praise and bless you in heaven forever.


July 15, 2020

Holy Virgin, I beg of you,
when my soul shall depart from my body,
be pleased to meet and receive it.
Mary, do not refuse me then
the grace of being sustained by your sweet presence.
Be for me the ladder and the way to heaven,
and finally assure me of pardon
and eternal rest.

July 14, 2020

O Saint Kateri, Lily of the Mohawks,
Your love for Jesus, 
so strong, so steadfast, 
pray that we may become like you.

Like the bright and shining stars at night,
we pray that your light
may forever shine down upon us,
giving light, hope, peacefulness
and serenity in our darkest moments.  
Fill our hearts, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
with your same love for Jesus
and pray that we may have the strength and courage
to become one like you in Heaven.

July 13, 2020

Before the closing of the day,
Creator, we humbly pray,
that, for Your wonted mercy's sake,
we ask for Your protection.
May nothing in our minds excite
vain dreams and phantoms of the night.
In this, most gracious Father, hear,
With Christ, Your equal Son, our prayer;
Who, with the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns eternally.


July 12, 2020

Be appeased, O Lord, by our humble prayers,
and in Your kindness assist all those who come
before you in the sacrament of matrimony.
May their union, joined by Your authority,
be preserved by Your help.
May we all continue our married lives
with You as our guiding light and ruled
by love, compassion and forgiveness.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
for ever and ever.


July 11, 2020

O exalted Father St. Benedict,
guide and patriarch of the monastic life,
you are the hope and consolation
of all who cry to you from their inmost heart.
To your holy patronage I humbly recommend myself.
To you do I pray, to thee do I cry,
O benign Father, O sweetest Master!
With the utmost fervor of my heart,
and with the vehement desires of my soul,
I ask you to graciously intercede with God
for me, a poor sinner, that He may
mercifully grant the forgiveness of my sins
and perseverance in good.

O loving Father, I most ardently ask you,
never permit me to be separated from God,
but pray that I may attain to the communion
of saints, to the happy vision of my Lord,
that with you and the numerous choirs of
your spiritual sons and daughters,
I may rejoice forever and ever.
This grant me, O Lord Jesus Christ.

July 10, 2020

O Mother most sweet, make me love Jesus!
Pour into my soul that love which shone in You!
Purify my heart so that I may know how to
love your God and my God!
Purify my mind so that I may be able to
adore Him in spirit and truth!
Purify my body so that I may
be His living tabernacle!

July 9, 2020

O righteous band of martyrs united by faith in Christ and His Church
in a nation of religious oppression.
Led by your convictions you gave your lives
for the love and worship of Jesus, all men's Savior.
Pray the Holy Spirit descend like a redeeming fire
upon every soul in the country where you so honorably died;
pray His power spread and bring renewal
upon the face of all the earth.

July 8, 2020

O my Sovereign Lady!
O my Mother!
I offer myself entirely to you,
and to prove my devotion,
I consecrate to you my eyes,
ears, mouth, heart, and my entire being.
Since I belong to you, O good Mother,
guard me and defend me
as your very own property and possession.


July 7, 2020

Lord of joyful journeys and boundless mercy:
From the time the sun rises to the moment it sets,
You surround me with Your glory and grandness.
But even in the tiniest of butterflies, there You are,
beautiful, delicate, helpless, wonderfully You.
I pray, my Lord, grant me the grace to find You
and love You in every creature, in every moment,
in every season I encounter You.

By Columban Fr. Kurt Zion Pala

July 6, 2020

O St. Maria Goretti, beautiful model of love,
your love for God was so clear in how you cared
for your family during such hardships and in how
you loved your enemies — even while you were dying.
Even at the age of 11, you understood what it meant
to love the Lord and to love your neighbor as yourself.
Pray for me, that I may be able to do the same.
Please pray that I will truly be able to serve my family joyfully,
and others who need my help and love.
And most of all, pray that our Lord will come first in my heart.


July 5, 2020

Lord, time is so precious.
Time to heal and be healed,
time to sort myself out, to understand,
to get it all together, to see Your hand.

Where does each day go?
So fast, like a mountain stream,
so past, like a distant dream,
so lost, before we know, so time seems to flow.
So there’s no time to be lost,
I start here, this very moment,
I begin my prayer for healing here and now.

I lay the foundations with renewed heart
as stone by stone a wall is laid,
so prayer by prayer my hope is made
for a fresh start with You, Lord.


By Columban Fr. Patrick Sayles

July 4, 2020

Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders
of our nation won liberty for themselves and for us,
and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn:
Grant, we ask You, that all people of this land
may have the grace to fight and maintain our liberties
in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ
our Lord, who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


July 3, 2020

O Glorious St. Thomas,
your grief for Jesus was such that it would not
let you believe he had risen unless you
actually saw him and touched his wounds.
But your love for Jesus was equally great
and it led you to give up your life for him.
Pray for us that we may grieve for our sins
which were the cause of Christ's sufferings.
Help us to spend ourselves in his service
and so earn the title of "blessed" which
Jesus applied to those who would believe in him
without seeing him.


July 2, 2020

Because I am obnoxious, forgive me Lord.
Because I am dishonest, forgive me Lord.
Because I am egotistical, forgive me Lord.
Because I am undisciplined, forgive me Lord.
Because I am weak, forgive me Lord.
Because I am arrogant, forgive me Lord.
Because I am self-centered, forgive me Lord,
Because I am insincere, forgive me Lord.
Because I am impatient, forgive me Lord.
Because I am shallow, forgive me Lord.
Because I am unfaithful, forgive me Lord.
Because I am ungrateful, forgive me Lord.
Because I am disobedient, forgive me Lord.
Because I am selfish, forgive me Lord.
Because I am unloving, forgive me Lord.
Because I am uncommitted, forgive me Lord.
Because I am sinful, forgive me Lord.

Because I am loved by You, thank you Lord!


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