Daily Prayer Archive

June 17, 2020

Lord, during this time of anxiety and distress
our patience can run thin. 
Yet deep within us we know
that we can place our trust in you. 
You provide us with the strength we need. 
You do not burden us with any force
that we cannot overcome. 
Sustain us Lord with your overwhelming kindness.


– By a Columban Missionary

June 16, 2020

Loving mother of the Redeemer,
gate of heaven, star of the sea,
assist your people who have fallen yet strive to rise again.
To the wonderment of nature you bore your Creator,
Yet remained a virgin after as before.
You who received Gabriel's joyful greeting,
have pity on us poor sinners.

June 15, 2020

Lord, I need new energy for life,
to meet all its challenges again.

I need Your help, Your strength,
to overcome all the tiredness I feel.

When I see others in full flight,
see them glide through life
with effortless ease and elation,
I sometimes wonder why.

I get so tired, and everything’s an effort,
but only say the word, Lord, and I shall be healed.

Lord, awaken my spirit with Your healing touch
so I can turn to Your with joy.


-- By Columban Fr. Patrick Sayles

June 14, 2020

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Your wounds hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated from You.
From the malicious enemy defend me.
In the hour of my death call me and bid me
come to You that with Your saints
I may praise You forever and ever.


June 13, 2020

Mary, our Queen,
Holy Mother of God,
we beg you to hear our prayer.
Make our hearts overflow with Divine grace
and resplendent with heavenly wisdom.
Render them strong with your might
and rich in virtue.
Pour down upon us the gift of mercy
so that we may obtain the pardon of our sins.
Help us to live in such a way
as to merit the glory and bliss of heaven.
May this be granted us by your Son Jesus
Who has exalted you above the angels,
has crowned you as Queen,
and has seated you with Him
forever on His radiant throne.


June 12, 2020

All praise to You, Lord Jesus,
Lover of children:
Bless our family,
And help us to lead our children to You.

Give us light and strength,
And courage when our task is difficult.
Let Your Spirit fill us with love and peace,
So that we may help our children to love You.

All glory and praise are Yours, Lord Jesus,
For ever and ever.


June 11, 2020

God our Father, you filled Saint Barnabas
with faith and the Holy Spirit
and sent him to convert the nations.
Help us to proclaim the gospel by word and deed.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

June 10, 2020

Absolve, we beseech You, O Lord,
the souls of those who have died
during the current pandemic,
from every bond of sin,
that being raised in the glory of the resurrection,
they may be refreshed among the Saints in heaven.
Through Christ our Lord.


June 9, 2020

Lord Jesus Christ, King of kings,
You have power over life and death.
You know even things that are uncertain and obscure,
and our very thoughts and feelings are not hidden from You.
Cleanse me from my secret faults,
and I have done wrong and You saw it.
You know how weak I am,
both in soul and in body.
Give me strength, O Lord,
in my frailty and sustain me in my sufferings.
Grant me a prudent judgement, dear Lord,
and let me always be mindful of Your blessings.
Let me retain until the end Your grace
that has protected me till now.

June 8, 2020

Lord you are my light and my salvation. 
Whom or what should we fear? 
As we hear in Paul’s letter to the Romans,
nothing that exists not any power nor any created thing
can come between us and the love of God
made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord. 
At this time of distress and anxiety,
help us, Lord, to trust that your love overcomes all.


– By a Columban Missionary

June 7, 2020

Dear Holy Trinity, united in perfect love,
All Three of You co-existed in one Being.
Oh, Holy Trinity, come down upon me
for I, Your poor miserable servant call upon You.

Oh Father, You are mighty
and have done great things for me.
I am Your servant.
Use me as You wish.
O, loving, caring, Jesus,
You have saved me from total damnation.
How shall I repay You?
Love, Peace and Joy?
Dearest Holy Spirit, without You I would be lost.
You give me the strength I need.
Holy Trinity, I submit myself to You.


June 6, 2020

O holy St Norbert, gentlest of saints,
your love for Jesus Christ
truly present in every tabernacle around the world
and your charity for souls made you worthy
while on earth to possess miraculous powers.
Miracles waited your word,
which you were always ready to speak
for those in trouble or anxiety.
Encouraged by this thought,
I implore you to intercede for me
so that my prayers will be answered.

The answer may require a miracle;
even so, you are the saint of miracles.
O gentle and loving St Norbert,
whose heart was always full of zeal for souls,
whisper my petition into the ears of the Infant Jesus,
and the gratitude of my heart will always be yours.

June 5, 2020

We have many problems and difficulties
that make us fearful at this time. 
Lord, help us to have trust in your loving presence. 
With that confidence no evil force can overcome us. 
We remember the words in the psalm,
“Taste and see how good the Lord is,
Happy the one who takes refuge in him.”  
Lord you are our refuge and our strength.


– By a Columban Missionary

June 4, 2020

O Almighty and Eternal God,
look upon the Face of Your Son Jesus.
We present It to You with confidence
to implore Your pardon.
The All-Merciful Advocate opens His mouth
to plead our cause; listen to His cries,
behold His tears, O God,
and through His infinite merits
hearken to Him when He intercedes
for us poor miserable sinners.


June 3, 2020

Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Heart of my Mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe,
I unite to your purity,
your sanctity, your zeal and your love,
all my thoughts, words, acts,
and sufferings this day,
that there may be nothing in me
that does not become through you,
a pleasure to Jesus, a gain to souls,
and an act of reparation
for the offenses against your Heart.


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