October 26, 2017: How Shall I Labor?
Lord Jesus, During this time of harvest, How shall I labor for You? Amidst autumn’s panorama, How can I glorify You? As dusk comes earlier, How will I seek Your light? As fall turns to winter, How might I change, too? Amen.
October 25, 2017: Prayer for Guidance
Lord Jesus, In this time when leaves turn to new hues, Please color my outlook with Your grace. Though the Earth travels farther from the sun, Help me to draw closer to You. Clothed in seasonal attire, May my patience with others never wear thin. Loving Savior, may Your example inspire me, Although I am far from perfect. May Your forgiveness help me To keep trying to serve You with humility. Amen.
October 24, 2017: Prayer for New Hope
Heavenly Father, When I long for an answer to my prayers, Please renew my hope That if Your timeline isn’t mine, You will be patient with me. When what I do seems to fall short, Please renew my hope, For Your work is constantly accomplished By imperfect but faithful followers like me. When I am discouraged, Please renew my hope, For on the Cross, even Jesus felt abandoned, Although the feeling doesn’t make it so. When in times of struggle I falter, Please keep me from stumbling, For in Your love and mercy, You desire That my joy will one day be complete. Amen. I believe!
October 23, 2017: Prayer to Use Faith Well
Heavenly Father, When I dream big, Please increase my faith, too, For with You all things are possible. When I go about small, everyday tasks, Help me to envision the big picture, Grateful for its glorious detail. Amen.
October 22, 2017: Prayer for World Missions
Lord Jesus, In Your mission here on Earth, You invited all who believe to join You. As You once called the Apostles, Please continue to invite and inspire missionaries To go out to all the world. May people everywhere follow Your example Of taking one hand and spending one moment, Because every person matters. Lord Jesus, I ask for Your blessing upon Your mission servants, Close-by or oceans and continents away. Among all who strive for peace, Wherever they may go, May hope in You endure and love be its mainstay. Amen.
October 21, 2017: For Work in God’s Plan
Loving Father, You give each of us talents and gifts to share. Please guide me toward the work That You want me to do. You know my needs and understand my fears. Please help me to keep knocking Until a new door is opened for me. Amen.
October 20, 2017: Jesus, My Hope
Lord Jesus, Mocked with cloak and crown of thorns, Your Passion and death endured willingly, Through the suffering You have borne, May I share life eternally. Loving Savior, Who will not abandon me, In times of struggle, suffering, or pain, May Your love for the downtrodden Give me hope and my faith sustain. Amen.
October 19, 2017: Created for a Purpose
Heavenly Father, Thank You for uniquely creating me And for each opportunity To be present at the right moment To do what someone else has missed; To join in prayer to alleviate Another’s pain or loneliness; To do whatever You ask of me, Becoming the person You want me to be. Amen.
October 18, 2017: Prayer for the Suffering
Where there is disaster, I pray that the light of faith will overshadow the pain in a time of both rescue and heart-rending loss. For people I will never meet in this life but are known to You in all of their hopes and needs, I pray because, beyond what I can do, You can help in both gentle and powerful ways. Amen.
October 17, 2017: For Blessing in Struggle
Almighty God and Father, To You, I give thanks for Your mercy Shown more readily than I sometimes forgive. Please help me to echo Your compassion, Sharing with others Your love redemptive. Amen.
October 16, 2017: To Engage in Life Faithfully
Lord Jesus, When challenges come my way, May Your example remind me That being blessed is not the same As being unchallenged or carefree. Amen.
October 15, 2017: With Me, Wherever I Am
Lord, please watch over me today And bring me safely through each hour. Please embrace me and my loved ones, Each more precious to You than bird or flower. In Your love, please protect and guide me, Wherever I am this day; May the comfort of this time with You Be within my heart to stay. Amen.
October 14, 2017: To Carry My Burden
Lord, affliction You accepted, And suffering You bore. When my struggles weigh heavily, Please help me all the more. Amen.
October 13, 2017: Marian Prayer
Blessed Virgin Mary, Please join me now in prayer: When I feel like a vessel too fragile To hold the cares that trouble me, Please ask the Lord in His great love to bestow The strength and every grace I need. When my heart nears breaking with pain or sorrow, May I remember that you stood Beneath the Cross of your Son in His suffering To comfort Him as best you could. When I fail to understand or do God’s will May I at least not fall to sin, Finding hope in your devotion to the Lord And help from the Spirit within. Amen.
October 12, 2017: A New Horizon Before Me
Loving God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Each sunrise is unlike any seen before The advent of a new day And an invitation to look at things A little differently than I have before. Please help me to cast off the moorings That keep me from going further On my journey of faith. When things get rough, Please see me through to calmer times. May Your love put wind in my sails So that I do not float aimlessly. When I approach new shores, Please be my beacon, lighting the way. Amen.
October 11, 2017: Prayer for Peace
Lord Jesus, Wherever the violence of anger erupts And its lava buries innocence, I pray for peace of heart and The spread of faith and forgiveness. Amen.
October 10, 2017: Though I Am Imperfect
Lord and Savior, In my human imperfection, You know that I have sinned and am sorry; May the good works that I can do Be filled with faith and give You glory. Amen.
October 09, 2017: Lord, Please Be Obvious
Lord, at times when I don’t want to look For blessings in disguise, Please show me Your love in ways I’ll see Through my discouraged eyes. When I tend to do all the talking, Help me to listen, too, And answer my prayer in ways I’ll hear, Through hope and faith in You. Amen.
October 08, 2017: Grace After Meals
For the food served at this table, Thank You, O Lord, my Savior. May I find ways to serve You well, Blessed by Your love and favor. Amen.
October 07, 2017: Grace Before Meals
Lord Jesus, I ask for Your blessing Upon the gift of this food. When I am weak, please make me strong, Filled with love and gratitude. Amen.
October 06, 2017: Prayer to Be Unafraid
Lord Jesus, Please be with the sick, For the advice to fear not what affects the body Is sometimes more easily said than done. Please be with victims of violence So that they will know that they are not abandoned. Throughout this day, please be close-by To all who fear and need to have faith. Amen.
October 05, 2017: Gift of Grace
Lord Jesus, Through Your grace, a blessed gift, May I continue to hunger and thirst For You, who nourish and uplift, Knowing and loving the least one as first. Amen.
October 04, 2017: Taking a Moment to Pray
Heavenly Father, Thank you for giving me this day. Please help me to use its moments wisely, To say “yes” that I have a minute, Rather than being a passer-by; To pray for people in the aftermath Of moments that have ravaged their lives; To celebrate the ethereal moments, The ones I have wished could last forever; To know when waiting a minute Isn’t wasting it; And to plan when it is prudent, Yet taking the moments one at a time. Amen.
October 03, 2017: Lord, You Are with Me
I come to You with faithfulness That in my need, You are there. Please give me comfort in the hope Of grace through this humble prayer. Amen.
October 02, 2017: To Believe Beyond Seeing
Loving Lord, when answers I seek remain hidden from me, May I seek more fervently to believe. When I struggle with the challenges I face, May I be open to grace You want me to receive. Amen.
October 01, 2017: Prayer in Changing Seasons
Lord Jesus, In this time of changing seasons, May You find me changing, too, For I long to be a better disciple, Ever more closely following You. In planted fields where seed has grown, May I find hope and delight, For You have planted faith to take root and grow As You keep me in Your caring sight. In the change from summer to fall, May I see with grateful praise That life and seasons are given to reflect The wonders of Your glorious ways. Amen.
September 30, 2017: Created in God’s Image
Almighty God, Creator In accordance with Your gracious will, May I reflect Your image in thought and deed. Please guide me in Your holy purpose, Granting every grace and blessing that I need. Amen.
September 29, 2017: In the Lord’s Presence
Lord Jesus, With the month of September drawing to a close, as I look back on these past several weeks, help me to see that in every circumstance, You are behind me all the way. With October, autumn becomes a time of reaping where seed was sown. Through this season of change, please help me to more closely follow Your way And bear fruit from the seeds of faith within me. Amen.
September 28, 2017: For World Peace
Loving God, May the peace that begins within the heart When Your love is accepted there Spread throughout the world And bring an end to violence everywhere. Amen.
September 27, 2017: Prayer of Adoration
Heavenly Father, May all of Creation give You glory, Especially humankind, For we have the choice to be true To the reason we came into being. May we use our talents as You intend, Striving toward perfection, And though our efforts will fall short, Live in devotion, faith, and dignity. May we humbly seeking forgiveness, For You never turn us down If in sorrow we come to You, Lord God, Who desire humility. May we love as selflessly as we can Putting needs of others first– Reflecting Your compassion and The Holy Spirit within our being. Amen.