August 27, 2017: For Faith and Goodness
May all who give their help to others Be blessed and encouraged by the Lord, Who came to show us how to live With faith and deeds in loving accord. Amen.
August 26, 2017: Lord, My Hope
Lord, You are my hope, For You desire only what is best for me. When I am struggling, I hope that You will give me grace-filled strength. When I am disappointed, I hope that faith will help me to refocus. When I am lonely, I hope that Your love will see me through. When I fail, I hope in Your forgiveness. When I am happy, I hope that my joy will glorify You. When I am blessed in unexpected ways, I hope to see Your delight in the surprise. When I don’t know quite what to say, I hope to listen attentively in prayer. When I try to follow You, I hope to keep You in sight every step of the way. Amen.
August 25, 2017: Prayer for an Understanding Heart
Lord Jesus, though innocent lives are lost to violence, please help me to be gentle. Despite ravaging storms or relentless drought, please keep me from devastating words or actions. When loved who have passed away are missed, please help me to share my heart in loving memory. When things get complicated needlessly, please guide me in simply doing what is right. Amen.
August 24, 2017: My Hope at All Times
Heavenly Father, When I dream big, Increase my faith, too, For with You all things are possible. When I feel stuck, Please stay by me, For Your plan isn’t always easy to see. When I am disheartened, Please renew my spirit, For my greatest hope is in You. Amen.
August 23, 2017: Prayer As a Child of God
Lord Jesus, You said that we should be as children. When my efforts fall short, Please grant me the grace To come to You In trust that You will help. When I wonder what the future holds, Please grant me faith And enthusiastic openness To surprises that await. When I am hurting, Please reach out to me, Whether I need to lean on You Or seek comfort in Your embrace. When I am happy, Please grant me the blessing Of knowing that only in You Can my joy be complete. Amen.
August 22, 2017: In Challenging Times
Lord Jesus, When I come to You in prayer, Pleading because the time seems long, Please be with me for the distance, And help me bear the pace. When I am burdened or suffering And need to lean on You, If not strength, then in my weakness, Give me humility and grace. When I fail to understand Obstacles appearing in my way, Help me not to miss the markers Leading to a better place. When I feel weary from trying, Becoming discouraged or afraid, Inspire me, guide me, and hold me In Your loving embrace. Amen.
August 21, 2017: With the Lord at My Side
Loving Lord, May sacrifices lead to sanctity; May mercy follow sorrow; and May I never cease to trust in You, Who lovingly accompany me. Amen.
August 20, 2017: Beyond What I Can Do
Lord Jesus, There is much in this world beyond what I can remedy, And so I come to You in prayer: For peace where there is war And for peacemakers; For the hungry and homeless And those who provide what they can; For the abandoned and abused And for unsung heroes; For the dehumanized and demoralized And for the gentlehearted who bring hope. Amen.
August 19, 2017: Servant of the Lord
Lord Jesus, I offer to You this simple prayer: Through the sacrifices I make, Whether chosen or thrust upon me, And through Your grace to be awake To blessings of Your love and mercy. Amen.
August 18, 2017: Together in Faith
Jesus, my Savior, I come to You today, To ask for Your blessing in prayer. Through the love You give to me, Please make me more loving and aware. For people around me, May I be a sign You are near. Should I meet with sorrow, Let me be Your hand to dry a tear. You are always with me, My hope when others might despair. May the faith you give to me Be a gift that I gratefully share. Amen.
August 17, 2017: Seeking in Faith
Lord Jesus, You willingly shared our life and know both suffering and joy. Please grant me the grace to fruitfully share my life here and eternally with You. Amen.
August 16, 2017: Prayer to Grow in Faith and Love
Loving God, Although Your ways are far above mine, Sometimes I wish I could see Why things happen the way they do Or purpose not apparent to me. Lord Jesus, You promised a day to come Of not wanting to ask anything. Help me to have faith until the time That all questions and doubts take wing. Holy Spirit, Source of discernment and hope, May Your wisdom come into my soul. Please color my outlook with Your grace, Blessed palate for love made whole. Amen.
August 15, 2017: Marian Prayer of Hope
Blessed Virgin Mary, Assumed into heaven to become its Queen, Your soul and body made perfect, Please pray for fulfillment of my hope Of joining you, despite my flawed humanity. Amen.
August 14, 2017: Prayer for Victims
Loving Lord Jesus, I pray for victims of every kind, For hope in You, who were victimized, too. For those hurt by violence, I pray for healing and peace. For those used as objects of desire or greed, I pray for freedom and dignity. For those whose livelihood has been lost, I pray for new opportunities to work. For the forgotten and neglected, I pray for recognition and love. Amen.
August 13, 2017: Wisdom Beyond Me
Lord Jesus, I pray in gratitude For the people in my life who see Beyond the day-to-day problems And inspire hope in Your mercy. Amen.
August 12, 2017: The Gift of Today
Heavenly Father, Although today is in many ways like many others, Each day is uniquely Your gift. When I get too wrapped up in problems, Please help me to be open to Your love. When I think I have things figured out, Please help me to be open to surprises. When I don’t know quite what to do with Your gift, Please help me to think out of the box. Amen.
August 11, 2017: For Those I Miss
Blessed Virgin Mary, Whose beloved Son was snatched away, You know the loved ones I dearly miss. Please pray for our happy reunion In heaven’s joy and eternal bliss. Amen.
August 10, 2017: Prayer for Peace
Lord, You invite people to gather around the altar to be nourished by Your love. May those who come invite others as well, for all are welcome at Your table. Amen.
August 09, 2017: Prayer on a Summer Day
Loving God, At the dawning of a summer day, may Your love reawaken in me the desire to humbly seek You. In midday, with the sun overhead, may I be reminded that You sent Your Son to be light for all the world. As the sun sets in awesome majesty, may the sky’s spectacular hues fill my heart with gratitude. When dusk turns once again to night, may I be comforted that You give blessings as countless as the stars. Amen.
August 08, 2017: You Are Not Alone
For all who are facing a hard day, I pray for the strength they need. For all who are lonely or afraid, I join my prayer with theirs. For anyone not feeling very blessed today, I ask the Lord to be more obvious. And when I am among the disheartened, I pray to find hope as one in the Lord. Amen.
August 07, 2017: Loving Lord, Guide Me
Believing in You, Lord, may my heart rejoice; please let Your love direct my thoughts and guide my every choice. Amen.
August 06, 2017: To the Transfigured Lord
Lord Jesus, Transfigured before disciples in awe, May the glimpse You let them see Inspire and help me to follow You, Into eternal glory. When tasks before me are less than dazzling, May grace and humility Be blessings enabling what I do To serve and give You glory. In the heavenly place You have prepared, May I live eternally, Lowly servant reaching the height Of fullness in Your glory. Amen.
August 05, 2017: Rising Above
Lord Jesus, Risen Savior, When I feel burdened, May I envision You on the Cross And look up to You. When I make decisions, large and small, May what I do be pleasing in Your sight As I seek to follow You. When I could say something hurtful, May I recall Your glorious Ascension And rise above. Amen.
August 04, 2017: Prayer on a Faith Journey
On my journey of faith, O Lord, You are with me wherever I go. Please give me needed direction So that I may never become lost. May the highways and byways traveled here, Lead me to your loving embrace. Please keep me attentive to the signs As I seek to follow Your way. Amen.
August 03, 2017: Prayer to Have Faith
Lord Jesus, On this day and days to come, Help me as I seek to follow Your teaching Not to be afraid but just have faith That You help all to You outreaching. Amen.
August 02, 2017: Lord, Under My Roof
Lord, You willingly enter under my roof. May I never bar the gate or close the door to Your love. Amen.
August 01, 2017: Summer Prayer
Heavenly Father, In these days of summer, May seeds planted sprout and grow. Where there has been storm or drought, May renewal in hope soon follow. Through these days of summer, Please bless the children at play. May they always trust in You, Who desire that none go astray. While the days of summer Bring longing to be carefree, Please comfort all who suffer, Whether in soul or mind or body. Thank You for summer days, Offering again the chance To see in Your creation A reflection of love’s abundance. Amen.
July 31, 2017: Prayer to the Spirit Within
Holy Spirit, You are life within me and inspire all that is good. May the promises of Baptism fill my heart with hope. Amen.
July 30, 2017: Prayer to Live As God’s Child
Heavenly Father, As a child of God, May I look up to You, For You have all wisdom; May I be blessed with humility, For You make everything possible; May I enjoy hopeful anticipation, For You give surprising gifts; May I come to You in need, For You are never too busy; May I find comfort in faith, For You are gentle and forgiving; May I love unselfishly, For You love me. Amen.
July 29, 2017: For Understanding Among People
Lord, Though we are many in the world, Different cultures, languages, and beliefs, Please grant us understanding. Amen.