June 28, 2017: Following Jesus

Lord Jesus, to a world in need of a Shepherd You came; may I follow You and never go astray. Amen.

June 27, 2017: Message of Love

Lord Jesus, You spread the Gospel message Without computer, car, or phone. In my interactions, please help me To make Your message known. Amen.

June 26, 2017: Dependent on the Lord

Heavenly Father, As a child dependent On You for every care, Please help me to become A sign of the love You bear. For the blessings of faith To live and share, With gratitude I come to You Who hear my every prayer. Amen.

June 25, 2017: Prayer Before Mass

God, our Father, Your Word is creative, Sustaining what You have made. May Holy Scripture bring me new hope In the blessings which I await. Lord Jesus, Remembering Your love, In Your care, I am gratefully blessed. I am one in the communion of faith Gathered for Word and Eucharist. Holy Spirit, Come in wind or whisper, Giving me comfort and grace. Constant companion on my life’s journey, Be my help in struggles I face. Amen.

June 24, 2017: Lord, Constantly with Me

Lord Jesus, In the sunlight and shade of summer days, May I know You are always with me; As You, Lord, are constant in love and faith, Please grant whatever help I may need. Amen.

June 23, 2017: Sacred Heart Prayer

Lord Jesus, May Your Most Sacred Heart teach me To love even when it means sacrifice, To forgive even when I still feel hurt, To pray fervently when following You is hard, To engage life fully on the journey, To serve when selfishness would be simpler, To look for You at every crossroads, To have faith when I am afraid, To follow more closely in Your ways, To be accepting of others as You welcome me, To seek Your mercy though I am unworthy, and To hold You always gratefully in my heart. Amen.

June 22, 2017: Lord, You Know Me

Loving Lord Jesus, Who noticed the merest touch to Your cloak, I give You thanks that I need never fear Being lost in the crowd of people coming to You. Beyond the words spoken, You know people’s hearts, And I give You thanks that You always hear My needs even beyond the prayers I bring to You. Amen.

June 21, 2017: To Be Courageous

Lord Jesus, When it would be easier to look the other way Than to do what I can to turn things around, Please grant me courage. Amen.

June 20, 2017: Pleasing in the Lord’s Sight

Lord Jesus, You are our glorious Light; may all that I do today be pleasing in Your sight. Amen.

June 19, 2017: Faithful Member of His Body

Lord Jesus, How wonderful to contemplate All that it means to be Baptized into Your holy Church As a member of Your body. Though I know I am unworthy As a temple of Your Spirit, May my heart be open To Your guidance and faith to hear it. You are the head of the Body, And yet I am a part; Help me accept the grace I need, To bring Your hope to others’ hearts. If a body were only eyes How could it walk or hear? Help me to serve as You intend, So that through me Your love appears. Amen.

June 18, 2017: Father’s Day Prayer

Loving Father, Please bless fathers, grandfathers, and godfathers with patience to teach repeatedly, both gentleness and strength, readiness to forgive, grace to love unconditionally, delight in seeing children grow, wisdom to lend a hand or let go, generosity to give of themselves while living faithfully, and the joy of life with You eternally. Amen.

June 17, 2017: Unfailing Love

Lord, when I feel abandoned, please increase my faith in Your unfailing love. Amen.

June 16, 2017: Reminded of Miracles

Of the miracle at a Cana wedding feast, The celebrations of summer remind. May I find joy, Lord, because You came To share life with us, the lost to find. Amen.

June 15, 2017: Bringing Out the Best

God, just as You accept me as I am, yet challenge me to be better, please grant me the grace to help bring out the best in others.

June 14, 2017: Thankfully Set Free

Lord Jesus, For life endowed with human dignity And freedom to worship You, I give You thanks and celebrate. For liberty to follow You And freedom from sin You won, I pray with gratitude and praise. Amen.

June 13, 2017: Summer Prayer for Children

Heavenly Father, please keep within Your special care Children on summer vacation from school. In their time spent outdoors, may they see Your glory. In their play, may they grow in strength. In their freedom, may they be safe their adventures. Amen.

June 12, 2017: Open to Possibilities

Blessed Virgin Mary, you responded with faith that, with God, all things are possible. Please join me in prayer that I will be open to possibilities in God’s plan for me. Amen.

June 11, 2017: Prayer to the Holy Trinity

O God, my heavenly Father, To You, I come as child adoring For every marvel, You have made. May who I am now and will become Give You glory, gratitude, and praise. Jesus, Son in the Father’s being, In You, is mercy and compassion, For You came as Savior and friend. May all that I do reflect Your love To those whose brokenness love can mend. Holy Spirit, One with Father and Son, Through You, come inspiration and grace To live in faith and heaven seek. May my heart and soul and mind rejoice In the forgiveness that sets me free. Amen.

June 10, 2017: How to Live in Holiness

Lord, You came as light into the world, As cherished hours of daylight suggest. May I more clearly see how to live As I seek to abide in grace and holiness. Amen.

June 09, 2017: Finding Ways to Serve

Lord Jesus, You chose Your disciples, despite their human faults. In my strengths and weaknesses, may I find ways to serve You. Amen.

June 08, 2017: Asking in Faith

Lord, I give You thanks and praise, yet come to You in need. In Your name, I ask; in Your promises, I believe. Amen.

June 07, 2017: Jesus, Who Came for All People

Loving God, like the rainbow that reminds us of Your promises, please help people of every race and color to give You glory. Amen

June 06, 2017: Receiving God’s Blessings

Loving Father, today I pray in gratitude for reminders Of Your invitations to grow in faith. May I be open to receive the blessings Of your love revealed in summer days. Amen.

June 05, 2017: To Know God’s Love

To know the love of God, Do I need to look far? A glorious sunrise and glistening dew, Songbirds and a summer breeze, Snowcapped mountains against an azure backdrop: Creation allows me to see The love of God, our Creator.

June 04, 2017: Pentecost Prayer

Heavenly Father, I give You thanks, For in Your eternal plan, You created me to fulfill a part, Giving every blessing I need And writing Your love upon my heart. Lord Jesus, You showed me how to live, Then in heaven prepared a place for me; You know my every fault and strength, And the person You want me to be. Holy Spirit, Through Baptism, You came To dwell within me and remain always So that I should not be afraid, With You to guide me throughout each day. Amen.

June 03, 2017: Prayer for Brighter Days

Lord Jesus, When worries or anxieties cloud my outlook, Please bring me brighter days Through greater faith in Your care for me. When I encounter others in need of compassion, Please help me to brighten their days And reflect my faith in You. Amen.

June 02, 2017: As Summer Emerges

Heavenly Father, Please open my heart these summery days So that Your love may be more visible in me, As beautifully as a monarch emerging From its chrysalis. If at times my outlook is clouded by concerns, Help me to weather the storms And remember to look for the rainbow. In the warmth of shining sun, May my faith become more fervent, Not parched but bathed in Your light. Amen.

June 01, 2017: To See God’s Gifts

Lord, You are light, given that all might see. May I make Your love visible to people around me. Amen.

May 31, 2017: Lord, You Are with Us

Lord Jesus, I give You thanks, For You have kept Your promise to remain with us. In the people with whom we share our lives, We can see Your face. When we need direction, You are there to guide us, if only we follow the signs. When we need encouragement, We can always come to You. In times of painful uncertainty, You remain steadfast in Your love and understanding. Lord, You know my every care and dream; May I remain always with You. Amen.

May 30, 2017: Confident in the Lord

Heavenly Father, I pray that when I turn to You in prayer, I will remain faithful that You will not turn away. Amen.