May 29, 2017: Prayer for Those Who Seek Peace
Lord Jesus, I ask for your blessing Upon all who seek peace. For those bearing the heavy burdens of war With the hope that peace will soon be restored; For all who have been wounded or given their lives In conflicts of any kind; For families, where children learn How to resolve and how to respect differences; And for all who are worried or anxious today, Who long for peace of mind and heart, I pray that they will come to know The peace that is Your gift. Amen.
May 28, 2017: With Glorious Potential
Heavenly Father, I give You thanks for glorious potential. The caterpillar emerges from the chrysalis as a butterfly, yet the transformation cannot compare with the resurrection You desire for me. New leaves appear on trees following winter’s dormancy, a reminder that faith, too, can blossom. Loving Father, please help me to grow, to change, and to become the person you want me to be. Amen.
May 27, 2017: In Humble Praise
Gentle breezes and ocean currents, Tiny beginnings of new life and whole galaxies: Your plan is far greater than we can imagine. Father, I worship You. Amen.
May 26, 2017: Lord of Heaven and Earth
Lord Jesus, today I pray in gratitude for all that You taught by sharing in our humanity. May I one day see You in the fullness of Your divinity. Amen.
May 25, 2017: Ascension Prayer
Lord Jesus, I come to You in prayer and ask for the grace That I need on this day, in this time and place: To pray with confidence that You hold me dearly, Through good times and days when I grow weary; To look up to You with gratitude and praise, And in my life here on Earth not go astray; To be open to grace and while using Your gifts Trust in You, whose love and compassion uplift. Amen.
May 24, 2017: In the Blessed Virgin’s Care
Blessed Virgin Mary, In your gentle holiness, Please join me in this prayer For hope in the Lord Jesus, Who loves beyond compare. In your closeness to the Lord, Please ask that He bless me With grace that is His gift, And with the strength I need. In your maternal care, May the comfort that I find Help me in faith to seek Him With heart and soul and mind. Amen.
May 23, 2017: To Love with All My Heart
Loving Father, forgive me for the times that I am half-hearted in prayer, although You are deserving of all my love. Amen.
May 22, 2017: An Enthusiastic Follower
Jesus, You counted on Saint Peter to respond exuberantly. Please forgive me for the times of unenthusiastic response to Your gift of faith. Amen.
May 21, 2017: To See God’s Greatness
Blessed Virgin Mary, please pray That I will come to see The greatness of all things That God desires for me. Amen.
May 20, 2017: Armed Forces Day Prayer
Lord Jesus, In remembrance, I faithfully pray For men and women who have been called to serve: Seeking peace where there is violence, Protecting lives where there is peril, Upholding freedom where there is oppression. On this day, I join in prayer For all who have lost life or ability or loved ones in war. May their sacrifices have continued meaning, Love’s comfort endure beyond the pain, and Their service be saluted with unforgotten gratitude. Amen.
May 19, 2017: Prayer for Hope
Lord Jesus, while I pray with hope in life eternal, I ask for the grace to bring hope in this world, wherever I can. Where there is violence, I hope for peace. Where people are suffering the aftermath of storms, I hope for calmness in weather and in hearts. For all who are suffering the loss of a loved one, of a job, of health, or any loss, please lead them to renewed hope where it will be found through Your grace. Amen.
May 18, 2017: To Do What God Desires
Lord, Although You taught that faith can move mountains, Sometimes, it’s hard to believe. How often, in prayer, have I asked that my will be done And then missed opportunities to do what You desire for me. Please help me to have faith and to spread faith. Amen.
May 17, 2017: Jesus, I Turn to You
For Your help when I am in pain, For hope greater than despair, Jesus, I turn to You. For comfort when I am lonely, For happiness though it seems far away, Jesus, I turn to You. For direction at every crossroad, For faith when I am afraid, Jesus, I turn to You. For forgiveness when I fail, For peace that is Your gift, Jesus, I turn to You. For openness to the fullness of grace, For a heart overflowing with love, Jesus, I turn to You. Amen.
May 16, 2017: For a Faith-Filled Outlook
Blessed Virgin Mary, please pray for me. When events threaten to change my outlook, And not in the best of ways, Please pray that I will always see Your Son In His loving constancy. Amen.
May 15, 2017: Light of Faith
Risen Lord, wherever I journey on Earth, may Your Holy Spirit within me shine for others to see. Amen.
May 14, 2017: In Gratitude for Mothers
Lord Jesus, to You I pray: For my mother, whose arms held me close, Touching my heart with her gentle love; For the lessons taught on how to live: Pray, forgive, and rise above. For her comfort as I tried my wings Sometimes falling when I longed to soar; For encouragement to try again, While loving me all the more. For the motherly love of others Holding in my heart a treasured place; For ways of seeing, doing, bearing, With humility and grace. Amen.
May 13, 2017: Lord, Always Loving
Lord, I give You thanks, For You remain with me: Faithful though I falter, Ready to forgive my faults, Loving, always loving. Amen.
May 12, 2017: With the Virgin Mother Praying
Blessed Virgin Mary, be with me in my prayer. When I wonder what God is asking of me, Or how it can be so, Please ask Your Son, our Lord and Savior, To help me respond in faith. Amen.
May 11, 2017: Faith to Carry On
Jesus, my hope, As I continue to seek, May discouragement not get the better of me. When I feel let down and When am afraid to get my hopes up, Grant me faith enough to keep trying. Amen.
May 10, 2017: Nighttime Prayer
Attentive God, Each day, when darkness comes again, You set the stars for guidance. May I bring prayers to You in faith, And listen in the silence. Amen.
May 09, 2017: Free to Follow the Lord
Jesus, Lord and Savior,
Rather than freedom to have my way,
From sin I want to be set free.
May blessings through serving You today
Help me to follow where You lead. Amen.
May 08, 2017: Prayer to Fulfill My Mission
Loving Father, You sent Your Son into the world, Where He walked on dusty roads and water; Please grant me the faith and grace I need To serve You from this moment onward. Lord Jesus, You sent the Apostles to go forth, To find welcome or shake the dust from their feet; Please help me to reflect Your love, By forgiving and leading others to faith. Holy Spirit, You have been sent to dwell within me, So that my life is never empty; Please help me to see renewed purpose And look for each day’s new opportunities. Amen.
May 07, 2017: In Thanks for Vocations
Loving Father, You give each of us a vocation. To You, I give thanks For couples whose hearts share one love, And parents who treasure The children given to their care; For men and women in ordained and religious life, Whose presence brings comfort To a world in need of ministry; For single laypeople who serve You When they could be self-centered instead; For all of the faithful, whose purpose is Fulfillment of their place in Your eternal plan. Amen.
May 06, 2017: Marian Prayer for Hope
Mary, Queen of Heaven, please be with me when I need reminding that, with God, all things are possible. Please pray for me to be more open to what God intends and lovingly prepares for me. Amen.
May 05, 2017: Grateful Follower
Lord, the sacrifice You made is without compare; for Your unending love, I come to You in grateful prayer. Amen.
May 04, 2017: To Do God’s Will
Blessed Virgin Mary, please be with me as I pray that whatever God desires be done through me each day. Amen.
May 03, 2017: Reflection of Your Love
Father, the glory of creation, You have set before us. With voice and heart, I give You praise, My prayer a song with joyful chorus. In Your image, You created me, Giving both life and soul. May all I do reflect Your love, While giving of self, becoming whole. Amen.
May 02, 2017: To Share Hope
Lord Jesus, You gave love beyond compare. Help me to give to others the hope You came to share. Amen.
May 01, 2017: Morning Prayer
Loving Father, If I awakened today wondering what will be, May I look for the guidance of Your Spirit in me. If today I experience loneliness, May Your Son’s compassion fill the emptiness. If in body, mind, or spirit is pain, May I turn to You for hope sustained. If the answer to a prayer occurs, May I be grateful that every prayer is heard. If I fail to seek You in all that I do, May the desire to serve You be renewed. Amen.
April 30, 2017: For Trust in God
Creative God, Beneath the dome of the sky, Are vastness yet embrace. May I trust in Your eternal plan, Through everything I face. Amen.