November 28, 2023: Safe in the Lord
Lord Jesus, who calmed wind and waves, Please help me when I doubt or fear To have faith in Your protection And comfort because You are near. Amen.
November 27, 2023: Ever in the Lord’s Care
Lord, You invite me to come in prayer; please shelter me in Your constant care. Amen.
November 26, 2023: Prayer for Peace on Christ King Sunday
Loving Lord Jesus, With the celebration of Your Kingdom Heralded and now at hand, May your abiding love be felt By people in every land. You came for all the world, Inviting everyone to believe; May the love You abundantly give Be joyfully received. You came as Savior and King, In Your compassion, people freeing; May I welcome You openly And in my deepest being. Amen.
November 25, 2023: To Humbly Serve Him
Lord Jesus, On this day, may I seek to follow You, To the best of my ability. Please bless me in every effort I make To do Your will with humility. Amen.
November 24, 2023: Closeness to the Lord
Blessed Virgin Mary, I come to you In Your closeness to the Lord Jesus. Please pray that I draw nearer to our Savior, Life-giving Bread who came to feed us. Amen.
November 23, 2023: Thanksgiving Prayer
On this day, may I put aside Cares that weigh on heart or mind, Allowing room for happiness And gratitude, for I am blessed. In the traditions handed down, May insightfulness be found, Recalling now the desire for peace Shared together at harvest feast. For loved ones here and gone before, I pray and yet one thing more: Lord, who showed us how to live, Much thankfulness to You I give. Amen.
November 22, 2023: Prayer for Travelers
On our journey of faith, Lord, You are with us wherever we go. Please keep travelers safe As highways and byways lead them To the embrace of loved ones waiting. When they depart again for home, Godspeed along the way. May the happiness of time together Stay within their hearts. Lord, may every mile here on Earth Bring us closer to You. Amen.
November 21, 2023: A Peaceful Heart
Lord, Jesus, Please open my heart to Your peace When I am anxious about many things. Please help me in my struggles to see The hope that greater faith in You brings. Amen.
November 20, 2023: In the Lord’s Abiding Love
Lord, thank You for inviting me to follow You And for the times You wait for me to catch up. Learning from You, may I be patient with others, A visible sign of the love You envelop. Amen.
November 19, 2023: World Day of the Poor
Lord Jesus, Who want us to care for the poor as You do, please inspire more sharing with those in need. For all who lack food, shelter, and clean water, May awareness and desire to help increase. Amen.
November 18, 2023: To See Things God’s Way
Heavenly Father, Whenever I feel alone in the world, And unsure of what You’re asking of me, May the faith that You are with me still Replace inquietude with peace.
November 17, 2023: To Live in Dignity
Father in heaven, I look up to You, Knowing that, instead of looking down on me, You have created wondrous potential To live in grace and human dignity. Amen.
November 16, 2023: Grace Throughout This Day
Lord, please give me grace throughout this day, For with Your blessing I hope to succeed In trusting more fully in Your love, come what may, Bringing more faith to a world in need. Amen.
November 15, 2023: Lord, My Strength
Almighty Father, who are gentle, too, When I am weak, may I find strength in You. On the greatness of Your love may I depend, Who seek the lost and the broken mend. Amen.
November 14, 2023: Love and Forgiveness
Lord Jesus, When I am tempted to say unkind words In the heat of anger; When I find it harder to forgive Than to give an icy stare or the cold shoulder; When I fail to show warmth To someone in need, Please melt my heart with Your love. Amen.
November 13, 2023: To Live Generously
Lord, please help me to do all that I can, For You have taught me to live generously, Praying for others in their need, Forgiving without being asked, Loving despite human frailty and faults, And sharing the blessings You have given to me. Amen.
November 12, 2023: Prayer When I Don’t Understand
Lord Jesus, Today, there will surely be Things that I don’t understand: Why weather takes a turn for the worse When I long for just a gentle breeze; Why people turn to violence When hearts are meant for love; Why healing doesn’t always come When illness causes suffering. Today, I ask That You make my heart a place Of calm in the storm; That the peace which comes from You Be a gift that I share with others; That in times of suffering, I remain persistent in faith. Amen.
November 11, 2023: Prayer on Veterans’ Day
Lord Jesus, Among the gifts most treasured That you give to humankind, Thank You for the gift of freedom To seek You with heart and mind. Please bless those who have served You And the sacrifices meant To fight against oppression and Moral truths make evident. Grateful for all Veterans Who have fought for what is right, I ask that peace sought and longed for Be within their hearts and sight. Through faith and Your compassion, May the struggles they have faced Give way to peaceful hopes and dreams As in prayer they are embraced. Amen.
November 10, 2023: Marian Prayer
Mary, holy Mother, in your gentleness, Please bring this prayer to our Savior, For in the heart of your Son, the Lord Jesus, You hold a place of His favor. When I let my fear get in the way of faith, May I return and then say “yes,” With your trust in God to be my reminder That He will help with all the rest. Amen.
November 9, 2023: Love for the Lord
Lord, I come as disciple adoring, For in You reside humility and glory. May I listen attentively and seek To tell of Your love through my life story. Amen.
November 8, 2023: In Joy and Sorrow
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Source of every blessing and grace, Help me to see that You are near In joy and sorrows that I face. Amen.
November 7, 2023: To Serve Faithfully
Lord, may Your grace enable me to be steadfast in the desire to serve You, seeking holy purpose, not just in prayer, sut even in the small tasks that I do. Amen.
November 6, 2023: Prayer of Change
In this time of changing seasons, O Lord, help me to see Where and why and how and when I need to change, too. In this season of my life and in the questions I ask, May answers I seek come from listening to You. Amen.
November 5, 2023: Prayer for Vocations
Lord Jesus, You called Your disciples to follow You. For all who seek to discover their vocations, I offer my prayer that they will go where You lead. May ordained priests and deacons be a sign of Your sacramental presence among us. May religious sisters and brothers live joyfully their vows while pursuing the charisms entrusted to them. May families reflect the love of the Holy Family and support all vocations in the community of faith. May single laypeople dedicate themselves to serving others in ways pleasing to You. All these things I ask, Lord, in Your holy name, While giving thanks for the ways given me to serve You. Amen.
November 4, 2023: Awakening to God
Lord, on days that I awaken refreshed, may I give You thanks for the gift of peaceful rest ; And when there is pain of any kind to bear, by Your nearness and comfort may I be blessed. Amen.
November 3, 2023: Ways of the World
Lord Jesus, In a world that values getting ahead, May I willingly follow You; In a world where people are given numbers, May I give thanks that You know me by name; In a world of uncertainty, May I trust that You are Truth; In a world where news is filled with violence, May more people believe that You came to make things new; In a world filled with opportunism, May I seek opportunities to serve; In a world where people face hardship, May I see Your face in everyone I meet. Amen.
November 2, 2023: For Departed Loved Ones
Gentle Lord Jesus, For loved ones no longer with me here, Though the love in my heart remains, I pray that You now hold them near, Without earthly sadness or pain. When I am filled with sadness or sorrow Over memories that will never be, And when I feel the loneliness of tomorrow, I ask You, Lord, to comfort me. Please help me to envision their delight, For You treasure my loved ones, too, Of coming into the joyous sight— Heavenly eternity with You. Amen.
November 1, 2023: Prayer on All Saints Day
Loving Lord God, In communion with saints in Your light, In faith, I offer You my needs. With ardent prayers now within my heart, I ask beloved saints to intercede. Given examples of blessed saints, In faith, may I put doubts aside. Despite human suffering and loss, May I find comfort beyond the tears cried. Created to live in saintliness, In faith, I trust You and Your ways. Knowing that I falter and fail, I ask to one day meet Your loving gaze. Amen.
October 31, 2023: In the Divine Image
Lord God, Creating me in Your image, In Your sacred hands a work ongoing, Please help smooth out my rough edges, Father all-loving and all-knowing. Amen.
October 30, 2023: Lord, Color My Life with Your Love
Lord Jesus, The colors around me tell where drought has left the ground parched or nurturing rains have watered the earth. When I am dispirited, please remind me that You want me to grow in Your love. The sky can be overcast and grey, or a cloudless azure. When concerns cast a shadow over my mood, please help me not to overlook the blessings of Your love that no one can take from me. Leaves changing from green to autumn color can be spectacular and yet presage the coming winter. Lord Jesus, help me to shine where I can, and never let Your love lie dormant within me. Amen.