8/16/19: 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.
8/15/19: 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.
8/14/19: 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.
8/13/19: 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.
8/12/19: 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.
8/11/19: 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.
8/10/19: 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.
8/9/19: 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.
8/8/19: 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.
8/7/19: 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.
8/6/19: 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.
8/5/19: 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.
8/4/19: 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.
8/3/19: 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.
8/2/19: 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.
8/1/19: 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.
7/31/19: 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.
7/30/19: 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.
7/29/19: For Understanding Among People
Lord, Though we are many in the world, Different cultures, languages, and beliefs, Please grant us understanding. Amen.
7/28/19: Prayer to Look Beyond Suffering
Lord Jesus, Today, I ask for grace In everything I do, To take notice of my blessings And be filled with gratitude. Amen.
7/27/19: Come in Need of the Lord
Lord Jesus, I come to You in need And in Your care belong. Through Your blessing when I am weak, Please guide me and make me strong. Amen.
7/26/19: To Follow Your Plan
God, our Father, You lovingly give life to each with unique purpose. Please grant that I may always be open to Your creative plan. Amen.
7/25/19: Hope in the Lord
You came to share life with us here, The Father’s compassion made known; May hope in You dispel all my fears, In me, the light of Your love be shown. Amen.
7/24/19: On a Mission
Jesus, May Your mission that is mine, too, Fill me with determination To share the hope found only in You, Who are loving, gentle, and patient. Amen.
7/23/19: Ever in the Lord’s Care
Lord, You invite me to come in prayer; please shelter me in Your constant care. Amen.
7/22/19: Prayer to Stay on the Right Path
Lord Jesus, You are the Way. At times, I long for a roadmap, With my destination clearly marked. Even when I face an uphill climb, Please help me to stay on the right path, Guided by Your Holy Spirit in faith. Amen.
7/21/19: Prayer When Missing Loved Ones
Lord Jesus, You know from within my heart The loved ones whom I miss the most. It’s not that they were perfect, But their style of loving was perfectly fine. In Your compassion, please help me To share their love, which is still a part of me. It’s not that every minute together was noteworthy, Yet there are times that I wish we could have had Even just one more ordinary, everyday moment together. In Your eternal care, please help me Not to miss today’s opportunities to be a blessing For people around me, who may be missing someone, too. There were many times I said “good-bye” With the casualness that comes from familiar routines. Please help me to grow in appreciation Of the people still with me here. In your infinite concern, please also help me not to take Love and time for granted. Please renew in me the blessed hope of being together with You and loved ones eternally. Amen.
7/20/19: Trust in the Lord
If what I do seems to fall short, Or plans envisioned turn out differently, Please grant me the hope I need. If I become discouraged or impatient, May I place more trust in You. Amen.
7/19/19: Your Gift of Peace
Lord Jesus, You said to your apostles, “Peace be with you.” For nations and people in conflict, We pray that resolution be sought Through Your love that knows no bounds. For families knocked down by hardship, We pray for rebuilding With You as the cornerstone. Lord Jesus, May our prayers and interactions Lead to the peace that is Your gift. Amen.
7/18/19: Building the Kingdom
Lord Jesus, who promised to remain with us, where there is destruction in the world, may people come together and know that they are never alone when serving You. Amen.