June 18, 2021: 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 17, 2021: 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 16, 2021: 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 15, 2021: Never Abandoned
Lord, when pain of body, mind, or spirit leave me feeling abandoned from Your care, please hold me close and let me feel Your love beyond compare. Amen.
June 14, 2021: 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 13, 2021: 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 12, 2021: Marian Prayer of Hope
Blessed Virgin Mary, Please join with me in hope-filled prayer That my bearing on this day Will proclaim God’s goodness and care. Handmaiden of the Lord, Close to your Son and our Savior, Please pray for me to serve well, Helped by His love, mercy, and favor. Mary, Queen of Heaven, Please ask Jesus to help me see The way that I should follow, Grateful that the Lord has chosen me. Amen.
June 11, 2021: 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 10, 2021: 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 9, 2021: 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 8, 2021: To See God’s Gifts
Loving Lord Jesus, You are light, given that all might see. May I make Your love visible to people around me. Amen.
June 7, 2021: 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 6, 2021: 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 5, 2021: 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 4, 2021: 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.
June 3, 2021: Prayer to Embrace This Day
Lord Jesus, You came to make things new. I will never again be exactly as I am today; Help me to become more like You. My normal routine isn’t written in stone; Help me to be open to Your inspiration. Sometimes I wax nostalgic; Help me to embrace this day, too. Other times I struggle just to make it through; Help me to welcome Your Spirit of hope. Each day involves choices, big and small; Help me to be a sign of Your love. Amen.
June 2, 2021: 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.
June 1, 2021: 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.
May 31, 2021: Memorial Day Prayer
On this day, I bring to You my prayer for all who have lost life or loved ones in war. I pray, too, for those who have been hurt and seen things unimaginable before. May their sacrifices have continued meaning, love help them to endure, and their desire for peace be saluted with unforgotten gratitude. Amen.
May 30, 2021: 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.
May 29, 2021: 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 28, 2021: 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 27, 2021: 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 26, 2021: 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 25, 2021: 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 24, 2021: In Communion of Faith
Blessed Virgin Mary, holy Mother of God, I ask You to join me today in prayer, Filled with gratitude that, with the Lord, We are one in communion of faith. When I’m not quite sure what God desires of me, May greater awareness be His gift. Because I am imperfect, May I, in sorrow, humbly seek forgiveness. In the future choices that I make, May the Holy Spirit be my guide. Holy Mary, please pray that we will meet In heaven’s glorious eternity. Amen.
May 23, 2021: 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.
May 22, 2021: Gratitude for Friendship
Lord Jesus, How wonderful it must have been for friends Who came to know You during Your lifetime. Thank you for the friends You give me, In whose love I see Your holy face. Amen.
May 21, 2021: 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.
May 20, 2021: 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.