September 27, 2021: To Share the Lord’s Gifts

Lord Jesus, Please grant me hope in times of hardship, Faith in Your promises, life-giving and true, Belief in Your love unfailing, And desire to share these gifts coming from You. Amen.

September 26, 2021: Heavenly Treasure

Heavenly Father, The effects of my words or deeds or prayers May be invisible to me, And yet I believe that goodness will come If, in faith, I let You work through me. Please show me where I can be of help, Even in a small way. Help me to reach the potential You intend In all I do and pray today. Amen.

September 25, 2021: For the Vulnerable

Heavenly Father, For all who are suffering, I pray For spiritual comfort anew. For those who feel helpless, I pray For the wisdom to turn to You. Amen.

September 24, 2021: Lord, Who Loved Me First

You have already shown the way To those who hunger and thirst. Please fill my heart and soul with Your love, Lord, who suffered because You loved first. Amen.

September 23, 2021: Loving Lord Jesus

Loving Lord Jesus, When I look ahead, may I seek to follow where You lead, whether among people who may ask something of me, a quiet place where I might pray, or acceptance of the comfort You offer because You have known the spectrum of human emotions and focused on love that all people need. Amen.

September 22, 2021: Prayer in Changing Seasons

Lord Jesus, In this time of changing seasons, May You find me changing, too, For I long to be a better disciple, Ever more closely following You. In planted fields where seed has grown, May I find hope and delight, For You have planted faith to take root and grow As You keep me in Your caring sight. In the change from summer to fall, May I see with grateful praise That life and seasons are given to reflect The wonders of Your glorious ways. Amen.

September 21, 2021: For World Peace

Loving God, May the peace that begins within the heart When Your love is accepted there Spread throughout the world And bring an end to violence everywhere. Amen.

September 20, 2021: Father, Son, and Spirit

Heavenly Father, In the work of creation, You have set us As stewards of what You have made. May I use Your gifts for good purpose, Seeking beyond whatever will wither or fade. Lord Jesus, In the ministry which You began on Earth, You gave us the Good News to share. May I continue in faith to be A messenger telling of hope beyond compare. Holy Spirit, In every way that You inspire and guide us, You lead us to serve You and discern. May I never cease to believe in Your presence with me and for me at every turn. Amen.

September 19, 2021: Prayer for Direction

Loving God, With sunrise a glorious light, For each new day You make, May I see on today’s horizon The direction I should take. Amen.

September 18, 2021: Prayer for Healing

Lord, who healed through Your words and touch, In faith I fervently ask: For healing of the sick and injured, according to Your will, And spiritual strength among those who suffer still; For emotional healing of heartrending needs Among those who long for quietude and peace; For spiritual healing through forgiveness received And the hope that comes to all who believe; For healing of people after ravages of any kind, And Your mercy for the afflicted in body, soul, or mind. Amen.

September 17, 2021: Prayer to Take Measure

Lord, please help me to take measure In ways that You will bless. If things haven’t gone just as I planned, Help me see Your answer to, “What’s next?” For Your plan is eternal, Beyond my wildest hopes and dreams. Now that I have come this far, Please be my guide on the road before me. Amen.

September 16, 2021: Marian Prayer for Encouragement

Blessed Virgin Mary, When I am discouraged or afraid, Longing for encouragement, Please hold me close within your heart, Wellspring of comfort through your faith. Amen.

September 15, 2021: 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.

September 14, 2021: Lord, You Are My Help

Lord Jesus, You are my help, For anyone who comes to You Will not be turned away. Longing for Your gentleness, I turn to You today. Lord Jesus, You are my help, For You came to teach and heal, Hope given in Your Word. In Your compassion now I pray With hope, for I am heard. Lord Jesus, You are my help, For giving Yourself upon the Cross Has opened heaven’s doors. May I be blessed in joining My suffering with Yours. Amen.

September 13, 2021: 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, But even in the small tasks that I do. Amen.

September 12, 2021: Prayer in Gratitude for Grandparents

Gracious God, Thank You for the love I feel Even through photographs and reminiscences. Thank You for the love that touches me When I remember words that seem ever wiser. Thank You for the ways my grandparents have loved me, Perhaps as only a grandparent can. Thank You for the love You have shown In the gift of grandparents and their time with me. Amen.

September 11, 2021: Freedom to Serve the Lord

Heavenly Father, I give You thanks for the cherished freedom to serve You wherever I may be. Amen.

September 10, 2021: Prayer to Our Merciful God

Almighty God and Father, May I be open to forgiveness, Received and given as You will. May I live faithfully with joy And holy purpose to fulfill. Amen.

September 9, 2021: Prayer in Humility

Lord Jesus, You came into the world for all people, yet You care individually for me. I pray for peace among the nations and ask for Your blessings in my need. You came that Your Word would reach afar, yet humble offerings, you treasure. May what I do give homage to You, Who love me beyond all measure. Amen.

September 8, 2021: For Schoolchildren

May the children dear to me Pursue their lessons enthusiastically. While from home they are away, Lord, please watch over them in study and play. Through all the subjects they are taught, May goodness be in heart and thought. I hope that as they strive and grow, Kindness to others, they will show. Most of all, Lord, this I pray: That they will follow in Your loving way. Amen.

September 7, 2021: To Engage in Life Faithfully

Lord Jesus, When challenges come my way, May Your example remind me That being blessed is not the same As being unchallenged or carefree. Amen.

September 6, 2021: Prayer for All Who Labor

Lord Jesus, How often, as a child, did You marvel At the things that Joseph made? Please bless all who work with skillful hands, Building the Kingdom through their trades. You grew up in the love and care of Mary, Who became our Mother, too. Please bless the unsung work of parents In bringing children close to You. You told a parable of workers waiting In the vineyard to labor. Please bless all now searching for new work; Through employment, grant them favor. To each person is granted a vocation, Holy purpose to fulfill. Please bless workers devoted in every field With strength to do the Father’s will. Amen.

September 5, 2021: Love, Faith, and Hope

Heavenly Father, Whose love knows no bounds, Please help me to be more loving Today than yesterday. Lord Jesus, Whose compassion knows no barriers, Please help me to face each obstacle With ever greater faith. Holy Spirit, Whose presence knows no borders, Please help me in my need To hope in heaven here on Earth. Amen. Alleluia.

September 4, 2021: Prayer for Help in Need

Lord, I come to You in grateful prayer, Filled with faith and hope and need. Please help me in all I do today To seek You, who by example lead. Amen.

September 3, 2021: Caring and Creative God

Heavenly Father, Creator of all, May Your concern through all I face Renew my hope in the love You write on hearts and then retrace. Amen.

September 2, 2021: Rooted in the Lord

Through parables, Lord, You made known What fields and orchards repeat. May I allow seeds of faith and forgiveness To take root ever more deeply in me. Amen.

September 1, 2021: Marian Prayer for Openness to God’s Plan

Blessed Virgin Mary, please pray with me. May I be open to the favors God holds out to me–blessings that I need to keep going, to change direction, or to live more fully in each moment. May I look with awe on all that God does for me. May I serve Him with alacrity, faith, and gratitude, never ceasing to believe that nothing is impossible for God. Amen.

August 31, 2021: To Spread Hope

Lord, through the blessings I receive, help me to give to others the hope of one day sharing eternal life with You and Mary, our Blessed Mother. Amen.

August 30, 2021: My Place

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, I give You thanks, For You showed me how to live, Then in heaven prepared a place for me, Knowing my every fault and strength, And the person You want me to be. Holy Spirit, I give You thanks, For through Baptism, You came To dwell within me and remain always, So that I should not be afraid Or wander as a sheep gone astray. Amen.

August 29, 2021: For Blessing in Struggle

Almighty God and Father, To You, I give thanks for Your mercy Shown more readily than I sometimes forgive. Please help me to echo Your compassion, Sharing with others Your love redemptive. Amen.