July 21, 2018: 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.

July 20, 2018: 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.

July 19, 2018: 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.

July 18, 2018: 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.

July 17, 2018: To Care for Those in Need

Heavenly Father, it is sometimes easier for me to keep my distance than to take the first step in reaching out to someone in need. Please help me to follow Your example of attentive love. Amen.

July 16, 2018: Love, the Greatest Part of Me

Though my heart has many rooms, Some empty and some crowded with cares, Please grant me always the love I need. Though I ask, too, for faith and hope, May the love be the greatest part of me. Amen.

July 15, 2018: A Forgiving Heart

Loving Lord Jesus, When I harbor anger Even though Your mercy to me abounds, Please give me a more forgiving heart. Amen.

July 14, 2018: Faith Beyond Understanding

Lord Jesus, When I fail to understand Or want to know more than I could bear, Please grant me the faith I need. When answers remain hidden from me, May I seek more strongly to believe. Amen.

July 13, 2018: Prayer on a Summer Day

Loving God, For flowers arrayed in splendor And the sound of morning birdsong, I give You thanks and praise. May the blessings of this summer day Be reminders that You care for me Even more than sparrows or fields. For treasured hours of daylight And welcome respite in the shade, I give you thanks and praise. May the blessings of this summer day Be reminders of Your grace outpoured To follow in the light of the Lord. For the setting of the sun And the sky in glorious hues, I give You thanks and praise. May the blessings of this summer day Be reminders that belief in You Should color everything I do. Amen.

July 12, 2018: Strength to Bear Hardship

Lord Jesus, You are our Savior, Willing to suffer though You do not sin, Eager to lighten our burden with Your mercy. With whatever strength I have in body and spirit, Please help me to bear the hardships I face And to bring Your love to others. Amen.

July 11, 2018: Faith to Overcome My Fears

Lord, help me to seek You with growing faith and, because You are with me, not be afraid. Amen.

July 10, 2018: To Live in Faith

Lord Jesus, Humbly I ask, in my imperfect faith, For the blessing of Your Holy Spirit’s grace: To profess eternal truth that is You, In the words I say and in all that I do. To celebrate the nourishment You give That, in believing, forever I will live. To proceed in ways that let others see Grace-filled wonder and hope, because I believe. To pray with confidence that when I seek, Though I may grow tired, You hasten to meet. To welcome You always into my heart And Your abiding love to others impart. Amen.

July 09, 2018: Grace Gladly Given

Lord God, I ask for the grace of Your Holy Spirit with faith that help is gladly given. Through your grace, please help me to do Your will in the circumstances of this day. Amen.

July 08, 2018: Marian Prayer of Hope

Blessed Virgin Mary, please pray for me, When, at times, I ask myself, “How can this be?” May I always trust in the Lord, And, in that trust, find serenity. Amen.

July 07, 2018: Around Your Table

Lord Jesus, You invite people to gather around the Your table at Mass, to be nourished through Word and Eucharist. May I nourish the people around me through Your love that is part of me. Where there is unrest in the world, may people gather around tables to resolve what violence cannot. Amen.

July 06, 2018: A Walk with the Lord

In the woods, with dappled light, lie roots and rocks I may not see. Lord Jesus, please be with me, though I stumble along the way. Only from a distance does the route to a mountain summit seem clear. Lord Jesus, be my foothold while showing me the way. In the sands of shore or desert, footprints quickly disappear. Lord Jesus, walk beside me when it seems hard to follow Your way. On the sidewalks of a city, Each intersection holds a choice. Lord Jesus, guide me constantly in all Your loving ways. Amen.

July 05, 2018: For the Hungry

Heavenly Father, Where there is hunger in the world, may people sharing what they have nourish faith and hope. Amen.

July 04, 2018: The Gift of Freedom

Loving Father, Among the treasured blessings You have given to humankind Is the gift of freedom To seek You with heart, soul, and mind. May we faithfully choose to do What is pleasing in Your sight, And know the peace of heart that comes From doing what is right. May we never take for granted Life enjoyed in liberty; We pray for people now afraid To praise You openly. May our pursuit of happiness Go hand in hand with being One in the Body in Christ, In whom we find our meaning. We remember in our prayers The souls of all whose lives are spent Declaring of sacred truths While trusting in Your providence. Amen.

July 03, 2018: Freedom to Serve the Lord

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

July 02, 2018: To Shine in Faith

Jesus, You made the Father’s compassion known. Through me, may the light of Your love be shown. Amen.

July 01, 2018: Fulfilling God’s Purpose

Love is the reason for all of Creation; Love is the purpose for which You made me. In Your goodness, You created each person, and I pray that through each one, You will work wonders beyond what we can imagine. Amen.

June 30, 2018: Discovering God’s Love

Heavenly Father, In the world, new discoveries are made, Wonders of Your all-knowing and loving creation. May I have faith that You know and yet love me Beyond my wildest imagination. Amen.

June 29, 2018: A Daily Disciple

Lord Jesus, When I am a less than enthusiastic follower, Please refresh me in my zeal. When I am hurting or need forgiveness, In Your love, please help me heal. When I am blessed with accomplishment or well-being, May gratitude be what I feel. Amen.

June 28, 2018: Following Jesus

Lord Jesus, to a world in need of a Shepherd You came; may I follow You and never go astray. Amen.

June 27, 2018: Message of Love

Lord Jesus, You spread the Gospel message Without computer, car, or phone. In my interactions, please help me To make Your message known. Amen.

June 26, 2018: Dependent on the Lord

Heavenly Father, As a child dependent On You for every care, Please help me to become A sign of the love You bear. For the blessings of faith To live and share, With gratitude I come to You Who hear my every prayer. Amen.

June 25, 2018: Lord, Constantly with Me

Lord Jesus, In the sunlight and shade of summer days, May I know You are always with me; As You, Lord, are constant in love and faith, Please grant whatever help I may need. Amen.

June 24, 2018: Prayer of One Baptized

Loving Father, May the water poured at my Baptism Continue as a wellspring of grace, Sanctifying me to live more fully For Your glory through a life of faith. Amen.

June 23, 2018: 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 22, 2018: 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.