May 23, 2024: 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.

May 22, 2024: I Know Not How

To seek the Kingdom of heaven, When I don’t know how, Lord, help me to see the heavenly glory Around me, here and now. To be a faithful follower, When I feel far, far behind, Lord, please grant me the grace to listen To Your Word with open mind. To notice people as You did, When I would rather pass them by, Lord, increase in me the generosity To put my own desires aside. To be a sign of Your love, For I have Your love to give, Lord, may I reconcile with others readily, Following Your example of how to live. Amen.

May 21, 2024: 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.

May 20, 2024: Blessed Virgin, Mother of the Church

Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, How wonderful to contemplate All that it means to share Membership in Christ’s body, The Church entrusted to your care. Though unworthy as a temple Of the Holy Spirit, May my heart be open to guidance and the faith to hear it. Your Son is head of the Body, And yet I am a part. Please pray for me to become a tug of hope in others’ hearts. If a body were only eyes How could it walk or hear? No matter how small my part, may Your Son’s love, though me, appear. Amen.

May 19, 2024: Pentecost Prayer

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.

May 18, 2024: Armed Forces Day Prayer

Lord Jesus, I ask for your blessing Upon those bearing the heavy burdens of war, Serving, protecting, and defending All that their bravery upholds. I pray for any in danger today, That in Your love You will keep them safe. Watching out for one another, May those shoulder to shoulder now Know the joy of coming home To their loved ones who anxiously wait. Amen.

May 17, 2024: 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 16, 2024: 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 15, 2024: In Humble Praise

In restful breezes, rippling waters, and night skies softly lit by stars, Heavenly Father, please help me to know your gentleness that will get me through times of passing storms. Amen.

May 14, 2024: For a Faith-Filled Outlook

Blessed Virgin Mary, please pray for me. When events threaten to change my outlook, And not in the best of ways, Please pray that I will always see Your Son In His loving constancy. Amen.

May 13, 2024: 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 12, 2024: In Gratitude for Mothers

Lord Jesus, to You I pray in gratitude: For my mother, whose arms held me close, Touching my heart with her gentle love; For the lessons taught on how to live: Pray, forgive, and rise above. For her comfort as I tried my wings Sometimes falling when I longed to soar; For encouragement to try again, While loving me all the more. For her love forever in my heart And cherished memories I embrace— Her ways of seeing, doing, bearing, With humility and grace. Amen.

May 11, 2024: 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.

May 10, 2024: Jesus, I Turn to You

For Your help when I am in pain, For hope greater than despair, Jesus, I turn to You. For comfort when I am lonely, For happiness though it seems far away, Jesus, I turn to You. For direction at every crossroad, For faith when I am afraid, Jesus, I turn to You. For forgiveness when I fail, For peace that is Your gift, Jesus, I turn to You. For openness to the fullness of grace, For a heart overflowing with love, Jesus, I turn to You. Amen.

May 09, 2024: Ascension Prayer

Lord Jesus, who have ascended to heaven, Please help me to reach the place prepared for me. Meanwhile, may I find in every place and circumstance The chance to serve You, if I take the opportunity. Amen.

May 08, 2024: 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 07, 2024: 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 06, 2024: With the Virgin Mother Praying

Blessed Virgin Mary, be with me in my prayer. When I wonder what God is asking of me, Or how it can be so, Please ask Your Son, our Lord and Savior, To help me respond in faith. Amen.

May 05, 2024: 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 04, 2024: Confident in the Lord

Heavenly Father, I pray that when I turn to You in prayer, I will remain faithful that You will not turn away. Amen.

May 03, 2024: Faith to Carry On

Jesus, my hope, As I continue to seek, May discouragement not get the better of me. When I feel let down and When am afraid to get my hopes up, Grant me faith enough to keep trying. Amen.

May 02, 2024: Trying My Best

Lord Jesus, You accepted people in Your life, not expecting flawless friends; Help me to try my best and on Your mercy still depend. Amen.

May 01, 2024: For Workers and Those Seeking Work

Saint Joseph, please join me in prayer today for blessing upon all who work with skillful hands, to build the Kingdom through their trades. You whose love our Lord Jesus knew, please pray for parents whose work includes bringing their children close to You. Having moved with your infant Son and Mary, please pray for all who search for work with hope despite the stress they carry. In fields, factories, or wherever work is fulfilled, please pray that workers, through their tasks, will do what the heavenly Father has willed. Amen.

April 30, 2024: Lord, Always Loving

Lord, I give You thanks, For You remain with me: Faithful though I falter, Ready to forgive my faults, Loving, always loving. Amen.

April 29, 2024: Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd, I come to You with faithfulness That You hear my every prayer. For anyone hurt through my sin, I ask for Your blessing and care. Amen.

April 28, 2024: With the Lord at My Side

Loving Lord, May sacrifices lead to sanctity; May mercy follow sorrow; and May I never cease to trust in You, Who lovingly accompany me. Amen.

April 27, 2024: Grateful Follower

Lord, the sacrifice You made is without compare; for Your unending love, I come to You in grateful prayer. Amen.

April 26, 2024: To Seek Peace

God, our Father, almighty and yet all-loving: For people in power, I pray that they will seek the peace which comes through serving You. Lord Jesus, victim and yet our Savior: For the vulnerable, I pray that they will know the peace of being loved by people serving You. Holy Spirit, one in God and yet dwelling in me: For all who feel crushed in spirit, I pray that they will receive peace and every grace needed for serving You. Amen.

April 25, 2024: 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.

April 24, 2024: Reflection of Your Love

Father, the glory of creation, You have set before us. With voice and heart, I give You praise, My prayer a song with joyful chorus. In Your image, You created me, Giving both life and soul. May all I do reflect Your love, While giving of self, becoming whole. Amen.