7/15/2020: 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.

7/14/2020: 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.

7/13/2020: 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.

7/12/2020: 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.

7/11/2020: Faith to Overcome My Fears

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

7/10/2020: 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.

7/9/2020: 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.

7/8/2020: 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.

7/7/2020: 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.

7/6/2020: 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.

7/5/2020: 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 Memobers of the Body of Christ, In whom we find our meaning. We remember in our prayers The souls whose lives made evident Sacred truths bravely upheld While trusting in Your providence. Amen.

7/4/2020: Freedom to Serve the Lord

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

7/3/2020: For the Hungry

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

7/2/2020: To Shine in Faith

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

7/1/2020: 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.

6/30/2020: 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.

6/29/2020: 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.

6/28/2020: 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.

6/27/2020: 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.

6/26/2020: 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.

6/25/2020: Following Jesus

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

6/24/2020: 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.

6/23/2020: Jesus, Who Came for All People

Loving God, like the rainbow that reminds us of Your promises, please help people of every race and color to give You glory. Amen

6/22/2020: Receiving God’s Blessings

Loving Father, today I pray in gratitude for reminders Of Your invitations to grow in faith. May I be open to receive the blessings Of your love revealed in summer days. Amen.

6/21/2020: Father’s Day Prayer

Loving Father, Please bless fathers, grandfathers, and godfathers with patience to teach repeatedly, both gentleness and strength, readiness to forgive, grace to love unconditionally, delight in seeing children grow, wisdom to lend a hand or let go, generosity to give of themselves while living faithfully, and the joy of life with You eternally. Amen.

6/20/2020: 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.

6/19/2020: 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.

6/18/2020: Prayer for Hope

Lord Jesus, while I pray with hope in life eternal, I ask for the grace to bring hope in this world, wherever I can. Where there is violence, I hope for peace. Where people are suffering the aftermath of storms, I hope for calmness in weather and in hearts. For all who are suffering the loss of a loved one, of a job, of health, or any loss, please lead them to renewed hope where it will be found through Your grace. Amen.

6/17/2020: 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.

6/16/2020: 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.