March 15, 2015: Prayer in Sickness

Lord Jesus, When health in body, mind or spirit Has given way to pain, I bring to You the suffering I bear, In faith, not in complaint. For each moment of my being, In health or infirmity, Can be for me a time of grace, Blessed for eternity. May I feel Your presence near to me, So that I’ll not despair, Believing in Your promise to keep Me ever in Your care. Amen.

March 14, 2015: Open to Renewal in Faith

Lord Jesus, in each new day, let me be open to faith renewed.

March 13, 2015: Prayer in My Weakness:

Lord Jesus, who came to dwell with us, When Your presence seems far away, May I reach out for Your healing touch, for the comfort of Your embrace. Lord Jesus, who suffered for my sake, In times of burden or despair, May Your example give me new faith And hope in Your eternal care. Lord Jesus, who came to do the Father’s will, With pain too much to bear alone, May Your Spirit give me strength within And guide me on the path You have shown. Amen.

March 12, 2015: Prayer Before Sleep

Lord Jesus, loving Shepherd, In every care and every choice, May I listen to Your voice; For You suffered on the Cross, So that Your flock would not be lost. Safe within Your watchful keep, May I fall now to restful sleep; That when the rays of dawn appear, In Your light, I shall not fear. Amen.

March 11, 2015: Prayer for a Meaningful Lent

Lord Jesus, During this time of Lent, I recall that in the desert You overcame temptation. When I am tempted to do nothing additional and nothing different in my faith life, Help me to sacrifice sameness To more closely follow You. Amen.

March 10, 2015: God’s Love Shown

Lord, our Savior, I give You thanks and praise, For You came to dwell on Earth that all might see, Through Your life, death, and rising, the Father’s love revealed.

March 9, 2015: Ever in the Lord’s Care

Lord Jesus, May I feel Your presence near to me, So that I’ll not despair, Believing in Your promise to keep Me ever in Your care. Amen.

March 8, 2015: In Time of Need

Loving God, I come before You in need and in gratitude. In times of illness or struggle, please give me the help I need to remain strong in faith. In times of loneliness, please bestow a renewed sense of belonging. In prayer, I give You thanks that, in asking, I have already received the grace needed to believe. Amen.

March 7, 2015: Prayer for Patience

Lord, please be patient with me. When I wonder when my turn will come For the peace of mind I seek, Turn my thoughts to trust in You, Who know my every need. Lord, please be patient with me. When even a moment seems too long For awaited news to come, May my greatest longing be That Your will be done. Lord, please be patient with me. When at times I might not be bothered, For other things seem pressing, Please grant me Your help to use time As a precious blessing. Amen.

March 6, 2015: For Faith Unhidden

Almighty God, Creator, You lovingly made all things, Fashioned in Your goodness and given; Help me to use the blessings I have With faith—a light not meant to be hidden. Amen.

March 5, 2015: To Serve You Well

Lord, help me to serve You well Through the tasks at hand today, Mindful of the people whose lives I can touch in a meaningful way. Amen.

March 4, 2015: For the Blessing of Grace

Lord Jesus, Humbly I ask, through the gift of 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.

March 3, 2015: One in the Lord’s Love

Lord, may the Holy Mass bring people together so that in every heart and every nation, we are one in communion and love.

March 2, 2015: To Voice God’s Love

Lord Jesus, Savior who lived among us, I look to You despite my faults And listen to Your voice. You have the words Of everlasting life; Help me to devote to You The words I speak today. Amen

March 1, 2015: Marian Prayer for Lent

Blessed Virgin Mary, Please be with me as I pray: Even when I don’t understand, Let God’s will be done through me; If I lose sight of Jesus, May my searching lead me nearer to Him; When people I love are suffering, I ask that love help them through; During this penitential time of Lent, May prayer and sacrifice increase my faith. Because your Son lived and died to conquer sin, Let hope and forgiveness dwell in me. Amen.

February 28, 2015: An Imperfect Follower

Lord Jesus, I give You thanks and praise, for You do not abandon me, though in sin I turn away. For the many times I have failed and added to Your suffering, I pray to You in sorrow and in the hope that faith can bring. May the struggles that I face become a source of blessing, perfected through the gift of grace and Your love unending. Amen.

February 27, 2015: God by My Side

Loving Father, When I think I can do things on my own, Please help me anyway. On the other hand, When I want You to be a handyman, Fixing this or that. Please help me to accept That in Your wisdom, You wear many hats. To tell the truth, I enjoy praise now and then. Please grant me more humility. To Love You above all things Is harder than it seems. Thank you for loving me even so. Amen.

February 26, 2015: Prayer for Peace

Lord, Jesus, peace is Your gift, Though it remains at times unopened. When my cares and anxieties get in the way, Please open my heart to Your peace. Yes, peace is Your gift, But I sometimes set it aside. When I am too focused on my struggles, Please help me to let Your peace inside. Peace that is Your gift, You lovingly leave with us. When I need to forgive or ask forgiveness, Please grant me the peace of leaving sin behind. Your peace is a gift Given for the purpose of sharing. When I can give comfort or help, Please share Your love through me. Amen.

February 25, 2015: Prayer for Acceptance

Lord, As You did during Your ministry on Earth, help us to accept one another as we are—people meant to grow in faith as the disciples You want us to be. Amen.

February 24, 2015: 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 nostaglic; 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.

February 23, 2015: In Thanks for Friends

Lord Jesus, friendship is Your gift. For the ways my friends and I have drawn together, I give You thanks and praise. Amen.

February 22, 2015: Prayer for Lenten Blessing

Lord, my Savior, During this holy season of Lent, I pray in gratitude That You lived and died to bring Salvation through Your love and mercy. Vulnerable as in the desert, I pray to have the strength To overcome temptation– To thirst for holiness, though I am weak. Renewed in Baptismal commitment, I pray that the faith I share Will be a hope-filled blessing For others searching and in need. Amen.

February 21, 2015: At Every Turn

Lord Jesus, I pray that my life’s journey will lead me ever closer to you. At every turn my life takes, may love for You remain safe within my heart. Amen.

February 20, 2015: To Live for God’s Glory

Lord Jesus, Healing with Your words and touch, Always attentive to others’ needs And compassionate to all who seek You, Please heal me from selfishness. Lord Jesus, Who prayed to Your heavenly Father, Confident that He would hear With love and not abandonment, Please help me to listen when I pray. Lord Jesus, Teaching as no one else has done, Challenging those who would follow You To seek the truth and freedom from sin, Please teach and guide me in Your ways. Amen.

February 19, 2015: Prayer for Victims

Lord Jesus, As we look around us, There is often tragedy. May victims find hope in those Who respond compassionately. Amen.

February 18, 2015: Ash Wednesday Prayer

Lord Jesus, Guide me as I begin the Lenten journey anew— A journey toward repentance that You desire More than sackcloth or ashes. Though cleansed in Baptism through the Holy Spirit, I seek forgiveness for the times I have failed, Reminded of my sin by the smudge of ashes. To You, O Lord, I long to return with my whole heart, Offering myself and every sacrifice I make, Leaving love, not ashes, upon the altar. Amen.

February 17, 2015: Prayer of Hope

When the attractions of this world Take too much of my attention, May I look heavenward in prayer. With suffering visible around me And at times within my very self, May I find hope renewed. Amen.

February 16, 2015: Opening Doors of Faith

Lord Jesus, You came as loving Savior, Taking upon Yourself the burden of my failing. I give You thanks that You remain always To hold open the door of faith. With the Heavenly Father, all things are possible, Though at times I struggle with doubt. I give You thanks for forgiveness and hope renewed At the threshold of the door of faith. Jesus, our Good Shepherd, you were sent By the Father who desires that none be lost. I give You thanks that, even unbidden, You enter my heart through the door of faith. Lord, You have shown me the way Leading to eternal life with You. I give You thanks, for in prayer at any hour, You answer every knock on the door of faith. Amen.

February 15, 2015: Prayer Amidst Challenge

Lord Jesus, You made me and accept me, Yet challenge me today To grow in faith and share my beliefs As a follower of Your way. Amen.

February 14, 2015: To Share Eternal Life

Heavenly Father, In love shared, given and received, Every person beloved becomes part of me. I give You thanks for the hope Of rejoicing in Your love eternally. Amen.