May 31, 2021: Memorial Day Prayer
On this day, I bring to You my prayer for all who have lost life or loved ones in war. I pray, too, for those who have been hurt and seen things unimaginable before. May their sacrifices have continued meaning, love help them to endure, and their desire for peace be saluted with unforgotten gratitude. Amen.
May 30, 2021: Prayer to the Holy Trinity
O God, my heavenly Father, To You, I come as child adoring For every marvel, You have made. May who I am now and will become Give You glory, gratitude, and praise. Jesus, Son in the Father’s being, In You, is mercy and compassion, For You came as Savior and friend. May all that I do reflect Your love To those whose brokenness love can mend. Holy Spirit, One with Father and Son, Through You, come inspiration and grace To live in faith and heaven seek. May my heart and soul and mind rejoice In the forgiveness that sets me free. Amen.
May 29, 2021: 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 28, 2021: 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 27, 2021: 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 26, 2021: With Glorious Potential
Heavenly Father, I give You thanks for glorious potential. The caterpillar emerges from the chrysalis as a butterfly, yet the transformation cannot compare with the resurrection You desire for me. New leaves appear on trees following winter’s dormancy, a reminder that faith, too, can blossom. Loving Father, please help me to grow, to change, and to become the person you want me to be. Amen.
May 25, 2021: 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 24, 2021: 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 23, 2021: Prayer to the Spirit Within
Holy Spirit, You are life within me and inspire all that is good. May the promises of Baptism fill my heart with hope. Amen.
May 22, 2021: Gratitude for Friendship
Lord Jesus, How wonderful it must have been for friends Who came to know You during Your lifetime. Thank you for the friends You give me, In whose love I see Your holy face. Amen.
May 21, 2021: 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 20, 2021: 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 19, 2021: 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 18, 2021: 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 17, 2021: Praying Beyond What I Want
Lord Jesus, You know all that I need and desire, Although I sometimes confuse the two. When what I want fails to transpire, Please grant me greater faith in You. Amen.
May 16, 2021: 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 15, 2021: 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 14, 2021: 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 13, 2021: Ascension Prayer
Lord Jesus, I come to You in prayer and ask for the grace That I need on this day, in this time and place: To pray with confidence that You hold me dearly, Through good times and days when I grow weary; To look up to You with gratitude and praise, And in my life here on Earth not go astray; To be open to grace and while using Your gifts Trust in You, whose love and compassion uplift. Amen.
May 12, 2021: 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 11, 2021: 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 10, 2021: Free to Follow the Lord
Jesus, Lord and Savior, Rather than freedom to have my way, From sin I want to be set free. May blessings through serving You today Help me to follow where You lead. Amen.
May 9, 2021: 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 8, 2021: Prayer to Fulfill My Mission
Loving Father, You sent Your Son into the world, Where He walked on dusty roads and water; Please grant me the faith and grace I need To serve You from this moment onward. Lord Jesus, You sent the Apostles to go forth, To find welcome or shake the dust from their feet; Please help me to reflect Your love, By forgiving and leading others to faith. Holy Spirit, You have been sent to dwell within me, So that my life is never empty; Please help me to see renewed purpose And look for each day’s new opportunities. Amen.
May 7, 2021: 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 6, 2021: Marian Prayer for Hope
Mary, Queen of Heaven, please be with me when I need reminding that, with God, all things are possible. Please pray for me to be more open to what God intends and lovingly prepares for me. Amen.
May 5, 2021: Grateful Follower
Lord, the sacrifice You made is without compare; for Your unending love, I come to You in grateful prayer. Amen.
May 4, 2021: 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 Only 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.
May 3, 2021: Reaching for the Lord
Lord Jesus, Like the plants that reach toward sunlight to grow and flourish, yet I thirst for water living. I give You thanks for love outpoured, Light of faith, Bread to nourish, wellspring of love and giving. In storms that I must weather, let me turn to You in faith, for You alone can calm my fear. May I seek to serve You better, while knowing that You await all who seek to find You near. Amen.
May 2, 2021: 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.