January 01, 2024: New Year’s Prayer
Lord Jesus, You came to make things new. During the coming year, May I approach each day Changed by a spirit renewed. Lord Jesus, You came to heal in every way. During the coming year, May I see the opportunities To extend healing words. Lord Jesus, You came to teach us how to live. During the coming year, May I seek to follow You, Eager as the Disciples to learn. Lord Jesus, You came to bring salvation. During the coming year, May I be ever more grateful For Your promise of life eternal. Amen.
December 31, 2023: New Year’s Eve Prayer
Blessed Virgin Mary, please join with me in prayer: For openness to the favors God holds out to me— the grace to look ahead with hope and live each moment faithfully; to trust in His love and wisdom with humility, for God knows when to go beyond the possibilities I see. Amen.
December 30, 2023: To Be As Jesus’ Family
Lord Jesus, May I always have abundant room for You in my heart. Like the Blessed Virgin Mary, May I always seek to be pure of heart and holy. Inspired by Saint Joseph, May I put my heart into doing the work God asks of me. In these prayers, may I be held close in heart by your Holy Family. Amen.
December 29, 2023: Glory to God
Lord, to You I offer love, praise, and gratitude, For You have made me part of Your eternal plan. May I be attentive to what You ask of me, Giving You glory in every way that I can. Amen.
December 28, 2023: Christmas in My Heart
Lord Jesus, Who came as newborn Savior To dwell with us on Earth, In Your love, may I find favor, Hope, joy, and blessing through Your birth. Heralded by angel chorus Yet in a manger laid, In Your abiding love for us, May I share Christmas peace this day. Inviting us to journey Like magi from afar, In Your love, O Lord most holy, May I seek You with all my heart. Amen.
December 27, 2023: Prayer to Our Newborn Savior
Lord Jesus, Who came into the world With every human need, A child, yet born a Savior, Please grant us Christmas joy and peace. Lord Jesus, Our Savior, who came with love For humanity in need, May the gift of faith in You Fill us with Christmas joy and peace. Lord Jesus, In whose heart is always room To welcome all who come, In giving love to others, May I find Christmas joy and peace. Amen.
December 26, 2023: Christmastime Prayer
With no room at the inn, in the manger He lay. May every room in my heart be filled with the love of our Savior. To shepherds with the flock, angels proclaimed great joy. May the tidings I bring to others proclaim the love of our Lord. With gifts, the magi came offering homage and praise. May the gift of faith I have received be shared in the love of Christ. Blessed Virgin Mary held these things in her heart. May I be always receptive to the love of her Son, Jesus. Amen.
December 25, 2023: Christmas Prayer of Peace and Joy
Loving Savior, At whose birth, a star brightly shone, You are our light, our Savior made known. Angels join their voices above, As we rejoice in Your light and love. Please shine in us, that our lives may be Filled with the joy that brings Christmas peace. Amen.
December 24, 2023: Christmas Eve Prayer
Shepherds kept watch On a most holy night. Lord, our Shepherd, in your watchful care, Please keep me in Your holy Light. Angels appeared, God’s glory to proclaim. Lord, our Shepherd, I join now in praise, For You know us each by name. The magi went To Bethlehem in haste. Lord, our Shepherd, when I have not seen, I ask for blessing in my faith. Amen.
December 23, 2023: Prayer with Christmas Near
Loving Lord Jesus, With the celebration of Christmas Now nearly at hand, May your abiding love be felt By people in every land. You came for all the world, Inviting us to believe; May the Christmas love You give Be joyfully received. You came as Savior, To teach new ways of seeing; May I welcome You this Christmas In my deepest being. Amen.
December 22, 2023: Advent Hope
Lord, my Savior, May the light of Your love shine Within my heart awaiting The celebration of Your birth And fill me with hope unfading. Amen.
December 21, 2023: Prayer at the Christmas Tree
God, our Father, Who promised descendants To number as stars in the sky, I join with the angelic choir Giving praise and glory on high. Lord Jesus, Born unto the world, Heralded by a star above, Lamb of God and Shepherd for us, I rejoice in Your light and love. Holy Spirit, Who is with us always, That faith may shine for all to see, I pray that hope may be renewed By the light of this Christmas tree. Amen.
December 20, 2023: Preparing for Christmas
Lord Jesus, The celebration of Your birth is near; Help me to draw nearer to You. You came to share our humanity; Come into my heart anew. Advent is a time of waiting But of preparation, too. Thank You for this moment Which I give with love to You. Amen.
December 19, 2023: Journeying with the Holy Family
Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph, Please pray for all who are wondering now About the timing of events in their lives. May anxiety turn to celebration of Jesus’ birth, Wherever they may be. Please pray, too, for travelers, That their journeys will be safe; And for the homeless in need of shelter these nights, That at least small comforts will be theirs. All of the prayers I have in my heart, I bring to you today, Filled with hope that you will intercede for me With your beloved Son, Jesus. Amen.
December 18, 2023: Nearer to That Joyful Day
As Mary and Joseph traveled, Knowing that Your birth was near, May I never cease to seek You And rejoice to find You here. Amen.
December 17, 2023: Prayer on the Third Sunday of Advent
O Loving Lord, As I await Christmas celebration, May I draw closer to you. In this time of preparation, Please guide all that I do. May I wait with glad anticipation, As a child, hopeful and excited. Please grant me affirmation In each Advent candle lighted. May belief be the punctuation In all the tidings that I voice. Please be my strength and animation, Savior in whose love I rejoice. Amen.
December 16, 2023: Advent Preparation
Lord Jesus, During this Advent time of waiting, In my heart, may I prepare To welcome You on Christmas Day And Your love find ways to share. Amen.
December 15, 2023: Jesus, with Us Always
Lord Jesus, You are with us always; may I never ignore Your love. You guide us through Your Holy Spirit; may I be open to grace in all that I do. You are our awaited Savior; may I always be prepared to welcome You. You are in people all around us; may I unfailingly see You. Amen.
December 14, 2023: Hope, Joy, and Peace
Lord, our Savior, In joy-filled anticipation, I come to You in prayer, Filled with renewed hope in the love You came to share. On this Advent journey, remembering Your birth, May I find through faith in You the gift of peace on Earth. Amen.
December 13, 2023: Make Me a Humble Servant
Heavenly Father, In Your loving and gracious plan for me, Help me never to go astray, Following Jesus in humility, Who from His birth showed me the way. Amen.
December 12, 2023: An Enthusiastic Follower
Jesus, You counted on Saint Peter to respond exuberantly. Please forgive me for the times of unenthusiastic response to Your gift of faith. Amen.
December 11, 2023: Prayer with the Virgin Mary
Blessed Virgin Mary, handmaid of the Lord, please join me as I pray that I will serve Him well and yet hand Jesus the burdens He longs to take away. Amen.
December 10, 2023: Light for All to See
May candles on the Advent wreath and lights on the Christmas tree Remind me that You are Light for the world, Shining here and for eternity. Amen.
December 9, 2023: Precious Time
Gracious Father, In this Advent time, may I see more clearly That you created me with purpose in Your plan. Thank You for giving me the time to serve You By helping others in whatever ways I can. Amen.
December 8, 2023: To Be Like Mary
Lord, when Your will is shown to me, As to the Virgin Mary, May I answer, “Let it be done,” And treasure the blessings that come to be. Wherever I may journey, As did the Virgin Mary, May my words reflect to others The gift of Your love growing within me. You were born unto the world As to the Virgin Mary, May I turn to You in faith, my Savior, Like a child reaching up in need. Searching anxiously for You As did Joseph and Mary, May I come to where You are found, Although at times I somehow fail to see. When I bring concerns to You, As did the Virgin Mary, May I heed the words at Cana To do in faith whatever You tell me. Amen.
December 7, 2023: In Time of Waiting
Loving Savior, In this season of preparation, Please help me never to be too busy To notice Your promptings in my life. Like Mary and Joseph, Help me to journey forward At times when I would rather stay put. When Christmas comes, Please be with me as I rejoice In all the ways You come into my life. Amen.
December 6, 2023: Spirit of Giving
Saint Nicholas, Giver of God’s gifts and His helping hand, Please pray that children will eagerly receive The spirit of giving You help us to know, Rooted in faith and generosity. Amen.
December 5, 2023: Rekindled Faith in You
Loving Savior, Through the blessings of this holy time, May rekindled faith in You Bring rejoicing that You have come To light our world with hope renewed. Amen.
December 4, 2023: The Gift of Faith’s Mystery
Heavenly Father, Your eternal plan surpasses my understanding, and yet the mystery is a gift. I give You thanks that whatever happens, there is hope; when loved ones are snatched away, the love remains; disaster can bring people together; it is possible to cry tears of both sadness and joy; You have created what science can only discover; and in Your plan, I matter. Please bring me to the day in heavenly glory when I will no longer ask You anything but only rejoice with joy that will be unending! Amen.
December 3, 2023: As Advent Begins
Lord, in this Advent season, May I wait with hope renewed, For Your birth gave every reason To have faith in You. In this time of preparation, May I grow in readiness To share Your gentleness and patience, Signs of Your love for us. The candles on an Advent wreath Remind me that You are light; May I have faith that all I need Is already in Your sight. Amen.