5/19/19: 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.

5/18/19: 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.

5/17/19: 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.

5/16/19: 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.

5/15/19: Light of Faith

Risen Lord, wherever I journey on Earth, may Your Holy Spirit within me shine for others to see. Amen.

5/14/19: 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.

5/13/19: In Thanks for Vocations

Loving Father, You give each of us a vocation. To You, I give thanks For couples whose hearts share one love, And parents who treasure The children given to their care; For men and women in ordained and religious life, Whose presence brings comfort To a world in need of ministry; For single laypeople who serve You When they could be self-centered instead; For all of the faithful, whose purpose is Fulfillment of their place in Your eternal plan. Amen.

5/12/19: In Gratitude for Mothers

Lord Jesus, to You I pray: 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.

5/11/19: 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.

5/10/19: The Glory of Springtime

Loving God, As the days grow longer, With each sunrise may I be reminded That You sent Your Son To be light for the world! In the rains that water Ground trampled and dry, may I be reminded, As on the road to Emmaus, Of the yearning for Words of life! And if a rainbow should appear And I gaze toward the heavens, may I be reminded Of the covenant You made And the spectrum of Your love. Amen.

5/9/19: 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.

5/8/19: 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.

5/7/19: 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.

5/6/19: 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.

5/5/19: 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.

5/4/19: 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.

5/3/19: Grateful Follower

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

5/2/19: 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.

5/1/19: 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.

4/30/19: To Share Hope

Lord Jesus, You gave love beyond compare. Help me to give to others the hope You came to share. Amen.

4/29/19: 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.

4/28/19: Prayer for Divine Mercy

Lord Jesus, Risen Savior, Born to redeem Your sheep gone astray, As a shepherd desiring that none be lost, You gave Your love and earthly life, Forgiving even as You died on the Cross. In faith, I ask for Your Divine Mercy. In humble prayer, I come before You, Undeserving of the compassion desired, For sin, although forgiven, leaves A mark upon perfect Creation defiled. In hope, I ask for Your Divine Mercy. With Easter joy that You have risen And belief that You will not abandon me, May Your words echo in my heart, Overcoming my fears and bringing peace. In love, I ask for Your Divine Mercy. Amen.

4/27/19: 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.

4/26/19: What Today May Bring

Loving Father, If I awakened today wondering what will be, May I look for the guidance of Your Spirit in me. If today I experience loneliness, May Your Son’s compassion fill the emptiness. If in body, mind, or spirit is pain, May I turn to You for hope sustained. If the answer to a prayer occurs, May I be grateful that every prayer is heard. If I fail to seek You in all that I do, May the desire to serve You be renewed. Amen.

4/25/19: Be with Me, Lord

Lord Jesus, who came into Your disciples’ presence although the door was locked, may I open my heart to Your peace and not be afraid. Amen.

4/24/19: Morning Prayer

At the dawning of this new day, Please renew in me the certainty That You desire for each a place With You for all eternity. In the light of early morning, Please reawaken Your love in me; Your compassionate outpouring, Let me show to others in need. As Your plan before me unfolds, May the glory I envision Remain within my heart to hold, For You have lived, died, and risen!

4/23/19: 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.

4/22/19: To Recognize the Lord

Risen Savior, You appeared, though unrecognized at first. When I fail to see Your face, in Your love my heart immerse. Amen.

4/21/19: Prayer to the Risen Lord

Lord Jesus, Risen Savior, To You I offer joyful praise For the compassion that You give. Grateful prayer to You I raise, Who have shown me how to live. In faith, I want to follow You, Although I sometimes stumble. Please guide me as I pursue Life in You, Savior most humble. You know without my voicing Every blessing, dream, and care. With Easter hope and rejoicing, I come to You in thankful prayer. Amen.

4/20/19: Prayer for Holy Saturday

Lord, please help me as I seek You, Ever in need of Your guidance and graces. Where You have gone ahead of me, May I come to see what Your love embraces. Amen.