May 22, 2018: 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.

May 21, 2018: To See God’s Greatness

Blessed Virgin Mary, please pray That I will come to see The greatness of all things That God desires for me. Amen.

May 20, 2018: Pentecost Prayer

Heavenly Father, I give You thanks, For in Your eternal plan, You created me to fulfill a part, Giving every blessing I need And writing Your love upon my heart. Lord Jesus, You showed me how to live, Then in heaven prepared a place for me; You know my every fault and strength, And the person You want me to be. Holy Spirit, Through Baptism, You came To dwell within me and remain always So that I should not be afraid, With You to guide me throughout each day. Amen.

May 19, 2018: Armed Forces Day Prayer

Lord Jesus, In remembrance, I faithfully pray For men and women who have been called to serve: Seeking peace where there is violence, Protecting lives where there is peril, Upholding freedom where there is oppression. On this day, I join in prayer For all who have lost life or ability or loved ones in war. May their sacrifices have continued meaning, Love’s comfort endure beyond the pain, and Their service be saluted with unforgotten gratitude. Amen.

May 18, 2018: 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 17, 2018: 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 16, 2018: 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 15, 2018: Light of Faith

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

May 14, 2018: 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.

May 13, 2018: 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 the motherly love of others Holding in my heart a treasured place; For ways of seeing, doing, bearing, With humility and grace. Amen.

May 12, 2018: 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 11, 2018: 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, 2018: 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 09, 2018: 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 08, 2018: 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 07, 2018: 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 06, 2018: 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 05, 2018: Grateful Follower

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

May 04, 2018: To Do God’s Will

Blessed Virgin Mary, please be with me as I pray that whatever God desires be done through me each day. Amen.

May 03, 2018: 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.

May 02, 2018: To Share Hope

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

May 01, 2018: Morning Prayer

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.

April 30, 2018: For Trust in God

Creative God, Beneath the dome of the sky, Are vastness yet embrace. May I trust in Your eternal plan, Through everything I face. Amen.

April 29, 2018: Prayer Before Mass

God, our Father, Your Word is creative, Sustaining what You have made. May Holy Scripture bring me new hope In the blessings which I await. Lord Jesus, Remembering Your love, In Your care, I am gratefully blessed. I am one in the communion of faith Gathered for Word and Eucharist. Holy Spirit, Come in wind or whisper, Giving me comfort and grace. Constant companion on my life’s journey, Be my help in struggles I face. Amen.

April 28, 2018: Prayer for Family

Heavenly Father, To You, I give thanks for the Holy Family: For the gentle presence of Mary, The upright example of Joseph, And for the obedience of Jesus. For my family members, I offer prayers for our needs And ask that we may be for one another A reflection of the Holy Family’s love. Amen.

April 27, 2018: Drawing Closer to the Lord

Lord, You have walked before me, showing me the way. When I lag behind, please help me draw closer to You. Amen.

April 26, 2018: Eternal Life and Love

Lord Jesus, In You there is no greater love, And that love lives now in me. May I one day be in heaven above, Where loves lives on eternally. Amen.

April 25, 2018: 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.

April 24, 2018: 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.

April 23, 2018: 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.