8/22/19: In Challenging Times

Lord Jesus, When I come to You in prayer, Pleading because the time seems long, Please be with me for the distance, And help me bear the pace. When I am burdened or suffering And need to lean on You, If not strength, then in my weakness, Give me humility and grace. When I fail to understand Obstacles appearing in my way, Help me not to miss the markers Leading to a better place. When I feel weary from trying, Becoming discouraged or afraid, Inspire me, guide me, and hold me In Your loving embrace. Amen.

8/21/19: With the Lord at My Side

Loving Lord, May sacrifices lead to sanctity; May mercy follow sorrow; and May I never cease to trust in You, Who lovingly accompany me. Amen.

8/20/19: Beyond What I Can Do

Lord Jesus, There is much in this world beyond what I can remedy, And so I come to You in prayer: For peace where there is war And for peacemakers; For the hungry and homeless And those who provide what they can; For the abandoned and abused And for unsung heroes; For the dehumanized and demoralized And for the gentlehearted who bring hope. Amen.

8/19/19: Servant of the Lord

Lord Jesus, I offer to You this simple prayer: Through the sacrifices I make, Whether chosen or thrust upon me, And through Your grace to be awake To blessings of Your love and mercy. Amen.

8/18/19: Together in Faith

Jesus, my Savior, I come to You today, To ask for Your blessing in prayer. Through the love You give to me, Please make me more loving and aware. For people around me, May I be a sign You are near. Should I meet with sorrow, Let me be Your hand to dry a tear. You are always with me, My hope when others might despair. May the faith you give to me Be a gift that I gratefully share. Amen.

8/17/19: Seeking in Faith

Lord Jesus, You willingly shared our life and know both suffering and joy. Please grant me the grace to fruitfully share my life here and eternally with You. Amen.

8/16/19: Prayer to Grow in Faith and Love

Loving God, Although Your ways are far above mine, Sometimes I wish I could see Why things happen the way they do Or purpose not apparent to me. Lord Jesus, You promised a day to come Of not wanting to ask anything. Help me to have faith until the time That all questions and doubts take wing. Holy Spirit, Source of discernment and hope, May Your wisdom come into my soul. Please color my outlook with Your grace, Blessed palate for love made whole. Amen.

8/15/19: Marian Prayer of Hope

Blessed Virgin Mary, Assumed into heaven to become its Queen, Your soul and body made perfect, Please pray for fulfillment of my hope Of joining you, despite my flawed humanity. Amen.

8/14/19: Prayer for Victims

Loving Lord Jesus, I pray for victims of every kind, For hope in You, who were victimized, too. For those hurt by violence, I pray for healing and peace. For those used as objects of desire or greed, I pray for freedom and dignity. For those whose livelihood has been lost, I pray for new opportunities to work. For the forgotten and neglected, I pray for recognition and love. Amen.

8/13/19: Wisdom Beyond Me

Lord Jesus, I pray in gratitude For the people in my life who see Beyond the day-to-day problems And inspire hope in Your mercy. Amen.

8/12/19: The Gift of Today

Heavenly Father, Although today is in many ways like many others, Each day is uniquely Your gift. When I get too wrapped up in problems, Please help me to be open to Your love. When I think I have things figured out, Please help me to be open to surprises. When I don’t know quite what to do with Your gift, Please help me to think out of the box. Amen.

8/11/19: For Those I Miss

Blessed Virgin Mary, Whose beloved Son was snatched away, You know the loved ones I dearly miss. Please pray for our happy reunion In heaven’s joy and eternal bliss. Amen.

8/10/19: Prayer for Peace

Lord, You invite people to gather around the altar to be nourished by Your love. May those who come invite others as well, for all are welcome at Your table. Amen.

8/9/19: Prayer on a Summer Day

Loving God, At the dawning of a summer day, may Your love reawaken in me the desire to humbly seek You. In midday, with the sun overhead, may I be reminded that You sent Your Son to be light for all the world. As the sun sets in awesome majesty, may the sky’s spectacular hues fill my heart with gratitude. When dusk turns once again to night, may I be comforted that You give blessings as countless as the stars. Amen.

8/8/19: You Are Not Alone

For all who are facing a hard day, I pray for the strength they need. For all who are lonely or afraid, I join my prayer with theirs. For anyone not feeling very blessed today, I ask the Lord to be more obvious. And when I am among the disheartened, I pray to find hope as one in the Lord. Amen.

8/7/19: Loving Lord, Guide Me

Believing in You, Lord, may my heart rejoice; please let Your love direct my thoughts and guide my every choice. Amen.

8/6/19: To the Transfigured Lord

Lord Jesus, Transfigured before disciples in awe, May the glimpse You let them see Inspire and help me to follow You, Into eternal glory. When tasks before me are less than dazzling, May grace and humility Be blessings enabling what I do To serve and give You glory. In the heavenly place You have prepared, May I live eternally, Lowly servant reaching the height Of fullness in Your glory. Amen.

8/5/19: 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.

8/4/19: Prayer on a Faith Journey

On my journey of faith, O Lord, You are with me wherever I go. Please give me needed direction So that I may never become lost. May the highways and byways traveled here, Lead me to your loving embrace. Please keep me attentive to the signs As I seek to follow Your way. Amen.

8/3/19: Prayer to Have Faith

Lord Jesus, On this day and days to come, Help me as I seek to follow Your teaching Not to be afraid but just have faith That You help all to You outreaching. Amen.

8/2/19: Lord, Under My Roof

Lord, You willingly enter under my roof. May I never bar the gate or close the door to Your love. Amen.

8/1/19: Summer Prayer

Heavenly Father, In these days of summer, May seeds planted sprout and grow. Where there has been storm or drought, May renewal in hope soon follow. Through these days of summer, Please bless the children at play. May they always trust in You, Who desire that none go astray. While the days of summer Bring longing to be carefree, Please comfort all who suffer, Whether in soul or mind or body. Thank You for summer days, Offering again the chance To see in Your creation A reflection of love’s abundance. Amen.

7/31/19: 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.

7/30/19: Prayer to Live As God’s Child

Heavenly Father, As a child of God, May I look up to You, For You have all wisdom; May I be blessed with humility, For You make everything possible; May I enjoy hopeful anticipation, For You give surprising gifts; May I come to You in need, For You are never too busy; May I find comfort in faith, For You are gentle and forgiving; May I love unselfishly, For You love me. Amen.

7/29/19: For Understanding Among People

Lord, Though we are many in the world, Different cultures, languages, and beliefs, Please grant us understanding. Amen.

7/28/19: Prayer to Look Beyond Suffering

Lord Jesus, Today, I ask for grace In everything I do, To take notice of my blessings And be filled with gratitude. Amen.

7/27/19: Come in Need of the Lord

Lord Jesus, I come to You in need And in Your care belong. Through Your blessing when I am weak, Please guide me and make me strong. Amen.

7/26/19: To Follow Your Plan

God, our Father, You lovingly give life to each with unique purpose. Please grant that I may always be open to Your creative plan. Amen.

7/25/19: Hope in the Lord

You came to share life with us here, The Father’s compassion made known; May hope in You dispel all my fears, In me, the light of Your love be shown. Amen.

7/24/19: On a Mission

Jesus, May Your mission that is mine, too, Fill me with determination To share the hope found only in You, Who are loving, gentle, and patient. Amen.