February 14, 2024: Ash Wednesday Prayer

Loving Savior, During this time of preparation and penance, May prayers, almsgiving, and fasting be for me A sacred pathway from ashes to Easter. Please guide me as I start the Lenten journey anew— A journey toward repentance that You desire More than the donning of sackcloth or ashes. Though cleansed in Baptism through the Holy Spirit, I seek forgiveness for the times I have failed, Reminded of sin by the smudge of ashes. To You, O Lord, I desire to come with my whole heart, Offering myself and every sacrifice I make, Leaving love, not ashes, at the altar. Amen.

February 13, 2024: Loving Eternally

Heavenly Father, Love shared, given and received, Becomes a treasured part of me. I give You thanks for the hope Of life in love eternally. Amen.

February 12, 2024: Love Is the Reason

That love will be the reason And give all I do its meaning, I pray as one who longs for You, Source of my hope and healing. Amen.

February 11, 2024: Marian Prayer for the Sick

Blessed Virgin, In your gentle holiness, Please join in my prayer For those who are sick. Holy Mary, I come to you, In your closeness to Jesus, Who can heal with just a word. When healing of body or mind is not to be, Please help those who suffer To bear the pain and distress Through hope of redemption and eternal life. Blessed Virgin Mary, you became The Mother of our Lord, And your heart was surely rent To see Him suffer on the cross. For those who are painfully afflicted, Especially when their faith is sorely tested, Please bring comfort, For you are our loving Mother, too. Amen.

February 10, 2024: At Every Turn

Lord Jesus, I pray that my life’s journey will lead me ever closer to you. At every turn my life takes, may love for You remain safe within my heart. Amen.

February 09, 2024: A Disciple’s Prayer

To seek the Kingdom of heaven, When I don’t know how, Lord, help me to see the heavenly glory Around me, here and now. To be a faithful follower, When I feel far, far behind, Lord, please grant me the grace to listen To Your Word with open mind. To notice people as You did, When I would rather pass them by, Lord, increase in me the generosity To put my own desires aside. To be a sign of Your love, For I have Your love to give, Lord, may I reconcile with others readily, Following Your example of how to live. Amen.

February 08, 2024: Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, Who comes in wind or whisper, I need not fear Or be distressed. In You I find comfort, Inspiration, and hope. To You I devote All I do in kindness and faith. Amen.

February 07, 2024: Prayer When Things Seem Unfair

Lord Jesus, How often we ask why: When illness or other adversity strikes–“Why me?” In the rubble of natural disaster–“Why here?” When the answer to prayer isn’t what we had in mind–“Why not?” Loving Savior, Help me to regard whatever comes my way this day As opportunity: To give thanks for blessings undeserved; In offering forgiveness, to be undeterred; To look for ways to turn things around; In prayer, to be faithful that You won’t let me down. To remain hopeful in You, who know my every need; In a tumultuous world, to be a source of peace. Amen.

February 06, 2024: Prayer for the Unsure

Lord, For all who face uncertainty, May faith remain constant and sure; Where there is discouragement, Please lighten the burden through hope.

February 05, 2024: To Be Forgiving

Lord Jesus, You sent the Apostles to go forth. Please help me to be a good disciple, Forgiving and inviting others to share my faith.

February 04, 2024: Prayer on World Day for Consecrated Life

Lord Jesus, Please bless all men and women consecrated to serve You through sacred vows, prayer, and good works that they devotedly pursue. For those called to religious life, please help them to discern Your guidance at every crossroads, Your presence at every turn. Through hope in You held firmly, may they all receive the grace, to do their part within Your plan, every joy and sorrow embraced. Amen.

February 03, 2024: Inroads of Faith

Heavenly Father, May the prayers I offer be pleasing to You, And my actions reflect Your love. While the world is filled with conflict, May I be a source of peace. When a problem’s solution seems beyond reach, Please take my faith to new heights. If I have overlooked an opportunity to serve You, Help me to be less distracted. When it would be easier to go along my way, Show me the inroads of faith You want me to take. Amen.

February 02, 2024: Seeking the Lord

Lord Jesus, You came to share in our humanity. May I respond to the people around me with the love that You have given me to share. You came in humility. May I seek You in every place and circumstance. Amen.

February 01, 2024: Prayer for God’s Blessing

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 have been blessed. I am one in the communion of faith Blessed by Your 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. Father, Son, and Spirit, You invite all to come With our gifts and heartfelt prayers, As child, brother, sister, or friend, Sheltered within Your constant care. Amen.

January 31, 2024: Offering Joyful Praise

Lord Jesus To You I offer joyful praise, For You are ever near me Throughout my life, in all my days, Knowing my every hope and need. Amen.

January 30, 2024: When Days are Hard

Lord, many things can make days hard. In loneliness, stark as an empty chair, Please bring me peaceful solitude. With yet another piece of paperwork to do, Please write Your love again on my heart. When the weather makes me cry, “Enough,” Please calm the storminess of my mood. In the face of illness I can’t ignore, May I unite my suffering with Yours. Lord Jesus, You came to lighten the burdens That discourage and distract from You. When days are hard, please give me courage To hope beyond any setback. Amen.

January 29, 2024: Keep Me Safe

I pray for safety in the keeping of a guardian angel at my side, and for the Holy Spirit within to be my strength and guide.

January 28, 2024: Prayer for Hope

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.

January 27, 2024: Prayer of Thanks

Heavenly Father, Creator of all life, I offer you thanks For every gift and grace. To do Your will, You give me all I need; To You I devote My heart, my soul, my being. Amen.

January 26, 2024: Prayer to Stay with the Lord

Lord Jesus, You are with us always; May I never ignore Your love. You are here to guide me through Your Holy Spirit; Please come and get me if I walk away. You are in the people I meet in passing; May I notice those in need. You know me inside and out; I give You thanks that You love me anyway. You are with me in times of turmoil; May I find peace in the certainty of Your care. You understand the pain of loss; Please increase my faith when I feel alone. You are available to encourage me; May I listen to You in prayer. You recognize what keeps me going and what holds me back; To You I offer all that I hope to be. Amen.

January 25, 2024: Blessed in Unexpected Ways

Lord, You welcome every prayer. Please forgive my half-heartedness when You are deserving of all my love. When I do not receive what I ask for in prayer, please increase my faith and openness to being blessed in unexpected ways. Amen.

January 24, 2024: Prayer for New Perspective

Loving God, Throughout the day today, Help me to look at things a little differently. Yes, there will be violence in the world; Help me to focus on being more gentle. The weather will bring hardship to many; Help me to accomplish what I need to do without complaint. The poor and homeless will remain; Help me to make room in my heart for anyone I have shunned. People will suffer misfortune today; Help me to notice blessings I sometimes take for granted. I may find myself feeling pretty good or feeling downcast today; Help me to look to You with greater faith, no matter what. Amen.

January 23, 2024: Putting the Lord First

Lord, in all I do today, help me to put You first— to seek You who alone can satisfy every spiritual hunger and thirst. Amen.

January 22, 2024: To See the Miracles

God, our Creator, You made the world in the grandeur we behold. May more people see in each new life A miracle as Your plan unfolds. Amen.

January 21, 2024: Prayer for Sunday of the Word of God

Lord Jesus, the Word made flesh, When I am worried, anxious, or afraid, please grant me peace of heart, if only for the moments I spend reflecting on Your Word. For people making choices, please give them alternatives to violence and despair by inspiring openness to Your Word. For nations in strife, devastating humanity You came to elevate, please bestow on leaders wisdom found in Your Word. With hurtful things already said, please bless those who seek to reconcile, giving them the words to say, found through grace and your loving Word. Amen.

January 20, 2024: To Be a Better Disciple

Lord Jesus, Help me to be a better disciple: To forgive more easily, To pray more gratefully, To help more spontaneously, To live my faith more openly, And to love more fully. Amen.

January 19, 2024: Prayer for Lighter Burdens

I pray for people known and unknown Struggling with discouragement and pain. With Your blessing, May they emerge with renewed faith, Able to see Your glory.

January 18, 2024: Filled with the Holy Spirit

Loving God, As I continue my faith journey, I give You thanks that the Holy Spirit Accompanies me every step of the way.

January 17, 2024: Lord, Ahead of Me

Lord, I know that You are already Countless steps ahead of me, Yet I long to interact with You In all that I pray and do. Lord, through Your Holy Spirit, Help me to see Your will, to hear it. Through Your grace, help me do my best, And count on You for the rest. Amen.

January 16, 2024: Grace in Every Task

Heavenly Father, You animate my being, and I ask for grace to fulfill Every task before me as I seek to do Your will.