February 21, 2018: In Time of Need

Loving God, I come before You in need and in gratitude. In times of illness or struggle, please give me the help I need to remain strong in faith. In times of loneliness, please bestow a renewed sense of belonging. In prayer, I give You thanks that, in asking, I have already received the grace needed to believe. Amen.

February 19, 2018: Thank You, Lord

Lord Jesus, How often do I put myself first, Instead of thanking, only asking? Lord, whose gaze never averts, Thank You for Your love everlasting. Amen.

February 18, 2018: Prayer for Lenten Blessing

Lord, my Savior, During this holy season of Lent, I pray in gratitude That You lived and died to bring Salvation through Your love and mercy. Vulnerable as in the desert, I pray to have the strength To overcome temptation– To thirst for holiness, though I am weak. Renewed in Baptismal commitment, I pray that the faith I share Will be a hope-filled blessing For others searching and in need. Amen.

February 17, 2018: For the Blessing of Grace

Lord Jesus, Humbly I ask, through the gift of faith, For the blessing of Your Holy Spirit’s grace: To profess eternal truth that is You, In the words I say and in all that I do; To celebrate the nourishment You give That, in believing, forever I will live; To proceed in ways that let others see Grace-filled wonder and hope, because I believe; To pray with confidence that when I seek, Though I may grow tired, You hasten to meet; To welcome You always into my heart And Your abiding love to others impart. Amen.

February 16, 2018: One in the Lord’s Love

Lord, may faith in You bring people together so that in every heart and every nation, we are one in communion and love. Amen.

February 15, 2018: To Voice God’s Love

Lord Jesus, Savior who lived among us, I look to You despite my faults And listen to Your voice. You have the words Of everlasting life; Help me to devote to You The words I speak today. Amen.

February 14, 2018: Ash Wednesday Prayer

Lord Jesus, 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. Loving Savior, During this time of preparation and penance, May prayers, almsgiving, and fasting be for me A sacred pathway from ashes to Easter. Amen.

February 13, 2018: To Notice My Blessings

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

February 12, 2018: Prayer for Peace

Lord Jesus, in places of violence and strife, may Your peace instead of weaponry pierce people’s hearts.

February 11, 2018: 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, 2018: 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, 2018: 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, 2018: 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, 2018: Evening Prayer

Loving God, as the sun sets in glorious hues, may I join all creation in giving glory to Your name. As the stars appear, I give You thanks for guiding me in times of darkness on a journey of faith. As the moon reflects light, I ask for Your grace to live in a way that reflects Your love. Amen.

February 06, 2018: 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 05, 2018: 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 04, 2018: 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 03, 2018: 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 02, 2018: Prayer for Care

Blessed Virgin Mary, To the Lord, please bring my prayer That in my heart, I will care for others deeply; In good works, seek to serve Him steadfastly; And in time granted, engage in life faithfully. Amen.

February 01, 2018: 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, 2018: 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, 2018: Turning to You, Lord

Lord Jesus, Whoever seeks You Will not be turned away. Longing for Your gentleness, I turn to You today. You lived among us, Healing through touch or word. Grant me faith that when I ask My prayer will be heard. Burdens unsurpassed And suffering You bore. When my cross weighs heavily, Please help me all the more. Amen.

January 29, 2018: A Living Sign

Loving Father, As I gaze upon the new life That blossoms forth in springtime, May my life be for others A sign of Your love. Amen.

January 28, 2018: 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, 2018: 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.

January 26, 2018: 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, 2018: Forgiveness and Faith

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, 2018: A Winter Prayer

Loving Father, I give You thanks, for in the artistry of winter, no detail goes untended. Each snowflake You make worthwhile in singular beauty or within a sparkling panorama. So, too, I give you thanks for the splendor of individuality in people as You created them to be.

January 23, 2018: 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 22, 2018: 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.