March 5, 2015: To Serve You Well

Lord, help me to serve You well Through the tasks at hand today, Mindful of the people whose lives I can touch in a meaningful way. Amen.

March 4, 2015: 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.

March 3, 2015: One in the Lord’s Love

Lord, may the Holy Mass bring people together so that in every heart and every nation, we are one in communion and love.

March 2, 2015: 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

March 1, 2015: Marian Prayer for Lent

Blessed Virgin Mary, Please be with me as I pray: Even when I don’t understand, Let God’s will be done through me; If I lose sight of Jesus, May my searching lead me nearer to Him; When people I love are suffering, I ask that love help them through; During this penitential time of Lent, May prayer and sacrifice increase my faith. Because your Son lived and died to conquer sin, Let hope and forgiveness dwell in me. Amen.

February 28, 2015: An Imperfect Follower

Lord Jesus, I give You thanks and praise, for You do not abandon me, though in sin I turn away. For the many times I have failed and added to Your suffering, I pray to You in sorrow and in the hope that faith can bring. May the struggles that I face become a source of blessing, perfected through the gift of grace and Your love unending. Amen.

February 27, 2015: God by My Side

Loving Father, When I think I can do things on my own, Please help me anyway. On the other hand, When I want You to be a handyman, Fixing this or that. Please help me to accept That in Your wisdom, You wear many hats. To tell the truth, I enjoy praise now and then. Please grant me more humility. To Love You above all things Is harder than it seems. Thank you for loving me even so. Amen.

February 26, 2015: Prayer for Peace

Lord, Jesus, peace is Your gift, Though it remains at times unopened. When my cares and anxieties get in the way, Please open my heart to Your peace. Yes, peace is Your gift, But I sometimes set it aside. When I am too focused on my struggles, Please help me to let Your peace inside. Peace that is Your gift, You lovingly leave with us. When I need to forgive or ask forgiveness, Please grant me the peace of leaving sin behind. Your peace is a gift Given for the purpose of sharing. When I can give comfort or help, Please share Your love through me. Amen.

February 25, 2015: Prayer for Acceptance

Lord, As You did during Your ministry on Earth, help us to accept one another as we are—people meant to grow in faith as the disciples You want us to be. Amen.

February 24, 2015: Prayer to Embrace This Day

Lord Jesus, You came to make things new. I will never again be exactly as I am today; Help me to become more like You. My normal routine isn’t written in stone; Help me to be open to Your inspiration. Sometimes I wax nostaglic; Help me to embrace this day, too. Other times I struggle just to make it through; Help me to welcome Your Spirit of hope. Each day involves choices, big and small; Help me to be a sign of Your love. Amen.

February 23, 2015: In Thanks for Friends

Lord Jesus, friendship is Your gift. For the ways my friends and I have drawn together, I give You thanks and praise. Amen.

February 22, 2015: 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 21, 2015: 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 20, 2015: 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.

February 19, 2015: Prayer for Victims

Lord Jesus, As we look around us, There is often tragedy. May victims find hope in those Who respond compassionately. Amen.

February 18, 2015: Ash Wednesday Prayer

Lord Jesus, Guide me as I begin the Lenten journey anew— A journey toward repentance that You desire More than sackcloth or ashes. Though cleansed in Baptism through the Holy Spirit, I seek forgiveness for the times I have failed, Reminded of my sin by the smudge of ashes. To You, O Lord, I long to return with my whole heart, Offering myself and every sacrifice I make, Leaving love, not ashes, upon the altar. Amen.

February 17, 2015: Prayer of Hope

When the attractions of this world Take too much of my attention, May I look heavenward in prayer. With suffering visible around me And at times within my very self, May I find hope renewed. Amen.

February 16, 2015: Opening Doors of Faith

Lord Jesus, You came as loving Savior, Taking upon Yourself the burden of my failing. I give You thanks that You remain always To hold open the door of faith. With the Heavenly Father, all things are possible, Though at times I struggle with doubt. I give You thanks for forgiveness and hope renewed At the threshold of the door of faith. Jesus, our Good Shepherd, you were sent By the Father who desires that none be lost. I give You thanks that, even unbidden, You enter my heart through the door of faith. Lord, You have shown me the way Leading to eternal life with You. I give You thanks, for in prayer at any hour, You answer every knock on the door of faith. Amen.

February 15, 2015: Prayer Amidst Challenge

Lord Jesus, You made me and accept me, Yet challenge me today To grow in faith and share my beliefs As a follower of Your way. Amen.

February 14, 2015: To Share Eternal Life

Heavenly Father, In love shared, given and received, Every person beloved becomes part of me. I give You thanks for the hope Of rejoicing in Your love eternally. Amen.

February 13, 2015: To Notice My Blessings

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

February 12, 2015: Prayer for Peace

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

February 11, 2015: 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, 2015: Serving the Lord

Loving Father, Sometimes we are baffled because Your works and ways are so far above ours. Please help us to set the bar high, doing good works and serving in ways pleasing to You.

February 9, 2015: 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 8, 2015: 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 7, 2015: 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 6, 2015: 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 5, 2015: 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 4, 2015: 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.