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Old 01-30-2020, 06:42 AM
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Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.
Simon and those who were with him pursued him.
Mk 1


Lord, after healing the sick, you took time alone in prayer.
Then when they sought you out, you said you had come to preach.
Your prayer strengthened you for your mission.
Help me to spend time with you so that I may have the strength and willingness to serve those you send me.
Guide me and strengthen me to know your will and to have the energy to do it well.
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Old 01-31-2020, 07:36 AM
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Happy are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield its harvest through perseverance.
(Lk 8)


God our Father, we, your children, are called to walk in the light.
Help us to scatter the darkness of hatred and sin in our lives and be carriers of your light to the world.
My our hearts be filled with your love so that we may share this love with others.
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Old 02-01-2020, 07:01 AM
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We look not to what is seen but to what is unseen;
for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Cor 4


Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us Jesus as the origin, companion and goal of our life’s journey.
When we are slow to believe, strengthen us in faith.
Guide us in the dark moments of life.
Lead us, at the conclusion of our days on earth, along the everlasting way to your home.
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:16 AM
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The healthy do not need a physician but the sick do.
(Lk 5)


Lord, you know our hearts through and through.
Though we are sinners, you never turn away from us.
Have mercy on us when we are blind to our sins.
When we are afraid to pray because of our great sins, strengthen us.
When we are hopeless because of our habits and patterns of sin in our lives,
free us and renew our hope in your mercy.
Help us to forgive ourselves so we may also forgive others.
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:22 AM
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Go into the whole world and proclaim the good news.
Mk 16


Heavenly Father, to all who have not heard the word of God, send pastors and teachers.
To all who have not yet been baptized into the Body of Christ, send pastors and teachers.
To all who have not yet encountered our Lord Christ in the Eucharist and in confession, send pastors and teachers.
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Old 02-04-2020, 06:34 AM
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Whatsoever you ask in my name I will do so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Jn 14


Lord, when suffering blinds us to the memory of your love, help us to recall the healing power of your Son’s cross.
When our weakness leads us to doubt your power, grant us the strong faith to call out for your help.
When our ills and problems appear too great to be remedied, renew our trust in your Divine Providence.
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Old 02-05-2020, 06:45 AM
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Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may be faithful in your sight.
(Ps. 86)


Lord Jesus Christ, when you walked this earth you gave examples of what we are to do in order to follow you in this journey of faith.
Free us from what binds us from totally following you with our whole heart and to grow in our trust in your presence in our lives.
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Old 02-06-2020, 06:42 AM
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The Lord will bless his people with peace.
(Ps 29)


Loving and gentle God, how wondrous are your words and works.
You have given us many examples for us to believe in you and to follow you.
Through your gift of grace, we strive to live in peace with you and others.
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Old 02-07-2020, 07:40 AM
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As the eyes of servants are on the hands of their master,
so our eyes are fixed on the Lord our God, pleading for his mercy.
Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
(Ps. 123)


God our Father, our eyes are fixed on your Son in a special way during this time in our lives,
as we are reminded of the journey your Son made while he was on earth.
We come before you asking for your mercy and forgiveness in our lives.
We are your children in need of your love and forgiveness.
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Old 02-08-2020, 06:57 AM
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Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
(Ps 1)


Almighty God, you have made known to us the path to eternal life.
Lead us by this path to you, the unfading light.
Help us remain faithful to you and of walking this path.
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:35 AM
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Remember your mercies Lord, your tenderness from ages past.
Do not let our enemies triumph over us; O God, deliver Israel from all her distress.
(Ps. 25)


Lord, there are times in our lives where we struggle to understand what you are asking of us.
We have the example of Job to help us understand your will for us.
Give us strength to answer your call to reveal your presence to those we encounter in our lives and help us to be open to receive your grace.
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:30 AM
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Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy,
cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church,
without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
Ephesians 5:25-27, NIV


Lord our God, remember us even though we are only a few.
Protect us from all evil, from all inner harm, which threatens us every day.
Let your hand be over us so that at last a great power may stream out from your church into all the world, bringing the fulfillment of your promises.
We thank you for all your goodness.
Watch over us, we pray.
Keep us in the right spirit and purpose, and help us resist all that is wrong and harmful.
Grant that we serve you and not the world.
Protect us this day and every day.
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Old 02-11-2020, 06:39 AM
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Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.
(Ps. 138)


Lord, we come before you this day with grateful hearts for we are confident that you hear and answer our prayers.
We give you thanks for the many wonderful ways you give us the courage to knock, to seek and to find you in our journey.
May we always have the couarge to turn to you no matter where we may find ourselves in this journey.
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:07 AM
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Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
(Ps 19)


O God our Savior, may we experience conversion in our lives and follow your teachings.
May Lent be a time for us to grow in our love for you and become stronger believers in all that you teach us.
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Old 02-13-2020, 06:56 AM
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Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.
(Ps. 33)


God our Father, we are in need of your help in order for us to hear your Son.
In your gentleness, please enlighten us with your word,
so that we may share your presence with those that we encounter in our journey in life.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:10 AM
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Redeem me, Lord, and have mercy on me;
my foot is set on the right path,
I worship you in the great assembly.
(Ps 26)


God our Father, we come before you this day in the hope of experiencing your mercy and love.
As we pray, may we become more aware of your great gift of mercy in our lives and cry out to you in our need.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:28 AM
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Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.
(Ps 138)


Lord our God, be merciful to us.
Give us the grace to always ponder what is right.
Even in those moments when we are tempted,
help us to stay on track and to realize that we are always in need of your guidance and grace.
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Old 02-16-2020, 06:55 AM
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Do not abandon me, Lord. My God, do not go away from me! Hurry to help me, Lord, my Savior.

Lord Jesus, we come before you this day asking that we recieve the grace to always be mindful of your presence in our lives.
There are times where we sometimes feel that we are abandoned by you.
Yet it is because we turn our backs on you and allow our own humanness to get in the way of your presence and grace.
Help us to turn towards you in our struggles and in our joys and always praise you for the gift of life.
Amen.
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:09 AM
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Prayer for Peace

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.

If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.
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Old 02-18-2020, 06:54 AM
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Remember the marvels the Lord has done.
(Ps 105)


Lord, we give you thanks this day as we recall all the marvelous things you have done for us.
We ask that you open our hearts to a better understanding of your love for us and of your kindness in our lives.
Amen.
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I will rise and go to my father and tell him:
Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
(Lk 15:18)


Lord Jesus, we hear in the Gospel about the son who asked forgiveness from his father and the father was filled with joy that his son returned to him.
You give us this example so that we will return to you and that our lives will be filled with joy.
However, it is not always easy for us to admit that we have done wrong and to ask forgiveness.
Help us to grow in our humility and to return to you asking forgiveness and to feel your open arms ready to embrace us as the father embraced his son upon his return home.
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:17 AM
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In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded.
But you remain the same, and your years will never end.
(Psalm 102:25–27)


Lord our God, thank you for letting your light shine every day of every year.
Thank you that we may always lift our eyes to you, whose right hand will bring true order to everything, even in difficult times.
Give our hearts the strength to be faithful in this age, the strength to glorify you.
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:46 AM
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Whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant;
whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave.
(Mt 20)


Lord, your ways are so different from the ways of the world.
In the world, the strongest, the richest, the ones being served are the ones who are important and who matter.
In your kingdom those who serve others, as you did, are the ones who are great.
May I look for and recognize the opportunities to serve you.
May I see others as an opportunity for me to become greater in your sight.
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:13 AM
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Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
(Luke 12:32)


Lord our God, we come to you as a little flock,
asking you to accept us and keep us as your own, whom you will redeem in your time.
Protect us always so that we remain strong in faith.
Strengthen us in the faith that you are with us, helping us.
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Old 02-23-2020, 06:42 AM
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I am the LORD your God,
who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
You shall not have other gods beside me.
(Ex 20)


Lord, I wouldn’t think of buying or carving the image of another god.
But my temptation to idolatry is that I adore other things more than I love you.
Instead of guiding my life by your words, I sometimes am guided by consumerism;
I allow my life to be guided and measured by my possessions.
Instead of focusing on the needs of the poor, I am working to imitate the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
Help me to turn away from these gods and to follow you.
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