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Old 01-05-2018, 07:11
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The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
on those who lived in the shadow of death a light has shone.
(Is 9:2)


God, light of all nations,
we come before you asking for you to give us the light of life.
As we receive this gift from you,
may we be able to dispel the darkness that sometimes surrounds us
and shed the brightness of your presence in our world.
Amen.
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:48
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The Lord has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor and to proclaim liberty to captives.
(Lk. 4)


Lord, giver of all that is good.
Help us to be ever mindful of those who are deprived of the simple necessities of life.
May we be able to offer them food, housing, clothing and to reveal your loving and caring presence to them.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:20
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God's love for us was revealed when he sent his only Son into our world,
so that we could have life through him.
( 1Jn 4)


God our Father, we are thankful for the gift of life.
We are reminded of how precious this gift of life is in our world.
Your Son revealed for us the love you have for us.
May we grow in our love for you and for our brothers and sisters as we take this moment in prayer to be with you.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:12
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The heavens were opened and the voice of the Father thundered:
This is my beloved Son, listen to him.
(Mt. 3)


Almighty, eternal God, we celebrate the baptism of your Son.
We are reminded of our own baptism and how we became your followers.
However, there are times when we fail in our commitment to follow you.
During these dark moments of struggle help us to ask for your forgiveness.
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:58
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The Kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel.
(Mk. 1)


Father of love, we desire so much to live in your love.
Yet, there are times when we get caught up in the evil that surrounds us and leads us down a path that brings us further away from your love.
Help us to learn to rely on your love and to turn away from our sinful ways.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:15
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Lord, you are the source of life,
and in the light of your glory we find happiness.
(Ps. 35)


All-powerful God, we want so much to hear your words and to follow in your footsteps.
We believe that you are the source of life and love.
However, our own human nature gets in the way and we find ourselves living with jealousy and envy.
When these times come into our lives help us to live in humility and turn towards you for your grace of forgiveness.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:48
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Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord (Ps. 89)

God our creator, in coming before you in prayer this day,
we stand in humility to sing of your goodness towards us.
In our journey we are ever mindful of your presence and how awesome is your love for us.
May we grow in humility to be able to sing for ever of your goodness in our lives.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:42
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Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will. (Ps. 40)

Lord Jesus, we come before you in prayer to ask for your guidance.
We desire so much to do your will but there are times when we fail to follow your words and commandments.
In these times of darkness, may we always believe we can turn to you for forgiveness.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:50
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To the upright I will show the saving power of God.
(Ps. 50)


God our Father, we give you thanks for the gift of your Son.
He turned darkness into light and showed us the way to you.
May we always remain faithful in giving thanks to you for the graces given to us.
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:51
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Give peace, Lord, to those who wait for you;
listen to the prayers of your servants,
and guide us in the way of justice.
(Sir. 36:18-19)


Lord Jesus, you have shown us the way to peace.
Help us to take time each day to come before you with our concerns, worries and fears.
Help us to never be afraid to voice what we carry deep within our hearts.
Guide us in the ways of peace and justice.
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:31
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Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!
(Ps. 144)


All-powerful and gracious God,
we are in such need of your loving and gentle presence in our lives.
We are faced with many trials and difficulties.
Sometimes we find ourselves walking down a wrong path in life and wonder if we are ever going to find our way back.
During these times, help us to turn toward you and ask for your guidance.
Amen.
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:29
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1 John 3:1

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
1 John 3:1, NIV


Lord our God, we thank you that we may be your children and may be led by your hand. Give us patience and faith, especially when our way on earth seems difficult and life is full of grief and hardship. You are light. You show us the right path. You go before us in the self-denial and patience taught us by your Word. Protect us on all our ways. May your kingdom grow among us until it can be plainly seen that you, O God, are truly with us doing your work and bringing us joy, even though what we do seems fruitless. But your work endures. In your work we rejoice, and we want to give thanks to you every day. Amen.
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:15
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And those the Lord has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. Isaiah 35:10 NIV


Dear Father in heaven, we thank you that you lead us on all our paths. Together we praise your name. We plead with you, stay with us, especially when the world grows darker. Stay with us and send down your power. Send your power in answer to our prayers. For all people we pray, “Father in heaven, these are our brothers and sisters in spite of their failures and sins.” Help them, O God. May they soon come to recognize who you are, what you do, and what you will still do, so that the whole world can be joyful and all people on earth may know the blessing of being your children. Amen.
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:37
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So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Galatians 3:26-27, NIV

Dear Father in heaven, we may come to you, for you have counted us as your children. Our hearts long to come to you, our God and Savior. May your Word bless us and restore us. Give us courageous hearts to bear the distress of our times. Let a light arise in our days so that people care about your will. Then the need on earth shall come to an end, your name shall be honored, and your will be done. Lord God, you alone are our help. Be merciful to us. Stretch out your hand so that all people may turn to you and to your commandments, and your will may be done on earth. Amen.
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Old 02-04-2018, 11:45
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Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” John 14:6, RSV
Lord our God, help us who have listened in the name of Jesus Christ and heard the good tidings. Help us come with our whole hearts to the Savior, who leads us into your arms. Hear our pleading and let your countenance shine over the world. Let a new age come soon. Send your salvation into the world to the glory of your name, so that the truth we have learned about you becomes a reality in our hearts and our whole life can be genuine, rooted in the truth, leading us into heaven, to the honor of your name. Hear us, O Lord our God. We entrust ourselves and our daily lives to you. We want to be faithful. Help us to be your children, mindful at every step that we belong to you. Amen.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:14
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I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Psalm 9:1–2, NIV



Lord our God, keep us in your Spirit. Surround us with your protection, so that in body and soul we may praise your might and be joyful even in a world full of evil. Shine into our hearts, that we may discern what is right and good and eternal. May you do more than we can ask or understand for those who still walk in darkness far away from you. May your eternal mercy enfold them, and may the earth be filled with thanks to you, the Creator and Father of us all. Amen.
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:01
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I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.
Psalm 31:7, NIV


Dear Father in heaven, we come before your presence with thanksgiving and rejoice that you are with us on earth. Even though we have many struggles and temptations and even though problems crowd in upon us, we know that we are in your hands and that everything must go according to your will. Hold us securely in your hand. Help us to bear all that we find hard, for we know you are in control and you lead everything to a good end. The darker and more difficult it may seem, the more clearly your hand will reveal the victory in those whose lives are founded in eternity, whose lives cannot end in sorrow but will end in your glory. Amen.
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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 02-07-2018, 06:41
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I will get up and go to my father and shall say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. (Mt. 15)

God our Father, in the gospel your Son Jesus gave us this parable to learn about forgiveness and how it is never too late to ask for forgiveness.
We pray for all who this day are finding it very difficult to approach you for the forgiveness of their sins.
We ask for the grace to be able to bring people back to you who have been away from your loving kindness and forgiving presence.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:48
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Lord, you are truly the Savior of the world;
give me living water,
that I may never thirst again.
(Jn. 4)


God of all compassion, you call us to the well of the living water.
You tell us that anyone who drinks from this well will never thirst again.
We pray, this day, for the grace to recognize you when we are at the well and have the courage to drink from the life giving waters.
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:18
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All you nations, praise the Lord, for steadfast is his kindly mercy to us.
(Ps. 116)


Lord Jesus, each day we come before you desiring only to know, love and serve you in all that we do.
Yet, there are many obstacles that are placed before us by family members,
friends and co-workers who sometimes are not even aware of what they have done to bring harm to our relationship with you.
When this happens, we ask for the grace to be able to distinguish good from evil and to have the courage and strength to gently point this out to those around us.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:39
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Give light to my eyes, Lord,
lest I sleep in death, and my enemy says:
I have overcome him.
(Ps 13
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Lord, we ask that in your loving kindness grant us the gift of your unconditional love.
Our world is in such need of your love and to have others who will give witness to your presence in this world.
Help us to bear this witness to those whom we encounter in our journey in life and give us the strength to share our love of you with others.
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:53
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Lord, direct my steps as you have promised,
and let no evil hold me in its power.
(Ps. 118)


Lord, during this Lenten season we are nourished with your words and given the opportunity to receive your grace as we celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation.
Open our minds and our hearts to hear what you are revealing to us during this time of healing.
May we have the courage to bring our painful memories to you and may we be open to your healing touch.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:26
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Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, for I am gracious and merciful. (Lk. 11)

Lord Jesus, we come before you with hearts full of love for you.
We recognize that you are a God of kindness and mercy.
We ask that you continue to fill us with your grace so that we in turn may show kindness to those around us.
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