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1412, 2021

December Daily Prayers

December 14th, 2021|

December 1, 2021

Wednesday, First week of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Eligius

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Loving Father,

This advent season, make me a faithful witness 

to the presence of your merciful grace,

And convert the world to the saving power of your love, 

For in you alone is our hope of salvation. Amen 

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Eligius ………..…….…………Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 2, 2021

Thursday, First week of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Eusebius

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Almighty Father,

Your Son, Jesus taught us to address You as Father,

With the confidence of children who know themselves to be loved.

Grant that I might obtain fitting words of thanks and praise

And a heart open to receive Your blessings this Christmas.

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Eusebius ………..…….…………Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

 

December 3, 2021

Friday of the First week of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Francis Xavier, co-founder of the Jesuits

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

God of healing and transformation, hear our prayer. Cleanse us from brokenness and sin. Breathe your spirit into us, recreating us in ways beyond what we can imagine. Let your light shine through us, proclaiming justice, mercy, and faith to our sisters and brothers throughout the world.  Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Francis Xavier …….…………Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 4, 2021

Saturday, First week of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast day of St. John of Damascus

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Heavenly Father, grant me the grace of the Spirit of life 

To live the gift of love that Jesus has revealed.

May your love envelop me and sustain me in life and into eternity. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. John of Damascus ……………………….….. Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 5, 2021

Second Sunday of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Sabas, patron of those taking exams

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Loving Father,

This advent season, make me a faithful witness 

to the presence of your merciful grace,

And convert the world to the saving power of your love, 

For in you alone is our hope of salvation. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Sabas ……………………………………….Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 6, 2021

Monday, Second week of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Nicholas

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

God of joy and cheer,
     we thank you for your servant,
     the good bishop Nicholas.
In loving the poor,
     he showed us your kindness;
in caring for your children,
     he revealed your love.
Make us thoughtful
     without need of reward. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Nicholas …………………….…….…………Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 7, 2021

Tuesday, second week of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Ambrose

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Lord, who hast mercy upon all,
take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me
the fire of thy Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore Thee,
a heart to delight in Thee,
to follow and enjoy Thee, for Christ’s sake, Amen
St. Ambrose of Milan (AD 339-397).

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Ambrose………..…….…………Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 8, 2021

Wednesday, second week of Advent

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin prepared a worthy dwelling for your Son, grant, we pray, that, as you preserved her from every stain by virtue of the Death of your Son, so through her intercession, we, too, may be cleansed and admitted to your presence. 

 By the grace of Your Immaculate Conception. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Mary, Immaculate……………………….Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 9, 2021

Thursday, second week of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Juan Diego, visionary of Tepeyac

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Juan Diego, true and faithful man, pray for us. We ask God the Father to pour forth the protecting love of his Spirit upon all migrants, taking special heed of those in need of support, who are isolated or separated from their native lands, whether by choice or necessity. St. Juan Diego, intercede for those torn away from their families in pursuit of work that they may be reunited: husbands with wives and parents with children.

Look with favor upon the pain of those who are suffering in body or in spirit, on those afflicted by poverty, loneliness, marginalization or ignorance. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Juan Diego…………………………………… Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 10, 2021

Friday of the Second week of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of Pope St. Gregory III

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Loving God, in you alone we find our peace. Confident in your mercy, give us the strength to carry the crosses and burdens we carry. Fill us with the light of your presence and restore our spirits as we await the joyful coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We ask this in his name. 

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

Pope St. Gregory …………………………………… Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 11, 2021

Saturday, Second week of Advent

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Damasus

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly Father, 

May I never be content merely with the things of this world,

But always remember that my true hunger is for You.

May Your Son sustain me in hope, until that day 

When Your grace leads me to the Heavenly Banquet. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Damasus …….…………Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 12, 2021

The Third Sunday of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

 O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, listen now to our supplications and grant us consolation and relief. We are full of hope that, relying on your help, nothing can trouble or affect us. As you have remained with us through your admirable image, so now obtain for us the graces we need. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

Our Lady of Guadalupe …….…………Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 13, 2021

Monday, Third week of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Lucy

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Saint Lucy,

by the light of faith which God bestowed upon you

increase and preserve His light in our soul

so that we may avoid evil,

Be zealous in the performance of good works

and abhor nothing so much as the blindness and

the darkness of evil and sin. Amen

 

 

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Lucy……………………………….…………Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 14, 2021

Tuesday, Third week of Advent 

Today we celebrate the feast of St. John of the Cross

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O God, who gave the priest, Saint John, an outstanding dedication to perfect self-denial and love of the Cross, grant that, by imitating him closely at all times, we may come to contemplate eternally your glory. 

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. John of the Cross……………………………….…………Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 15, 2021

Wednesday, Third week of Advent 

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Virginia Centurione

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Loving God, in you alone we find our peace. Confident in your mercy, give us the strength to carry the crosses and burdens we carry. Fill us with the light of your presence and restore our spirits as we await the joyful coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We ask this in his name. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Virginia Centurione ……………………………….…………Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 16, 2021

Thursday, Third week of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Adelaide

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Father, I open myself to you in this time of great anticipation.

Let Your light shine in my heart and mind,

So I may know Your truth and Your will for me in my life. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Adelaide ………………………… Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 17, 2021

Friday, Third week of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Florian

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Most gracious and loving Father,

 I thank you for calling me to work in Your vineyard.

Grant me the grace to know and love Your commandments,

And to live them today and every day.

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Florian…….…………………………………Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 18, 2021

Saturday, Third week of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Rufus

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Almighty Father,

Your Son, Jesus taught us to address You as Father,

With the confidence of children who know themselves to be loved.

Grant that I might obtain fitting words of thanks and praise

And a heart open to receive Your blessings this Christmas. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Rufus…………..…….…………Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 19, 2021

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Francis Xavier Mau, Martyr of Vietnam

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly Father, 

Show me those areas of my life 

In which I need to heed the prophets’ call to repentance,

And so ready myself for Christmas.

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Francis Xavier Mau …….…………Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 20, 2021

Monday, Fourth week of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Dominic of Silos

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Come! Wisdom of our God Most High, guiding creation with power and love: 

Teach me to walk in the paths of knowledge! 

Come! Giver of the Law of Moses on Sinai: 

rescue me with Your mighty power! 

Come! Sign of God’s love for all His people: save me without delay!

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Dominic of Silos ……..…….…………Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 21, 2021

Tuesday, Fourth week of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Peter Canisius

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Almighty Father,

Your Son, Jesus taught us to address You as Father,

With the confidence of children who know themselves to be loved.

Grant that I might obtain fitting words of thanks and praise

And a heart open to receive Your blessings this Christmas.

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Peter Canisius ………..…….…………Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 22, 2021

Wednesday, Fourth week of Advent

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Flavian

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Heavenly Father, 

Show me those areas of my life 

In which I need to heed the prophets’ call to repentance,

And so ready myself for Christmas. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Flavian………………………………… Pray for Us.

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

December 23, 2021

Thursday, Fourth week of Advent

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. John of Kanty

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Come! Wisdom of our God Most High, guiding creation with power and love: 

Teach me to walk in the paths of knowledge! 

Come! Giver of the Law of Moses on Sinai: 

rescue me with Your mighty power! 

Come! Sign of God’s love for all His people: save me without delay!

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. John of Kanty ………………………………… Pray for Us.

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Christmas Eve

Today we celebrate Christmas Eve. 

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Come quickly, we pray, Lord Jesus, and do not delay, that those who trust in your compassion may find solace and relief in your coming. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord 

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

O God, who gladden us year by year as we wait in hope for our redemption grant that, just as we joyfully welcome your Only Begotten Son as our Redeemer, we may also merit to face him confidently when he comes again as our Judge. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Stephen

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

O God, who were pleased to give us the shining example of the Holy Family, graciously grant that we may imitate them in practicing the virtues of family life and in the bonds of charity, and so, in the joy of your house, delight one day in eternal rewards. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 

Grant, O Lord, we beseech Thee, that we may imitate St. Stephen whose memory we celebrate, so as to learn to love even our enemies; because we now solemnize his martyrdom who knew how to pray even for his persecutors to our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, who lives and reigns forever. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Stephen ………………………………… Pray for Us.

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. John the Apostle

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

O God, who through the blessed Apostle John have unlocked for us the secrets of your Word, grant, we pray, that we may grasp with proper understanding what he has so marvelously brought to our ears. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. John the Apostle ………………………………… Pray for Us.

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Innocents

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

O God, whom the Holy Innocents confessed and proclaimed on this day, not by speaking but by dying, grant, we pray, that the faith in your which we confess with our lips may also speak through our manner of life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

Holy Innocents ………………………………… Pray for Us.

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

 

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas Becket

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

O God, who gave the Martyr Saint Thomas Becket the courage to give up his life for the sake of justice, grant, through his intercession, that, renouncing our life for the sake of Christ in this world, we may find it in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Thomas Becket ………………………………… Pray for Us.

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Eugene

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Almighty and invisible God, who dispersed the darkness of this world by the coming of your light, look, we pray, with serene countenance upon us, that we may acclaim with fitting praise the greatness of the Nativity of your Only Begotton Son, Who lives and reigins with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Eugene ………………………………… Pray for Us.

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

 

Friday, December 31, 2021

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Sylvester

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Grant, we pray, almighty God, that the newness of the Nativity in the flesh of your Only Begotten Son may set us free, for ancient servitude holds us bound beneath the yoke of sin. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice………… Pray for Us

St. Sylvester ………………………………… Pray for Us.

Live Jesus in our Hearts……………………Forever

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

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