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April Daily Prayers

April 12th, 2021|

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Today is the Feast of St. Hugo of Grenoble

Today is Holy Thursday

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

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Loving Provider,
you gather me in this upper room with your son,
to be fed by your love.
At that supper, Jesus told us to “love one another”
and I know that is the heart of his gift,
his sacrifice for me.
I ask that I might find the source of my own heart,
the meaning for my own life,
in that Eucharist.
Guide me to the fullness of your love and life. 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, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Friday, April 2, 2021

Today is the Feast of St. Francis of Paola

Today is Good Friday

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

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

O God, who by the Passion of Christ your Son, our Lord,
abolished the death inherited from ancient sin
by every succeeding generation,
grant that just as, being conformed to him,
we have borne by the law of nature
the image of the man on earth,
so by the sanctification of grace
we may bear the image of the Man of heaven.
Through Christ our Lord.

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, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Today is the Feast of St. Richard Wyche

Today is Holy Saturday

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

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

On Holy Saturday, the Church waits at the Lord’s tomb in prayer and fasting, meditating on his Passion and Death and on his Descent into Hell, and awaiting his Resurrection.

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, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Today is the Feast of St. Isidore of Seville

Today is Easter Sunday

Alleluia, Christ is Risen

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

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Raise me up! Renew my life!
Father of life, I see the light again!
I was in darkness and had lost hope
but Jesus Christ, your son,
has won out over death – for me.
I celebrate today, your love, the life you give me.
I feel your presence as you breathe on my mind
and open my heart.
So many times in my life my eyes are closed
but today I see the risen Lord
in the breaking of the bread.
Thank you for this morning of hope,
thank you for such incredible love.

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, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Monday, April 5, 2021

Monday in the Octave of Easter

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Vincent Ferrer

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

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

God of love,
My prayer is simple:
Your son, Jesus, suffered and died for me.
I know only
that I cannot have real strength
unless I rely on you.
I cannot feel protected
from my many weaknesses
until I turn to you
for forgiveness and your unalterable love.
Help me to share this
strength, protection and love with others. Amen.

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Vincent Ferrer……………….……….Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts……………….Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Tuesday in the Octave of Easter

Today we celebrate the feast of St. William of Eskilsoe

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

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

God who gives me eternal life,
What I need this day more than anything, is your peace.
You are clear: it is not peace that the world gives me,
temporary and un-real.
You offer me the peace that lets my heart
be untroubled and without fear.
Give me the courage and joy to spread your word.
Give me your peace. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

St. William of Eskilsoe ……………………..Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

Today we celebrate the feast of St. John Baptist De La Salle, patron saint of teachers

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

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

O St. John Baptist de la Salle, teacher of teachers, and helper of those who educate others, I come to you asking your intercession for (name person) and all who teach. … O holy teacher, pray that all who teach be blessed and fulfilled in knowing they are helping others to grow and become knowledgeable. Amen.

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

St. John Baptist De La Salle ……………………………………..Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Thursday in the Octave of Easter

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Julie Billiart

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

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Loving God, hear my call to you.
You have responded to my needs over and over.
With Jesus interceding on my behalf,
help me bring forgiveness to those in my life who need reconciliation.
Peter and the apostles witnessed your wonders
as do I each day in my life.
When I look, I can see your healing and love
You show me how to feed those who are hungry
and you do not ration the overflowing gift of your Spirit.
Help me to remember how grateful I am. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Julie Billiart……………………………….Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts……………….Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Friday, April 9, 2021

Friday in the Octave of Easter

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Demetrius

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

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

My Savior,
Please stay with me
as I struggle to see
how accepting the crosses of my life
will free me from the power
of the one who wants only
to destroy my love and trust in you.
Help me to be humble and accepting
like your son, Jesus.
I want to turn to you
with the same trust he had in your love.
Save me, Lord. Only you can save me. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Demitrius……………………………….Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts……………….Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Saturday in the Octave of Easter

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Terence

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

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

Wonderous God, who watches me with loving eyes,
please help me to make this day
one of honor and glory for you.
Help me to recognize my brothers and sisters
in those you put in my life today.

Open my eyes and heart that all that I do today
may be for the good of the world
and for your greater glory.
May I remember that all that I do today is prayer.

Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

St. Terence…………………………………….Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sunday in the Octave of Easter

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Marguerite

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

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

Loving God, with each passing week,
we enter more deeply into the Easter season.
You offer us healing in so many ways
as we long for the grace that helps us
to see Jesus as our risen savior.

Help us to be aware of when we long
for the food that does not really last.
Give us the vision to do the work of God:
to believe in Jesus, the one he sent.

Amen

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

St. Marguerite……….…………………………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Monday, April 12, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Julius

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

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

Compassionate and loving God,
Increase the grace you have already given me
and help me to remember that the bread you offer me
gives life not only to me, but to all of us in the world.

May my own longing for you,
become a hunger for the bread which gives life.
Renew in me an awareness of the presence of your Spirit
and stay with me, as you promised
until the end of time. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

St. Julius………………………………………..Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of Pope St. Martin I

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

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

Jesus, Lord and brother,
in my Easter joy,
I want more than to just be aware of you in my life.
I want to believe in your presence at my side.
I feel blessed with an abundance of your gifts
and your promise of being raised on the last day.

Help me to be like the your early followers
and, even when I am scattered,
to have my life be an example
of your word at work in today’s world.
Thank you for the great mercy you show us. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

Pope St. Martin I……………………………………..Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Peter Gonzalez

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

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

Loving God,
When I am freed from the darkness into the Easter light,
I want to cling more than ever to your teachings, your truth.
I can feel your compassion touch my life and
I know you invite me to live out my baptism, rejoicing.
Let me proclaim your truth
as I travel through my daily life.
Transform my heart, strengthen my faith
and renew my hope as I beg you
to stay with me, Lord, in everything I do. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

St. Peter Gonzalez ……………………………………..Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Paternus

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

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

Loving God,
I hear your invitation, “Come back to me”
and I am filled with such a longing to return to you.
Show me the way to return.
Lead me this day in good works I do in your name
and send your Spirit to guide me and strengthen my faith.
I ask only to feel your love in my life today. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

St. Paternus….…………………………….……….Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Friday, April 16, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Bernadette of Lourdes

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

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

Dear Saint Bernadette, you were chosen by Almighty God as a channel of His graces and blessings, and through your humble obedience to the requests of Our Blessed Mother Mary, you gained for us the miraculous waters of Spiritual and physical healing. … Holy Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, pray for us. Amen.

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

St. Bernadette……………………………………..Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Stephen Harding

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

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

God in heaven and in my life, guide me and protect me.
I so often believe I can save myself and I always end in failure.
Lead me with your love away from harm

and guide me on the right path.
May your Spirit inspire the Church
and make us an instrument of your love and guidance.
Thank you for your care for me.  Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

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

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Sunday, April 18, 2021

3rd Sunday of Easter

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Pedro de San Jose Betancur

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

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

Shepherd and spirit of love,
I listen for your voice, warm, familiar and loving.
I hear you call my name as you guide me in life.
Help me always to recognize your voice
leading and guiding me.  Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

St. Pedro ……………………………………..Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Monday, April 19, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla

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

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Source of all life,
Help me to remain faithful with your grace.
Give me a firmness of heart, so different from my hardness of heart.
Soften my judgementalism,
and help me to show greater care for all those in my life
especially those most in need of me today.
May the joy of my redemption spill over into my life
so I may be truly called “Christian” — a follower of yours.

Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Gianna Beretta Molla……………..Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Marian

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

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

God of Light,
I pray to do more than simply follow your light.
I want to stay in that light toward which you draw me.
May I shine your loving grace on those in the darkness.

The disciples believed in you
and laid their hands as they sent each other off
to spread the work of your gospel to the world.
Thank you for calling me into your light and truth.
Fill me with mercy for those on the margins
that my life, and theirs, may be one of joy and praise.  Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

St. Marian……………………………………..Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Anselm

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

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

Loving Jesus, you ask me to trust in you.
You tell me you have a place for me.
But, sometimes, like Thomas,
I don’t know how to get to that place,
and fear enters my heart.
Then I hear your warm voice telling me
not to let my heart be troubled or afraid.
Give me the wisdom to trust in you. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

St. Anselm……………………………………..Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Leo of Sens

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

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

Loving God,
I am drawn closer to you this day,
knowing that I am loved by the Father and Jesus;
and from their love for me, they send the Spirit.

Grant me the grace and the patience
to quiet my life and open my heart
so I can recognize the Spirit who advocates for me
and teaches me the message given by Jesus. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

St. Leo of Sens………………………………..Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Friday, April 23, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. George

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

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

Risen Jesus,

You have given me an example with your life
and mission me to receive those you place into my day
with dignity, service and love.
In my Easter joy, I find the courage to say Yes.
Help me to receive the ones you send to me
so that I might receive you. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

St. George ……………………………………..Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Fidelis

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Lord, you know all too well that it is so easy for us to hold on to resentments, to live with anger even at the slightest of offenses. Help us to forgive and reconcile with each other, so that we may come to know and accept your mercy in our lives and extend that same mercy to others. Amen.

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Fidelis …….……………………….…….Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts……………….Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Sunday, April 25, 2021

4th Sunday of Easter

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Mark, the Evangelist

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Almighty and Eternal God, your work is often hidden from our sight and your ways remain mysterious to us. Help us to trust your providence, your saving plan, and to be patient as we await the fullness of the Kingdom begun in Jesus, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Mark ….……………………….…….Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts……………….Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Monday, April 26, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Cletus

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Father, we are grateful that you have chosen to have an intimate relationship with us, one that is nurtured by the words of Jesus. You seek us out and ask us to be your presence in the corners of the world where we live and work. Strengthen us with your Spirit. Amen.

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Cletus ……………………….…….Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts……………….Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Zita

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

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

God of joy, growth and resurrection,
In this Easter season, I feel connected to you in a deeper way.
I am a branch that holds fast to you,

the life-giving source of my life.
With grace, I sometimes become aware that without you, I can do nothing.

Give me the focus to keep my heart always directed toward you.
Guide me in everything to walk the path of your light.
Bless this day with your Spirit, and stir my heart to your awakening. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

St. Zita ……..……………………………………..Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Peter Chanel

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

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

Loving God,
You know my heart, you know my love for you,
and you hold me in your warmest embrace
despite my wavering hope and courage.
Let me rely on you in every moment.
Guide my feet in the path of peace and
lead me to offer your love to those on the margins.
It is then that I will really feel you in my heart
and my joy will be complete. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice…………….Pray for Us

St. Peter Chanel ……………………………………..Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts…………………….Forever

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

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Catherine of Sienna

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Lord, we ask you to open our eyes that we may value and appreciate all people, recognizing what we have in common rather than focusing on what our differences might be. Inspire us to distinguish between what is important and what is not, and open our minds and hearts that we may always be people of good will who bring life and joy to others. Amen.

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Catherine of Sienna …………………….Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts……………….Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Friday, April 30, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of Pope St. Pius V

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Lord Jesus, we confess that we have done many things that we are ashamed of, which we would prefer be kept hidden in the dark. Yet we also need to remember that no sin of ours is greater than your love for us. So please grant us the courage to stop hiding and come out into the light of your forgiveness and mercy. Amen.

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

Pope St. Pius V ……………………….…….Pray for Us

Live Jesus in our hearts……………….Forever

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

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