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Daily Prayers – May 2021

May 4th, 2021|

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Joseph the Worker and Religious Brothers Day

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 mercy and compassion, thank you for the extraordinary life, witness, and ministry of Religious Brothers in our Church. In your wisdom, you have called these ordinary men to generously serve, pray, and share your healing love with others. Deepen our appreciation for the vocation of Religious Brothers, their congregational charisms, and their commitment to vowed community life. Strengthened by our baptismal call to holiness, inspire us to invite men to consider religious life as a Religious Brother. Grant all Religious Brothers the grace and perseverance they need to proclaim your Holy Word for the life of our Church and our world. Amen 

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Joseph the Worker …………….…….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, May 2, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Athanasius

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,
Today, open my heart so I can pay closer attention
to your constant and loving presence in my life.
I long to invite you to come and stay in my home,
as you invite me to live in you.

Let me open my eyes to look for the Spirit
you send to us from the Father
who will set our hearts on fire with your love. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Athanasius……………………….…….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, May 3, 2021

Today we celebrate the Feast of Sts. Philip and James 

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 ever-living God, lead us to a share in the joys of heaven, so that the humble flock may reach where the brave Shepherd has gone before. 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

Saints Philip and James………………….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, May 4, 2021

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

Loving God,
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.
Help me to know that I don’t have to wait for you:
you have already come to me and make your dwelling in me. 
All I have to do is become aware of your presence in my life. Amen

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, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of Blessed Edmund Rice

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, we thank you for the life of Edmund Rice.

He opened his heart to Christ 

present to those oppressed by poverty and injustice.

May we follow his example of faith and generosity.

Grant us the courage and compassion of Edmund

As we seek to live lives of love and service.    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

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Dominic Savio

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.
Let me be always grateful that you fill me
with an abundance of your gifts. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Dominic Savio…………………….….Pray for Us

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

Friday, May 7, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Rose Venerini

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 brother, Jesus,
The ancient words give me joy and strength:
“In him we live and move and have our being.”
I know that I live in you and you give life and breath to everything.
Your Spirit inspires me to seek God and search for you.

In my seeking for you, I want to offer thanks and praise 
for being called into the light of your mercy.
May my life today be dedicated to serving others
and may my day be one of joy and praise to you. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Rose Venirini…………………….….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, May 8, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Peter of Tarentaise 

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 brother, Jesus,
The ancient words give me joy and strength:
“In him we live and move and have our being.”
I know that I live in you and you give life and breath to everything.
Your Spirit inspires me to seek God and search for you.

In my seeking for you, I want to offer thanks and praise 
for being called into the light of your mercy.
May my life today be dedicated to serving others
and may my day be one of joy and praise to you. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Peter of Tarentaise……………..…….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, May 9, 2021: Mother’s Day

Today we celebrate the feast of St. John of Avila

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 give us this message of hope over and over.
You invite us to live in you and to believe in you,
even when you know we will scatter in fear.

Let the Holy Spirit of your love for us
give us the courage we need to be your followers,
to offer our hearts to those most in need,
giving protection for the homeless,
and prosperity to the refugees. 
Bless my mouth so I never condemn or despise others
and bless me with the peace and joy of believing in you. Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. John of Avila .…………………….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, May 10, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Damien of Moloka’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

Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, 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. Damien of Moloka’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

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Ignatius of Laconi

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,
As I await the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost,
I ask you to keep watch over me.

I am so much of this world, yet I belong to you.
Be with me today as I live in this world 
even as I want to be part of you.
Help me to serve my neighbor and build a community of love
that follows the spirit on earth that comes from you. 
Lead me always in your ways.  Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Ignatius of Laconi…………..…….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, May 12, 2021

Today we celebrate the feasts of Sts. Nereus and Achilleus, martyrs

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, source of all life,
Lead me to sing the hymns of my belief in you
even when I feel alone and imprisoned.
Fill my mind with the light of faith
and my soul with the fire of your love.
Bless me this day with a heart free of jealousy and friction
and a life open to the needs of others.
I give thanks in your name!

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

Sts. Nereus and Achilleus …………………………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

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Juliana of Norwich

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,
As we await the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost,
we ask you to keep watch over us.

We are so much of this world, yet we belong to you.
Be with us today as we live in this world 
even as we want to be part of you.
Help us to serve our neighbor and build a community of love
that follows the spirit on earth that comes from you. 
Lead us always in your ways.  Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Juliana of Norwich …………..…….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, May 14, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Boniface

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 loving God,
you give me courage and ask me to 
bear witness to you with my life. 
I can face this world, knowing that you are my hope.

Teach me to bring unity to the world
and to welcome others into my heart 
as you have welcomed me into yours. 
I want only to open my heart to the gifts of your Spirit.  Amen

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

Saint Boniface………….. 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, May 15, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Isidore

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, may we always offer you our thanks and praise. The gift of your Son fills us with hope and renewed faith. May we grow in strength and wisdom, and may your favor rest on us. We ask this through Christ our Savior. Amen. 

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Isidore ……………………………..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, May 16, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer sufferers

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 great St. Peregrine, you have been called “The Mighty,” “The Wonder-Worker,” because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you. For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you.

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Peregrine ……………….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, May 17, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Paschal Baylon

And the 6th Sunday of Easter

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, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and 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. Paschal Baylon…………………….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, May 18, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of Pope St. John 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

Almighty God, Jesus your Son showed us the way to life by his willingness to forgive our sins. He forgave sinners like the woman caught in adultery, and even forgave his persecutors from the cross. Instill in us the same spirit of forgiveness and help us to avoid being self-righteous and judgmental. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

Pope St. John 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, May 19, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Celestine 

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, you promised that the truth would set us free. Draw us into the mystery of your love for us, a love that frees us from the lies that keep us bound in sin and self-deception. May we embrace the new life that comes from our Baptism and live in the freedom of the children of God. You live and reign with the Father and the Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Celestine……………………..….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, May 20, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Bernard of Siena

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 all wisdom and grace, you fill us with unwavering zeal to proclaim the truth of our faith wherever your Spirit leads us. Give us courage and determination to live out our faith even amid this harsh and challenging world. May our lives reflect your radiance as you lead us into your promise of everlasting life. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.  

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Bernard of Siena ……………………..….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, May 21, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Eugene 

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

Gracious God, your word of peace stills the storms that rage in our world. Let your love be known through those who work to bring order to the chaos. Help us to shoulder the burden of suffering and make us bearers of hope that can be found in you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. 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, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Rita of Casia

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 God, we thank you for the grace that you pour into our hearts, a grace that bears fruit in faith, hope, and love. Deepen these virtues in us and in all your people as we observe this holy season of Easter. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Rita of Casia ……..….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, May 23, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of Pope St. Gregory VII

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, in this litigious world of ours, so focused on human and civil law, and claims of “rights” and “entitlements,” help us to live as we are told: with faith exceeding law. In doing so, may we find what you offer in all your commands—a gateway to full and eternal life. Amen 

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

Pope St. Gregory VII ……………..….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, May 24, 2020

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Mary Magdalene of Pazzi 

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

All-powerful God, you are near to us and hear us when we pray. Enliven us with your Spirit, the fire of your love. Through our baptism we share in the life of your son, Jesus the Christ. Sustain your life within us by drawing us often to eat his body and drink his blood in the new and everlasting covenant that gives us eternal life. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Mary Magdalene of Pazzi………………….. 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, May 25, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Bede the Venerable

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, whether alone or in the communities we belong to, we favor so often the noise we generate to the voice of the prophet you offer us. Please, Lord, cure our pride and the deafness it causes. Amen.

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Bede the Venerable……….…….. 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, May 26, 2021 

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Philip Neri

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, give us the love and the generosity to reach out to serve our brothers and sisters in need, so in loving and serving them, we may love and serve you and thus one day hear you welcome us into your eternal Kingdom. Amen.

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

St. Philip Neri ……………..……….. 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, May 27, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Augustine of Cantebury

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, when we beg for forgiveness, you readily grant it. All is wiped clean, all is forgotten. We put our trust in your generosity. Please grant us the desire to want to learn to forgive as you do. Amen 

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

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice……….Pray for Us

Saint Augustine of Cantebury ………….. 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, May 28, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of Blessed Margaret Pole

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, give us the love and the generosity to reach out to serve our brothers and sisters in need, so in loving and serving them, we may love and serve you and thus one day hear you welcome us into your eternal Kingdom. Amen.

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

Blessed Margaret Pole     ………….. 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, May 29, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Julia Maria Ledochowska

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. Julia Maria…………………….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, May 30, 2021

Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Joan of Arc

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

St. Joan of Arc ……………………….…….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, May 31, 2020 

Today we celebrate the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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 God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 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, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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