Daily Prayers


Morning Prayer         Jesus, Let me lay at your sacred feet my daily share of joys, struggles and sorrows, my hopes and my fears, and do you in the stillness of your sanctuary tenderly gather them in your Sacred Heart.  Calm my doubts, comfort my fears and grant that, day by day, my will may become more united to yours.  Amen

O Lord, support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.  Then in your mercy grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last.  Amen

Night Prayer         Thank you, O God for everything that has happened today; for the good things which have made me happy; for the not so good things which have taught me that I can’t always be getting my own way; for successes, to give me happy times to remember;  for failures, to keep me humble; for time at school, at games, with my friends and in my own home.  And thank you for this minute with you.  Amen

Before I sleep tonight, I want to say a prayer for all people – known to me and unknown to me – for whom this has been a special day of gladness or of grief of trouble or of joy.  Bless all the homes in which today life has ended or life has just begun.   Amen

O my God, I am very sorry for all my sins, because they offend you who are so good, and with your help I will not sin again.  Forgive me, O God, for all the wrong things which I have done today.  Forgive me for careless work, inattentive study, wasted time, duties shirked.   Forgive me for anyone whom I have hurt, or failed, or disappointed today, and for anything I have said or done wrong today.  Thank you for the new things I have learned today and for all the things I have enjoyed.  Amen

The Memorare        Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession was  left unaided.  Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto you O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother.  To you I come, before you I stand sinful and sorrowful.  O Mother of the Word Incarnate despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me.  Amen

To My Guardian Angel        You helped me when I needed help.  You protected me when I fell and You listened to me when I was down.  We laughed when I was up and You were there when I needed You.  You gave me strength when I needed it and even though I can’t give you anything, you don’t mind.  You were watching over me when I needed you and I thank you for watching over me.  Amen

O Angel of God, my Guardian dear to whom God’s love commits me here.  Ever this day be at my side to watch and guard, to rule and guide.   Amen

Let His Face Shine        May the Lord bless me.  May the Lord keep me safe.  May the Lord let His face shine on me, May the Lord fill me with courage and peace.  Amen

A Prayer to St. Therese of Lisieux        Little Flower of Jesus, ever consoling troubled souls with heavenly graces, in your unfailing intercession I place my trust.  From the Heart of Our Blessed Saviour petition these blessings of which I stand in greatest need ( mention here).  Shower upon me your promised roses of virtue and grace, dear St. Therese, so that swiftly advancing in sanctity and in perfect love of neighbour, I may someday receive the crown of eternal life.  Amen

Prayer of St.Francis        Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,  Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.  Grant that I may seek not so much to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love.  For it is giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is dying that we are born to eternal life.  Amen.