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Daily Prayer - Week of March 16, 2020

Prayer for Friday, March 20, 2020

Loving God, please grant me peace of mind and calm my troubled heart.

Give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my focus today. Help me to walk the path you've laid out for me, even in the mystery and confusion of this time.

I trust your love God, and know that you will heal this stress. Just as the sun rises each day against the dark of night, so you will help us all rise to renewed hope in You.

Our Lady and St. Marguerite, be with us.

Amen

 

Prayer for Thursday, March 19, 2020

Feast of St. Joseph

Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so prompt, so strong, we place in you all our hopes and needs.

St. Joseph, assist us by your powerful intercession, protect us from this peril, and obtain for us from your divine Son, all spiritual blessings, and good health in this troubling time.

We offer thanksgiving and homage to you, the most loving of fathers. Oh, St. Joseph, as we contemplate Jesus asleep in your arms; we dare to ask to also be near your heart.

St. Joseph, patron of Fathers and Workers - pray for me.

Amen.

 

Prayer for Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Christ with me,

Christ before me,

Christ behind me,

Christ within me,

Christ beneath me,

Christ above me,

Christ at my right,

Christ at my left,

Christ when I lie down,

Christ when I sit down,

Christ when I arise

Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,

Christ in every eye that sees me,

Christ in every ear that hears me.

Amen.

 

Prayer for Tuesday, March 17, 2020

May this Prayer of St. Patrick

give us COURAGE and HOPE in these troubling days.

 

I arise today

Through the Strength of Heaven;

 

Light of the Sun, Splendor of Fire, Speed of Lightning,

Swiftness of the wind, Depth of the sea, Stability of the earth,

 

Firmness of the ROCK!

 

I arise today through God’s Strength to Pilot me;

Might to Uphold me, God’s Wisdom to Guide me,

Eye to look Before me, God’s Ear to Hear me,

God’s Word to Speak for me, God’s Hand to Guard me,

God’s Way to lie before me, God’s Shield to Protect me,

God’s Hosts to Save me afar and a-near,

Alone or in a Multitude.

Christ Shield me today against wounding

Christ With me, Christ Before me, Christ Behind me,

Christ In me, Christ Beneath me, Christ Above me,

Christ on my Right, Christ on my Left,

Christ when I Lie down, Christ when I Sit down,

Christ in the Heart of Everyone who thinks of me,

Christ in the Mouth of Everyone who speaks of me,

 

Christ in the Eye that sees me,

Christ in the Ear that hears me.

I arise today

Through the Mighty Strength

Of the Lord of Creation.

 

Prayer for Monday, March 16, 2020

 

Lord God, You are our Father and Mother,

always watching over us and Loving us, tenderly.

We especially ask for Your strength today,

to help us focus on being careful and hopeful

in this time of health crisis.

You who have come to the aid of your people over centuries,

show Yourself to us, now.

Help us to keep our eyes on You.

You are our Holy and Loving Lord,

and all of our hope rests in You. 

Thank you for hearing my prayer. 

In Jesus' name, with the protection of Our Lady and St. Marguerite,

we pray.

 

Amen.