Enlighten Us, Let Us Walk Securely

Almighty God, by your mercy do not let our minds be cast down by any troubles of this life, let no hurtful temptation have dominion over them, let no darkness of unbelief hold them captive. But, illuminated by the light of your face shining on us, may we always walk securely on the sure ground … Continue reading Enlighten Us, Let Us Walk Securely

Open Wide the Door of My Heart

Lord God almighty, open wide the door of my heart and illumine it with the grace of the Holy Spirit, that I may seek what is pleasing to your will. Guide my thoughts and my heart, and lead my life in the way of your commandments, that I may always seek to fulfill them, and that I may grasp the eternal joys … Continue reading Open Wide the Door of My Heart

Create in Me a Clean Heart

Create a clean heart in me, O God: a humble heart, a meek heart, a peaceful heart, a benevolent heart, a devout heart which does evil to no one, which does not repay evil for evil, but overcomes evil with good, which loves you above all things, thinks always about you, speaks about you, gives you thanks, … Continue reading Create in Me a Clean Heart

Let Labor for You Be My Delight

Give me, O Lord, an obedient spirit, and a teachable mind. Let me be cheerful without lightness, sorrowful yet rejoicing, fearing you without doubting, and trusting you without tempting you. Let me be joyful at nothing except what pleases you, and sorrowful for nothing except what displeases you. Let labor for you be my delight, and all my … Continue reading Let Labor for You Be My Delight

Our Minds Are Awake to You

The day is past, O Lord, and we offer you our evening prayer. Whatever in us is darkened by the night of sin illumine with the brightness of your light, and while our eyes are closed in sleep, our minds may be awake to you, so that, at the close of night, we may welcome … Continue reading Our Minds Are Awake to You

A Communion Prayer

Lord, am not worthy that you should come under the roof of my soul, nor do you have in me fitting place to lay your head. But, as you humbled yourself to lie in a manger, as you did not reject the thief on the cross confessing you, so let me, too, a wretched, and excessive sinner, partake of the immaculate, supernatural, … Continue reading A Communion Prayer

Preserve Us from Cares

My most gracious God, preserve me from the cares of this life, so that I should not become entangled by them, and from the many desires of the flesh, so that I should not be ensnared by pleasure, and from whatever is an obstacle to the soul, so that I should not be broken with troubles, … Continue reading Preserve Us from Cares

A Blessing

The power of the Father govern and protect me, the wisdom of the Son teach and enlighten me, the influence of the Holy Spirit renew and quicken me. The blessing of the everlasting and all holy Trinity be with me, now and forevermore. Amen. Source: Unknown. Source of this version: Modified from A Book of Prayers: … Continue reading A Blessing

St. Patrick’s Breastplate

“Lorica” was originally the word for a breastplate that a Roman soldier would wear. Loricas were prayers for protection—sometimes praying for protection from every angle, or protection for every part of the body. St. Patrick’s Breastplate is also known as “The Lorica.” I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, through … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Breastplate