Morning prayer just upon waking, even for a brief moment, transforms your day. Thanking God for each new day by showing your gratitude, predisposes you to receive His joy and peace! Here is a selection of Catholic prayers that are short and simple yet very powerful as they can help you begin your day well by confiding in Jesus and being filled with the Holy Spirit.
May, today, there be peace within you.
May you trust God, that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities,
that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing that you are a child of God.
Let His presence settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance,
and to bask in the sun.
Dear Jesus, help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go.
Flood my soul with Thy spirit and love.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine.
Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus.
Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be a light to others. Amen.
St. Ignatious Loyola’s Morning Prayer
Father, I dedicate this new day to you; as I go about my work.
I ask you to bless those with whom I come in contact.
Lord, I pray for all men and women who work to earn their living;
give them satisfaction in what they do.
Spirit of God, comfort the unemployed and their families;
they are your children and my brothers and sisters.
I ask you to help them find work soon.
Grant me, O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.
Soul of Jesus, sanctify me.
Blood of Jesus, wash me,
Passion of Jesus, comfort me.
Wounds of Jesus, hide me.
Heart of Jesus, receive me.
Spirit of Jesus, enliven me.
Goodness of Jesus, pardon me.
Beauty of Jesus, draw me.
Humility of Jesus, humble me.
Peace of Jesus, pacify me.
Love of Jesus, inflame me.
Kingdom of Jesus, come to me.
Grace of Jesus, replenish me.
Mercy of Jesus, pity me.
Sanctity of Jesus, sanctify me.
Purity of Jesus, purify me.
Cross of Jesus, support me.
Nails of Jesus, hold me.
Mouth of Jesus, bless me in life, in death, in time and eternity.
Mouth of Jesus, defend me in the hour of death.
Mouth of Jesus, call me to come to Thee.
Mouth of Jesus, receive me with Thy saints in glory evermore.
Unite me to Thyself, o adorable Victim.
Life-giving heavenly Bread,feed me, sanctify me, reign in me, transform me to Thyself,
Live in me; let me live in Thee;
Let me adore Thee in Thy life-giving Sacrament as my God,
Listen to Thee as to my Master, obey Thee as my King,
Imitate Thee as my Model, follow Thee as my Shepherd, love Thee as my Father,
Seek Thee as my Physician who wilt heal all the maladies of my soul.
Be indeed my Way, truth and Life; sustain me, o heavenly Manna,
Through the desert of this world, till I shall behold Thee unveiled in Thy glory.
We can all discover or rediscover how much prayer can transform our hearts and change our lives. Indeed our prayer time can often seem dry and empty with boredom and apathy making us stop. But, in fact, prayer time can be utterly delightful, a time for an intimate encounter with Christ who loves us infinitely!
Hozana can help each Christian, and especially you, to rediscover the joy of persevering in prayer and being faithful in your engagement. Hozana allows you to discover hundreds of spiritual propositions of immense wealth and to choose those that can nourish you the most. Each morning, you will be able to find, in your Hozana prayer corner, writings, biblical passages, and meditations that help you pray, become closer to God and grow in holiness. For example, you can receive a prayer each morning, a Gospel reading and commentary by Daily Gospel, a daily meditation of Padre Pio or St. Joseph or the holy rosary of Fatima.
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