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St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

December 27, 2020 – January 2, 2021: Holy Family / Christmas Octave

“Father, pour out your merciful, healing love on every family today” (Advent 2020, p. 48).

“Lord, help me to reach out to the suffering people in my life” (p. 49).

“Holy Spirit, help me to persist in prayer and learn to hear your voice” (p. 50).

“Lord, how happy I am to behold your face” (p. 51).

Jesus, you are an eternal, loving God.  I trust you with the future (p. 52).

“May I recognize and receive your blessings this year, Lord” (Jan/Feb 2021, p. 22).

Thank you, Lord, for the steadfast witness of your servant, John.  Help me to hold fast to my calling (p. 23).


December 20 – 26, 2020: 4th week of Advent / Christmas Octave

Jesus, you are the fulfillment of all my longings.  I love you, Lord (Advent 2020, p. 41).

“Holy Spirit, lead me and fill me with your power” (p. 42).

“Dear God, I give you thanks and praise for my past, my present, and my future” (p. 43).

“Thank you, Lord God, for always taking me back” (p. 44).

Jesus, thank you for your tender compassion.  You are the light of the world (p. 45).

“O, come let us adore him, Christ the Lord” (p. 46).

“Come, Holy Spirit, and speak through me today” (p. 47).


December 13 – 19, 2020: Gaudete Sunday / 3rd week of Advent

Open my eyes, Holy Spirit.  Help me recognize Jesus today (Advent 2020, p. 34).

Come, Holy Spirit.  Show me where I have veered off the road to heaven (p. 35).

Thank you, Lord, for helping me obey you.  Continue to change my heart this Advent (p. 36).

Jesus, I am so blessed.  Help me be open to all that you are doing in my life (p. 37).

Father, help me take up my role in your plan.  Unworthy though I am, let me be your light to the world (p. 38).

“Dear God, help me discern your plans for me” (p. 39).

“Father, help me trust in your faithfulness and love” (p. 40).


December 6 – 12, 2020: 2nd week of Advent

“Jesus, give me the grace to recognize my sin and repent” (Advent 2020, p. 27).

“Jesus, help me break open the roof of my heart this Advent so I can meet you” (p. 28).

“Thank you, Lord, for giving us Immaculate Mary as our mother and great model of faith” (p. 29).

“Lord, as I stand under your stars, I can’t help but be in awe of your love” (p. 30).

“Lord, I am counting on you— and rejoice in your saving help” (p. 31).

“Jesus, I want to follow you lead, not expect you to follow mine” (p. 32).

“Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!” (p. 33).


November 29 – December 5, 2020: 1st week of Advent

“Father, I want to experience your blessing as I wait, watch, and prepare” (Advent 2020, p. 20).

“Jesus, help me follow after you” (p. 21).

“Lord, help me see your grace in the desert” (p. 22).

“Heavenly Father, thank you for inviting me into your home” (p. 23).

“Jesus, be my rock as I strive to practice what you preached” (p. 24).

“Lord Jesus, open my heart to know you more deeply” (p. 25).

“Jesus, help me to advance your kingdom wherever I go today” (p. 26).


St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

November 22 – 28, 2020: Christ the King / 34th week in Ordinary Time

“Jesus, my king and my judge, teach me to love as you love” (November 2020, p. 43).

“Jesus, may you recognize in me what you saw in this poor widow” (p. 44).

“Lord Jesus, I trust in your mercy and wait with eager expectation for you to come again” (p. 45).

“Lamb of God, grant us peace” (p. 46).

“Jesus, thank you for inviting me to the wedding feast” (p. 47).

“Jesus, give me eyes to see signs of your kingdom right here, right now” (p. 48).

“Lord, teach me how to pray, hope, and not worry” (p. 49).


November 15 – 21, 2020: 33rd week in Ordinary Time

Father, you have given me precious gifts.  Help me to multiply them by sharing them (November 2020, p. 36).

Come, Lord Jesus.  Make me ready and eager to welcome you today and when you return to bring me to your heavenly home (p. 37).

“Jesus, thank you for anticipating and fulfilling my every need” (p. 38).

“Worthy are you, Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power” (Rv. 4:11; p. 39).

“Jesus, thank you for your boundless love and mercy” (p. 40).

Lord, thank you for the sweet words you speak to me.  I trust you to help me through whatever might follow (p. 41).

“Jesus, help me to keep my eyes on heaven, my true home” (p. 42).


November 8 – 14, 2020: 32nd week in Ordinary Time

“Jesus, I believe you are with me now and forever” (November 2020, p. 29).

“Jesus, strengthen me so that I can fulfill my own mission to love and serve you” (p. 30).

Dear God, help me “become a model of good deeds” for the people around me (p. 31).

“Lord, let me journey with you” (p. 32).

“Jesus, I trust in you in every situation” (p. 33).

“Jesus, show me how to leave behind a legacy of faith in you” (p. 34).

Father, help me to persevere in calling out to you.  I want to stay close to you and share your heart (p. 35). 


November 1 – 7, 2020: 31st week in Ordinary Time

“Holy Spirit, give me the grace I need not only to survive, but also to thrive as a disciple of Jesus” (November 2020, p. 22).

“Lord, bring all those who have died in friendship with you into heavenly joy” (p. 23).

“Lord, thank you for inviting me to eat with you” (p. 24).

“Lord, although I may feel ‘poured out,’ fill me with your grace today so that I can keep loving you and the people I serve” (p. 25).

Jesus, my faith is in you.  Help me to live my baptism every day (p. 26).

“Lord, thank you for providing directions to guide me home” (p. 27).

“Lord, teach me to be a cheerful and unselfish giver” (p. 28).


October 25 – 31, 2020: 30th week in Ordinary Time

“Jesus, teach me to love all my neighbors” (October 2020, p. 46).

“Holy Spirit, help me to live in the freedom of a child of God” (p.47).

“Jesus, help me to love as you love” (p. 48).

“Thank you, Lord, for the people who have guided me to you” (p. 49).

“Holy Spirit, help me guard my thoughts” (p. 50).

Jesus, what new lesson do you want to teach me today?  Open my heart to receive it (p. 51).

“Lord, I desire to glorify you despite my limitations” (p. 52).


October 18 – 24, 2020: 29th week in Ordinary Time

Jesus, help me to act on what I say I believe” (October 2020, p. 39).

“Lord, I want to grow closer to you” (p. 40).

Jesus, enter the gate of my heart.  I welcome you in anytime (p. 41).

Lord, I long for your coming.  Help me to be ready to meet you (p. 42).

Lord, thank you for your plans for me.  Open my eyes to see how you want to use me today (p. 43).

“Lord, help us to be people who always long for you” (p. 44).

Lord, I offer you my gifts.  Help me build up your people today (p. 45). 


October 11 – 17, 2020: 28th week in Ordinary Time

Thank you, Jesus, for inviting me to your banquet.  Help me choose to live for you this day (October 2020, p. 32).

Father, I turn every uncertainty in my life over to you.  Teach me how to live in faith and confidence in you (p. 33).

“Father, thank you for freeing me to live in a way that pleases you” (p. 34).

“Holy Spirit, thank you for the water, light, and heart in my life as you cultivate your fruit in me” (p. 35).

Father, thank you for adopting me into your family.  Help me to embrace this new life you have given me (p. 36).

“Heavenly Father, help me to live more consciously for the praise of your glory” (p. 37).

“Holy Spirit, help me to recognize my sins; and give me the courage to seek your forgiveness” (p. 38).


October 4 – 10, 2020: 27th week in Ordinary Time

“Heavenly Father, help me to respond to your relentless grace and to bear fruit for you” (October 2020, p. 35).

“Jesus, show me how to love my neighbor” (p. 36).

“Jesus, help to to listen to you today” (p. 37).

“Our Father, help me to see you as you are” (p. 38).

“Lord, help me to surrender my will and trust in you” (p. 39).

“Lord, thank you for your unconditional love” (p. 40).

Come, Holy Spirit.  Open my eyes.  Help me see Jesus in every situation today (p. 41).


September 27 – October 3, 2020: 26th week in Ordinary Time

“Lord, teach me how to be a servant after your own heart” (September 2020, p. 48).

“Jesus, teach me how to treasure the smallest and the least in your kingdom” (p. 49).

“Lord, help me to see greater things so that I can share your perspective” (p. 50).

“Jesus, thank you for not only listening to me, but also for understanding me and ministering to my deepest needs” (p. 51).

“Father, I praise you for your mercy and forgiveness” (October 2020, p. 22).

Lord, I need you.  Help me to remember how much you want to give me each day (p. 23).

“All praise to you, Jesus, for writing my name in heaven” (p. 24).


September 20 – 26, 2020: 25th week in Ordinary Time

“Father, I praise you for your mercy which knows no bounds” (September 2020, p. 41).

“Father, let the wideness of your mercy unite us to the people around us” (p. 42).

“Lord, thank you for making me part of your family” (p. 43).

Honestly, Lord, I’m not quite ready to “take nothing.”  How about this: I would like to take your hand and let you lead me (p. 44).

All things pass, but God remains.  He who has God lacks nothing.  God alone is enough (p. 45).

“Lord, thank you for being my stronghold during life’s ups and downs” (p. 46).

“Jesus, I trust in you” (p. 47).


September 13 – 19, 2020: 24th week in Ordinary Time

Father, help me to let go of wrath and anger.  I don’t want to refuse mercy to anyone.  Teach me how to forgive (September 2020, p. 34).

Lord, today I lift high your cross over every struggle.  Strengthen my faith, my love, and my obedience (p. 35).

“Holy Mary, mother of God, accompany me in my sufferings and help me to be more like you” (p. 36).

“Lord, shower me with your perfect love so that I can learn how to love perfectly” (p. 37).

Jesus, help me to see how holy you are.  Despite my sins, I love you, Lord (p. 38).

“Jesus, bring your resurrection power to every aspect of my life and all the concerns on my heart” (p. 39).

Father, continue to sow the seeds of your word in my life.  Improve the soil of my heart so that I can bear fruit for you (p. 40).


September 6 – 12, 2020: 23rd week in Ordinary Time

Lord, help me to watch over my family.  I trust in your protection (p. 27).

“Father, help me to follow your leading” (p. 28).

Thank you, Lord, for the beauty of your plan.  I trust in your wisdom and in the way you are forming me (p. 29).

“Holy Spirit, line up my views on life, wealth, and trust in God with the Father’s perspective” (p. 30).

“Jesus, help me to forgive from the heart and to love those hardest to love” (p. 31).

“Lord, open my eyes so that I can follow you and be an example for others” (p. 32).

“Jesus, help me to stay firmly connected to you” (p. 33).


August 30 – September 5, 2020: 22nd week in Ordinary Time

Lord, I don’t want to keep you at a distance.  Teach me how to give of myself as you did (July/August 2020, p. 82).

“Jesus, teach me how to be simple like you” (p. 83).

“Holy Spirit, fill me with your heavenly wisdom” (September 2020, p. 22).

“Jesus, teach me how to balance the needs of people with my need to spend time with you” (p. 23).

“Thank you, Jesus, for looking past my failings and pointing me toward your perfect plan” (p. 24).

“Lord Jesus, help me recognize your new wine in my life” (p. 25).

Thank you, Jesus, for your work in the lives of your servants, my brothers and sisters.  Help me to see you in them and to treasure each of them (p. 26).


August 23 – 29, 2020: 21st week in Ordinary Time

“Lord, help me be of service to others” (July/August 2020, p. 75).

Lord, let me meet you today.  Shake up my expectations and help me to follow you more fully (p. 76).

“Holy Spirit, shine your light into my cup today and show me where and how to start cleaning” (p. 77).

“Lord, help me focus on your promises as I do your work on earth” (p. 78).

“Thank you, God, for your call, for your grace, and for promising to keep me firm to the end” (p. 79).

“Jesus, help me live a life worthy of you” (p. 80).

“Lord, fill me with your Spirit so that I may touch others with your love” (p. 81).


August 16 – 22, 2020: 20th week in Ordinary Time

“Jesus, help me be a more loving person” (July/August 2020, p. 68).

“Lord, thank you for all I have” (p. 69).

“Jesus, help me become more like you” (p. 70).

“Lord, I praise you today for your abundant love and mercy” (p. 71).

Lord, place within me a new heart and a new spirit.  Take from me any hardness of heart that limits your action in my life (p. 72).

“Lord, I want to love you with all my heart, my soul, and my mind” (p. 73).

“Lord, forgive me and cleanse me from everything that defiles me” (p. 74).


August 9 – 15, 2020: 19th week in Ordinary Time

“Lord, we praise you, we bless you, we adore you, and we glorify you” (July/August 2020, p. 61).

Holy Spirit, help me to bear fruit not just for myself, but for others, too (p. 62).

Father, thank you for sending me you word.  Help me to read it daily so that it’s etched on my heart (p. 63).

“Lord, help me to remember that I never pray alone but with all your saints in heaven and on earth” (p. 64).

Merciful God, I praise you for your compassion and mercy.  Thank you for forgiving me completely (p. 65).

“Father, I praise you for your unending faithfulness to me” (p. 66).

“Mary, pray that more and more people will turn to the Holy Spirit as you did” (p. 67).


August 2 – 8, 2020: 18th week in Ordinary Time

“Jesus, may I never be separated from your love” (July/August 2020, p. 54).

Lord, I want to be at peace.  Help me to turn to you more deeply so that I can experience even more freedom (p. 55).

Holy Spirit, help me to be attentive to my words and thoughts.  May they always be pleasing to you (p. 56).

“Jesus, help me see people the way you see them” (p. 57).

“Jesus, help me to see your glory today” (p. 58).

Jesus, I believe that you have conquered every enemy that rises up against me.  Help me to love you and trust you (p. 59).

“Here I am, Lord, ready to pour out my heart to you” (p. 60).


July 26 – August 1, 2020: 17th week in Ordinary Time

“Lord, help me to see you as a priceless pearl worth everything in my life” (July/August 2020, p. 47).

“Father, help me to tune out the clamor of birds today so that I might see the vastness of your kingdom and rejoice in it” (p. 48).

“Holy Spirit, help me water the seeds you have planted in me” (p. 49).

“Jesus, I want to grow in my faith” (p. 50).

Divine Potter, I surrender to you.  Mold me however you desire (p. 51).

Lord, I need your love and your grace today.  Keep me steady (p. 52).

“Lord, show me how I can point people to you today” (p. 53).


 July 19 – 25, 2020: 16th week in Ordinary Time

“Lord, may your kingdom come” (July/August 2020, p. 40).

Lord, I want to get back to basics.  You have shown me what is good.  Help me to love better this week (p. 41).

Lord, I place all my hope in you.  I believe that you are leading me to goodness beyond my imagining (p. 42).

“Lord, may you always be the center of my life” (p. 43).

Here I am, Lord.  Teach me how to be your ambassador to the people around me.  Help me to show them your humility, your mercy, and your love (p. 44).

“Lord, help me grow into the person that you know I can become” (p. 45).

“May I learn to be more like Jesus” (p. 46).


July 12 – 18, 2020: 15th week in Ordinary Time

Thank you, Jesus, for sowing your word into my heart.  Help me to nurture it so that I can become more like you (July/August 2020, p. 33).

“Lord Jesus, help me to take up my cross and follow after you today with a heart full of love” (p. 34).

“Jesus, make my faith firm so that I can become a peacemaker like you” (p. 35).

“Jesus teach me to be childlike so I can trust in God the Father” (p. 36).

Lord, I accept your invitation to come and spend time with you.  I believe that being with you can ease my burdens and bring me rest (p. 37).

Holy Spirit, I don’t want to miss your signs today.  Help me to stay alert so that I can hear you and see your work in my life (p. 38).

“Jesus, heal my bruises and fan my smoldering wick into flame” (p. 39). 


July 5 – 11, 2020: 14th week in Ordinary Time

“All praise to you, Jesus, for setting me free” (July/August 2020, p. 26).

“Lord, I believe that every situation is an opportunity to grow closer to you, so help me to trust in your during desert times” (p. 27).

Jesus, thank you for the needs you are laying on my heart.  Help me find the courage to take action as well (p. 28).

“Lord, show me how to place you above all else in my life” (p. 29).

Jesus, your love can’t be explained in human terms.  Thank you for embracing me (p. 30).

Father, thank you for making me a new creation.  Give me the courage to share your good news (p. 31).

Here I am, Lord.  Send me (p. 32).


June 28 – July 4, 2020: 13th week in Ordinary Time

“Holy Spirit, help me to hear you speaking through the people you will place in my path today” (June 2020, p. 49).

“Lord, give me the grace to surrender my life to you” (p. 50).

“Lord, by your steadfast love I will enter your presence today” (p. 51).

“Lord, let your love for the poor surge within me” (July/August 2020, p. 22).

Lord, I trust that you will give me all that I need to serve you” (p. 23).

“Thank you, Jesus, for humbling yourself so much just to save me” (p. 24).

Jesus, I believe you are always with me.  Help me to cast aside all gloominess and find joy in your presence (p. 25).


June 21 – 27, 2020: 12th week in Ordinary Time

“Lord, teach me how to love even those who make my life difficult” (June 2020, p. 42).

“Lord, help me to see myself and each person I meet in the light of your truth and the fullness of your mercy” (p. 43).

Lord, I want to set down my bags today.  Help me to trust your Holy Spirit to lead me through the narrow gate (p. 44).

“St. John the Baptist, pray for me to fulfill my mission in life” (p. 45).

“Lord, pour out your Spirit on the young people in my life” (p. 46).

Heal me, Lord.  Help me to believe that I am worthy of your love (p. 47).

Jesus, I am so very grateful for your willingness to come into my heart.  Thank you (p. 48).


June 14 – 20, 2020: Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ / 11th week in Ordinary Time

“Jesus, thank you for the life you give me in the holy Eucharist” (June 2020, p. 35).

“Jesus, help me to let go and let God” (p. 36).

“Jesus, I trust that you are leading me to wholeness and holiness” (p. 37).

“Thank you, Jesus, for paving the way for me to share in your inheritance” (p. 38).

Father, I bring my needs to you today.  I trust in your goodness.  Your will be done (p. 39).

Come, Holy Spirit, and draw me closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Fill me with a burning desire to love others in my life’s journey (p. 40).

“Holy Mary, may I have a heart as pure as yours” (p. 41).


June 7 – 13, 2020: Most Holy Trinity / 10th week in Ordinary Time

“Lord, help me to live every day in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” (June 2020, p. 28).

Lord, I believe that you want to help me overcome the mountains I face.  Help me today to hear and obey you as you come to my aid (p. 29).

“Lord, teach me how to awaken thirst for you in the people all around me” (p. 30).

“Lord, I pray boldly that you reveal yourself to my loved ones” (p. 31).

“Jesus, thank you for giving me a calling and the grace to see it through” (p. 32).

Holy Spirit, open the ears of my heart.  Teach me to hear you clearly so that I can follow your plan for my life (p. 33).

“You are my inheritance, O God” (p. 34).


May 31 – June 6, 2020: Pentecost / 9th week in Ordinary Time

“Holy Spirit, make your home in my heart always” (Easter 2020, p. 69).

Father, thank you for making Mary the mother of the Church.  Help me to learn from her example and to receive the blessings of her intercession (June 2020, p. 22).

“Jesus, teach me how to rely on you as I try to steer clear of anything that could mar my soul or damage my spirit” (p. 23).

“Jesus, thank you for your gifts through the Holy Spirit” (p. 24).

“Yes, Lord, may the word of God go forth from me” (p. 25).

Lord, I want to know you.  Reveal more of yourself to me (p. 26).

Jesus, I trust in you.  Help me to become as generous as you are with me (p. 27).


May 24 – 30, 2020: Ascension of the Lord / 7th week of Easter

Come, Holy Spirit, and fill our hearts.  Empower us to build a kingdom worthy of the risen Lord (Easter 2020, p. 62).

“Jesus, prince of peace, reign in my thoughts and emotions today no matter what situations I face” (p. 63).

“Holy Spirit, pour out your power and strength on me so that I may accomplish more than I can ask or imagine” (p. 64).

Thank you, Father, for your love and care.  Holy Spirit, help me to grow in knowledge of God’s love, protection, and plans for me (p. 65).

“Lord, make us one” (p. 66).

“Jesus, open my eyes to see the work you have already done in my life” (p. 67).

“Open my eyes, Lord, to the opportunities that you have set before me” (p. 68).


May 17 – 23, 2020: 6th week of Easter

“Spirit of truth, help me to withstand every temptation and every accusation” (p. 55).

“Lord, give me the grace to hear what you want to reveal to me” (p. 56).

Lord, you are worthy of all praise.  Help me practice praising you at every moment and in every situation (p. 57).

“Lord, help me be understanding of others” (p. 58).

Come, Holy Spirit.  Open the eyes of my heart (p. 59).

“Father, I long for the day when you will bring all of us together again” (p. 60).

“Father, help me understand your word” (p. 61).


May 10 – 16, 2020: 5th week of Easter

Jesus, help me trust that you are with me always.  Lord, calm all my fears (Easter 2020, p. 48).

Holy Spirit, I want more of you (p. 49).

Thank you, Jesus, for overcoming the evil one.  Help me stay faithful to you (p. 50).

Jesus, you are the vine; I am the branch.  May I always be united with you (p. 51).

“St. Matthias, pray for me to have the grace and courage to follow Jesus with all my heart” (p. 52).

“Jesus, help me to love other people the way you love me” (p. 53).

“Holy Spirit, I will trust in you even when I don’t understand” (p. 54).


May 3 – 9, 2020: 4th week of Easter

“Jesus, help me to lay down my life for your sheep today” (Easter 2020, p. 41).

“Lord, mold my heart and mind and guide me” (p. 42).

“Lord, I can’t see where you’re leading me right now, but I trust that you are working out your good will in my life” (p. 43).

“Holy Spirit, show us how we can share God’s love with the world” (p. 44).

“Jesus, thank you for being here for me” (p. 45).

“Lord, sew your love into my heart so I can walk in faith and confidence” (p. 46).

“Jesus, I am amazed that you have promised to help me do great works” (p. 47).


April 27 – May 9, 2020: 3rd week of Easter

“Jesus, I am astounded at your love and generosity toward me” (Easter 2020, p. 34).

“Lord, help me run the good race” (p. 35).

Jesus, help me to forgive anyone who has wronged me.  Lord, I want to be filled with Easter joy (p. 36).

“Lord, give me a humble heart that accepts and trusts your word” (p. 37).

“Lord Jesus, thank you for becoming living bread for me” (p. 38).

Jesus, I give you my life again today.  Fill me with your grace so that I can follow you faithfully (p. 39).

Come, Holy Spirit.  Teach me the meaning of Jesus’s words and help me to say yes to him today (p. 40).


April 19 – 25, 2020: Divine Mercy Sunday / 2nd week of Easter

“Jesus, I trust in you” (Easter 2020, p. 27).

“Thank you, Holy Spirit, for coming to live in my heart” (p. 28).

Father, I believe you are always speaking.  Help me to hear your voice today (p. 29).

Praise to you, Lord, for the way you love each and every person you have made!  Help me to receive all the love you have for me (p. 30).

“Come, Holy Spirit, and fill me with love and boldness to share about Jesus with the people I meet” (p. 31).

Lord, help me trust that you know what you’re doing.  I want to be part of your plan for this world (p. 32).

“St. Mark, pray that I might find creative ways to share the gospel” (p. 33).


April 12 – 18, 2020: Easter Sunday / 1st week of Easter

Lord, I don’t want to be satisfied with just hearing about you.  On this day above all others, let me meet you (Easter 2020, p. 20).

Father, you are looking for people to send out as witnesses to your Son.  Here I am, Lord.  Send me (p. 21).

Jesus, you heard and responded to Mary Magdalene’s weeping.  Hear and respond to the cries of my heart today (p. 22).

Jesus, thank you for the vast inheritance you have given me.  Show me how to share this wealth with other people today (p. 23).

Thank you, Lord, for not condemning me for my doubts.  Send your Spirit of peace where there is confusion.  May your perfect love for me cast out every fear in my heart (p. 24).

Jesus, thank you for remaining close to me.  Lord, help me to see you everywhere I go (p. 25).

“Holy Spirit, give me the courage to share all you have done for me” (p. 26).


April 5 – 11, 2020: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord / Holy Week

“Blessed are you, Jesus, for coming to set us free” (Advent 2020, p. 61).

Jesus, you are God’s perfect servant.  Help me to stay close to you this whole week (p. 62).

Lord, thank you for never giving up on me.  Help me to never give up on you (p. 63).

Jesus, surely it is I who have sinned against you.  Forgive me and show me the way forward today (p. 64).

Lord, thank you for offering me a whole new life with you.  Teach me how to love and serve as fully as you have done (p. 65).

“Jesus, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for dying on the cross for me” (p. 66).

“Father, illuminate your Church and illuminate me by your word” (p. 67).


March 29 – April 4, 2020: 5th week of Lent

Jesus, I hear you calling.  Help me overcome my sins (Lent 2020, p. 54).

“Help me, Lord, to recognize your goodness and kindness in my life today” (p. 55).

“Father, I believe that you are with me as I do the work you have sent me to do” (p. 56).

“Lord, thank you for being with me, even when all I feel is the heat of adversity” (p. 57).

“Thank you, Lord, that your faithfulness lasts forever” (p. 58).

Jesus, you bring miracles to life around me.  Open my eyes to see your works and believe in you (p. 59).

Holy Spirit, open my heart to Jesus this week.  Give me a humble heart and a willingness to have my expectations stretched (p. 60).


March 22 – 28, 2020: 4th week of Lent

Jesus, open my eyes!  Help me to see as you see (Lent 2020, p. 47).

“Father, help me to see the new life that you are producing in me” (p. 48).

“Jesus, help me to be open to the healing you want to do in my life” (p. 49).

“Lord, thank you for giving me the grace to say yes to your will for me” (p. 50).

“Father, I believe that I am who you say I am” (p. 51).

“Father, help me to live out my identity in you” (p. 52).

“Come, Holy Spirit, and speak God’s word to my heart” (p. 53).


March 15 – 21, 2020: 3rd week of Lent

“Jesus, may I thirst for you as you thirst for me” (Lent 2020, p. 40).

Lord, I trust you.  Help me turn my trust into action (p. 41).

“Lord, help me forgive as you have forgiven me” (p. 42).

“Jesus, thank you for patiently teaching me how to love” (p. 43).

St. Joseph, thank you for your example of quiet strength.  Help me to be like you (p. 44).

“Lord Jesus, may each sacrifice I make increase my love for you and for your people” (p. 45).

O God, have mercy on me, a sinner.  Help me to love you in my neighbor today (p. 46).


March 8 – 14, 2020: 2nd week of Lent

“Lord, I love you and want to make time for you every day” (Lent 2020, p. 33).

Lord, help me to empty myself by giving so that you can fill me.  Let your life in me overflow (p. 34).

“Lord, how would you like me to set things right?” (p. 35).

“Lord, how can I love your people today through service?” (p. 36).

“Jesus, help me to see you and love you in the distressing disguise of the poor” (p. 37).

Jesus, you are Lord of history.  Thank you for opening my eyes to your wonderful plan of salvation (p. 38).

Thank you, Lord, for your endless mercy toward me.  Show me how to make my way back to you (p. 39).


March 1 – 7, 2020: 1st week of Lent

“Lord, strengthen me with your grace this Lent so that I can overcome any temptations” (Lent 2020, p. 26).

“Jesus, help me to see you in every person I meet” (p. 27).

Jesus, thank you for teaching me to pray with simplicity.  Help me to follow your example (p. 28).

“Lord, give me the humility to reach out to my brothers and sisters for help and encouragement” (p. 29).

Lord, you always hear my prayer.  Help me to draw on your strength to make things better (p. 30).

“Come, Holy Spirit, and burn away all bitterness in the fire of your love” (p. 31).

“Jesus, help me to respond to my enemies with prayer” (p. 32).


St. Cecilia – Los Fresnos, TX

February 23 – 29, 2020: 7th week in Ordinary Time

“Saints in heaven, intercede for me so that I can love God and my neighbor as you did” (February 1-25, 2020; p. 44).

Jesus, help me to persevere in prayer and in service to your people.  Lord, I want to climb higher and closer to you (p. 45).

“Jesus, as Lent draws near, grant me the grace I need to ask reconciliation and healing in this relationship” (p. 46).

“Jesus, help me to keep turning toward you this Lent” (Lent 2020, p. 22).

“Lord, help me choose to walk with you today” (p. 23).

“Lord, help me to do the fasting that you wish for” (p. 24).

“Jesus, heal my heart so that I speak only words of love, encouragement, and mercy” (p. 25).


February 16 – 22, 2020: 6th week in Ordinary Time

“Jesus, help me to choose you in every situation today” (February 1-25, 2020; p. 37).

“Jesus, help me to persevere through all the difficulties I encounter today” (p. 38).

“Lord, give me a deeper hunger for your word” (p. 39).

“Jesus, help me to see you more clearly today” (p. 40).

“Jesus, help me to see as you see and to love as you love” (p. 41).

“Jesus, teach me how to live out more fully the truths that I believe about you” (p. 42).

Lord, I place my trust in you.  Teach me, and remove all the stumbling blocks that keep me from becoming the saint you have called me to be (p. 43).


February 9 – 15, 2020: 5th week in Ordinary Time

“Father, I want to be a light that shows people your love and mercy” (February 1-25, 2020; p. 30).

“Jesus, show me who needs your love and healing today” (p. 31).

“How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God!” (Psalm response; p. 32).

“Lord, when I’m tempted to sin, give me the grace to grow in virtue instead” (p. 33).

“Jesus, help me to take those first steps in faith, confident that you will carry me the rest of the way” (p. 34).

“All praise to you, Lord, for your love endures forever” (p. 35).

Jesus, I offer you my life and the gifts you have given me.  I trust you to multiply all my efforts to serve you (p. 36).


February 2 – 8, 2020: Presentation of the Lord / 4th week in Ordinary Time

Master, my eyes have seen your salvation.  I surrender myself to you (February 1-25, 2020; p. 23).

“Jesus, give me greater confidence in your power to defeat sin and the devil” (p. 24).

Jesus, you were well acquainted with the grief that weighs me down.  Help me to join my tears with yours (p. 25).

“Lord Jesus, help me to listen to you and be healed” (p. 26).

Jesus, sit on the throne of my life.  Help me to trust you more each day (p. 27).

“Lord Jesus, thank you for forgiving me and welcoming me back” (p. 28).

“Jesus, show me when I need to come away with you to rest and rejuvenate” (p. 29).


January 26 – February 1, 2020: Word of God Sunday / 3rd week in Ordinary Time

Come, Holy Spirit!  Open my ears and my heart to your word today (January 2020, p. 47).

“Thank you, Lord, for all the ways you have shown your faithfulness to me” (p. 48).

Jesus, thank you for calling me to belong to your family.  Help me to love and joyfully serve my brothers and sisters in Christ (p. 49).

“Thank you, Holy Spirit, for opening my heart and mind to God’s holy word” (p. 50).

“Father, help me to recognize my gifts and use them for your glory” (p. 51).

Holy Spirit, give me a repentant heart.  Help me to confess my sin and seek reconciliation and healing (p. 52).

“Jesus, help me bring peace into my day” (February 1-25, 2020; p. 22).


St. Pius X – Corpus Christi, TX

January 19 – 25, 2020: 2nd week in Ordinary Time

Lord, I am not worthy.  Only says the word and my soul will be healed (January 2020, p. 40).

“Holy Spirit, expand my heart and my vision to make more room for the new life you have given me” (p. 41).

“Lord, let me never forget the great gift of the Spirit given to me in baptism” (p. 42).

“Jesus, show me what I can do today to help protect the dignity of the unborn” (p. 43).

“Lord, help me see where you’re working today and give me confidence to tell someone about what you’re doing” (p. 44).

“Lord, help me to learn to rest in you” (p. 45).

“Jesus, let me work for unity…” (p. 46).


January 12 – 18, 2020: Baptism of the Lord / 1st week in Ordinary Time

Here I am, Lord.  Send me out to share your good news (January 2019, p. 33).

“Lord, give me a willing heart so that I can follow you more closely” (p. 34).

“Lord, help me to see your face and hear your voice today” (p. 35).

“Father, amid the distractions I will face today, help me to keep an open heart so that I can also keep my ears open to hear you” (p. 36).

“Jesus, help me overcome my hesitation so I can minister your healing touch” (p. 37).

Jesus, I bring my loved ones into your presence.  I believe that you can change everything (p. 38).

“Lord, bring your Church together so that everyone can join you at your banquet table” (p. 39).


January 5 – 11, 2020: Epiphany of the Lord / Christmas Week

“Lord, make today an epiphany for me too” (January 2020, p. 26).

“Jesus, help me see your kingdom at hand not just in sacred moments, but throughout the day” (p. 27).

Father, thank you for your love, costly [for you yet] free [for me].  Help me to love as you have loved me (p. 28).

“Jesus, I stand in awe of who you are and all you have done for me” (p. 29).

“Jesus, help me to sense your Spirit today— and to follow his lead” (p. 30).

“Lord, give me the courage to reach out and touch the lonely and forgotten with your love” (p. 31).

“Thank you, Lord, for giving us teachers in the faith” (p. 32).


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