Saints Peter & Paul

Father in heaven, who still leads the Church through Saints Peter and Paul, bless each of us and especially our leaders, that, like those holy men we celebrate today, we might all value your perfect will above our own. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

Saint Irenaeus

O God, you instilled in Saint Irenaeus the profound wisdom of those who love your Word made flesh. Through his example and his intercession, grant all your people the courage to live the faith we profess, through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

Shelter in the Storm

O God of glory, you are our shelter against the burning heat of the day and the storms of life. Help us when we stumble, catch us when we fall, and guide our steps firmly in faith toward the promise of eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Monday, June 27, 2022.

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The Just Judge

God our Father, you alone are the just judge. Give us the wisdom to see the good in others, and not to pass judgment. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Sunday, June 26, 2022.

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The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord Jesus Christ, you chose the Blessed Virgin Mary as your Mother; keep us in her protection, that we may honor her with joyful hearts, who live and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Saturday, June 25, 2022.

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The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

O God our Father, in honoring the heart of your beloved Son, we tell the wonders of your love for all ­people. May your Church always mirror your love to the whole world, through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Friday, June 24, 2022.

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The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

O God, who spoke the word into the first darkness before the coming of the light, you sent Saint John the Baptist to prepare your people for the coming of the Messiah. Grant to your Church the gift of a joyful spirit, and guide all believers in the way of salvation and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Thursday, June 23, 2022.

God of Light

Lord God of light, you have shone upon our darkness and set us free through the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Grant us the grace to live in the freedom of the children of God, that where we walk this day, we may bring light, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

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Saint Aloyisus Gonzaga

Almighty Father, whose love for your children knows no bounds, grant us the grace to desire you above all things, as Saint Aloysius did. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Monday, June 21, 2022.

Kingdom of Light

Lord Jesus Christ, you have brought us safely to this new day, as you have promised to bring us safely to dwell with you one day in your Kingdom of light. Defend us against all that would weigh us down and slow our steps, so that we may run with delight in the way of your Gospel, who live and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Monday, June 20, 2022.

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