O God of wisdom and of love, you have made us as fragile as the flowers of the field, yet you have made us strong in the hope of life everlasting. Teach us to see this day as gift enough, that we may live it for your glory and render it back to you in praise when evening falls, 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 from Magnificat magazine, U.S. Edition, Morning Prayer, Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

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Saint Francis of Assisi

“You are holy, Lord, the only God, You do wonders. You are strong, You are great, You are the most high, You are the almighty King. You, Holy Father, the King of heaven and earth. You are Three and One, Lord God of gods; You are good, all good, the highest good, Lord, God, living and true. You are love, charity. You are wisdom; You are humility; You are patience; You are beauty; You are meekness; You are security; You are inner peace; You are joy; You are our hope and joy; You are justice; You are moderation, You are all our riches. You are beauty, You are meekness; You are the protector, You are the guardian and defender; You are strength; You are refreshment. You are our hope, You are our faith, You are our charity, You are all our sweetness, You are our eternal life: Great and wonderful Lord, God almighty, Merciful Savior.” ~Saint Francis’ Praises to God

O God, you inspired Saint Francis to follow the example of Christ in leading a life of humility and poverty. Instill in us his ardent disciple’s love for the Lord our Savior, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat magazine, U.S. Edition, Morning Prayer, Monday, October 4, 2021.

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

God of all the living, you sent your only Son to deliver us from the power of sin and death through the mystery of the cross. Raise us from darkness to light in him, that we may grow into the holiness he won for us by our participation in the Paschal Mystery. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat magazine, U.S. Edition, Morning Prayer, Sunday, October 3, 2021.

The Holy Guardian Angels

O God, you watch over your children with protective love made manifest in the guardian angels. Keep us all from harm 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 from Magnificat magazine, US Edition, Morning Prayer, Saturday, October 2, 2021.

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Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

God our Father, you inspired in Saint Thérèse the wisdom that overturns illusions by the Gospel of the cross. Through her intercession, lead all your children to follow the way of Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat magazine, US Edition, Morning Prayer, Friday, October 1, 2021.

Saint Jerome

O God, you illumined Saint Jerome with love for your Word and for the task of proclaiming it to others. Shine on your people’s path, that we may walk always in the light of your Word toward your heavenly kingdom, 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 from Magnificat magazine, US Edition, Morning Prayer, Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Image: Giovanni Bellini (1505), St. Jerome in the Country Side, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

O God, in your great wisdom you have given to your angels and to your people each their proper tasks. Grant us their protection, who serve ever in your presence, 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 from Magnificat magazine, US Edition, Morning Prayer, Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

Grant Us Christlike Generosity

Loving Father, you desire to feed, clothe, and shelter all your children. Forgive the sin that seeks to feed, to dress, and to live at the expense of those in need; grant the generosity that seeks to care for all that you have given, through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat magazine, US Edition, Morning Prayer, Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

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Saint Vincent de Paul

God of mercy, you sent your Only Begotten Son to preach the Gospel to the poor. Continue to inspire your people with a love for all those in need; bless the work of those who serve those in want; and grant relief to those who suffer from lack of food, shelter, and clothing. Through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat magazine, US Edition, Morning Prayer, Monday, September 27, 2021.

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Fool’s Gold

O God, the source of all our good, deliver us from the deception of false gold that glitters but does not give life. Empty us of our self-seeking, that we may be filled with Christ and live lives of self-giving in him, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer from Magnificat magazine, US Edition, Morning Prayer, Sunday, September 26, 2021.

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