Render Praise

O God, the giver of all good gifts, our desire to praise you is itself a blessing you have bestowed upon us. We can offer you nothing that you do not already have except our love, which we render to you in worship and in service to all whom you redeem in Jesus Christ. Grant us glad gratitude in him, 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, January 30, 2023.

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Ambassadors of Peace

Father almighty, you bring peace to those who trust in you. Make us your ambassadors of peace in this world of strife, that all peoples may come to know the joy and harmony found in loving you. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Sunday, January 29, 2023.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

O God of light and truth, you sent Saint Thomas Aquinas to learn wisdom through prayer and study. Through his intercession and example, illumine all your Church with the knowledge of you that comes through love made humble in the presence of your mystery. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Saturday, January 28, 2023.

Image from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

Home

O God, you desire life for your people. Protect us from all that would lead us away from you; guide us safely to the home you have prepared for us, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Friday, January 27, 2023.

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Saints Timothy and Titus

Almighty God, you called Timothy and Titus to be evangelists and teachers, and made them strong to endure hardship: Strengthen us to stand fast in adversity, and to live godly and righteous lives in this present time, that with sure confidence we may look for our blessed hope, the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Prayer taken from Lesser Feasts and Fasts

Saint Francis de Sales

O God of justice and of mercy, you guided Saint Francis de Sales in promoting the full life of the Church in times of uncertainty and controversy. Through his intercession, continue to renew the Church today to seek the peace of your kingdom for all people, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Tuesday, January 24, 2023

God’s Embrace

Lord our God, you are loving and merciful to all those who turn to you in humility. Draw us ever deeper in your embrace as we seek to please you through holy lives. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Sunday, January 22, 2023

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Saint Agnes

Lord Jesus Christ, Saint Agnes loved you more than she loved approval, safety, or life itself. Through her intercession, protect the young from every form of seduction, and keep all your people faithful to your love for us, who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Saturday, January 21, 2023

Grant Us Full Repentance

O God of mercy and compassion, all our guilt lies open to you, all our secret sins are known to you, all our ugly ways are clear before you, yet you never cease to offer us your redeeming love. Have mercy on us in our pitiful attempts to cloak our sinfulness with bravado, and grant us the joy that comes with full repentance, through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Friday, January 20, 2023

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