“Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch or weep tonight, and give Your angels and saints charge over those who sleep. Tend Your sick ones, O Loving Lord; rest Your weary ones; soothe Your dying ones; pity Your suffering ones; pity Your afflicted ones; shield Your joyous ones. And all for Your love’s sake. Amen.” (Prayer by St. Augustine)
“O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day, for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all my family and friends, and in particular, for the intentions of our Holy father. Amen.”
A Child’s Prayer to Mary
“Mary, mother whom we bless,
Full of grace and tenderness,
Defend me from the devil’s power
And greet me in my dying hour. Amen.”
Spiritual Communion of St. Alphonsus
“My Jesus, I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things, and long for You in my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though You have already come, I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.”
Prayer for Daily Neglects
“Eternal Father, I offer You the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all its love, all its sufferings, and all its merits.
First: to expiate all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life.
Glory be to the Father…
Second: to purify the good I have done badly this day and during all my life.
Glory be to the Father…
Third: to supply for the good I ought to have done and that I have neglected to do this day and during all my life,
Glory be to the Father…”
Prayer to Know the Way of Holiness
“God of peace, I need You always. In times of joy, I know You are there. May I apply the strength of that holy presence to times of difficulty, challenge, and sorrow. May I know that I am capable of walking on holy ground with You no matter the circumstances of my day. God of love, help me to overcome my distractions to find spiritual refreshment in my awareness of You. Amen.”
Prayer for Solitude
“God of solitude, come to me daily. Call me from my busy days so I might quiet my soul. Here give me the grace to examine and understand myself in all of my complexity. May my spirit rejoice in the fruits of my reflection, as I become more the person You created me to be. Amen.”