Ask God For the Necessary Graces

These are two of my favorite prayers these days. They are best said in the morning and will set you up for the day. They are taken from the Blessed Sacrament Prayerbook. I’ve basically stopped using my Missal at the moment in favour of the BSP. Enjoy! – jd

Ask God for the necessary gracesO my God, Thou knowest my poverty and weakness, and that I am unable to do anything good without Thee; deny me not, O God, the help of Thy grace; proportion it to my necessities, give me strength to avoid anything evil which Thou forbiddest, and to practice the good which Thou hast commanded, and enable me to bear patiently all the trials which it may please Thee to send me.

Resolve to avoid sin and to practice virtueAdorable Jesus, my Saviour and master, model of all perfection. I resolve and will endeavor this today to imitate Thy example; to be, like Thee, mild, humble, chaste, zealous, charitable and resigned. I will redouble my efforts that I may not fall this day into any of those sins which I have heretofore committed (here name any besetting sin), and which I sincerely desire to foresake. I have the intention to gain all the indulgences I can in favour of the poor souls in purgatory.