Morning Offering Prayers

We draw closer to the world’s suffering as we are united with Jesus. A central part of how we accomplish this in the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network is through a daily prayer of self offering, called the Morning Offering or Daily Offering. Through this prayer we ask the Father to make us available to the mission of his Son, offering him what we are and possess.

This offering can be done in your own words or following a written prayer. We ask the Holy Spirit to open our hearts to the needs and challenges that confront humanity and the mission of the Church, and pray for them following the Pope’s intentions for the month.

Morning Offering of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network

Father, here I am. I know you are always with me. I place my heart in the Heart of your Son Jesus, who gives himself to us in the Eucharist each day. May your Holy Spirit strengthen me to live the Gospel in everything I do and say. For my part I give you this day–all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings–all I am and possess. With Mary, mother of the Church, I pray for the mission of the Church, for all Apostles of Prayer, and for the intentions of the Pope this month. Amen

Alternative Morning Offering

God, our Father, I offer You my day. I offer You my prayers, thoughts, words, actions, joys and sufferings in union with Your Son Jesus’ Heart, who continues to offer Himself in the Eucharist for the salvation of the world. May the Holy Spirit, Who guided Jesus, be my guide and my strength today so that I may witness to Your love. With Mary, the mother of our Lord and of the Church, I pray especially for this month’s intentions as proposed by the Holy Father.

Traditional Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.

A Daily Offering Prayer

Eternal Father, I offer You everything I do this day: my work, my prayers, my apostolic efforts; my time with family and friends; my hours of relaxation; my difficulties, problems, distress, which I shall try to bear with patience.

Join these, my gifts, to the unique offering which Jesus Christ, Your Son, renews today in the Eucharist.

Grant, I pray, that, vivified by the Holy Spirit and united to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, my life this day may be of service to you and your children and help consecrate the world to you.  Amen.

Children’s Daily Offering Prayer

For love of me you came to earth;
You gave your life for me.
So every day you give me now
I give back happily.

Take all my laughter, all my tears,
Each thought, each word, each deed,
And let them be my all-day prayer
To help all those in need.

St. Therese of Lisieux’s Daily Offering

Oh my God!  I offer You all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to His infinite merits; and I wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them in the furnace of His merciful love.

Oh my God!  I ask of You for myself and for those dear to me the grace to fulfill perfectly Your holy will, to accept for love of You the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in Heaven for all eternity.  Amen.

Oración tradicional de ofrenda de Bolivia

¡Ven, Espíritu Santo!  Inflama nuestros corazones en las ansias redentoras del Corazón de Cristo, para que ofrezcamos, de veras, nuestras personas y obras en unión con Él por la salvación del mundo.

Señor, Dios nuestro, Jesucristo: por el Corazón inmaculado de María nos consagramos a tu Corazón, y nos ofrecemos contigo al Padre en tu Santo Sacrificio del Altar con nuestra oración, trabajo, sufrimientos y alegrías de hoy, en reparación de nuestros pecados y para que venga tu Reino.

Te pedimos en especial por la Iglesia universal; por el Papa y sus intenciones:

Por la evangelización y conversión de todo el mundo, por nuestro obispo y sus intenciones, por nuestra parroquia, y por nuestras familias y necesidades.

Escúchanos, Señor, por Jesucristo, tu Hijo.  Amen.

Daily Offering Prayer from Bolivia
(translated from Spanish by Fr. Bob Wiesenbaugh)

Come, Holy Spirit. Inflame our hearts with the longings of Christ’s Sacred Heart so that we might truly offer our persons and works in union with Him for the salvation of the world.

Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we consecrate ourselves to your Sacred Heart, and we offer ourselves with You to the Father in your Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with our prayer, work, sufferings and joys of this day, in reparation for our sins, and that your Kingdom come.

We especially pray for the Church throughout the world; for the Holy Father and his intentions: For the evangelization and conversion of the whole world, for our bishop and his intentions, for our parish, and for our families and their needs.

Listen to us, O Lord, through Christ your Son.  Amen.

Dedication of the Day

Father, I dedicate this new day to you, as I go about my work.
I ask you to bless those with whom I come in contact.
Lord, I pray for all men and women who work to earn their living;
give them satisfaction in what they do.

Spirit of God, comfort the unemployed and their families; they are your children and my brothers and sisters.  I ask you to help them find work soon.

Daily Offering Prayer
(as offered by Fr. James Devereaux, S.J.)

O Jesus, I come before you at the beginning of this day.

I gaze at your face, I look upon your side pierced by the lance. Your wounded heart speaks to me of God’s love poured out for us.

Take, Lord, and receive my heart: the words of faith that I speak, the works of justice I would do, my joys and sufferings.

When I come to the Eucharistic table, gather my offerings to your own for the life of the world. At the end of the day, place me with Mary, your mother, and for her sake take me to your Heart. Amen.

A Daily Offering for the Pro-Life Activist

God, you know the desires of our hearts
for authentic peace, justice and love.
I offer you my prayers, thoughts, words, actions,
Joys, and sufferings today, together with Jesus
who continues to offer himself to us in the Eucharist;
who continues to reveal himself to us
in the poor, the oppressed, the marginalized, the unborn,
the most vulnerable in our world.
May your Holy Spirit be my guide and strength today
so that I may be a witness to your love, your justice, and your peace,
and to the sanctity of each human life.
Together with Mary, our mother, sister, and friend,
she who carried the Savior in her womb,
with all the communion of saints,
and with all of us who offer ourselves to you
for the good of others today, we pray: