Prayer is conversation with God.
It is how I make it through every day.
Here are some of my favorites.

Household Duties Prayer
Lord Jesus,
You chose to come to earth and share our human condition,
and You lived as the Son of a simple humble carpenter.
You knew what it was like to work,
assisting Joseph in the carpenter shop
and helping Mary in the home.
Grant me, I beg You, the grace and humility,
perseverance and fidelity I need to fulfill my daily duties.
Remind me, as often as necessary, that there are no small jobs,
But only small and mistaken attitudes,
and show me how everything I do can bring me closer to Your kingdom.
I offer You all the chores and duties,
labor and efforts,
And successes and failures of this day.
Please make them holy, that they may be a source of glory or You
and a source of grace for me. Amen.  
Litany of Humility
O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,

Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved...
From the desire of being extolled ...
From the desire of being honored ...
From the desire of being praised ...
From the desire of being preferred to others...
From the desire of being consulted ...
From the desire of being approved ...
From the fear of being humiliated ...
From the fear of being despised...
From the fear of suffering rebukes ...
From the fear of being calumniated ...
From the fear of being forgotten ...
From the fear of being ridiculed ...
From the fear of being wronged ...
From the fear of being suspected ...

That others may be loved more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be esteemed more than I ...
That, in the opinion of the world,
others may increase and I may decrease ...
That others may be chosen and I set aside ...
That others may be praised and I unnoticed ...
That others may be preferred to me in everything...
That others may become holier than I,

provided that I may become as holy as I should… Amen
St Michael Prayer
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all evil spirits,
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Morning Offering
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 relatives and friends,
and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father.

Dear God in Heaven, I pledge allegiance to you this day
I give you my life, my work, and my heart.
In turn give me the grace of obeying your every direction
to the fullest possible extent. Amen

Prayer to St Gerard
O good Saint Gerard, powerful intercessor before God and Wonderworker of our day,
I call upon thee and seek thy aid. Thou who on earth didst always fulfill God’s designs,
help me to do the holy Will of God. Beseech the Master of Life,
from Whom all paternity proceedeth, to render me fruitful in offspring,
that I may raise up children to God in this life
and heirs to the Kingdom of His Glory in the world to come. Amen.

St Gerard Prayer for a Safe Delivery
O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ,
perfect imitator of thy meek and humble Savior, and devoted child of Mother of God, enkindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity
which glowed in thine and made thee a seraph of love.
O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime,
thou did bear, like thy Divine Master, without murmur or complaint,
the calumnies of wicked men,
thou hast been raised up by God as the patron and protector of expectant mothers. Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth,
and shield the child which I now carry,
that it may see the light of day and receive the purifying
and life-giving waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.