I AM Morning Affirmations for Catholics

#1: I am a soldier in the battle (2 Timothy 2:3). “Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my arms for battle, who prepares my hands for war” (Psalm 144:1). Today, I will wield the divine weapon of God’s holy Word to fight the good fight (Hebrews 4:12, 1 Timothy 6:12). And I will boldly proclaim the truth about my real identity (Ephesians 4:15).

#2: I am a warrior for the Lord (2 Corinthians 4:7-12). There is a war going on in my mind and I will engage in this battle today (Exodus 15:3). Today, I will put on the mind of Christ and deliberately think about what is good, what is true, what is beautiful, and what is loving (1 Corinthians 2:16, Philippians 4:8). And so here we go…

#3: I am a beloved child of God (Mark 1:11). This is my true and deepest identity (1 John 3:1). God is my Father and I have been made family through Baptism (2 Corinthians 6:18, Matthew 28:19).

#4: I am the cause of the Father’s joy (Isaiah 62:4). I bring joy to the heart of my heavenly Father and He delights in me (Mark 1:11).

#5: I am God’s masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10). I exist because my heavenly Father loves me and made me (Psalm 139:13). I am God’s treasured possession (1 Peter 2:9).

#6: I am fathered by God (Isaiah 64:8). The Father is active in my formation and committed to my growth (Ephesians 2:10, Hebrews 12:5-11). God can father me in any situation and through any person (James 1:17). The Father is always fathering me (2 Samuel 7:14-15).

#7: I am cared for by God (1 Peter 5:7). The Father knows me by name (Isaiah 43:1). The Father knows my heart (Psalm 139:1-4). And He cares for me (Jeremiah 29:11).

#8: I am loved (1 John 4:9). The Father holds nothing back in loving me – all that He has is mine (Luke 15:8). I see this love on the Cross and I experience this love in the Eucharist (1 John 3:16, John 6:54-57). I know that God is always labouring to love me (1 John 4:16).

#9: I am blessed (Ephesians 1:3). The Father “has blessed me in Christ with every spiritual blessing” (Ephesians 1:3). I don’t have to grasp for anything (Genesis 2:6). I don’t have to prove myself to anyone (Galatians 1:10). I have everything that I need because I am blessed (Philippians 4:19).

#10: I am chosen (John 15:16). The Father “has chosen me in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before Him in love” (Ephesians 1:4). My life has meaning (Luke 7:33). My life has purpose (1 Corinthians 10:31). I am chosen by God to be a saint (1 Peter 2:9).

#11: I am rescued (Colossians 1:13). The Father has rescued me from the powers of darkness and transferred me into the Kingdom of His beloved Son (Colossians 1:13). For I am worth the death of Jesus Christ and God has claimed me as His own (John 3:16, Isaiah 43:1).

#12: I am secure in Christ’s love (2 Corinthians 1:22). Nothing and no one can separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus my Lord (Roman 8:39). 

#13: I am never alone (Joshua 1:9). Jesus promised me that He would be with me always (Matthew 28:20). For I am a temple of the living God (1 Corinthians 6:19). The Father has made His home in me (1 John 4:16). The Holy Spirit lives in me (1 Corinthians 3:16). Jesus abides in me (John 15:4).

#14: I am not my past (Isaiah 43:18). I no longer define myself by my past sins, flaws, failures, or brokenness (John 21:15-19). For I am a new creation in Christ and Jesus is making all things new in my life (2 Corinthians 5:17, Revelation 21:5).

#15: I am no longer a slave to sin (Romans 6:6). I reject a life of sin and refuse to be mastered by it (1 Corinthians 15:34). For Christ has set me free for a life of freedom (Galatians 5:1). And so, I choose to live this day freely as a child of God (Romans 8:21).

#16: I am a friend of Jesus (John 15:5). All that Jesus asks of me today is to be His friend and to live every moment in the grace of this divine friendship (John 15:9). Everything that I want and desire – all my happiness and all my holiness – follows from friendship with Christ (John 15:11, 16).

#17: I am grateful (Psalm 7:17). “I thank you, Lord, for the wonder of my being and the wonders of all your creation” (Psalm 139:13). I thank You – I praise You – I bless you: “One day within your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere” (Psalm 84:10).

#18: I am fearless (2 Timothy 1:7). “The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1). With Jesus, I am strong – I am courageous – I am bold: “With God I shall do bravely, and he will trample down all my foes” (Psalm 60:12).

#19: I am confident (Psalm 27:3). I trust in Jesus’ word that “all things are possible for the one who has faith” (Mark 9:23). And so, I place all my trust – all my hope – all my faith – in Jesus: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

#20: I am obedient (John 15:14). I trust completely in God’s will for my life today and I totally surrender to God’s plan for me (Proverbs 3:5-6, Matthew 7:21). “O Jesus, I surrender myself and my entire day to You, take care of everything!” (Surrender Novena).

#21: I am sacrificial (Romans 12:1). I offer up all of my prayers, works, joys and sufferings this day for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary (John 17:19, 1 Peter 2:5). And so, I choose to live sacrificially for the salvation of souls (Colossians 1:24).

#22: I am patient (1 Corinthians 13:4). I will not rush or hurry any task today (Proverbs 19:2). I will slow down and allow the peace of Christ to set the rhythm and pace for me (Colossians 3:15).

#23: I am present to this moment (Matthew 6:34). I surrender my past to God’s mercy and my future to God’s providence (Isaiah 43:18-19, Jeremiah 29:11). Only this present moment is precious to me (Romans 12:2).

#24: I am committed to prayer (Psalm 141:2). Prayer is my top priority today because prayer is the most effective way I can live out my vocation – working for the glory of God and the salvation of souls (John 15:4-5, James 5:16). In prayer, I choose intimacy over busyness and fruitfulness over productivity (Matthew 6:6).

#25: I am the salt of the earth and the light of the world (Matthew 5:13-14). I am a missionary disciple sent forth personally by God to bring the Good News to all of creation (Mark 16:15, Acts 4:19-20).

#26: I am pure of heart (Psalm 24:4-5). “In the name, power, and authority of Jesus Christ, I renounce and reject all unclean spirits that may be afflicting me. I renounce the sins of pride, lust, anger, avarice, gluttony, envy and sloth, and I renounce any affection I have retained for them. I reject the empty promises of Satan, I refuse to be mastered by sin, and I hereby offer to God every disordered attachment that keeps me from Him.”

#27: I am surrounded right now by a great cloud of witnesses (Hebrews 12:1). Mary, Joseph, and all the angels and saints – are cheering me on to run the race set before me today (Hebrews 12:1).And so, I will lay aside every sin, addiction, attachment and wrong desire and I will run this race (Hebrews 12:1-2).

#28: I am on the journey (Psalm 23). The Lord is my shepherd and I lack nothing on the journey of life (Psalm 23:1). As a pilgrim awaiting my true home in heaven, I embrace the journey that God has placed before me today (Hebrews 11:16).

#29: I am guided by the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16). “O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You. Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me. Tell me what I should do; give me Your orders. I promise to submit myself to all that You desire of me and to accept all that You permit to happen to me. Let me only know Your Will” (Cardinal Mercier). Today, I choose to follow the Spirit’s lead in the ways of “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23).

#30: I am consecrated to Mary (John 19:26-27). Mary is my spiritual mother – she takes care of me (Luke 1:56). And Mary is a warrior queen – she crushes the head of the serpent (Genesis 3:15). I am “Totally yours, Immaculate Conception, Mary my Mother. Live in me, act in me, speak in me and through me. Think your thoughts in my mind. Love through my heart. Give me your dispositions and feelings. Teach, lead me and guide me to Jesus. Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behaviour. Possess my soul. Take over my entire personality and life, replace it with yourself. Incline me to constant adoration. Pray in me and through me. Let me live in you and keep me in this union always” (St. John Paul II).

#31: I am consecrated to St. Joseph (Matthew 1:25). St. Joseph is my spiritual father – he provides for me (Genesis 41:55). And St. Joseph is a terror of demons – he shields me from the enemy (Isaiah 19:1). “Remember, O most illustrious Patriarch St. Joseph, that never has it been heard that anyone who invoked thy protection or sought thy assistance has not obtained relief. In this confidence I come to thee, my loving protector, chaste spouse of Mary, foster father of Jesus and dispenser of the treasures of His Most Sacred Heart” (Memorare to St. Joseph).  O St. Joseph, give me a burning love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and a tender love for Mary, my Mother (John 6:51, John 19:26-27).

#32: I am protected by my Guardian Angel (Matthew 18:10). I have an angelic warrior from heaven who defends me from all evil (Psalm 91:11). And my Guardian Angel is a sure guide in the path of holiness (Psalm 34:7). “Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide” (Guardian Angel Prayer). 

#33: And finally, I am hopeful (1 Thessalonians 1:3). I am confident that everything that happens in my life today will work together for good because God is that good and I love Him (Romans 8:28, Ezra 3:11). Yes, with Jesus, I have a future full of hope today (Jeremiah 29:11).

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