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Prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan
In honor of the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians (May 24), Pope Benedict XVI composed this prayer in May 2008 and asked that it be recited every year on May 24, the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China.
Act of Reparation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
In this prayer, we offer praise to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to the Holy Trinity in reparation for offenses against the Mother of God.
To the Blessed Virgin Mary for May
In this beautiful prayer, to be offered during the Marian month of May, we ask the Blessed Virgin Mary for her protection and for the grace to imitate her in her love of Christ, and Christ in His love of her.
The Fatima Prayer
The Decade Prayer for the rosary, commonly known as the Fatima Prayer, was revealed by Our Lady of Fatima on July 13, 1917. It is commonly recited at the end of each decade of the rosary.
Petition to Mary by Saint Alphonsus Liguori
Saint Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787), one of the 33 Doctors of the Church, wrote this beautiful prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary, in which we hear echoes of both the Hail Mary and the Hail Holy Queen.
Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
In this prayer, written by St. Alphonsus Liguori, we ask the Holy Spirit to grant us His seven gifts.
Litany of the Saints
The Litany of the Saints is one of the oldest prayers in continuous use in the Catholic Church. Most commonly recited on All Saints Day, the Litany of the Saints is an excellent prayer for use throughout the year, especially at those times during which we need special guidance or graces.
Prayer to the Holy Ghost
This short prayer, written by St. Catherine of Siena, a virgin and doctor of the Church, asks the Holy Spirit to unite us to Him and to infuse us with His grace.
For the Grace of Love
This prayer by Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val reminds us that Mary is the perfect example of the Christian life, who in her own actions shows us true love for Christ.
To Mary, Refuge of Sinners
This prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary sounds a familiar theme: Mary as the font of mercy and forgiveness, through whom we obtain forgiveness of our sins and protection from temptation.
Prayer of Saint Augustine to the Blessed Virgin
In this prayer, Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430) illustrates both Christian reverence for the Mother of God and the proper understanding of intercessory prayer. We pray to the Blessed Virgin Mary so that she might present our prayers to God and obtain forgiveness from Him for our sins.
For the Help of the Blessed Virgin Mary
This prayer, asking for the Blessed Virgin Mary's help, is addressed to God, the source of the blessings and protection that the Blessed Virgin bestows on those who seek her intercession.
For the Dying
In this prayer, we ask God to strengthen the dying that they may approach Him in the hope of the resurrection.
Easter Prayer for Life
This pro-life prayer, to be recited during the Easter season, was written by Priests for Life, one of the chief Catholic pro-life organizations.
An Offering of Oneself to Christ in the Eucharist
This Offering of Oneself to Christ in the Eucharist, written by John Henry Cardinal Newman, reminds us of the sacrifice that Christ made for us, in dying on the Cross, and asks Christ in the Blessed Sacrament to help us to dedicate our lives to Him. It is the perfect prayer to end a visit to the Blessed Sacrament.
Act of Love
This Act of Love, written by Saint Francis of Assisi, is an act of spiritual communion, and it can be prayed even when we aren't able to be physically in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
For the Peace of Christ
In this prayer for the peace of Christ, composed by John Henry Cardinal Newman, we ask Christ in the Holy Eucharist to purify our hearts so that we may be filled with His love. It is a very good prayer to begin a period of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Petition Before the Blessed Sacrament
In this Petition Before the Blessed Sacrament, we acknowledge Christ's presence and ask Him for the grace to serve Him as we should.
Faith in the Eucharist
In this Act of Faith in the Eucharist, we acknowledge Christ's Presence in the Blessed Sacrament and look forward to the day when we will not only believe but see Him in Heaven.
Act of Adoration
In this Act of Adoration, we thank Christ for His continued presence among us, not just through His grace but physically, in the Holy Eucharist. His Body is the Bread of Angels, offered for our strength and salvation.
The Breastplate of Saint Patrick
The Lorica, or Breastplate, of Saint Patrick is best known for only one of its verses. But the full version, printed here, incorporates all the elements of Catholic morning prayer.
Litany of Saint Joseph
This litany, approved by Pope St. Pius X, is a manifestation of the growing devotion to Saint Joseph in the 20th century.
For the Intercession of Saint Joseph
As the foster father of Christ, Saint Joseph is the foster father of all Christians. We ask him to pray for us to the Son of God, whom he protected and reared.
Offering to Saint Joseph
In this prayer, we consecrate ourselves to Saint Joseph and ask him to protect us, especially at the hour of our death.
In Honor of the Holy Family
God set the Holy Family as an example for us all, and made the Christian family more than a natural institution. In this prayer, we ask God to keep the example of the Holy Family always before us, so that we imitate them in our family life.