Meditation and Prayer

"O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name." (Nehemiah 1.11 NIV).

Prayer Intentions of the Holy Father

July 2017

Lapsed Christians:  That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian life.

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Act of Contrition
The Apostles’ Creed
The Glory Be
Hail Mary
The Our Father


Morning Prayer
A Night Prayer
God Alone is Enough


Benedictine Collect for All Souls Day
Catholic Collect from the Mass for the Dead
Prayer for Our Beloved Deceased
A Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory — By Saint Gertrude
Come to Me

Holy Rosary

Rosary Prayer



11th Century Prayer
Prayer to the Risen Christ


Pope John Paul II’s Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes
Prayer to Mary
Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Prayer to Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Prayer to St. Mary Magdalene


Prayer to St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr
Prayer to St. Catherine, Virgin and Martyr
Prayer to St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr
Prayer to St. Stephen the Protomartyr
Prayer to Saints Cosmas and Damian, Physicians and Martyrs



Prayer After Meals
Prayer Before Meals


The Blessing of Saint Clare
Prayer from the Discalced Carmelite Proper for the Feast of St. Elijah the Prophet
Prayer to St. Anthony
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
Saint Francis Peace Prayer
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus


Prayer in Time of Illness

The Suffering Church