Prayer of St. John Henry Neuman

O my God, holiness becomes Your House,
and yet You made Your abode in my breast.
My Lord, my Savior, to me You came,
hidden under the semblance of earthly things,
yet in that very flesh and blood
which You took from Mary,
You came to me.
My God, You see me; I cannot see myself...
You see how unworthy so great a sinner
is to receive the One Holy God,
whom the Seraphim adore with trembling...

My God, cleanse my heart and mind from all that is past...
give me a true perception of things unseen,

Prayer to St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Dear God, You generously blessed Your servant,
St. Pio of Pietrelcina, with the gifts of the Spirit.
You marked his body with the five wounds
of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness
to the saving Passion and Death of Your Son.
Endowed with the gift of discernment,
he labored endlessly in the confessional
for the salvation of souls.
With reverence and intense devotion
in the celebration of Mass,
he invited countless men and women
to a greater union with Jesus Christ
in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Prayer to St. Lorenzo Ruiz

O most merciful and almighty God,
You bestowed as gift to Lorenzo Ruiz
the strength to withstand
the overpowering forces of death
for the sake of his faith in You.

Through his prayers,
help us to follow his example
by overcoming all life’s trials
and eventually, increase
our hope and love in You.

Precious Bread of Heaven

O Holy Tabernacle!
You enclosed the precious Bread of heaven,
the food of angels, the eucharistic manna of the soul.
My heart longs and sings for You, O good and gentle Jesus,
Who are hidden in the Blessed Sacrament!
You are my Lord, my God, and my all,
and You will graciously come to me this day in holy communion.
I adore You profoundly, with the angels who surround
Your altar-throne of mercy and compassion;
I bless You; I thank You for all the graces I have received
through the Holy Eucharist;

Prayer for the Elderly

Dear Lord,
as my life declines
and my energies decrease,
more than ever hold me by Your Power,
that I may not offend You,
but daily increase in Your Love.
Give me strength to work in Your Service
till the last day of my life.
Help me to ever have
an increasing dread of venial sin,
or whatever would cause
the slightest withdrawal of Your love,
all day long,
and at night keep me close to Your Heart;
and should I die, before the morning breaks,
may I go rejoicing in that vision
of Your entrancing beauty,

God, Come to My Assistance

O my God, I thank You for having preserved me today
and for having given me so many blessings and graces.
I renew my dedication to You and ask Your pardon for
all my sins.

God, come to my assistance.
Lord make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, 
world without end.


Comfort Me

Weary after walking, You sat down to rest.
Thirsty at the well, You asked for a drink.
Exhausted in a boat, You slept in the storm.
Sad at Lazarus’s death, You wept at his tomb.
In anguish at supper, You wanted to die.
Afraid in the garden, You sweated blood.
Dying on the cross You gave a loud cry.
Lord, You understand my weariness, my fear and pain.
Comfort me again and again.


- By Columban Fr. Patrick Sayles

Prayer to St. Robert Bellarmine

O God, who adorned Saint Robert,
Your Bishop and Doctor,
with marvelous learning and virtue
to expose the deceptions of error
and to defend the rights of the Apostolic See,
grant by his merits and intercession,
that love for the truth may increase in us,
and the souls that do wander
may return to the unity of Your Church.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

O Sweetest Jesus

O sweetest Jesus,
You came into the world
to give all souls the life of Your grace,
and who, to preserve and nourish it in them,
has willed to be the daily cure of their daily infirmities
and their daily sustenance;
we humbly beseech You,
by Your Heart all on fire with love for us,
to pour forth upon them all Your Divine Spirit,
so that those who are unhappily in mortal sin,
may turn to You and regain the life of grace which they have lost,
and those who, through Your gift,
are already living this Divine life,