Prayer to Christ the King

Christ Jesus, I acknowledge Thee King of the universe. All that has been created has been made for Thee. Exercise over me all Thy sovereign rights. I renew the promises I made in Baptism, I renounce Satan and all his pomps and works, and I promise to live a good…

Prayer to Overcome Bad Habits

Behold me, O my God, at thy feet! I do not deserve mercy, but O, my Redeemer, the blood which Thou hast shed for me encourages me and obliges me to hope for it. How often have I offended Thee, repented, and yet have I again fallen into the same…

The Eucharistic Miracle of Cascia

In the year 1330, a priest in Siena who had lost all respect and belief in the Eucharist was asked to bring Holy Communion to a sick man in his town. He complied with this request reluctantly and placed the Consecrated Host unceremoniously between the pages of his breviary instead…

Lord Show Me How

If I can do some good today, If I can serve along life’s way, If I can something helpful say, Lord, show me how. If I can right a human wrong, If I can help to make one strong, If I can cheer with smile or song, Lord, show me…

Devotion to The Holy Face of Jesus

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus became popular in the 19th century after Sister Marie of St. Peter (French Carmelite Nun) had several visions of Jesus and Mary in which she was urged to spread this devotion, in reparation for the many insults Jesus suffered in his passion. This…

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

St. Pio of Pietrelcina (25 May 1887 – 23 September 1968) was a Capuchin priest from Italy and is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. He was popularly known as Padre Pio after his ordination to the priesthood. On September 20, 1918, while praying in the Friary Chapel in San…

Prayer of St. John Marie Vianney

St. John Marie Vianney (The Cure of Ars) is the Patron of Priests. His feast is celebrated on August 4th. Here is a prayer by St. John Vianney expressing true love for God. I love You, O my God, and my only desire is to love you until the last…

Prayer of Saint Francis de Sales

Saint Francis de Sales lived from 1567 to 1622. He became the Bishop of Geneva and was a reputed preacher. He is well known for his writings of spiritual direction. He is the patron saint of writers, journalists and catholic press. Here is a beautiful prayer from his book “Treatise on…

A Morning Offering by St. Therese of Lisieux

O My God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, my thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to Its…

Night Prayers

The official night time prayer of the Church is the Compline which is recited after sunset and before bed. Here is an alternative form of prayer which can be recited before retiring for the night. It is an excellent opportunity for an examination of conscience and to thank God for…