Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Wednesday 23 June |
Saint of the Day: Bl. Ioan Suciu
home iconSpirituality
line break icon

There’s even a prayer for when you are changing your clothes

Woman Choosing Clothing


Philip Kosloski - published on 04/13/19

And it's extremely profound.

The constant challenge for the Christian is to find God in all things, recognizing his presence among us and responding to his promptings within our heart. Practically speaking this is difficult to maintain, especially when the mind is constantly distracted.

One way to help keep our focus on God is to pray short prayers throughout the day, especially when we are doing the most mundane things.

For example, here is a prayer from a spiritual manual that dates to 1856. It’s a prayer for when you are undressing, and carries some surprising spiritual symbolism.

Divest my soul, O my Jesus of all sin and of all affection to sin; of all pride and vanity; of all self-will and self-love; of whatever is in the least displeasing to thy Divine Majesty.

The prayer is simple and recalls our need for conversion and to “take off” all sin that we are attached to. It is a humbling prayer, one that reminds us that we are always in need of improvement and must take away that which prevents us from drawing closer to God.

Read more:
Here’s a prayer for when you are walking down the street


Read more:
A short prayer for when you see a crucifix

Prayers for a Particular NeedSpiritual Life
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Top 10
Zelda Caldwell
Catholic priest’s chapel is finalist in “Shed of the Year&#...
Philip Kosloski
Padre Pio’s favorite prayer of petition
Zoe Romanowsky
Animated film shows the power of fatherhood in just one minute
Philip Kosloski
Can Catholics use the Enneagram personality system?
Theresa Civantos Barber
5 Thoughtful ways to honor a priest this Father’s Day
Bret Thoman, OFS
What Padre Pio saw in the Spanish Flu of 1918
Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti, East London Gospel Choir
J-P Mauro
Hear Clapton and Pavarotti sing a prayer to the “Holy Mothe...
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.