Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Friday 29 September |
The Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael
Aleteia logo
separateurCreated with Sketch.

Prayer to St. Maria Goretti for young people to resist temptation

Maria Goretti

jorisvo | Shutterstock

Philip Kosloski - published on 07/06/21

Beg St. Maria Goretti to intercede for all young people, that they may have the courage to resist temptations.

Young people today are tempted everywhere they go, especially when navigating the internet.

It is courageous for any young person to resist the lure of sin and to lead a virtuous life.

St. Maria Goretti is a perfect example for them, as she died resisting the sexual assault of a young man who was addicted to pornography. Maria fought not only for the protection of her own innocence, but also for the soul of her attacker. Her forgiveness of him on her deathbed, and her prayers for him in heaven, converted him to a chaste life of prayer and service.

Here is a prayer to St. Maria Goretti, praying in a special way for all young people, that they may have the courage to resist temptations.

O Saint Maria Goretti who, strengthened by God’s Grace, did not hesitate even at the age of twelve to shed your blood and sacrifice life itself to defend your virginal purity, look graciously on the unhappy human race which has strayed far from the path of eternal salvation.

Teach us all, and especially youth, with what courage and promptitude we should flee for the love of Jesus anything that could offend Him or stain our souls with sin.

Obtain for us from our Lord victory in temptation, comfort in the sorrows of life, and the grace which we earnestly beg of thee (pause, insert special intention here), and may we one day enjoy with thee the imperishable glory of Heaven. Amen.

Catholic PrayersSaints
Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries

Top 10
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.