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Prayers for a Particular Need

Our collection of Catholic prayers from saints, spiritual writers and the Church's liturgy, for various intentions and needs of everyday life.

Center yourself on God with this prayer of St. John Eudes

When we stray away from God, the best thing to do is center ourselves on him.

Pray for an end to violence through the intercession of Our Lady of the Assumption

The prayer composed by Pope Pius XII was written after two World Wars and begs God for peace.

Overwhelmed with distractions? Chase them away with this prayer of Thomas Kempis

When you try to pray and are continually distracted, cry out to God and ask him to shoo the distractions away.

Abandon yourself to God’s providence with this prayer

Composed by St. Jane Frances de Chantal, it places a radical amount of trust in God.

Pray for wisdom with this short prayer from the Bible

Go to the source of wisdom to discern what is from God and what is not.

Surround your friends with the Blessed Mother’s protection with this prayer

The prayer asks the Virgin Mary to watch over them and take care of their every need.

Fill your heart with joy and peace with this prayer of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

As you look toward the future, turn to Edith Stein and this prayer she wrote.

When you’re sick, consecrate yourself to Our Lady with this prayer from Pius XII

We arraign ourselves beside you on the Calvary where your Jesus hangs.

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