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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.

A prayer for those who await the return of a solider

If you are waiting for a loved one to return from duty, pray this prayer.

Pray for peace to reign throughout the world with this prayer

Composed by Pope Leo XIII during a particular turbulent chapter in history.

Are you easily distracted by your phone? Pray this prayer to stay focused

Smartphones can be great tools, but can also distract us from what really matters in life.

Pray this prayer to St. Joseph for a “happy death”

Death can be scary, but with St. Joseph at your side, it doesn't have to be.

Pray for the Holy Souls in purgatory with this novena

Written by St. Alphonsus Liguori, the novena asks for God's mercy upon the souls awaiting their final entrance into Heaven.

This Psalm can be prayed for deceased relatives and friends

Psalm 130, known as the "De profundis," is historically connected to praying for the souls of the dead.

At the cemetery (or wherever), pray this helpful Litany for the Souls in Purgatory

It's consoling to have a reminder to pray for these souls.

Meditate on the hardships the saints endured with this prayer

Being a saint isn't easy, as this prayer highlights.

Why is St. Jude the patron of hopeless cases?

If you are ever in a desperate situation, ask St. Jude's intercession!

Before Mass pray this short prayer of preparation

A little preparation can go a long way the next time you attend Mass.

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