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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.

Pray this prayer of St. Gianna for those who are weakest

She knew God the Father as one who holds us with tenderness in his "divine arms."

Prayer for the protection of all human life

Both prayer and action are needed to protect life in all of its stages.

Prayer to keep children safe from harm

St. Agnes is the patron saint of children and is a known intercessor to keep them safe.

Ask St. Peter for help to remain faithful in adversity

St. Peter knows what it feels like to have your faith shaken to its core.

Prayer after communion when feeling depressed

Ask God to warm your heart with the heat of his Divine Love.

St. John XXIII urged a “crusade of prayer” for Church unity

The beloved pontiff firmly believed that prayer could unite a divided Church.

Prayer to Our Lady of “Quick Help” for protection from danger

Our Lady of Prompt Succor has been a powerful intercessor for the people of New Orleans for many years.

Prayer before Communion for spiritual healing

Jesus is the Divine Physician and wants to heal us in the Eucharist.

Prayer to be detached from “stuff”

Ask St. John the Baptist for help in focusing more on heaven than earthly things.

Benedict XVI’s prayer for peace and transformation of hearts

His prayer in 2011 remains relevant and encourages us to ask Mary to intercede for us to establish peace on earth.

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