Catholicism is one of the largest and oldest Christian denominations in the world, with a rich history and a strong spiritual tradition. Central to Catholic spirituality is the practice of prayer.
May these Catholic prayers inspire you to deepen your own spiritual practice and bring you closer to the heart of God.
Note: The majority of the prayers below are not found directly in any official Catholic sources or prayer books, but they reflect the spirit and themes that are commonly found in Catholic prayers.
- 1 Catholic Morning Prayer
- 2 Short Catholic Morning Prayer
- 3 Catholic Prayer for Healing
- 4 Short Catholic Prayer for Healing
- 5 Catholic Prayer for Good Health
- 6 Catholic Prayer for Surgery
- 7 Catholic Prayer for Cancer
- 8 Catholic Evening Prayer
- 9 Catholic Night/Bedtime Prayer
- 10 Catholic Funeral Prayer for the Dead
- 11 Catholic Prayer for the Sick
- 12 Catholic Prayer for a Miracle
- 13 Catholic Food Prayer Before Meal and Dinner
- 14 Catholic Prayer After Meals
- 15 Catholic Thanksgiving Prayer
- 16 Catholic Prayer to the Holy Spirit
- 17 Catholic Prayer for Anxiety
- 18 Catholic Prayer for Confession and Forgiveness
- 19 Catholic Prayer for Protection
- 20 Short Catholic Prayer for Protection
- 21 Catholic Easter Prayer
- 22 Catholic Prayer for Christmas
- 23 Catholic Prayer for New Year
- 24 Catholic Spiritual Communion Prayer
- 25 Catholic Family Prayer
- 26 Short Catholic Prayer for Your Family
- 27 Catholic Surrender Prayer
- 28 Catholic Serenity Prayer
- 29 Catholic Advent Prayer
- 30 Catholic Morning Offering Prayer
- 31 Catholic Prayer for the Dying
- 32 Catholic Prayer for Peace
- 33 Catholic Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
- 34 Catholic Prayer for Safe Travel
- 35 Catholic Prayer to Guardian Angel
- 36 Catholic Prayer for Deliverance
- 37 Catholic Prayer of Gratitude
- 38 Catholic Prayer for Strength
- 39 Catholic Prayer for Hope
- 40 Catholic Prayer for Humility
- 41 Catholic Prayer for Mother’s Day
- 42 Catholic Prayer for Baptism
- 43 Catholic Prayer for Exorcism
- 44 Catholic Prayer After Communion
- 45 Catholic Prayer Against Evil
- 46 Catholic Prayer to Find Something Lost
- 47 Catholic Prayer for House Blessing
- 48 Catholic Prayer for Pregnancy
- 49 Catholic Prayer for Fertility
- 50 All Souls’ Day Catholic Prayer
- 51 Catholic Prayer for Mental Health
- 52 Catholic Prayer for Rain
- 53 Catholic Prayer for Sleep
- 54 Catholic Prayer for Pet Loss
- 55 Catholic Prayer for a Sick Pet
- 56 Catholic Prayer for Guidance
- 57 Catholic Prayer for World Peace
- 58 Catholic Repentance Prayer
- 59 Catholic Binding Prayer
- 60 Catholic Prayer for Depression
- 61 Catholic Prayer for Employment
- 62 Catholic Prayer for a Financial Miracle
- 63 Catholic Prayer for Mothers
- 64 Catholic Prayer for Children
- 65 Catholic Prayer for Weight Loss
- 66 Catholic Prayer for Selling a House
- 67 Catholic Prayer for Students
- 68 Catholic Prayer for Teachers
- 69 Catholic Prayer for Athletes
- 70 Catholic Prayer for a Happy Marriage
- 71 Catholic Prayer for Exam Success
- 72 Catholic Prayer for a Grieving Family
- 73 Catholic Prayer for a Beloved Family Member
- 74 Catholic Prayer for Addiction
Catholic Morning Prayer
Dear Mother Mary, I turn to you in prayer as I begin this new day. I offer you my morning and ask for your intercession, that I may be guided and protected by the Holy Spirit. I give thanks to God the Father for this new day and the opportunities it brings. I ask for the grace of the Holy Spirit to fill me, and for the wisdom of Jesus to guide me, so that I may use my time and talents for His glory. May I love others as you love, and follow the example of St. Joseph, your husband, in fulfilling my duties with faithfulness and integrity. Help me to walk in the light of Christ, and to radiate the joy and peace of the Gospel to all those I meet. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
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Short Catholic Morning Prayer
O Lord, I give you my day. Help me to live it in accordance with your will. May your grace accompany me and give me strength to do what is right and just. Guide me in my thoughts and actions, and help me to grow in wisdom and love. I place all my trust in you and pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for Healing
Dear Lord, you are the source of all life and love, and you came to heal the sick and restore us to wholeness. I ask for your healing power to flow through me and make me whole, in body, mind, and spirit.
I pray for the healing of all physical ailments, and for the grace to bear any pain with patience and trust in your love. I pray for the healing of all emotional wounds, and for the comfort of your presence in moments of sorrow and fear. And I pray for the healing of all spiritual brokenness, and for the wisdom to know your will and the courage to follow it.
Through the intercession of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and all the saints, I entrust myself and all my needs to your loving care. May your healing power be at work in me, and may I bring your love and peace to all I meet. Amen.
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Short Catholic Prayer for Healing
Lord, You are the source of all life and health. I ask for your healing power to flow into my body and soul, banishing all sickness and pain. Give me the grace to trust in your loving care, and to know that your will is always for my good. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for Good Health
Dear Mother Mary, I turn to you for intercession in my quest for good health. May your maternal care and protection be upon me, and may I be blessed with physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Help me to imitate your unwavering faith in God’s provision, and to seek the healing power of Jesus through the intercession of St. Raphael, the patron saint of healing. I place my trust in your maternal care and in the power of the Holy Spirit, and pray that I may always be restored to full health in body and in spirit. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Surgery
Blessed Mother Mary, who was united with the sufferings of your Divine Son, I pray to you for grace during my surgery. I ask for your protection and intercession, and the guidance of your maternal care.
Saint Luke, the physician and apostle of the Lord, be with me, I ask, and all the saints of heaven, that I may have the strength to endure any discomfort, and to receive the healing I need.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for Cancer
Heavenly Father, I come to you today seeking your healing touch. I am struggling with cancer and I ask for your grace and mercy.
I turn to Our Lady of Lourdes, who has shown your compassion and love to those who are suffering. I ask for her intercession and for her maternal care.
Saint Peregrine, patron saint of those suffering from cancer, pray for me, I ask, that I may be cured of this illness. Grant me the strength and courage to face each day with faith, hope and love.
In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
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Catholic Evening Prayer
Gracious God, as another day comes to a close, I thank you for your blessings and your presence in my life. I pray that I may have lived this day in accordance with your will, and that I may have brought joy and peace to those I have met. Forgive me for my mistakes and shortcomings, and help me to grow in wisdom and love. Watch over me and all those I love as we rest, and bring us safely to a new day. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Catholic Night/Bedtime Prayer
God, my loving Father, I thank you for this day that has passed and for the many blessings I have received. I ask for your forgiveness for my mistakes and failures, and I ask for your strength and guidance as I face the challenges of tomorrow. Watch over me and those I love as we rest, and protect us from all harm. I entrust my soul and the souls of those I love into your care, and I ask for your peace to fill our hearts. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, I pray. Amen.
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Catholic Funeral Prayer for the Dead
The Catholic Church has several prayers for the dead, but one of the most well-known is the “Eternal Rest” prayer:
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for the Sick
Lord Jesus, healer of body and soul, I ask for your help and guidance as I offer up this prayer for [Name of person who is sick]. Fill [them] with your grace and peace, and bring comfort to [their] mind and body. I pray for your healing hand to be upon [them], restoring [them] to full health and strength. Help [them] to trust in your love and care, and to know that you are always with [them]. I ask this in your precious name. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for a Miracle
Dear Lord, in times of need and uncertainty, I turn to you in prayer. I ask for your guidance and wisdom, and I trust in your loving care. I pray for a miracle in my life, for your healing hand to touch me and for your grace to sustain me. I have faith that you are able to do all things, and I ask that you would work a miracle in my situation. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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Catholic Food Prayer Before Meal and Dinner
Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts which we are about to receive from thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
This prayer, also known as the “Grace Before Meals,” is a simple and traditional way to give thanks to God for the food and blessings we are about to receive. It is a reminder to be grateful for the gifts of life and sustenance, and to seek His guidance and blessing in all that we do.
Catholic Prayer After Meals
Blessed be God, who has given us sustenance and nourishment through this meal. May the food we have received be a source of strength and health for our bodies, and may our hearts be filled with gratitude for thy many blessings.
Grant us the grace to use the gifts of this meal for thy greater glory, and to be of service to those in need. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Catholic Thanksgiving Prayer
Almighty and ever-living God, we give you thanks for all the blessings of this life. For the beauty of creation, for the love of family and friends, and for the gifts of food and drink, we offer you our gratitude. Help us to live our lives in a way that is worthy of your love, and to share your gifts with others who are in need. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Catholic Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Here’s a traditional Catholic prayer to the Holy Spirit:
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created, and you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray. O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
This prayer invokes the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit, asking for His help in understanding and living out God’s will. The Holy Spirit is one of the three persons of the Trinity, and is considered the source of inspiration, guidance, and strength for believers. By asking for the Holy Spirit’s help, we are seeking to live our lives in a way that is guided by His wisdom and love.
Catholic Prayer for Anxiety
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in thee. I offer up my worries and anxieties to your loving care, and I ask for your peace and comfort. Teach me to trust in your love and mercy, and to know that you are always with me. I pray for the intercession of the Holy Mother Mary, and for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to help me to let go of my fears and worries, and to rest in your divine presence. Grant me the grace to live each day with courage and faith, and to serve you with a peaceful heart. Through Christ our Lord, I pray. Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for Confession and Forgiveness
Here’s a traditional Catholic prayer of contrition, known as Act of Contrition, that can be used during the sacrament of Confession and when asking for forgiveness:
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin. Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for Protection
Heavenly Father, I come to you today asking for your protection and care. Cover me with your grace and mercy, and keep me safe from harm. Surround me with your holy angels, and let their presence be a shield about me.
Help me to trust in your goodness and power, and to rely on your wisdom and guidance in all things. Give me the courage to face each day with faith, and to know that you are always near.
Through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, my mother, and all the saints, I pray for your protection and care. Keep me safe from harm, and help me to grow in your love and grace. Amen.
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Short Catholic Prayer for Protection
O God, who has commanded us to love you with our whole heart, and to love our neighbor as ourselves, grant that we may always be defended your holy name, and never forget our brother in need. Defend us, O Lord, from all dangers, both of soul and body, that in peace and safety, we may fulfill your holy will. Through Christ our Lord, I pray. Amen.
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Catholic Easter Prayer
Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia!
Heavenly Father, we give you thanks and praise for the glorious resurrection of your Son, Jesus Christ. Through his death and resurrection, he has conquered sin and death, and brought new life to the world. We pray that this Easter season may deepen our faith, and renew our hope in your love and mercy.
We ask for your grace, O Lord, to help us follow in the footsteps of Jesus, and to live each day as his disciples. May we experience the joy of his resurrection, and the power of his Spirit, as we go forth to share your love with the world.
Through Christ our Lord, I pray. Alleluia! Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Christmas
Dear God, on this holy night, we celebrate the birth of your son, Jesus Christ. As we come together in love and joy, we give thanks for the greatest gift of all, your love made flesh. May the light of Christ shine upon us and bring peace to our hearts, comfort to the troubled, and hope to the world. May we never forget the reason for this season, and may the spirit of Christmas be with us throughout the coming year. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for New Year
Heavenly Father, as we enter this new year, we ask for your guidance and blessings. Help us to use our time wisely, to serve you faithfully, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
May we turn from the sins of the past and embrace your merciful love, so that we may grow in holiness and be a witness to your truth and grace.
We pray for peace, for justice, and for the coming of your kingdom on earth. May this New Year be a time of growth and renewal for us, and may your love be the light that illuminates our path. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Catholic Spiritual Communion Prayer
Here’s a traditional Catholic prayer for Spiritual Communion:
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
This prayer is a way for Catholics to make a spiritual communion when they are unable to receive the Eucharist sacramentally, for example, during times of illness or when traveling. The prayer expresses a deep love and longing for Jesus, and a desire to be united with Him even in the absence of the physical sacrament. By making a spiritual communion, the faithful can deepen their relationship with Jesus and grow in their faith.
Catholic Family Prayer
Blessed Mary, Mother of Jesus and our spiritual mother, we turn to you in prayer. Watch over us and protect us, your children, as we gather together in the love of our family.
Bless our home with your gentle presence, and fill it with the peace and joy that comes from knowing Jesus, your son. Help us to grow in love and understanding for one another, and to live our lives in a way that brings honor to God and the Church.
Grant us the grace to forgive one another, as Jesus has forgiven us, and to be a source of comfort and support to one another in times of need. Strengthen our bonds of love and unity, so that we may always be a family united in Christ.
We ask for your special blessings upon our children, that they may grow in faith and grace, and be guided by the wisdom and love of God. May they come to know Jesus as their Lord, and may they always be a source of joy to us.
In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
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Short Catholic Prayer for Your Family
Heavenly Father, through the intercession of the Holy Family, bless my family with your love and grace. Through the intercession of all the saints, I pray that we may grow closer to you and to each other. May we live in peace and joy, always upholding the bonds of our family. Amen.
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Catholic Surrender Prayer
O most Holy Mother, I consecrate and surrender to you all that I am, all that I have, and all that I shall ever be. Receive my soul, my heart, my mind, my will, and my entire being. From this moment on, use me for your glory, for the glory of your son, Jesus, and for the salvation of the world. I trust in you, and I place my confidence in your maternal love and intercession. Amen.
Catholic Serenity Prayer
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
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Catholic Advent Prayer
The following is just one example of the many prayers that Catholics may use during the Advent season.
O Lord, stir up our hearts to prepare the way of your Only Begotten Son, that, through his coming, we may be made worthy to serve you with purified minds. Who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.
Catholic Morning Offering Prayer
Here is a traditional Catholic morning offering prayer:
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, for the salvation of souls, the reparation of sins, the reunion of all Christians, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for the Dying
Dear Lord, we entrust our brother/sister N. to Your loving mercy. In this hour of weakness and suffering, be their comfort and strength. Surround them with Your peace, and fill them with the brightness of Your presence.
We pray that, in Your tender mercy, You will release them from their earthly pains and welcome them into Your everlasting arms. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Peace
The following is a famous Catholic prayer called the “Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi”. It is a prayer for peace and for the grace to live a life of love, compassion and service to others, as St. Francis did.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
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Catholic Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
Heavenly Father, we pray for Your peace to reign in Ukraine. We ask for Your protection for the people of this land, especially for those who are suffering.
Grant wisdom to the leaders of this nation, that they may work for the common good and bring about a lasting peace.
We ask for Your grace to pour out upon the people of Ukraine, that they may be united in heart and mind, and live in harmony with one another.
May Your love be their comfort and Your truth be their guide, as they navigate the challenges and uncertainties of these times.
We ask all of this in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ, and trust in Your mercy and grace. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Safe Travel
Heavenly Father, we ask for Your blessing and protection as we embark on this journey. Keep us safe from harm, and guide us to our destination.
Grant us a peaceful mind, and fill us with Your peace and comfort.
We ask that You watch over us and keep us in Your care, as we travel on land, sea or air.
May Your holy angels surround us, and may Your hand be upon us, guiding us to our destination.
We ask this in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Catholic Prayer to Guardian Angel
Here is a traditional Catholic prayer to the guardian angel:
Angel of God, my guardian dear,
To whom God’s love commits me here;
Ever this day be at my side,
To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for Deliverance
Heavenly Father, I come before You today seeking Your protection and deliverance. I ask that You would rescue me from all evil, and protect me from the schemes of the enemy.
I ask that You would deliver me from any darkness and set me free from all bondages that seek to hold me captive.
I trust in Your power to save and Your love to heal, and I ask that You would fill me with Your peace and joy.
May Your holy angels surround me, and may Your hand be upon me, delivering me from all harm and danger.
I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Catholic Prayer of Gratitude
Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and all the saints of heaven, I come to you today with a heart full of gratitude. Thank you, Lord, for all the graces and blessings you have bestowed upon me and my loved ones. I am thankful for the gift of faith and the richness of the Catholic Church.
Thank you for the love of your son, Jesus Christ, who died for my sins and rose again to give me new life. I am grateful for the holy sacraments, especially the Eucharist, which nourishes me and sustains my soul.
I give thanks for the Virgin Mary, my mother and intercessor, who leads me closer to her son, Jesus. I ask for the intercession of all the saints, who now enjoy the presence of God in heaven.
Help me, Lord, to always remember the countless ways you show your love for me, and to live my life in a way that brings honor to your holy name. I pray this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for Strength
Dear Lord, I come to you today in need of your strength and guidance. I am feeling overwhelmed and I need your help to face the challenges before me.
Grant me the grace to remain steadfast in the face of adversity, and to trust in your love. Fill me with your peace and calm my restless mind and heart.
Grant me the courage to stand up for what is right, and to be a witness to your truth in all I do. Give me the strength to endure any hardship with grace and dignity.
May your Holy Spirit be my guide, giving me the wisdom and fortitude I need to face each day with confidence. I trust in you, Lord, and I know that with your help, I can overcome any obstacle.
I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for Hope
Almighty God, I come to you in need of hope. My heart is heavy, and I feel lost and alone. I need your strength and guidance to face the challenges before me.
Grant me the hope that comes from knowing you are always with me, and that your love will never fail. Fill me with the joy of your Holy Spirit, and help me to trust in your promises.
In the midst of uncertainty and fear, remind me of the victories you have won in the past, and give me the courage to believe that you will triumph again. Help me to hold on to the hope that one day I will see you face to face, and bask in the glory of your presence forever.
Catholic Prayer for Humility
Dear Lord, I come to you today seeking your grace and humility. I recognize my own limitations and weaknesses, and I need your help to become the person you created me to be.
Grant me the wisdom to see myself as you see me, and to understand my true worth and purpose in life. Fill me with a spirit of selflessness, and help me to serve others with generosity.
May I always remember that all I have is a gift from you, and that I am called to be a humble servant of others. Help me to put aside my pride and ego, and to seek your will above all else.
May I always be mindful of my thoughts and actions, and strive to live a life that is pleasing to you and brings glory to your name. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Mother’s Day
Heavenly Father, I come to you today to give thanks for the gift of mothers. I am especially grateful for my own mother, who has shown me unconditional love and support throughout my life.
I thank you for her sacrifice, and for the sacrifices of all mothers everywhere. They are the ones who nurture and guide us, and who help us to become the best version of ourselves.
May all mothers be blessed with strength, wisdom, and peace, as they fulfill their sacred role in caring for their children. May they always feel loved and appreciated for the amazing work they do.
I ask you, Lord, to watch over all mothers and to grant them your blessings. I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Baptism
Almighty God, I come to you today to ask for your grace and blessings upon this child. As he is baptized into the faith, I ask that you fill him with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and help him to grow in wisdom, understanding, and love.
Grant him the strength to resist temptation and the courage to stand up for what is right. May he always feel the warmth of your love and the peace of your presence in his life.
I ask that you guide and protect him always, and help him to grow into a faithful and loving servant of your kingdom. May he be a witness to your truth, and may he bring joy and inspiration to all those he meets.
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Catholic Prayer for Exorcism
In the name of Jesus Christ, I command all evil spirits to depart from this person and to leave them in peace.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, I command you to release them from your grasp and to leave them forever. I bind you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and I command you to leave this person and to never return.
I declare that this person is under the protection of the blood of Jesus Christ, and that they are a child of God, redeemed by his sacrifice. I declare that they are free from all oppression and evil, and that they are filled with the peace and love of the Holy Spirit.
Depart from this person, O evil spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Catholic Prayer After Communion
Heavenly Father, I am grateful for this moment of communion with you. I thank you for the gift of your son, Jesus Christ, and for the sacrifice he made on my behalf.
I ask that you fill me with the grace and love that come from knowing you more intimately, and that you give me the courage to live my life in a way that honors you.
May this moment of communion deepen my faith and renew my spirit, and may it bring me closer to you each day. Help me to be a faithful witness to your truth and a shining example of your love to all those I meet.
I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.
Catholic Prayer Against Evil
Heavenly Father, I pray that you will deliver me from all evil and harm, and that you will protect me from the snares and attacks of the enemy.
I ask that you surround me with your holy angels, and that you keep me in the shadow of your wings. I declare that I am a child of God, and that I am redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ.
I command all evil spirits to depart from me, in the name of Jesus Christ. I declare that I am free from their influence and that I am filled with your peace and love.
Help me to be strong in faith and steadfast in the face of all adversity. May I always trust in your loving care and protection, and may I be a witness to your truth and a shining example of your love to all those I meet.
Through Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.
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Catholic Prayer to Find Something Lost
Heavenly Father, I come to you today with a heavy heart, as I have lost something that is important to me. I ask for your assistance in finding it.
I pray that you will open my eyes to see where it is, and that you will give me the wisdom to retrieve it. I ask that you bless my efforts and guide me to success in my search.
May I find what I have lost with your help, and may it be returned to me in good condition. And even if it cannot be found, may I be filled with your peace and comfort, knowing that all things work together for good for those who love you.
I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for House Blessing
Almighty and Everlasting God, we humbly ask that you bless this house and all who dwell within. May the Holy Spirit, who has made us temple of your glory, dwell here. May your grace and protection always surround us. May peace, love, and joy abide here, and may all who enter find comfort and rest in your presence.
Guard us from evil, and may we always be mindful of your holy will. Help us to use this home for your glory, and to show kindness to those who cross our threshold. May we be good stewards of your blessings, and may this dwelling be a place of refuge and a haven of peace.
We ask all these things through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Pregnancy
Heavenly Father, bless this precious life growing within me. Watch over me and my baby, and grant us your protection. Give me strength and wisdom as I carry this child and prepare to become a mother. Help me to trust in your love and to put my faith in you.
May this child be a blessing to the world and a reflection of your grace. Help me to be a good and loving mother, and to raise this child in your image. May this child bring joy, happiness, and love to all who know him/her.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Fertility
Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, we turn to you in our time of need. You who bore the Savior of the world, intercede for us as we seek the gift of fertility. May the Holy Spirit bless our union and bring forth new life from our bodies.
Grant us patience and perseverance, and fill us with hope and joy as we journey towards parenthood. Help us to trust in God’s plan and to be open to his will.
Blessed Mother, we place our trust in you and pray that you will intercede for us. Through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord. Amen.
All Souls’ Day Catholic Prayer
Dear God, On this day we remember all those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. We pray that through Your grace, they have reached the fullness of Your presence. May they rest in peace and rise in glory. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
A more traditional prayer that can be recited in the All Souls’ Day is the “Eternal Rest” prayer, which reads as follows:
Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord,
And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of all the faithful departed,
Through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Mental Health
Heavenly Father, I come before you today seeking your healing touch.
I am struggling with challenges to my mental well-being, and I ask for your comfort to fill me.
Through the intercession of St. Dymphna, patron saint of those with mental and emotional afflictions,
I pray for your wisdom and guidance as I navigate my struggles.
May I find comfort in knowing that I am never alone, and that your love is always with me.
Grant me the courage to face my challenges and the strength to endure them with grace.
I trust in your loving mercy, and I pray that your peace may be with me always. Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for Rain
Merciful God, we humbly beseech you to look upon your people who are in need of rain. As we depend on the fruitfulness of the earth for our sustenance, we pray that you may bless us with your gifts from heaven. May your rain fall upon our fields, renewing the land and providing for all that is necessary for life. Grant us your mercy, O Lord, and let your grace be upon us, now and always. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Sleep
Gracious God, I lay my body down to rest, and I trust in thy care. Watch over me, I pray, and keep me from all harm.
May thy angels stand guard over me, and may thy holy presence fill my dreams. Keep my mind at peace and my heart at rest, and renew me with thy grace.
Through Jesus Christ, who sleeps in peace and rises in glory, I pray. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Pet Loss
St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, we turn to thee in our time of sorrow, mourning the loss of our beloved pet.
Through thy love and compassion for all creatures, we ask for thy intercession before the throne of our Heavenly Father. May our pet now rest in peace and happiness, in the loving embrace of God’s eternal kingdom.
Comfort us in our grief, and help us to remember the joy and companionship our pet brought into our lives. May we be consoled by the knowledge that one day we shall be reunited with all our loved ones, both human and animal, in heaven.
Grant us thy peace, St. Francis, and help us to imitate thy love for all creatures. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for a Sick Pet
Almighty God, we turn to thee in prayer for our beloved [dog/cat/etc.], who is suffering from illness. We ask for thy healing hand to be upon our pet, and for thy grace to sustain and comfort us.
Through the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, we ask for thy mercy and compassion. May our pet be restored to health, and may we find the strength to care for and support them in their time of need.
Grant us the grace to trust in thy love, and the wisdom to make decisions that honor thy will. Help us to be strong and hopeful, even in the face of adversity, and to rely on thee for our every need.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Guidance
Heavenly Father, I come to thee in need of thy wisdom and guidance. I am uncertain of the path before me, and I seek thy will for my life.
Grant me the gift of discernment, that I may recognize thy voice and thy leading. Give me the courage to follow where thou callest, even when it is difficult or uncertain.
May the light of thy truth shine upon my path, and may I always walk in thy ways. Help me to trust in thy providence, and to rely on thy grace for every step.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son and my Lord. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for World Peace
Almighty God, we come before thee, pleading for peace in our troubled world. We ask for thy wisdom and thy grace, as we seek to be instruments of thy love and thy justice.
Inspire leaders and nations to seek peace, and to work together for the good of all people. May the hearts of all be filled with thy love, and may thy peace reign in every corner of the earth.
We pray for an end to violence and conflict, for the comfort of those who suffer, and for the healing of the wounded. Grant us the courage to be peacemakers, and to build a world where all may live in dignity and freedom.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
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Catholic Repentance Prayer
Dear Lord, I am truly sorry for my sins and the wrongs I have committed. I ask for Your forgiveness and Your grace to help me change my ways. I am determined to turn away from my sin and to follow Your teachings. Please guide me to live a life that is pleasing to You and to spread Your love and compassion to others. I pray this in Your holy name, Amen.
Catholic Binding Prayer
Heavenly Father, in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ, I ask for Your protection and guidance in all things. I pray for the binding of all evil influences, forces and temptations that may be directed towards me and those I love. I call upon the intercession of the Holy Mother Mary and all the saints to watch over us and surround us with Your divine love and light. Please grant us the strength to resist evil and remain steadfast in our faith. I trust in Your infinite goodness, and I know that Your will be done in our lives. I pray this in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ, Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Depression
Dear Lord, I come to You today seeking Your comfort and peace through the intercession of the Holy Mother Mary. I am feeling overwhelmed and burdened by feelings of depression and sadness. I ask for Your grace and healing touch to lift me up and restore my hope. I trust in Your love and compassion, and I know that You are always with me. Please give me the strength to face this difficult time and to find joy in Your presence, through the example and guidance of Your saints. Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for Employment
Dear Lord, I come to You today seeking Your guidance and blessings in my search for employment. I ask for Your wisdom to guide me in my choices and to open doors of opportunity for me. Please grant me the strength, confidence, and skill to fulfill the tasks set before me, and to serve You in all that I do. I trust in Your infinite mercy and love, and I know that You are always with me. I pray this with faith and hope in Your guiding hand. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for a Financial Miracle
Heavenly Father, I come to You in need of Your divine assistance. I pray for Your guidance and support in my financial difficulties. Please provide for my needs and give me the wisdom to manage my resources. Through Your infinite love and mercy, I trust in Your provision. I ask for a financial miracle and pray for blessings on my finances. I offer this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for Mothers
Dear Mother Mary, you who were chosen to be the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, we come to you today seeking your intercession. We honor and venerate you as the Queen of Heaven and earth, and ask that you pray for all mothers everywhere.
Grant them grace and wisdom to raise their children with love and compassion, leading them towards Your Son and His teachings. May they always find comfort in knowing that they are never alone, and that Your maternal love is always with them.
Help them to be a source of strength and encouragement to their families, and to find joy in the simple things of life. Protect them from all harm and danger, and give them the courage to face the challenges of each day with faith and hope.
Dear Mother, watch over all mothers and keep them in Your loving embrace. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Children
Dear Holy Family, I turn to you in prayer for the children of the world, and especially for the little ones in my life. May they be protected and kept safe under the mantle of Mary’s care, and filled with the love, joy, and peace that Jesus brings. Help them to grow in wisdom and grace, and to become virtuous people who will reflect the light of Christ to all those around them. I ask that you guide their steps and bless them with good health and happiness, and may they always be a source of joy and blessings to those who know them. I pray this in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ, Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Weight Loss
Dear Lord, I turn to you for guidance and strength as I work towards better health. Grant me the discipline to make wise choices for my body and the motivation to stick to my goals. Help me to find balance and nourishment.
May I always respect my body as a temple of the Holy Spirit and turn to You for wisdom and courage. I trust in Your love and guidance on this journey. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Selling a House
Heavenly Father, guide and bless this sale of my home. Help me to trust in Your plans and to find peace in this transition. May the right buyer come forward, and may this transaction be successful and peaceful.
Bless this home and the memories made here, and continue to guide and bless all who will live here in the future. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Students
Heavenly Father, bless all students, both young and old, as they pursue their education. Fill them with knowledge and wisdom, and guide them in making the right choices. Help them to always be mindful of Your presence and to grow in their faith. Give them strength to persevere through challenges, and grant them the grace to be good ambassadors for Your love. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Teachers
Heavenly Father, bless all teachers, who dedicate their lives to shaping the minds and hearts of Your children. Give them the wisdom and patience to guide their students, and the insight to understand each one’s unique needs. Help them to inspire a love for learning, and to instill in their students the values that You hold dear. May they be a shining example of Your love and grace, and may they find fulfillment in their calling as teachers. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Athletes
Heavenly Father, bless all athletes as they compete in their sports. Give them strength, skill, and endurance, and help them to strive for excellence in all that they do. May they use their gifts to bring glory to Your name and to inspire others to follow in their footsteps. May they always play fairly, respect their opponents, and be gracious in both victory and defeat. Help them to remember that their true worth is found in You, and that their ultimate goal should be to please You in all things. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for a Happy Marriage
Blessed Joseph, husband of Mary, be our protector and guide in our married life. May we always imitate your love for Jesus and Mary and your willingness to do the will of God. May our love for each other be a reflection of the love with which you loved Jesus and Mary. Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for Exam Success
Dear Holy Spirit, I ask for your guidance and inspiration as I prepare for this exam. Help me to fully understand the material and retain the knowledge I need to succeed. I place my trust in the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, my guardian angel, and all the saints. May their prayers give me the confidence and clarity I need to do my best and honor God in all that I do. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for a Grieving Family
Almighty and Merciful Father, we turn to you in our time of sorrow and grief. Comfort us with your love, and give us the strength to bear this loss. We ask that you surround this grieving family with your peace and understanding. Help them to feel your presence, and give them the courage to face each day with hope. We trust in your promise of eternal life, and pray that their loved one is now at peace in your loving arms. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
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Catholic Prayer for a Beloved Family Member
Dear Mother Mary, I turn to you in prayer for my beloved [mom/dad/daughter/son/etc.]. Intercede on their behalf and ask your son, Jesus, to bless them with good health, peace, and happiness. May they always feel your maternal care, and be guided by the Holy Spirit in all their actions. Help me to imitate your love to God, and to be a faithful and loving family member to them. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Addiction
Dear Mother Mary, I turn to you in prayer for those struggling with addiction. Intercede on their behalf and ask your son, Jesus, to bring healing and freedom to their lives. Help them to resist temptation and overcome their dependence through the power of the Holy Spirit. I pray that they may find comfort in Mary’s maternal love, and be surrounded by a community of support and encouragement, guided by the example of St. Jude, the patron saint of hopeless cases. May they trust in Jesus’ power to restore them to wholeness and peace, and come to know the truth that sets them free. Amen.