Prayers for Saints
Prayer to Saint Agatha
Patron St for Breast Cancer and
Rape victims
Oh, Saint Agatha, who withstood the
unwelcome advances from unwanted
suitors, and suffered pain and torture for
her devotion to our Lord.we celebrate
your faith, dignity, and martyrdom.
Protect us against rape and other
violations, guard us against breast
cancer and other afflictions of women,
and inspire to overcome adversity.
Oh Saint Agatha virgin and martyr,
mercifully grant that we who venerate
your sacrifice, may receive your
intercession.
Amen
Also Patron Saint for:
Fire Prevention
Cancer
Bell makers
Breast Disease
Jewelers
Nurses
Volcanic eruptions
Prayer to St. Raphael
Patron St. for Safe Journey's

M
ost glorious Prince, Archangel
Raphael, be mindful of us and pray
for us, here and in every place, to
the Son of God.

O God, who gave your servant
Tobias the holy archangel Raphael
for a companion on his journey,
grant that during our earthly
pilgrimage we may always be
protected by his watchful care and
strengthened by his help.

Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen
Also Patron Saint for:
Blind/Diseases of the eye
Doctors/Nurses
Druggists/Pharmacists
Health Inspectors
Love/Lovers
Travelers
Youth
Prayer to St. Peregrine
Patron Against Cancer and Aids

O God, who gave to St. Peregrine an
Angel for his companion the Mother
of God for his Teacher, and Jesus as
the Physician of his malady, grant
we beseech You through his merits
that we may on earth intensely love
our Holy Angel the blessed Virgin
Mary,
and our Savior, and in Him bless
them forever.  Grant that we may
receive the favor which we now
petition.l  We ask this through the
same Christ our Lord.
Amen
(Pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys and 7 Glory be to
the Fathers with invocation "St.Peregrine, pray for
us.")
Saint Augustine
Beloved Saint Augustine,
you were at first wholly
human~centered and
attached to false teachings.
Finally converted through
God's grace, you became
God~centered, God~loving
and God~preaching.  We
pray that our Lord will renew
in us the spirit which inspired
you.  
Filled by this same spirit, may
we thirst after the Lord as the
true source of wisdom.  Amen
Feast day August 28
Also Patron Saint for:
Brewers
Theologians
Printers
Prayer to Saint Anthony

O gentle St. Anthony, by your holy
and apostolic life, you led countless
souls to the love of our Divine Lord.  I
implore you, obtain for me and my
loved ones His guidance, you who
have the power to lead straying sheep
back to the fold of Christ, and to find
articles that are lost.  On earth your
heart was filled with compassion for
those in distress or sorrow.  Please
bring my request before the Child
Jesus, Who loved to rest in your arms,
and I believe that you will help me to
remain always close to our Divine
lord.  O miraculous Wonder Worker, in
this hour of need obtain what I ask of
you.  Amen
Also Patron saint for:
Skin Disease's
Basket makers
Brush makers
Butchers
Domestic animals
Grave diggers
Herdsmen
Lost articals
Pets
Poor people
Travelers
Weavers
Saint Ambrose

Lord, teach me to seek you,
and reveal  yourself to me
when I seek you
For I cannot seek your unless
you first teach me, nor find
you unless you first reveal
yourself to me,
Let me seek you in longing,
and long for you in seeking.
Let me find you in love, and
love you in finding.
Also Patron Saint for:
Bee keepers
Candle makers
Commissariat
Learning
Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony
Feast day June 13
Blessed be God in His Angels and in
His Saints.
O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of
Saints, your love for God and Charity
for His creatures made you
worthy,when on earth, to possess
miraculous powers.  Miracles waited
on your word  which you were ever
ready to speak for those in trouble or
anxiety. Encouraged by this thought,
I implore of you to obtain for me
(mention your request). The answer
to my prayer may require a miracle,
even so ,you are the Saint of
Miracles.  O gentle and loving St.
Anthony, whose heart was ever full
of human sympathy, whisper my
petition into the ears of the Sweet
Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded
in your arms, and the gratitude of my
heart will ever be yours.  Amen
Saint Andrew
We humbly beseech Thy Majesty, O
Lord, that as the blessed apostle
Andrew was once a teacher and ruler
of thy church, so he may ever be our
advocate with Thee.  Through our
Lord, Jesus Christ.  Amen
O Christ, Our Lord, Who didst
beautify the most blessed Andrew
with the grace of apostleship and
crown of martydom, by granting to
him this special gift, that by
preaching the mystery of the cross,
he should merit  death on the cross:  
grant us to become most true lovers
of Thy holy cross, and, denying
ourselves, to take up our cross and
follow Thee: that by sharing Thy
sufferings in this life, we may deserve
the happiness of obtaining life
everlasting . Amen
Also Patron Saint for:
Apoplexy/strokes
Fishermen
Spinsters
Prayer to St. Aloysius
Patron of Youth
Dear St. Aloysius, faithful follower
of Christ, and loving patron of our
youth, help us today to see right
from wrong.  
Let us not lose sight of heavenly
realities, while we apply ourselves
diligently to the circumstances of
our earthly lives.  
Enable us to hear God's voice,
follow His will, pursue His purpose
and accept His judgements.  

Help us to act to please God
rather than ourselves or others.  

Enable me to walk in faith toward
the future that God has promised
to those who accept His word.
Also Patron Saint for:
Students
teenagers
Youth
Prayer to St. Alphonsus
Glorious St. Alphonsus, loving father of
the poor and sick, all your life you
devoted yourself with a charity really
heroic to lightening their spiritual and
bodily miseries.  Full of confidence in
your tender pity for the sick, since you
yourself have patiently borne the cross of
illness, I come to you for help in my
present need.
(Mention your request).
Loving father of the suffering, St.
Alphonsus, whom I invoke as the Arthritis
Saint, since you suffered from this disease
in your lifetime, look with compassion
upon me in my suffering.  Beg God to
give me good health.  If it is not God's will
to cure me, then give me strength to bear
my cross patiently and to offer my
sufferings in union with my crucified
Savior and his Mother of Sorrows, for the
glory of God and the salvation of souls, in
reparation for my sins and those of others,
for the needs of this trouble world, and for
the souls in purgatory.
(Pray one Our Father, one Hail Mary, one Glory Be.)
Saint Alphonsus, patron of the sick, pray
for me.l  Amen
Also Patron Saint for:
Confessors
Moral theologians
Porters
Vocations
Prayer to Archangel Gabriel
O blessed archangel Gabriel
we beseech thee to intercede
for us at the throne of Divine
Mercy in our present
necessities, that, as you did
announce to Mary the mystery
of the Incarnation, so through
your prayers and Patronage in
heaven we may obtain the
Benefits of the same, and sing
the praise of God forever.  
Amen
Also Patron Saint for:
Ambassadors
Broadcasters
Clergy
Clerics
Communication workers
Diplomatic services
Information services
Messengers
Postal Workers
Philatelists
Stamp Collectors
Telegraph
/Television workers
Prayer to Guardian Angel

Angel of God, my guardian
dear,to whom His love
commits me here; ever this dy
(or night) be at my side, to light
and guard, to rule and guide.
Amen
Prayer for the Pardon Crucifix
Indulgences
Granted by His Holiness, Pope Pius X, to the Pius Union of the Pardon Crucifix,
the aim of which is to obtain pardon of God and to pardon one's neighbor.
1. Whoever carries on his person the Pardon Crucifix may thereby gain 300
DAY's INDULGENCE once a day.
2. For Devoutly kissing the Crucifix, 100 DAY's each time.
3. Whoever says one of the following invocations before this Crucifix may gain
each time an indulgence of SEVEN YEARS AND SEVEN QUARANTINES:
"Our
father who art in heaven, forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who
trespass against us". "I beg the Blessed Virgin Mary to pray to the Lord our God
for me."
4. Whoever, habitually devout to this Crucifix, will fulfill the necessary
conditions of Confession and Holy Communion, may gain a PLENARY
INDULGENCE on the following feasts: the Five Wounds of Our Lord, the
Invention of the Holy Cross, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Immaculate
Conception and the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin.
5. Whoever at the moment of death, fortified with the Sacraments of the Church,
or contrite of heart, in the supposition of being unable to receive them, will kiss
this Crucifix and ask pardon of God for his sins, and pardon his neighbor, will
gain a PLENARY INDULGENCE.
(Pontifical Rescript of June 1, 1905, to MM. the Abbes Lemann.)
A. Card. Tripepi
Prefect of the Sacred Congregaton of iNDULGENCES
To the faithful, who devoutly kiss this Crucifix and gain these precious
indulgences, we recommend to have in view the following intentions: To testify
love for Our Lord and the Blessed Virgin; gratitude towards our Holy Father, the
Pope, to beg for the remission of one's sins; the deliverance of souls in
purgatory; the return of the nations to the Faith; forgiveness among Christians;
reconciliation among the members of the Catholic Church.
By another Pontifical Rescript of November 14, 1905.  His Holiness Pope Pius X
has declared that the indulgences attached to the Pardon Crucifix are
applicable to the souls in purgatory.
With Ecclesiastical Sanction
January 15, 1907
Counter
Prayer to St.Bartholomew
O glorious St.Bartholomew,
Jesus called you a person
without guile, and you saw in
this word a sign that He was
the Son of God and King of
Israel. Obtain for us the grace
to be ever guileless, and
innocent as doves. At the
same time, help us to have
your gift of faith to see the
Divine hand in the events of
daily life. May we discern the
signs of the times that lead to
Jesus on earth and will
eventually unite us to Him
forever in heaven.   Amen
Also Patron Saint for:
Dyers
Furriers
Plasterers
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Spirit of wisdom and
understanding,enlighten our minds
to perceive the mysteries of the
universe in relation to eternity.
Spirit of right judgement and
courage,guide us and make us firm
in our baptismal decision to follow
Jesus in way of love.
Spirit of knowledge and
reverence,help us to see the lasting
value of justice and mercy in our
everyday dealings with one another.
May we respect life as we work to
solve problems of family and
nation,economy and ecology.
Spirit of God, spark our faith,hope
and love into new action each
day.  Fill our lives with wonder and
awe in your presence which
penetrates all creation. Amen
St.Gabriel the Archangel
St.Gabriel the archangel, I venerate
you as the Angel of the Incaration,
because God specially appointed you
to bear the messages concerning the
God-Man to Daniel, Zechariah, and the
Blessed Virgin Mary. Give me a very
tender and devoted love for the
Incarnate Word and his Blessed Mother
more like your own.
I venerate you also as the "Strength
from God" because you are the giver of
God's strength, consoler and comforter
chosen to strengthen God's faithful and
teach them important truths. I ask for
the grace of special power of the will to
strive for holiness of life. Steady my
resolutions; renew my courage;
comfort and console me in the
problems, trials ans sufferings of daily
living, as you consoled our Savior in
his agony and Mary in her sorrows and
Joseph in his trials. I put my
confidence in you.
St.Gabriel I ask you especially fot this
favor
:(mention your request). Through
your earnest love for the Son of God
made man and for hisBlessed Mother I
beg of you, intercede for me that my
request may be granted, if it be God's
holy will.
Pray for us, St.Gabriel the Archangel,
that we may be worthy of the promises of
Christ. Amen
Novena to Our Lady of
Guadalupe
Immaculate and Perpetual Virgin
of Guadalupe, you appeared on
Mt.Tepeyac to reconcile mankind
to God. Plead and intercede with
your Son Jesus today, that a bond
of Holy Love is formed between all
humanity and God.
You left your image on the cloak of
Juan Diego, using a humble vessel
to bring your Grace into the world.
Imprint on our hearts the virtue of
humanity, dear Mother, and use us
to bring others to your Son.
Your image of Guadalupe was a
symbolic story to the Aztecs,
converting them from paganism to
Christianity. Pray for us, dear
Mother, that our lives will be
symbols of Holy Love, converting
those around us.
You proclaimed yourself our Mother
and Protectress when you appeared
on Mt.Tepeyac. Take us into your
Maternal Heart, dear Mother, and
protect our faith.
Our lady of Guadalupe pray for us!
A Prayer to the Blessed Virgin
O most beautiful Flower of Mount
Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of
Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son
of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me
in this my necessity. O Star of the
Sea, help me and show me herein
you are my Mother.
O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen
of Heaven and Earth. I humbly
beseech you from the bottom of my
heart, to help me in this necessity:
there are none that can withstand
your power.
O, show me herin you are my
Mother. O Mary, conceived without
sin, pray for us who have recourse to
thee.
Prayer to St.Gabriel
O Glorious St.Gabriel your very name
recalls your particular devotion to
Christ the Man of Sorrows and to Mary
the afflicted Mother.
You died young as a Passionist
religious but left to us all an example
of the life of Christlike sacrifice.
Intercede for our seminarians and
young religious who are in desperate
need of your patronage amid today's
sensual and selfish world.
Baptismal Blessing
Lord Jesus Christ hear our prayers, and
wth Your unfailing protection, watch
over and cherish this child, whom You
have blessed with the grace of baptism.  
When this child has grown, grant that
one may confess Your name in willing
faith, be fervent in charity, and persevere
courageously in the hope of reaching
Your kingdom, where You live and reign
for ever and ever.  Amen
Prayer to St. Cecilia
St. Cecilia, heroic martyr who
stayed faithful to Jesus your divine
bridegroom, Give us faith to rise
above our persecutors and to see in
them the image of our Lord.
We know that you were a musician
and we are told that you heard
angels sing.  Inspire musicians to
gladden the hearts of people by
filling the air with God's gift of music
and reminding them of the Divine
Musician Who created all beauty.
Also Patron Saint for:
Musicians
Organ builders
Poets
Prayer to Saint Cosmas  &  
Saint  Damian
Dear twin brothers, you both died as
witness to the Lord you loved.  At
times you miraculously healed the
ailing bodies of your fellow human
beings.  You also managed to cure
the souls that suffered from unbelief
and sin.
Help surgeons and doctors in their
delicate work, especially when there
exists more danger than usual.  
Remind them to invoke often the Lord
of Life,  while not forgetting to do
their part to save or better the lives of
their patients.  Amen
Also Patron Saint for:
Apothecaries
Barbers
Blind
Chemists
Dentists
Doctors
Druggists
Hairdressers
Medical profession
Surgeons
Pharmacists
Physicians
Prayer to Saint Benedict
Dear St. Benedict, you are a
"blessing" indeed, as your name
indicates.  Practising what you
preached,  you founded the
monastic tradition of the west by
joining prayer to labor for God -
both liturgical and private prayer.
Help all religious to follow their
Rule and be true to their vocation.
May they labor and pray for the
world to the greater glory of God.
God our Father,  You made St.
Benedict an outstanding guide to
teach men how to live in Your
service.  Grant that by preferring
Your love to everything else,  we
may walk in the way of Your  
commandments.
We ask this through Christ Our
Lord.  Amen
Also Patron Saint for:
Dying
Farm workers
Homeless
PotholersSpeleologists
Conformation Prayer
O Holy Spirit of God; take me as Thy
disciple.  
Guide me, illuminate me, sanctify me,
Bind my hands that they may do no
evil.  Cover my eyes that they may see it
no more.  Sanctify my heart that evil
may not dwell within me,
Be Thou my God, Be Thou my guide.  
Whatsoever Thou forbiddest me I will
renounce, and whatsoever Thou
commendst me, in Thy strength I will
do.  Lead me then unto the fullness of
Thy truth.  Amen
Prayers of St. Dymphna
A prayer to God in her Honor
Lord Jesus Christ, you have willed that
St. Dymphna should be invoked by
thousands of clients as the patroness of
nervous and mental disease, and have
brought it about that her interest in these
patients should be an inspiration to and
an ideal of charity throughout the world.
Grant that, through the prayers of this
youthful martyr of purity, those who
suffer from nervous and mental illness
everywhere on earth may be helped and
consoled.  I recommend to you in
particular
(here mention the names of
those you wish to pray for)
.
Be pleased to hear the prayers of
St.Dymphna an d of your Blessed
Mother.  Give those whom I recommend
the patience to Your divine will.  Give
them the consolation they need and
especially the cure they so much desire,
if it be Your will.  Through Chrisat , Our
Lord.  Amen
Also Patron Saint for:
Asylums (for the ill)
Diabolical possession
Diseases, nervous
Epilepsy
Illness (mental)
Insane
Neurological disorders
Nurses of mentally ill
Possessed
Sleepwalkers
Prayer to Saint Dorothy
Virgin, Martyr, Tried,tortured, and
sentenced to death by the prefect
Sapricius, The pagan lawyer
Theophilus said to her in mockery,
"Bride of Christ, send me some
fruits from your bridegroom's
garden."  Before she was
executed, she sent him her
headdress which had the fragrance
of roses and fruits.  Theophilus
converted, and was martyred
On her feast day, trees are blessed
in some places.
Martyred on February 6 in the year
311 at Caesarea
Also Patron Saint for:
Trees
Prayer to Saint Dominic
O holy Priest of God and glorious
Patriarch.  St. Dominic, thou who
was the friend, the well-beloved
son, and confidant of the Queen
of Heaven, and did work so many
miracles by the power of the holy
Rosary, have regard for my
necessities.  On earth you
opened your heart to the miseries
of your fellow men and your
hands were strong to help them;
now in heaven your charity has
not grown less nor has your power
waned.  Pray for me to the
Mother of the Rosary and to her
Divine Son, for I have great
confidence that through your
assistance I shall obtain the favor
I so much desire.  Amen
Also Patron Saint for:
Astronomers
Boys
Falsely accused
Choir boys
Juvenile delinquents