Prayer to St Padre Pio
Feast Day: 23rd September

St Padre Pio, we give thanks to God for the exceptional gifts bestowed on you in your life.

As a Capuchin Franciscan friar you were called to close union with Christ crucified and with the Virgin Mother of God, in whom you invited people to place their entire confidence.  You read people's hearts.  You bore the imprints of the wounds of Christ's passion.  You answered the needs of the sick with the gift of healing.  You inspired the world with a love of the Eucharist and an appreciation of the Sacrament of reconciliation.  We pray that, through your intercession, we may be inspired to love and serve God in our neighbour.

St Padre Pio, bring peace to our country, reunite families, bring back to God those who have lost their way.  Grant us all the grace of perseverance.  Bring all God's people to heaven.

Pray for us, O St Padre Pio, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.  Amen

Prayer of St Francis
Feast Day: 4th October

May the Lord bless you and keep you
May He show you His face and have mercy on you
May He look upon you and give you peace
May the Lord grant you His great blessing

Prayer to St Joseph
Feast Day: 1st May

O faithful and prudent Servant, watch over our weakness and our inexperience, obtain for us that prudence which reminds us of our end, which directs our paths and which protects us from every danger. Amen


Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your assistance, or sought your intercession, was left unaided.  Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto you, O Virgin of Virgins, our Mother.  To you we come, before you we kneel, sinful and sorrowful.  O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions but in your mercy, hear and answer them.  Amen.

St Martin de Porres
Feast Day: 3rd November

To you Saint Martin de Porres we prayerfully lift up our hearts filled with serene confidence and devotion. Mindful of your unbounded and helpful charity to all levels of society and also of your meekness and humility of heart, we offer our petitions to you. Pour out upon our families the precious gifts of your solicitous and generous intercession; show to the people of every race and every color the paths of unity and of justice; implore from our Father in heaven the coming of his kingdom, so that through mutual benevolence in God we may increase the fruits of grace and merit the rewards of eternal life. Amen.

Prayer to St Patrick
Feast Day: 17th March

God our Father, you sent Saint Patrick to preach your glory to the people of Ireland. By the help of his prayers, may all Christians proclaim your love to all men. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever

Prayer to St. Michael
Feast Day: 29th September

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Oh, the love of my Lord is the essence
Of all that I love here on earth
All the beauty I see, you have given to me
And your giving is gentle as silence

Every day, every hour, every moment
Has been blessed by the strength of your love
At the turn of each tide, you are there by my side
And your touch is as gentle as silence

There've been times when I've turned from your presence
And I've walked other paths, other ways
But I've called on your name, in the dark of my shame
And your mercy was gentle as silence

I said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard.
I felt the answer in my heart
Although He spoke no word!

I didn't ask for wealth or fame
(I knew you wouldn't mind)
I asked Him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind!

I asked that He'd be near you
At the start of each new day;
To grant you health and blessings
And friends to share your way!

I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small
But it was for His loving care
I prayed the most of all!

O 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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