8 Prayers from John Chrysostom that get right to God’s heart

These short prayers are known as “arrow” prayers: little reminders during the day that we are always in the presence of the Father. The following eight “arrow” prayers are attributed to St. John Chrysostom. The description arrow prayers refers to short, frequent thoughts that we direct to God, as a reminder that we are constantly… Continue reading 8 Prayers from John Chrysostom that get right to God’s heart

A prayer to help overcome judging people at first sight

If you struggle with making snap judgements, try turning to God with this prayer. When we notice someone, either a friend, family member, someone we encounter on social media, or someone we don’t know at all, it’s easy to make an immediate judgment. Somehow we tend to think we know all the details and begin… Continue reading A prayer to help overcome judging people at first sight

Pray for the victims of 9/11 and for our world with this prayer from Benedict XVI

The pope visited Ground Zero in 2008, and this was his request of God. O God of love, compassion, and healing, look on us, people of many different faiths and traditions, who gather today at this site, the scene of incredible violence and pain. We ask you in your goodness to give eternal light and… Continue reading Pray for the victims of 9/11 and for our world with this prayer from Benedict XVI

Pray to see Jesus with this prayer from Benedict XVI on Mary’s birthday

This path leads into the light … In 2007, Benedict XVI celebrated Our Lady’s birthday at the famous pilgrimage site of the Basilica of Mariazell. There he asked her to allow us to gaze upon Christ. Let us join with him in asking this of Our Lady, on her feast. “Show us Jesus!” Let us… Continue reading Pray to see Jesus with this prayer from Benedict XVI on Mary’s birthday

Padre Pio says God is “obliged” to answer this type of prayer

With these, he will grant us his graces and help in everything. When we are physically near someone we love, we naturally speak with them. Not all the time, of course, as people who love each other can also be in silence together. But it would be strange if we spent a whole day or… Continue reading Padre Pio says God is “obliged” to answer this type of prayer

When you are tempted to commit a sin, pray this prayer

The prayer invokes the intercession of the Blessed Mother to protect a deliver in the midst of temptation. As humans, we are tempted to commit sins on a daily basis. Often we resist these temptations, but there are days when our will is weak and our strength to persevere in virtue is lacking. The Virgin… Continue reading When you are tempted to commit a sin, pray this prayer

Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Lord, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.Christ, have mercy.Christ, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.Lord, have mercy.  Christ, hear us.Christ, hear us.Christ, graciously hear us.Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven,have mercy on us.God the Son, Redeemer of the world,have mercy on us.God, the Holy Spirit,have mercy on us.Holy Trinity, One God,have mercy on us. Blood of… Continue reading Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

5 powerful prayers we all should learn from Our Lady of Fatima

The apparition of an angel and Our Lady to three poor children in Fatima, Portugal in the early 20th century is one of the most famous miracles in the Catholic world. The children received many messages, mostly calling for personal conversion and prayer, as well as the words of 5 new prayers. The first prayer… Continue reading 5 powerful prayers we all should learn from Our Lady of Fatima

Can mortal sins be forgiven without confessing?

Full Question   Can mortal sins be forgiven without actually going to confession? Answer   Sacramental confession is normatively required for the forgiveness of mortal sins; it is not absolutely required. What this means is that, in extraordinary circumstances, mortal sins can be forgiven outside of sacramental confession. If a Catholic is dying and cannot… Continue reading Can mortal sins be forgiven without confessing?