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Daily Blessing of a Child

May God bless you.  May God keep you safe.  God be with you.  God be in your heart.  May God bless and protect you.  — Daily Blessing of Child, Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers, Revised Edition (United States Conference of…

A prayer for Veterans Day

Father, bless our veterans and all who serve our nation defending our freedom. For those who bravely gave their lives, grant them eternal rest. For those who are serving, give them courage. For those who served, we offer our gratitude. We…

Pray the Rosary, Franciscan style

There’s more than one way to pray the Rosary. If you have a special devotion to St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast we celebrate on Oct. 4, or if you’d simply like to explore a different angle on a familiar form of prayer, the Franciscan…

Catholic prayers for peace

The following are five Catholic prayers for peace. Join us and take a moment to pray one of them. Prayer for Peace in the World Immaculate Heart of Mary, help us to conquer the menace of evil, which so easily takes root in the hearts of the…

Is there a wrong way to pray?

Do you sometimes wonder if you’re praying correctly? Quite often, we do this after we pray for something and receive no response. It can also happen when God simply says “no.” We worry that we used the wrong words or haven’t prayed long…

Five prayers for the United States

Take a few minutes on Independence Day or any day of the year to pray for the United States. 1. Prayer for our Nation God our Father, giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care. You are the rock on which…