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A prayer for conversions

Today the Universal Church celebrates the incredible conversion of Saul of Tarsus from a bitter persecutor of Christians to one of Christ’s most ardent apostles. This singular marvelous act, besides the Resurrection, provided the early…

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…

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…

Praying the Angelus

"Can I lead?” This is the question I hear from my children almost every time we pray the Angelus as a family. In the last few years it has become a very important devotion for us. It unites us and refocuses our attention on the true center…