DAILY PRAYERS WITH SAINTS
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Saint Gregory the Great
September 3

Heavenly King, Saint Gregory was the first pope who referred to himself as “the servant of the servants of God,” and all the popes since then have used the same title. I ask him to pray for our current pope—bless him, dear God, with good health and length of days to accomplish the tasks You have asked him to do. Bless also the people who assist him, and increase the success of his ministry by softening the hearts of world leaders as he calls for the improvement of life in all countries. When it’s time to raise up a new pope, guide the thinking of those who will be discerning Your choice. Saint Gregory, pray for us. Amen.

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Saint Cuthbert
September 4

Dear Jesus, Saint Cuthbert was a bishop who often visited his people, entering home after home to minister to each person individually and to guide them spiritually in their specific needs. I ask him to pray for me to balance my time so that I can accomplish my work and still be able to visit my friends, neighbors, and family. Help me to not be so caught up in activities that I forget about others. I also ask him to pray for those who have the church ministry of visiting the homebound and hospitalized; may we be Your instruments of spiritual growth through the offering of our gift of time. Saint Cuthbert, pray for me. Amen.

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Saint Lawrence Justinian
September 5

O Holy Spirit, Saint Lawrence Justinian decided at a very young age that he was going to grow up to become a saint, but his mother—unsuccessfully—tried to discourage him because she thought he was aiming too high. I ask him to pray for my own lofty goals; show me which goals You have placed in my heart and let no obstacle nor opinion stop me from reaching that goal. I also ask him to intercede for the children whose ideas of their futures seem naive and impractical. Help us to encourage them to have great dreams and to find strength and endurance for fulfilling Your will for them. Saint Lawrence, pray for us. Amen.

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Blessed Bertrand
September 6


O God, Blessed Bertrand used to attack people who did not share his beliefs, and he especially persecuted monks who were teaching the true Faith. Eventually though, he became a priest and helped form the new Dominican order. I ask him to pray for all those who do not believe me when I speak of spiritual truths. Help me, O Lord, to be patient and forgiving. Bless their minds and their hearts and anoint them to recognize the truth when they hear it. I offer up to You the sufferings I’ve experienced from persecution. Take my sufferings as a prayer for the conversion of unbelievers. Blessed Bertrand, pray for us. Amen.

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Saint Cloud
September 7


Blessed Savior, Saint Cloud was a prince on the road to becoming a king until a jealous uncle murdered his brothers and came after him. He escaped and gave up his dream of ruling a kingdom to become a monk. In his new life, he instructed people in the ways of faith and so made a difference for the heavenly kingdom. I ask him to pray for all those I know who have been displaced from their careers—those who have been laid off or fired, who are in jobs they don’t like, or who have been unable to get the jobs they want. O God, help them to find the path onto which You are trying to redirect them. Saint Cloud, pray for us. Amen.

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Birth of Mary
September 8


God Our Father, Mary came into this world full of grace. Her birth meant that soon the Messiah would arrive and rescue us from sin. I ask her to pray for me to receive a greater portion of Your grace, and to help me resist the temptations that I face each day. Give me the grace to trust You more fully, to share Your love more readily, and to decrease so that You may increase. Help me to love purely, humbly, and generously. Show me how to receive more of Your love so that I have more love to give. Let Your grace in me become an opportunity for others to meet You. Holy Mary, pray for me and for the whole world. Amen.

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Saint Peter Claver
September 9

Holy Jesus, Saint Peter Claver was known as “the Slave of the Blacks” because during the arrival of slaves in America, he ministered to them physically and spiritually. He entered the smelly cargo holds of the ships to care for the dead and sick captives. He also baptized 300,000 slaves, and he worked to influence plantation owners to treat their slaves humanely. I ask him to pray for all those African-Americans who are still suffering the effects of slavery and prejudice. Help us to see each other as You see us, unconcerned about skin color, and forgive those who have treated others poorly. Saint Peter, pray for us. Amen.

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Saint Nicholas of Tolentino
September 10

Holy Spirit, Saint Nicholas of Tolentino was so profoundly touched by the messages of a powerful homilist that he became a priest to help others the same way. But when the people did not come to church to hear the Word of God, he went out to where he could find them—in the streets and the slums. Many who heard him there were converted. I ask him to pray for evangelists, especially those who go out from church to reach people where they live, work, shop, and play. Help us all to become willing to visit unusual or unpleasant places in order to take Your Good News to the people who are there. Saint Nicholas, pray for us. Amen.

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Saint Adelphus
September 11


Dear Father, before Saint Adelphus was born, an angel appeared in a dream to his mother and greeted her with, “Rejoice, because you will conceive and bring forth a new Paul, the Bishop Adelphis.” It was then that she knew she would give birth to a holy man destined to serve the Church. I ask him to pray for an increase in the activity of holy angels in my life. O Lord, when they carry a message to me, give me ears to hear them. When I need assistance, remind me that they are ready and able. When I need encouragement, help me to feel their presence and receive their guidance. Saint Adelphus, pray for me. Amen.

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Saint Eanswida
September 12

Sweet Jesus, Saint Eanswida’s father selected a pagan prince to become her husband, but she did not want to marry him. Faced with the task of convincing her father to change his mind without offending him, she sought Your help. She made her request with kindness and good humor, and he granted her desire. I ask her to pray for me when I have to give information that the hearer might not like. Give me the words and the compassion to communicate persuasively and remove my fear of rejection. Bless the minds of the persons I speak to; may they hear what You intend and respond as You desire. Saint Eanswida (also known as Eanswythe), pray for us. Amen.

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Saint John Chrysostom
September 13

Almighty God, Saint John Chrysostom was very vocal in condemning the sinful customs of his society, earning the name “John of the Golden Tongue.” With his powers of persuasion, he stopped immoral performances of plays. I ask him to pray for the improvement of my own discernment regarding what plays, movies, comedy clubs, and TV shows to watch, and for my family and friends to turn away from sinful entertainment. O Lord, bless those who choose what kinds of shows to promote and inspire them to increase the amount of wholesome shows that are available for us all to enjoy. Saint John, pray for us. Amen.

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Saint Notburga
September 14


Heavenly Lord, Saint Notburga served as a maid for a nobleman, and then she went to work for a peasant family. She discovered that she preferred working for the poor and devoted the rest of her life to this. I ask her to pray for me when I have opportunities to work for those who cannot afford my services. Help me, O God, to consider people as a higher priority than money, not basing my services on what they can pay, but on whether or not I can supply what they’re needing. When I am the one who cannot afford others’ services, be generous with me, too, dear Lord. Saint Notburga, pray for me. Amen.

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Our Lady of Sorrows
September 15


O Lamb of God, Mary is called Our Lady of Sorrows because her passionate love for You caused her to suffer when she watched Your enemies inflict their tortures upon You and slowly kill You. She offered up the piercing of her heart as if her life were an altar, sacrificing her beloved Son for the salvation of the world. Through it all, she did not feel sorry for herself nor did she complain, because she accepted her pain for our sakes, in passionate love for us. I ask her to take my sorrows and sufferings and lift them up to You as an offering for the people in my life who need healing emotionally, physically, or spiritually. Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us. Amen.

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Saints Cornelius and Cyprian
September 16


Gracious God, Saints Cornelius and Cyprian dealt with terrible persecutions. Saint Cornelius was pope and he anguished over the sufferings of his people.  Saint Cyprian was his friend and said, “Let us relieve burdens and afflictions by mutual love.”  He ministered to the Pope by pointing out that not a single Christian had given up the Faith.  I ask these saints to pray for the relationships in my life, that we will give caring support to each other as we pass through trials.  O Lord, help us to remember that You have given friends to us as gifts, because You don’t want us to carry our crosses alone.  Thank you for these treasures!  Saints Cornelius and Cyprian, pray for us.  Amen.

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Saint Robert Bellarmine
September 17

Blessed Jesus, Saint Robert Bellarmine is the patron saint of catechumens because he wrote two catechisms and devoted much of his time to teaching the Faith to children. He also wrote a revised version of the Bible. I ask him to pray for those in my church who teach the Faith, and for their students. Bless the teachers, Lord, and anoint the minds of those receiving instruction to understand it so powerfully that their lives are changed by it forever. Raise up more opportunities—including parish missions—for church members to learn the Faith more deeply, and inspire large numbers of people to attend these events. Saint Robert, pray for us. Amen.

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Saint Joseph of Cupertino
September 18

Beloved Father, Saint Joseph of Cupertino endured much rejection in his life—his mother disapproved of him and the religious orders he tried to join refused him—but rather than succumbing to self-pity, he turned to You for acceptance. He became a priest who worked miracles and conversed intimately with You in ecstasies. I ask him to pray for the people I know who have low self-esteem. Teach us, O Lord, to stop putting ourselves down, and show us how to turn rejections into greater experiences of Your love. Help us to have more confidence in ourselves from knowing that You live within our hearts. Saint Joseph, pray for us. Amen.

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Saint Januarius
September 19

Holy Spirit, Saint Januarius cared about people who suffered and risked his own freedom to visit those who had been imprison for the Faith. Indeed, he ended up a prisoner with them. I ask him to pray for my heart to be filled with the same compassion. O God, help me to bring joy and comfort to the people around me, especially those who are imprisoned by discouragement, heavy burdens, difficult jobs, unhealed wounds, and abusive relationships. Whenever I see suffering in others, help me to not run away due to feelings of inadequacy. Turn my fears into trust in You, for You are with me. Saint Januarius, pray for us. Amen.

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Saints Andrew Kim Taegon and Paul Chong Hasang
September 20

O Jesus, Saint Andrew Kim Taegon was the first Korean priest, and Saint Paul Chong was a lay catechist, and they were among 113 Catholics in Korea who died because of the Faith. I ask them to pray for the continued growth of the Church in Korea and in other Asian countries. Dear Lord, comfort the persecuted ones, and teach me by their courage to be willing to take greater risks for the Faith. Let me never forget how easy I have it compared to those whose sacrifices are far greater than mine. Bless the priests, religious and lay catechists who teach the Faith in non-Christian countries. Saints Andrew Kim and Paul Chong, pray for us. Amen.

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