Our Favourite Prayers
Here is a collection of our favourite prayers. Click on the title of each prayer to see it in full. We hope you love them as much as we do!
Prayers to St. Maximilian Kolbe
St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, most faithful son of St. Francis, the beggar of Assisi, inflamed with love for God you journeyed through life practicing heroic virtues and performing true apostolic deeds.
Turn your gaze on us who honor you and have recourse to you.
Radiating with the light of the Immaculate Virgin, you brought countless souls to holiness and introduced them to various apostolic endeavors for the victory of good over evil and to thereby extend the Kingdom of God throughout the whole world.
Obtain for us the light and the strength we need to do good and to bring many souls to Christ.
Perfectly conformed and united with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, you achieved such a high degree of love of neighbor that you were able to freely offer your life in exchange for a fellow prisoner in witness of true evangelical charity.
Beg the Lord on our behalf that, filled with the same fire of love, our faith and good example might also bring others to Christ and secure for us the reward of everlasting life, where we shall praise Him together with you in eternal glory.
Litany in Honour of St. Maximilian Kolbe
Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.
God our Father in heaven, receive our humble prayers.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, save us.
God the Holy Spirit, fill our hearts with your love.
Holy Trinity, one God, grant us your salvation.
Holy Mary, Mother of our Savior, intercede for us.
St. Maximilian Kolbe, great hearted lover of God and man, pray for us.
Faithful follower of St. Francis of Assisi, teach us your total dedication to the Gospel life.
Man of living faith, lead us to believe as you did.
Brave Knight of the Immaculata, help us to be instruments of Mary.
Apostle of the Miraculous Medal, give us confidence in Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
Model of religious life, assist us to be poor, chaste and obedient.
You encouraged the union of all Christians, teach us to respect all true believers in God.
You practiced poverty and simplicity, encourage us to live a modest life.
Example of angelic innocence, elevate us to keep our hearts and minds pure.
Apostle of Christian example, teach us to remember what Jesus said and did.
Angel of peace and reconciliation, inspire us to be living examples of God’s peace.
You were loyal to the teachings of Christ, teach us the same fidelity.
Apostle of the communications media, help our journalists to be promoters of truth and goodness.
Educator of youth, uplift our young people to find true meaning in their lives.
Defender of morals and Christian values, protect us from the immorality in our midst.
Zealous apostle of Nagasaki in Japan, defend us from nuclear destruction.
Great missionary of our times, help us participate in the evangelization of the world.
You prayed for your oppressors, teach us how to forgive and forget.
You had respect for every person, help us to see in each other the image of God.
You saw God’s will in your sufferings, intercede for the sick and those with terminal illness.
Victim of violence and hatred, teach us how to love our enemies.
You volunteered to die for another, lead many persons to offer their talents in service.
You shared a meager piece of bread with fellow prisoners, intercede for the hungry and starving of the world.
Victim of planned extermination, inspire our doctors and nurses to protect human life.
You died for the father of a family, restore the Christian dimension of family life.
You assisted the dying prisoners, stand by us also in the hour of our death.
Patron of the dying, intercede for those who are in agony of mind and body.
You were united with Christ in suffering, help us to understand that we do not suffer alone.
You died by a poisonous injection, aid those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Martyr of Auschwitz, help us endure our sufferings patiently.
St. Maximilian Kolbe, teach us that without sacrifice there is no proof of love.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, hear our prayers.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, receive the intercession of your saints.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, to you be glory in heaven and on earth
Prayer for the Addicted
St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, your life of love and labor for souls was sacrificed amid the horrors of a concentration camp and hastened to its end by an injection of a deadly drug.
Look with compassion upon ___________________ who is now entrapped in addiction to drugs and whom we now recommend to your powerful intercession.
Having offered your own life to preserve that of a family man, we turn to you with trust, confident that you will understand and help.
Obtain for us the grace never to withhold our love and understanding, nor to fail in persevering prayer that the enslaving bonds of addiction may be broken and that full health and freedom may be restored to him / her whom we love.
We will never cease to be grateful to God who has helped us and heard your prayer for us.
The Canticle of the Sun (Canticle of the Creatures)
Most high, all powerful, all good Lord! All praise is yours, all glory, all honor, and all blessing. To you, alone, Most High, do they belong. No mortal lips are worthy to pronounce your name.
Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures, especially through my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day; and you give light through him. And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor! Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.
Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars; in the heavens you have made them, precious and beautiful.
Be praised, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air, and clouds and storms, and all the weather, through which you give your creatures sustenance.
Be praised, My Lord, through Sister Water; she is very useful, and humble, and precious, and pure.
Be praised, my Lord, through Brother Fire, through whom you brighten the night. He is beautiful and cheerful, and powerful and strong.
Be praised, my Lord, through our sister Mother Earth, who feeds us and rules us, and produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs.
Be praised, my Lord, through those who forgive for love of you; through those who endure sickness and trial. Happy those who endure in peace, for by you, Most High, they will be crowned.
Be praised, my Lord, through our Sister Bodily Death, from whose embrace no living person can escape. Woe to those who die in mortal sin! Happy those she finds doing your most holy will. The second death can do no harm to them.
Praise and bless my Lord, and give thanks, and serve him with great humility
Prayer to Fulfill God's Plan
Most High glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of my heart.
Give me right faith, sure hope, and perfect charity.
Fill me with understanding and knowledge
that I may fulfill Your command.