Catholic Prayer Resources

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Our Current Prayer

Please join us in praying and sharing this month's prayer: "Litany of Mercy."

As Catholics, we recognize that prayer is of the utmost importance, an invaluable contribution to helping the poor overseas. It guides our actions, it binds us in solidarity to one another and connects us more deeply with the grace that flows from God.

We invite you to explore these resources. Please include them in your ministries, classrooms and catechism classes. Share them with your parishes or prayer groups.

Prayer Resources

Light a Virtual Votive

"In prayer, God keeps calling us, opening our hearts to charity."

— Pope Francis

Light a candle and say a prayer for your loved ones and our brothers and sisters around the world. Your intentions will be remembered at Mass offered in St. Stephen's Chapel at Catholic Relief Services world headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.


Catholic Prayer Book

Download Walk with Me: A 21-Day Prayer Journey Around the World. The free book includes 21 days of prayers and reflections; devotions for people around the world; prayers for mothers, children, refugees and for the Church around the world; and stunning, full-color photographs of people helped by the work of Catholic Relief Services.

Pope Francis Quote Book

"Whenever we do something together, something good, something beautiful, everyone changes. All of us change in some way and this does us good."

— Pope Francis

This uplifting free book includes 12 inspiring quotes by Pope Francis, beautiful full-color images of people and places around the world and stories of how the generosity of people like you make an impact on so many.


Prayers and General Intercessions Relating to Current Events and Emergencies

You read about a disaster or major crisis or see it reported on the news. What can you do? It’s simple—pray. We have compiled a list of prayers and general intercessions to help you and your faith communities help others in everyday life.

Search Our Prayers

The CRS Ministry Resource Center offers an easy way to discover prayers important to you and your life. In addition, you can find other ministry tools for prayer, formation and action with a global perspective.

CRS Education

Along with learning activities, programs, and other materials to engage young people and their families on global issues, CRS Education features many prayers to help school-age children grow in solidarity with and bless their brothers and sisters overseas.

You Did It for Me

The “You Did It For Me” good news briefs are inspirational short stories about our faith in action. The stories share how the prayers, compassion and generosity of Catholics in the United States are making a positive difference in the world.

USCCB Prayers and Devotions

Explore the origins and importance of prayer. Find devotions, litanies, devotions and more resources through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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