Catholic Prayers and Prayer Resources
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.
Light a Virtual Votive
"In prayer, God keeps calling us, opening our hearts to charity."
— Pope Francis
Catholic Prayer Book: Prayers of the Faithful
Download Prayers of the Faithful. This free book includes traditional Catholic prayers such as "Act of Contrition," "The Apostles’ Creed" and "Hail Holy Queen", illustrated by pictures of the faith at work around the world. Live your faith, make an impact and share in the work that generous supporters like you make possible.
Catholic Prayer Book: Walk with Me
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.
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.
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.