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Catholic Prayers and Prayer Resources

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Our Current Prayer

Please join us in praying and sharing this month's prayer: "Missionary Prayer."

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.

Online Advent Calendar

Spend time in prayer each day this Advent by reflecting on Scripture and the needs of our global family to prepare your heart for Christmas.

Reflection on Migrants and Refugees

Take 10 minutes in this self-guided, online prayer retreat to encounter our migrant and refugee sisters and brothers. Reflect on their experience and how our faith calls us to respond.


Ten-minute Online Prayer Retreat for Hunger


Pray and reflect on the global hunger crisis that is being heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic and impacting millions of our sisters and brothers.


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: Prayers of the Faithful

Download Prayers of the Faithful. This free book includes traditional Catholic prayers such as "Our Father," "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.

Saints Quote Book

This uplifting free book includes 7 days of inspiring quotes by Saints, including Saint Teresa. Beautiful full-color images of people and places around the world show the impact of the generosity of so many donors like you.

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 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.

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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