A Special Prayer for Today

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the Divine Power of God,
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.



SBA Standard Prayers

St. Benedict Prayer

O God, You established St. Benedict the Abbot as an admirable teacher in the School of Divine servitude.  Teach us never to prefer anything to Your love and always teach us to run the way of Your commandment with the most generous disposition.  Amen.

Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world.  I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of Souls, the reparation for sin, the reunion of all Christians; I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and all the members of the Apostleship of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father for this month.  Amen

Guardian Angel Prayer

Angel of God,

My Guardian Dear,

To whom God’s love

Commits me here,

Ever this day be at my side

To light, to guard, to rule, and to guide.


Prayer for Vocations

Father in heaven, we need help here below.  To know what you want of us, to know whom you need of us, to know if it’s me.  Your unanswered call leaves much unfinished work.  Grace those who consider it, bless me so I will.  And as always, thy will, not ours, be done.  Amen.

An Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended You.  And I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell.  But most of all because they offend You, my God, who are all Good and deserving of all my love.  I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.  Amen.

Hail Holy Queen

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.  To thee do we cry poor banished children of Eve.  To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.  Turn then, O most gracious advocate, thy eyes of mercy toward us and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement!  O loving!  O sweet Virgin Mary!

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Blessing Before Meals

Bless us, O Lord, for these thy gifts, which we are about to receive, from thy bounty, through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Grace After Meals

We give thee thanks, almighty God, for these and all thy benefits, which we have received from thy bounty, through Christ our Lord.  Amen.