The 15 Most Powerful Prayers

Prayer may be the most powerful force that we possess. Clement of Alexandria said, "Prayer is keeping company with God." By making prayer a part of your daily life, you will feel the divine presence that holds the key to peace and love.


And Satan trembles, when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees."
~William Cowper

The Lord's Prayer


Our Father who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done in earth,

as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For this one is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory, forever.

Amen.



Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work too may be holy Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy Guide me then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.
Amen Mother Teresa

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the
paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of
the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for
thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they
comfort me. Thou preparest a table before
me in the presence of mine enemies: thou
anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth
over. Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life: and I
will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23

O gracious and holy Father,
Give us the wisdom to perceive you,
intelligence to understand you,
diligence to seek you,
patience to wait for you,
eyes to see you,
a heart to meditate on you,
and a life to proclaim you,
through the power of the spirit
of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Saint Benedict

Morning Prayer


Thank you for keeping me safe through
the night, please watch over me during
the day, and keep me safe from harm.
Give me strength, O Lord,
so that I may make the right choices,
be kind and good to others.
Please keep my family and friends safe,
throughout the day and into the night,
and please let me always know you are
always with me,
guiding me and loving me.
In Jesus Christ's name, I pray
Amen.

Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me, Christ in me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit,
Christ where I arise,
Christ in the heart of everyone who
thinks of me, Christ in the mouth
of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Saint Patrick

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.

Bless all who worship thee,
from the rising of the sun,
unto the going down of the same.
Of thy goodness, give us;
with thy love, inspire us;
by thy spirit, guide us;
by thy power, protect us;
in thy mercy, receive us,
now and always.
5th-century prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury, pardon,
Where there is doubt, faith,
Where there is despair, hope,
Where there is darkness, light,
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so
much seek to be consoled, as to console,
not so much to be understood, as to
understand, not so much to be loved, as
to love; for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
St. Francis of Assisi

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills.
From whence cometh my help?
My help cometh from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:
he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall
neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy
shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil:
he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall
preserve thy going out and thy coming in
from this time forth, and even forevermore.
Psalm 121:1-

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, heal me.
Blood of Christ, drench me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
The passion of Christ, strengthen me.
Good Jesus, hear me.
In your wounds shelter me.
From turning away keep me.
From the evil one protect me.
At the hour of my death call me.
Into your presence lead me,
to praise you with all your saints
forever and ever. Amen.
Anima Christi

May there always be work
for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold
a coin or two.
May the sun always shine
upon your windowpane.
May a rainbow be certain
to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend
always be near to you, and
may God fill your heart
with gladness to cheer you.
Irish Prayer

May the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God preserves me today.
May the wisdom of God instruct me,
the eye of God watches over me,
the ear of God hear me,
the word of God give me sweet talk,
the hand of God defend me,
and the way of God guides me.
Saint Patrick

I do not ask to walk smooth paths
Nor bear an easy load.
I pray for strength and fortitude
To climb the rock-strewn road.

Give me such courage I can scale
The hardest peaks alone,
And transform every stumbling block
Into a steppingstone.
Gail Brook Burkett

O Holy Spirit,
descend plentifully
into my heart.
Enlighten the dark
corners of this
neglected dwelling
and scatter your
cheerful beams.
St. Augustine of Hippo


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