Intercessionary Prayers

Prayers of Intercession

To St. Joseph 


Saint Joseph, I, your unworthy child, greet you. You are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have special confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I place all my hope of salvation in you, for you are especially powerful with God and will never abandon your faithful servants. Therefore I humbly invoke you and commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to your intercession. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life and to assist me at the hour of my death. 


Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, obtain for me a pure, humble, charitable mind, and perfect resignation to the divine Will. Be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I may merit to die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary. 


Loving Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, I raise my heart to you to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the Divine Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special grace I now implore: 

(Mention your request). 


Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel confident that your prayers in my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. 


To St. Pio


You generously blessed Your servant, 

St. Pio of Pietrelcina, with the gifts of the Spirit. 

You marked his body with the five wounds 

of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness 

to the saving Passion and Death of Your Son. 

Endowed with the gift of discernment, 

St. Pio labored endlessly in the confessional 

for the salvation of souls. 

With reverence and intense devotion 

in the celebration of Mass, 

he invited countless men and women 

to a greater union with Jesus Christ 

in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. 


Through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, 

I confidently beseech You to grant me 

the grace of (here state your petition). Amen. 


Glory be to the Father... 

Glory be to the Father... 

Glory be to the Father... 

To St. Peter


O Holy Apostle, because you are the Rock upon which Almighty God has built His Church, obtain for me I pray you: lively faith, firm hope, and burning love, complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death; that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits, I may be made worthy to appear before the Chief and Eternal Shepherd of Souls, Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns forever. Amen. 

To  St. Francis 


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; 

to be understood as to understand; 

to be loved as to love. 


For it is in giving that we receive; 

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; 

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. 

To Our Blessed Mother


Take my hand, O Blessed Mother

Hold me firmly lest I fall

I grow nervous while walking and

Humbly on thee call.


Guide me over every crossing,

Watch me when I'm on the stairs

Let me know you're beside me

Listen to my fervent prayers.


Bring me to my destination

Safely along the way

Bless my every undertaking

And duties for the day.


When evening creeps upon me

I'll never fear to be alone

Once again, O Blessed Mother

Take my hand and lead me home.

To St. Jude 



Most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honours and invokes you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. 

Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. 

Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly - (here make your request) that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever. 

I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour, to always honour you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. 


To Saint Cajetan 


Glorious Saint Cajetan, acclaimed by 

all people to be the father of providence 

because you provide miraculous aid to 

all in need, I stand 

here before you today, asking that you 

present to the Lord our God the requests that 

I confidently deposit in your hands today. 

May these graces that I now request 

help me to always seek the Kingdom 

of God and his Righteousness, 

knowing that God who dresses with 

beauty the flowers of the field and 

abundantly feeds the birds of the 

sky will give me all other things. 


To Saint John Paul II 


O Holy Trinity, 

we thank you for having given to the Church 

Pope John Paul II, 

and for having made him shine with your fatherly tenderness, 

the glory of the Cross of Christ and the splendor of the Spirit of love 


He, trusting completely in your infinite mercy 

and in the maternal intercession of Mary, has shown himself 

in the likeness of Jesus the Good Shepherd 

and has pointed out to us holiness 

as the path to reach eternal communion with You. 


Grant us, through his intercession, 

according to your will, the grace that we implore, 

in the hope that he will soon be numbered among your saints. 



St Joseph of Cupertino

First Prayer


O Great St. Joseph of Cupertino who while on earth did obtain from God the grace to be asked at your examination only the questions you knew, obtain for me a like favour in the examinations for which I am now preparing. In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.

Through Christ our Lord.

O St. Joseph of Cupertino pray for me

O Holy Ghost enlighten me

Our Lady of Good Studies pray for me

Sacred Head of Jesus, Seat of divine wisdom, enlighten me. 

Second Prayer


O St. Joseph of Cupertino who by your prayer obtained from God to be asked at your examination, the only preposition you knew. Grant that I may like you succeed in the (here mention the name of Examination eg. History paper I ) examination. In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.

O St. Joseph of Cupertino pray for me

O Holy Ghost enlighten me

Our Lady of Good Studies pray for me

Sacred Head of Jesus, Seat of divine wisdom, enlighten me. 

For The Holy Souls in Purgatory

For The Holy Souls

Eternal Father I offer You the most precious blood of your Divine Son, Jesus in union with the Masses said throughout the world , for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those within my own home and within my own family.

For Deceased Parents

O God, Who commanded us to honour our father and our mother have pity on the soul of my father (of my mother) and forgive him (her) his (her) sins.

May I see him (her) again in the joy of everlasting brightness. Through Christ our Lord, Amen. 

For Relatives


Good Jesus, whose loving Heart was ever troubled by the sorrows of others look with pity on the souls of our dear ones in Purgatory. You who ‘loved Your own’ hear my cry for mercy, and grant that those whom You called from our home and hearts may soon enjoy everlasting rest in the home of Your love in heaven. Amen.

Invocations for the Holy Souls.

My God, pour forth Your blessings and Your mercies upon all persons and upon all souls in Purgatory for whom, by reason of charity, gratitude, and friendship, I am bound to pray.