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  • While attending Catholic school, I had a nun who was always losing things. Her favorite prayer and is mine as an adult today is to St. Anthony. St Anthony, St Anthony please look around something is lost and can't be found. Over and over again it like we are singing a song. I call on St Anthony so much I say to him it's me again. He has never fail me or Sr. Angela Merici

    Posted on Aug 30th, 2010 at 1:33 PM by unknown

  • Sorry to call you "Unknown," but you're right, Unknown. St. Anthony NEVER fails us. I figure he's showing us that God, too, never fails, and that nothing is impossible with God. I cracked up to hear you say, "It's me again." Isn't it going to be great when we meet him face to face?

    Posted on Aug 30th, 2010 at 2:26 PM by Connie Clark

  • The first prayer that comes to mind is The Guardian Angel Prayer. I used to say this one with my kids and still say it, simple and lovely. Next is a prayer to St. Jude, Patron Saint of lost causes. Seems I always have a situation that needs his special attention. And last but not least is the Hail Mary. I think this was the first prayer I ever learned and I still say it daily! Thanks Connie for the great blog!

    Posted on Aug 31st, 2010 at 9:25 AM by Tamera Carlucci

  • Good ones Connie! Mine will show up on site later, but wanted to say I love these, and I know what you mean about how hard it was to choose! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on Aug 31st, 2010 at 10:26 AM by Mary Breiner

  • My favorites are the Fatima Angel's Prayer, the Glory Be, and the Guardian Angel Prayer.

    Posted on Aug 31st, 2010 at 12:31 PM by unknown

  • The first two I thought of were the Prayer of St. Francis and the Prayer to the Holy Spirit. Thank you for the reminder, Tamera, of the Guardian Angel Prayer. Still very relevant, even as a senior citizen. I should probably also commit St. Anthony's prayer to memory since I too lose things all of the time.

    Posted on Aug 31st, 2010 at 12:32 PM by Carolyn

  • The Jesus Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, be merciful to me, a sinner." The Doxology: "Praise God, from whom all blessings flow ..." And from the Divine Mercy movement. "Jesus, I trust in you." Maybe, though, trumping all of those would be one of the standard formulary prayers: The Act of Contrition.

    Posted on Aug 31st, 2010 at 1:20 PM by Chick

  • Three favorite prayers: The Anima Christi (Soul of Christ) a beautiful prayer, a touching prayer, a soothing prayer: Our Father--just to think that God is our true and loving father, when meditating it is hard for me to get past this one line: and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy given to St Faustina

    Posted on Aug 31st, 2010 at 2:07 PM by nona dooley

  • This is much more challenging than I expected! Having given it some thought overnight, here are my three favorite prayers. 1. Hail Mary-probably the first prayer I ever learned, and knowking that my Blessed Mother is always there for me, waiting with infinite patience, is a great comfort. 2. The 23rd Psalm-My husband and I say this prayer nightly. It began a year ago, when we faced a time of potentially great peril, which has hopefully passed. 3. Okay, I can't decide, so forgive me for my indecision between my prayers to St. Theresa of the Little Flowers and to St. Anthony. St. Theresa is my "go to" saint for those who are severely troubled or who are gravely ill. My name is not Grace for a good reason-I am clumsy and lose stuff all of the time. Two years ago, I couldn't find my keys. Looked everywhere in the house, car and truck. After a prayer to St. Anthony, I decided to look in the truck again-the keys were on the passenger seat!

    Posted on Aug 31st, 2010 at 3:18 PM by Nancy

  • I like the Guardian Angel prayer, also. St. Michael the Archangel runs in my top three. Our Father is also.

    Posted on Aug 31st, 2010 at 3:27 PM by Terry

  • Oh yes! I love Saint Anthony. He never fail to answer me when I lost things that is really hard to find. He answered me instantly once I start praying and sometimes I sung the the prayer for him. One time I lost my broach, which has a sentimental value for me. I lost in a big playground covered with wood chips. I visited the playground for 3 times, I could not find it, until I started singing my prayer to Saint Anthony. The third time I saw my broach reflecting the shines towards me. I could not help it but jumping & jumping hard like a child filled with happiness and joy. My co workers were just happy to witness me filled with so much joy. And I gave the testimony to them of what had happened. If you want more testimony about Saint Anthony, I can gave you more. He is lovely and I know all Saints are. God bless us Saints to help us in our needs.

    Posted on Aug 31st, 2010 at 5:33 PM by flor

  • One of my favorite prayers is the Devine Mercy Chaplet. I pray it while I'm walking , in the car or when I wake up at night. I love St. Therese and the Memorare to the Blessed Mother. I have found so much comfort in these prayers. Lately I have also developed a devotion to St. Anthony.

    Posted on Sep 1st, 2010 at 8:54 AM by Marion Foley

  • First, I don't think you are a slacker, Connie! :) You were able to come up with three favorite prayers--that was the request! Second, I love the rosary too. If I could just focus... :)

    Posted on Sep 1st, 2010 at 9:48 AM by Colleen Duggan

  • 1. Act of Contrition...pretty much sums it all up. 2. Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila (Christ has no body now on earth but yours....) 3. Prayer of St. Patrick (Christ be beside me, Christ be in front of me,....) And as my 5th grade RE class once suggested, we could add another set of mysteries to the Rosary based on the parables Jesus taught...we could start the Vatican write-in campaign on your blog ;)

    Posted on Sep 1st, 2010 at 12:24 PM by Annie

  • Glad I'm not the only one who had trouble narrowing the list down! Keep those comments coming! It is so great hearing from all of you! I'd also love to hear what prayers your kids like to say!

    Posted on Sep 1st, 2010 at 6:21 PM by Connie

  • Three favorite prayers: # 1 Serenity Prayer # 2 Prayer of St. Francis (attributed to him, as it is now well accepted as his) #3 The Lord's Prayer (and many more especially prayers on Social Justice)

    Posted on Sep 1st, 2010 at 9:43 PM by Ernie Delfin

  • The Memorare, I say it every time I'm tense or worried. The Jesus Prayer and finally a canticle from Isaiah (38:10-20). Don't know if it counts as a prayer, but I say it all the time.

    Posted on Sep 2nd, 2010 at 6:45 AM by Susanna

  • I love all of yours, Connie, but your reasons for your third favorite, the Prayer of St. Francis, were especially beautiful! My favorites are the Novena of Confidence to the Sacred Heart, the Hail Mary, and the Invocation to the Sacred Heart.

    Posted on Sep 3rd, 2010 at 1:17 PM by Virginia Redman

  • I love the Anima Christi, too, and the prayer of St. Anthony is a regular one for me. One not mentioned here, I notice, is that of St. Ignatius of Loyola: "Take, Lord, and Receive, my memory, my liberty, my understanding, my entire will, all I have and possess. You have given all unto me. To You, oh, Lord, I return it. Dispose of it wholly according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace, for that is sufficient for me."

    Posted on Sep 5th, 2010 at 9:02 PM by Mary

  • My short list: favorite is the Memorare because when someone says pray those are the first words I think. Next, the Lord's prayer is universal and can be expressed in so many ways for any situation. Lastly, I learned once that prayer comes in many ways - just saying the name "Jesus" (in a heartfelt respectful way) can be offered as a prayer and I do that a lot.

    Posted on Apr 28th, 2011 at 2:55 PM by Born-again Catholic