Prayers of Devotion to Saint Maria Goretti

Devotional Prayer List

1.  Prayer to St. Goretti

In your virginal countenance we read the strength of your love and the constancy of your fidelity to your Divine Spouse.  As His bride, espoused in blood, you have traced in yourself His own image.

While we admire your heroism, we are even more desirous of imitating your strength of faith and your inviolate purity of conduct.

In you we find a safe refuge, and we trust that we will be protected from dangerous occasions and from sin, so as to walk the highways of life with that serenity and deep joy which are the heritage of those who are pure of heart.  Amen.

2.  Prayer to St. Goretti

O Saint Maria Goretti, who, strengthened by God's grace, did not hesitate, even at the age of eleven, to shed your blood and sacrifice life itself to defend your virginal purity, deign to look graciously on the unhappy human race which has strayed far from the path of eternal salvation.  Teach us all, and especially our youth, the courage and promptness to flee for love of Jesus, anything that could offend Him or stain our souls with sin.  Obtain for us from Our Lord and Our Lady Immaculate victory in temptation, comfort in the sorrows of life, purity in soul and body and the grace which we earnestly beg of thee (here mention petitions), so that we may one day enjoy with thee the imperishable glory of heaven.  Amen.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name.  Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.