Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Holy Spirit, comfort us, give us clarity, and bring light to this darkness and evil.

St. 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 you, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

St. Peter, pray for the Church, that it may be re-built, healed, and made holy.

St. Paul, pray for the bishops that they may be fearless in confronting other bishops.

St. Catherine of Siena, pray for reform and restoration of the clergy.

St. John Vianney, pray for the holiness of priests and bishops.

St. Benedict, pray that this evil be cast out of the Church and all of society.

St. Charles Lwanga and St. Monica, pray for the abused, the survivors and for justice.

St. Anthony, pray for us to find the way forward.

St. Augustine, pray for true repentance and conversion.

St. Dymphna, pray for consolation for the heartache, depression and anxiety this evil has caused.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us!

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


(Prayer courtesy of Msgr. Hans Brouwers, St. Katharine of Siena Parish, Wayne)