Prayer for Purity

By TFP Student Action   

Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Jesus, Lover of chastity, Mary, Mother most pure, and Saint Joseph, chaste guardian of the Virgin, to you I come at this hour, begging you to plead with God for me. I earnestly wish to be pure in thought, word and deed in imitation of your own holy purity.

Obtain for me, then, a deep sense of modesty which will be reflected in my external conduct. Protect my eyes, the windows of my soul, from anything that might dim the luster of a heart that must mirror only Christlike purity.

And when the “Bread of Angels becomes the Bread of me” in my heart at Holy Communion, seal it forever against the suggestions of sinful pleasures.

Heart of Jesus, Fount of all purity, have mercy on us.




+23 # Dr. Anthony Scalco 2010-12-10 16:19
I will be 80 next month and I can not believe what has happened to our Catholic religion and our country since the 1970`s. Every day I see and hear things I can hardly believe. In the sixty`s our churches were full. Now they are half full and this half are mostly elderly people like myself. I pray for our church and our country. May God help us.
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+16 # Patricia 2010-12-10 17:48
Sad... see almost no one with respectful attire in public and in Church. TOO casual! Genuflecting in Church is sometimes lacking and people simply proceed to sit down in a pew. You may be surprised at how much your body language is saying. Very sad to see the Catholic religion and our country very impoverished! Pray for our Church and country. PLEASE, God help us. Time is near.
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+13 # Amelia Buzzell 2010-12-10 22:24
Pray for our priests who can teach us the importance of our INTERIOR LIVES which encompasses the Divine and supernatural mysteries if we return to the VIRTUES of Humility and Holiness by asking our Lord Jesus and Mother Mary to help us. The daily Holy Rosary is important to maintain a close relationship with the United Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Priests need to warn all of us that we will lose the SANCTIFYING GRACE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT when we commit mortal or venial sins, unless we return to Confession We need to pray for our priests and join Cenacle groups that Our Blessed Mother has given through Father Gobbi throughout America so priests will return to her Immaculate Heart which embodies total commitment to Jesus through her purity and loving mercy. Many priests have lost their way and are unable to courageously state the TRUTH in politically charged issues. We need to hear them PREACHING THE TRUTH WHEN IT NEEDS TO BE STATED. Our Church will then begin to return to the Light.
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+10 # Ana 2010-12-11 12:04
Thank you for the prayer for purity, I will pass it on, especially for parents who can give it to their own young sons and daughters.
We must not despair, all things are passing it is in this darkness that people,including the youth, are converting and seeking! It is in The Cross of our lives that we are the closest to the Lord! If we did not have these tribulations we would not wake up!
Have a blessed Gaudete Sunday! Our beloved Lord is near! Blessings! Keep the good fight and pray and do not worry!
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+14 # Susan Ruth 2010-12-14 13:23
Another great saint to pray to for purity and chastity is St. Maria Goretti. I pray to her everyday and my daughter is dating a wonderful, Catholic guy and they have taken a vow of chastity until marriage.
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+9 # Debra 2011-01-07 18:32
Amelia, thank you! God Bless, Amen
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+19 # Jose Lugo 2011-02-19 05:25
Quoting Susan Ruth:
Another great saint to pray to for purity and chastity is St. Maria Goretti. I pray to her everyday and my daughter is dating a wonderful, Catholic guy and they have taken a vow of chastity until marriage.

How wonderful! May God bless them abundantly. Yes, besides Mary and Joseph and the Infant Jesus, veneration of the several saints who died for protecting the virtue of purity are particular helpful in protecting our own. Also are those that, although were not exactly martyred for the sake of this virtue, possessed this virtue to an extraordinary degree. So much so that their guardians angels or even Jesus himself praised them because of the super-excellence of their purity. Some examples of these saints are: St Gemma Galgani, St Margaret of Cortona and St Thomas Aquinas.
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+22 # esther a. towne 2011-03-28 11:32
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+12 # Angie 2011-07-06 11:56
Saint Maria Goretti pray for us!
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+7 # John Zukar 2011-08-23 11:20
I agree with Dr. Scalco I am over 70 years old and the way young people dress for Mass is disgraceful. They bring up the gifts dressed like they going to the beach. If I mention that to the pastor his responce is at "least there here".

You would not be allowed in some restaurants dress like that, but the Church, NO PROBLEM. God help us.
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+5 # Margarita Bendana 2011-08-23 12:15
I am 75 yrs. old and I am also appalled at today's immorality the I see everywhere. I pray for my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. May Our Blessed Mother protect us all and our country. Why are we as citizens of this great country allowing such filth and Godlessness in our news media?
May God and the Holy Family protect us all!
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+3 # G.G w/Respect 2011-08-23 17:47
Dr. Anthony Scalco, I can believe what has happened to our Catholic religion and our country. What you see and hear every day is the irresponsibility of the permissive parents and our Catholic Church clergy. The
churches are NOT setting boundaries for our youth. On Sundays I witness many of our youth dressed improperly...Our church is responsible to remind our youth (and some adults) to dress respectfully. I am a 78yr. old great grandmother and when my grandchildren go to mass with me, I make sure that they dress respectfully. It is the responsibility of our parish priests to remind our youth (in their homily) to show respect by the way they dress and to follow the mass appropriately. In other words,genuflect properly and DO NOT just sit in the pews - follow the mass according the rules...or stay home!

Our priests should begin to show more respect to our LORD and stop being so passive just to get a full church...
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+4 # A E 2011-08-24 05:00
As a parent of three daughters I cannot emphasise this enough to them, every opportunity I get....what with Social media there is no way that they can not know the consequences or blame anyone, it's constantly out there. Most importantly it is written in Deut 6, that we must speak to our children wherever we see an opportunity. This is a world wide phenomenon, I am South African, so this problem of the lack of purity affects us all. Many thanks for the prayer.
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+3 # Carolyne zieber 2011-08-24 22:22
You can also help our Church so that the truth is once more elevated by daily Holy communion, daily Rosary, and either weekly Eucharistic or Daily Adoration of the Sacred Heart Of Jesus in the Eucharist. This has done wonders for me and my lost family members. God bless you all.
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0 # Alan olivier 2013-05-31 16:00
Oh for the good old days, when man and woman had respect for each other, when churches were filled to capacity on Sundays and holy days, when priests were real priests who believed Jesus in the most blessed Sacrament, when Sundays were days of rest and prayers and families, when nuns wore their habits, when people were modestly dressed in church or on the streets, when man and woman was husband and wife and not partners, when children were loving and loyal and abided by the law.....Where are thou gone sweet days.
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+1 # M.C.D. 2013-10-20 00:21
This young football player is exemplary and to be commended. I feel that there is a complete loss of masculinity owing to the secret immoral lives of men. The women are certainly not providing good example but the men appear to have little or no healthy interest in women. I believe this is due to personal habits of sexual immorality with themselves and also the internet. One sees an onslaught of commercials for Viagra and the like and I believe the emasculation of men is due to their disastrous personal habits of sin, resulting in loss of social skills, desires to marry, etc. All this is fueled by immorality on TV, movies and the standards that woman no longer hold.
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