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The Gospel of Matthew Chapter VI: Teaching about Prayer
(5)"When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. (6) But when you pray, go into your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees the secret will repay you. (7) In praying, do not babble like the pagans who think they will be heard because of their many words. (8) Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him."

According to the Matthew's Gospel Jesus then introduced 'The Lord's Prayer". "Our Father who art in Heaven…"

With these simple words Jesus told us how to pray, how do address God directly but humbly and in private. There are no conditions set, no positions to adhere to. Only that we speak in sincerity to God from our heart,


St. Matthew was a tax collector before he became a follower of Christ. He is known as the Patron of Accountants and Bankers.


Prayer To Saint Matthew

Through the prayers of Saint Matthew, may the Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on us. Amen!


Saint Matthew Prayer
Dear Levi, now known as Matthew, you were first a publican, a tax collector, and then a gatherer of souls for Christ after immediately following His call. Later you wrote wonderful accounts of your Jewish brethren of what Jesus, descendant of David, said and did as Teacher and Savior. Make all accountants imitate your example in giving careful and honest accounts. Amen.


Prayer to St. Matthew
God, You chose St. Matthew the Publican to become an Apostle. By following his example and benefiting by his prayers, may we always follow and abide by Your will. Amen.

God of mercy, You chose a tax collector, St. Matthew, to share the dignity of the apostles. By his example and prayers, help us to follow Christ and remain faithful in Your service. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and ever. Amen.

Litany of the Saints - Contemporary

I. Petitions to God
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
God our Father in heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, our redeemer, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us

II. Petitions to the Saints
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Mother of God, pray for us.
Most honored of all virgins, pray for us.
Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, pray for us.
Angles of God, pray for us.

Prophets and Fathers of our Faith
St. Peter and St. Paul, pray for us.
St. Andrew, pray for us.
St. John and St. James, pray for us.
St. Thomas, pray for us.
St. Matthew, pray for us.
All holy apostles, pray for us.
St. Luke, pray for us.
St. Mark, pray for us.
St. Barnabas, pray for us.
St. Mary Magdalen, pray for us.
All disciples of the Lord, pray for us.

Martyrs
St. Stephen, pray for us.
St. Ignatius, pray for us.
St. Polycarp, pray for us.
St. Justin, pray for us.
St. Lawrence, pray for us.
St. Cyprian, pray for us.
St. Boniface, pray for us.
St. Thomas Becket, pray for us.
St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, pray for us.
St. Paul Miki, pray for us.
St. Isaac Jogues and St. John de Brebeuf, pray for us.
St. Peter Chanel, pray for us.
St. Charles Lwanga, pray for us.
St. Perpetua and St. Felicity, pray for us.
St. Agnes, pray for us.
St. Maria Goretti, pray for us.
All holy martyrs form Christ, pray for us.

Bishops and Doctors
St. Leo and St. Gregory, pray for us.
St. Ambrose, pray for us.
St. Jerome, pray for us.
St. Augustine, pray for us.
St. Athanasius, pray for us.
St. Basil and St. Gregory, pray for us.
St. John Chrysostom, pray for us.
St. Martin, pray for us.
St. Patrick, pray for us.
St. Cyril and St. Methodius, pray for us.
St. Charles Borromeo, pray for us.
St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.
St. Pius, pray for us.

Priests and Religious

St. Anthony, pray for us.
St. Benedict, pray for us.
St. Bernard, pray for us.
St. Francis and St. Dominic, pray for us.
St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.
St. Ignatius Loyola, pray for us.
St. Francis Xavier, pray for us.
St. Vincent de Paul, pray for us.
St. John Vianney, pray for us.
St. John Bosco, pray for us.
St. Catherine, pray for us.
St. Theresa, pray for us.
St. Rose, pray for us.

Laity
St. Lucy, pray for us.
St. Monica, pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, pray for us.
All holy men and women, pray for us.
III Petitions to Christ
Lord be merciful. Lord, save your people.

OR:
Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us.

From all evil,
From every sin,
From the snares of the devil,
From anger and hatred,
From every evil intention,
From everlasting death,
By your coming as man,
By your birth,
By your baptism,
By your suffering,
By your death and burial,
By your rising to new life,
By your return in glory to the Father,
By your gift of the Holy Spirit,
By your coming again in glory,
You came into this world,
You suffered for us on the cross,
You died to save us,
You lay in the tomb,
You rose from the dead,
You returned in glory to the Father,
You sent the Holy Spirit upon Your apostles,
You are seated at the right hand of the Father,
You will come again to judge the living and the dead.

IV. Petitions for Various Needs
Lord, be merciful to us.Lord, hear our prayer.
Give us repentance,
Strengthen us in your service,
Reward with eternal life all who do good to us,
Bless the fruits of the earth and of man's labor.

OR:
Lord, show us your kindness. Lord, hear our prayer.
Raise our thoughts and desires to you,
Save us from final damnation,
Save our friends and all who have helped us,
Grant eternal rest to all who have died in the faith,
Spare us from disease, hunger, and war,
Bring all peoples together in trust and peace.

Guide and protect you holy Church. Lord, hear our prayer.
Keep the pope and all the clergy in faithful service to your church,
Bring all Christians together in unity,
Lead all men to the light of Gospel.
Conclusion

Christ, hear us. Christ graciously hear us.
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer. Lord Jesus, hear our prayer

OR:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Prayer
God of love, our strength and protection, hear the prayers of your Church. Grant that when we come to you faith, our prayers may be answered through Jesus Christ our Lord.

OR:
Lord God, you know our weakness. In your mercy grant that the example of your Saints may bring us back to love and serve you through Christ our Lord.

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