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Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Eucharist at the canonization of Frei Galvão in São Paulo, Brazil on 11 May 2007    
(photo credit Fabio Pozzebom/ABr - Agência Brasil;)

  • Prayer for Inmates and Correction Officers
    Most gracious Father, bless with your special care all jails, penitentiaries and homes of refuge.
    Look with pity on those who are housed there. Guide and protect those who have returned to the world. Grant all of them true contrition for past sins, and strengthen them in their good resolutions.
    Lead them along from grace to grace so that by the help of the Holy Spirit they may persevere in the ways of obedience and humility, and in the struggle against evil thoughts and desires.
    Grant the Holy Spirit to those engaged in teaching and training them, that they might have a right judgment with respect to those entrusted to them. May they labor for love of your with deep humility and singleness of purpose, purity of heart and life, and true zeal for your glory and the salvation of souls.
    Give them faith and love to sustain them in disappointment, love and patience toward those under them, and in your own good time crown their work with an eternal recompense.
    Amen.
  • The Police Officer's Prayer to St. Michael
    You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one;
    but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil,
    and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.
    And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force,
    where we will be as proud to guard the
    throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people.
    Amen.