Take 2

with Jerry & Debbie

What’s Your Favorite Prayer or Devotion?


Most of us have a “go to” prayer or devotion, one that we like to turn to at various times of the day. We want to know what yours is. In fact, you may share one on the air on Friday that some other listeners have never heard of before. Mine (Jerry) is the following prayer, attributed to St. Francis de Sales. I pray it every morning when I get up (I change “you” to “me” to personalize it). I’ve had it memorized for years, so it’s easy to pray as I’m getting my day started. What’s yours? Tune in and call in on Friday’s show!

The everlasting God has in His wisdom foreseen from eternity 
the cross that He now presents to you as a gift from His inmost heart. 
This cross He now sends you 
He has considered with His all-knowing eyes, 
understood with His Divine mind, 
tested with His wise justice, 
warmed with loving arms 
and weighed with His own hands 
to see that it be not one inch too large 
and not one ounce too heavy for you. 
He has blessed it with His holy Name, 
anointed it with His consolation, 
taken one last glance at you and your courage, 
and then sent it to you from heaven, 
a special greeting from God to you, 
an alms of the all-merciful love of God.


Debbie’s Favorite Prayers:
The Rosary
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Prayer to St. Michael

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.



Rich’s Favorite Prayer:
(Take 2 producer

Prayer St Francis

Lord, make me a channel of thy peace,
that where there is hatred, I may bring love;
that where there is wrong,
I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
that where there is despair, I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows, I may bring light;
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to
comfort than to be comforted;
to understand, than to be understood;
to love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.


Matt’s Favorite Prayer
(Take 2 Call Screener)

Litany of Humility

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,
Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being loved…
From the desire of being extolled …
From the desire of being honored …
From the desire of being praised …
From the desire of being preferred to others…
From the desire of being consulted …
From the desire of being approved …
From the fear of being humiliated …
From the fear of being despised…
From the fear of suffering rebukes …
From the fear of being calumniated …
From the fear of being forgotten …
From the fear of being ridiculed …
From the fear of being wronged …
From the fear of being suspected …

That others may be loved more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be esteemed more than I …
That, in the opinion of the world,
others may increase and I may decrease …
That others may be chosen and I set aside …
That others may be praised and I unnoticed …
That others may be preferred to me in everything…
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should…


Jeff’s Favorite Prayer:
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Prayer of St. Padre Pio – Stay With Me Lord

Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have
You present so that I do not forget You.
You know how easily I abandon You.

Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak
and I need Your strength,
that I may not fall so often.

Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life,
and without You, I am without fervor.

Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light,
and without You, I am in darkness.

Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.

Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice
and follow You.

Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You
very much, and always be in Your company.

Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You.

Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is,
I want it to be a place of consolation for You, a nest of love.

Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes;
death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength,
so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need You.
It is getting late and death approaches,
I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows.
O how I need You, my Jesus, in this night of exile!

Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all its dangers. I need You.

Let me recognize You as Your disciples did at the breaking of the bread,
so that the Eucharistic Communion be the Light which disperses the darkness,
the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.

Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You,
if not by communion, at least by grace and love.

Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation, because I do not merit it,
but the gift of Your Presence, oh yes, I ask this of You!

Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone I look for, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart,
Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more.

3 thoughts on “What’s Your Favorite Prayer or Devotion?

  1. The first thing I do when I wake up is to thank God for giving me a new day to love and serve Him. I ask for His guidance and to fill me with His Holy Spirit to accomplish His will for that day. I then proceed to read the Gospel and readings for the day and ask God to talk to Me through His words and then proceed to share His word to my family and friends via social media. Finally, I pray to the Lord to help me live the scriptures in my life. I follow with my petitions for the day and also pray to the Blessed Mother and saints to intercede for me, my loved ones and the whole world so that we may all be made worthy of the promises of God. I finish up with the Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary, Guardian Angel and St. Michael. Later I pray the rosary and throughout the day I listen to catholic radio as I go about my normal daily chores. My life is so full of God and I feel so blessed and want to share Him with others. I am a youth minster along with my husband and we use so much of what we learn from Catholic radio and other resources. God bless you and the work you do. We may not ever witness what we sow but our reward is waiting in Heaven!


  2. I don’t remember ever learning a particular prayer to say at the elevation of our Lord in the blessed Eucharist, and I once heard a priest say aloud, “Jesus, for you I live, Jesus for you I die, Jesus I am yours in life and in death. Jesus, Son of the living God, have mercy on me.”


  3. Wow, Viola, what a great prayer life it sounds like you and your husband have. There’s no doubt it translates into many blessings for your youth ministry work. Thanks for sharing it with us and the world. And please remember us in your prayers. God bless you!



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