One of the most well-known saints in the Catholic religion is probably St. Benedict. Many of the religious, and even the not-so-religious, members of the Catholic community pray to him whenever they need protection. That’s because the saint, more specifically the St. Benedict medallion, protects us from evil, curses, and vices.
And indeed, we need protection from evil–whatever form it may be–every single day of our lives. St. Benedict helps with that and intercedes when we need him to, thus his popularity and huge patronage. (Read: 5 Instances the St. Benedict Medal Granted Miracles)
So for today, his feast day, let us continue asking for his intercession and protection by reciting this prayer.
Prayer to St. Benedict
Dear Saint Benedict,
I thank God for showering you with His grace
to love Him above all else and to establish
a monastic rule that has helped so many of His children live full and holy lives.
Through the cross of Jesus Christ,
I ask you to please intercede that God might protect me,
my loved ones, my home, property, possessions,
and workplace today and always by your holy blessing,
that we may never be separated from Jesus, Mary,
and the company of all the blessed.
Through your intercession may we be delivered from temptation,
spiritual oppression, physical ills, and disease.
Protect us from drug and alcohol abuse,
impurity and immorality, objectionable companions,
and negative attitudes.
In Jesus’ name,
Prayer from Quiapo Church Facebook.