Good art lifts the human spirit and helps us to think about the Church in Heaven before the very presence of God. Holy images of Jesus, The Holy Family, Mother Mary and the Saints are important reminders of the Heroes of the Christian faith and the virtues they stood for in this life. This prayer is to be used when we place a holy image in our homes or workplaces.

Lord Jesus, we love you, and ask your strength and grace as we try to follow you each day.

Bless this image of (name of Saint) and help us to imitate him/her in loving and serving you.

Lord Jesus, we praise you for ever. Amen.


The Saints on Prayer

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. ~Saint Augustine of Hippo

What prayer could be more true before God the Father than that which the Son, who is Truth, uttered with His own lips? ~Saint John Chrysostom

He who prays most receives most. ~Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Without prayer nothing good is done. God’s works are done with our hands joined, and on our knees. Even when we run, we must remain spiritually kneeling before Him. ~Saint Luigi Orione

Have confidence in prayer. It is the unfailing power which God has given us. By means of it you will obtain the salvation of the dear souls whom God has given you and all your loved ones.” Ask and you shall receive,” Our Lord said. Be yourself with the good Lord. ~Saint Peter Julian Eymard