Joan of Arc

Cross-YellowFaith Prayer
In the face of your enemies,
in the face of harassment, ridicule, and doubt,
St-Joan-of-Arcyou held firm in your faith.
Even in your abandonment,
alone and without friends,
you held firm in your faith.
Even as you faced your own mortality,
you held firm in your faith.

I pray that I may be as bold in my beliefs as you, St. Joan.
I ask that you ride alongside me in my own battles.
Help me be mindful that what is worthwhile
can be won when I persist.
Help me hold firm in my faith.
Help me believe in my ability to act well and wisely. Amen.

Cross-YellowIntercession
Dear Sweet Patron Saint,
I implore you in the name of God
to intercede on my behalf and guide me.
Help me to be strong when people are against me
and question my belief in God.
Help me to stand by my faith
and my decisions concerning my faith.
I wish to do only God’s will,
and I beg of you, O Patron Saint,
to help keep me on His true path,
and guide me in His will.
I need friends now, more than ever before,
and I choose God as my first and foremost best friend, above all others.
But I also choose you as a close and special friend to relate to and to talk to.
Please counsel me by any means necessary that is in the will of God to do.

Please let me have the wisdom and understanding to receive his message
and the patience and virtue to listen so that I may understand his word. Amen.

Cross-YellowPrayer of Thanks and Gratitude (by Andrea Rau)
Dear Patron Saint,
Thank you for accompanying me throughout the day,
and in the work that I did.
Thank you also for your guidance and your counsel.
Please help me to listen to God and to you, dear Saint,
that I may do what I am called to do.
Please intercede on my behalf
and beg God to take all my faults and turn them into virtues.
I thank you for all you have done for me,
and all the things you have interceded for, on my behalf.
Please continue to pray for me and for all the souls who need it.

Cross-YellowIntercession (Catholic Book Publishing Company)
O Lord, you wondrously raised up Joan, your virgin,
to defend the Faith and her country in Your name.
Through her intercession
grant that the Church may overcome the snares of her enemies,
and attain lasting peace. Amen

Cross-YellowIn Times of Trouble (Andrea Oefinger)
St Joan of Arc, give me strength:
In this, my time of need, I beg thee to come to my aid.
I humbly ask thee to help me bear my trials with honor,
As I remember you in your earthly agonies.

Blessed Joan, duty bound to God, give me courage:
You who left family and friends to enter into God’s service,
Devout and valiant to uphold righteousness to the end,
While being insulted and harmed by your enemies.

Holy Joan, daughter of God, give me fortitude:
Help me to prevail in life and death over evil,
While bearing my injuries with the dignity you showed
When wounded in the breast, head, thigh, and heel.

Pious Joan, help me to be fearless:
Abandoned by the king you yourself had crowned,
Captured and sold to the highest bidder,
You put your trust in the King of Heaven to deliver you.

Venerable Joan, help me to be unwavering in my faith:
Beaten, bruised, questioned and accused,
You were denied that which you loved most:
Communion, confession, mass and public prayer.

Heroic Joan, help me to uphold justice:
Imprisoned, neglected, threatened and condemned,
Sentenced to die as a heretic, the most cruelest death,
To die by the fire and be raised up in heaven!

Glorious virgin, please intercede for me:
(Share your request…)
Hear this petition and my heartfelt plea.
Pray for me in this, my time of need,
For I believe God will deny you nothing. Amen.

Cross-YellowFor Healing (Andrea Oefinger)
Holy Saint Joan, compassionate to the sick and wounded,
who, while on earth, nursed so many back to health, hear me.

You who wished to see no one injured or in discomfort,
pray for me and guide me through this difficult time.

Daughter of God, wounded many times in battle,
I petition you for healing: (Share your request…)
so that I may be better able to serve God in whatever capacity He wishes.
Intercede for me.

It may not be in God’s will for my body to be healed,
for my sufferings may help another or my own soul.
If my request is not granted, help me to remain strong,
and instead be healed emotionally and spiritually. Amen.

… St Joan of Arc, Pray for Us …