St. John Bosco was a Catholic priest, educator, and founder of the Salesian Society, a religious order dedicated to serving young people. His prayer, known as the “Prayer of St. John Bosco,” is a powerful invocation asking for God’s protection and guidance in one’s daily life. The prayer emphasizes the importance of humility, charity, and faith, and it encourages the reader to trust in God’s providence and to seek His will in all things. St. John Bosco’s prayer is a testament to his deep faith and his unwavering commitment to serving God and others, and it serves as a source of inspiration and guidance for all those who seek to follow in his footsteps.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for St John Bosco Prayer. May God Bless You!
St John Bosco Prayer 1
O glorious Saint John Bosco,
Who in order to lead young people to the feet of the divine Master and to mould them in the light of faith and Christian morality didst heroically sacrifice thyself to the very end of thy life and didst set up a proper religious Institute destined to endure and to bring to the farthest boundaries of the earth thy glorious work, obtain also for us from Our Lord a holy love for young people who are exposed to so many seductions in order that we may generously spend ourselves in supporting them against the snares of the devil, in keeping them safe from the dangers of the world, and in guiding them, pure and holy, in the path that leads to God.
St John Bosco Prayer 2
O Saint John Bosco,
For I require not only spiritual graces but also temporal ones, and particularly (here mention the grace you seek). May you, who on earth had such great devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and to Mary, Help of Christians, and who always had compassion for those who were in suffering, obtain from Jesus and from His heavenly Mother the grace I now request, and also a sincere resignation to the Will of God.
St John Bosco Prayer 3
Most Holy Virgin Mary,
Help of Christians, how sweet it is to come to your feet imploring your perpetual help. If earthly mothers cease not to remember their children, how can you, the most loving of all mothers forget me? Grant then to me, I implore you, your perpetual help in all my necessities, in every sorrow, and especially in all my temptations. I ask for your unceasing help for all who are now suffering. Help the weak, cure the sick, convert sinners. Grant through your intercessions many vocations to the religious life. Obtain for us, O Mary, Help of Christians, that having invoked you on earth we may love and eternally thank you in heaven.