The St. Mark Prayer is a well-known Christian prayer attributed to the Apostle Mark, one of the four Gospel writers in the New Testament. The prayer is often recited as a form of intercession, seeking protection and guidance from God. It begins with the words, “O Glorious Saint Mark, through the grace of God, our Father, you were chosen to be an Evangelist, and to write the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” The prayer then goes on to ask for St. Mark’s intercession in our lives, asking for his help in times of trouble and asking for his guidance and wisdom to follow the path of righteousness. The St. Mark Prayer is a powerful reminder of the enduring legacy of the early Christian Church and the importance of seeking God’s guidance in our lives.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for St Mark Prayer. May God Bless You!
St Mark Prayer 1
O Almighty God,
Who hast instructed thy holy Church with the heavenly doctrine of thy Evangelist Saint Mark: Give us grace, that, being not like children carried away with every blast of vain doctrine, we may be established in the truth of thy holy Gospel; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
St Mark Prayer 2
who raised up Saint Mark, your Evangelist, and endowed him with the grace to preach the Gospel, grant, we pray, that we may so profit from his teaching as to follow faithfully in the footsteps of Christ. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
St Mark Prayer 3
May you help us to know Him well so that we may faithfully live our lives as followers of Christ. Obtain for me I pray you, lively faith, firm hope and burning love; patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death, and, by your intercession and your glorious merits I entrust to you this special favour I now ask… [Mention your request here…] I ask this through Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.