St. Matthew was one of the twelve apostles chosen by Jesus to spread the message of the Gospel throughout the world. He is known as the patron saint of accountants, bankers, and tax collectors, and his feast day is celebrated on September 21st. The St. Matthew Prayer is a powerful and meaningful prayer that is often used by those seeking spiritual guidance, financial blessings, or help with issues related to money and finances. This prayer is a beautiful expression of trust in God and his provision, and it can offer comfort and hope to those facing financial struggles or uncertainty. Whether you are seeking to deepen your spiritual connection with God or asking for his help with financial matters, the St. Matthew Prayer can be a powerful tool in your spiritual journey.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for St Matthew Prayer. May God Bless You!
St Matthew Prayer 1
O Glorious St. Matthew,
In your Gospel you portray Jesus as the longed-for Messiah who fulfilled the Prophets of the Old Covenant and as the Lawgiver who founded a Church of the New Covenant. Obtain for us the grace to see Jesus living in His Church and to follow His teaching in our lives on Earth so that we may live forever with Him in heaven.
St Matthew Prayer 2
O ALMIGHTY God,
Who by thy blessed Son didst call Matthew from the receipt of custom to be an Apostle and Evangelist: Grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires and inordinate love of riches, and to follow the same thy Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
St Matthew Prayer 3
God of Mercy You chose a tax collector, to share the dignity of the apostles. By his example and prayers help us follow Christ and remain faithful in Your service. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
St Matthew Prayer 4
Even though I have committed such grave offenses against you and God, you still loved me enough to give your life for me so I could be free in Heaven. With all my heart, please forgive me for ever having offended you. I know it was my sins that condemned you to die. I love you more than I love myself, and can do nothing without you. All that I am and all that I hope to be is solely because of your grace and mercy and nothing else. Saint Matthew, as a former tax-collector, you were considered one of the worst sinners, but Jesus called you anyway to be one of his apostles. Help me to truly mourn for all the sins I have committed and please intercede with Jesus in asking him to grant my desperate request, (STATE REQUEST).
St Matthew Prayer 5
Thank you for the mercy you have shown me time and time again, even when my actions have not merited it. Thank you for comforting me in times of sickness and trouble. Help me to look at everyone I come across with a tender heart, truly feeling in my heart the pain and suffering of others. Help me to always make the effort to ease the pain and suffering of others, with an ever ready, always affectionate, and joyful heart.Saint Matthew, as an apostle, you were an extension of Jesus in the world. You got to see his kindness and mercy displayed firsthand and then were asked to emulate it. Help me to emulate Jesus by demonstrating true kindness and mercy to others, just as Jesus did, and please intercede with Jesus in asking him to grant my desperate request.
St Matthew Prayer 6
Please show me how to persevere in this struggle for things which are holy and honorable, because I fall down and grow weak so often. Help me to be faithful to you in all things, so that your will may be done in and through my life. Help me to be bold in my steady struggle for faith and unwavering in my commitment to all Godly things. Saint Matthew, please guide me to be courageous like you in standing on the side of God’s truth, even in the face of being persecuted for righteousness, and please intercede with Jesus in asking him to grant my desperate request.
St Matthew Prayer 7
O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
St Matthew Prayer 8
I have sinned against God and you. I have gone against you and hurt you with each and every sin I have committed. I am not worthy of your love, but you are my only hope. Please save me, and please forgive me, for I am lost without you. Saint Matthew, as you were one of the lucky twelve who walked the Earth with Jesus by your side, you were continually made aware of your own nothingness before his greatness and saw many evidences of God’s immense grace. Help me to be so poor in spirit that I acknowledge my own nothingness before God on a moment-by-moment basis, and please intercede with Jesus in asking him to grant my desperate request.