Pray for the Living and the Dead

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people

—1 Timothy 2:1

The Sacraments.

Participation in the Sacraments is essential for all praxis. The Mass, and all the Sacraments which are ordered towards the Eucharist are the greatest prayer of the Church. Receive Confession and the Eucharist whenever possible and encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to do likewise. Build a culture of intense reverence for the Sacraments in your parish community. Reflect often upon the meaning of the Incarnation and the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Liturgy of the Hours.

Inquire at your parish how you can start praying the Liturgy of the Hours, and whether there is a group that prays it together. They may have a breviary that you can borrow or own. If not, you can use iBreviary online.

If there is no prayer group for the Liturgy of the Hours at your parish, start one, so that all can participate in the universal and ancient prayer of the Church.

 The Rosary.

The rosary is the primary weapon of the Church. Pray the rosary for the souls of the living and the dead. If you do not know how to pray this prayer, learn it hereIf you do not possess a rosary, inquire about obtaining one at your local parish.

The Jesus Prayer

In the same manner as the sincere and simple meditative repetition of the Rosary, pray the Jesus prayer:

“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”

These constant words impress virtue on the soul. Even one who is not a member of the Church can benefit from them.


Remember in your prayers to specify your intentions for the living and the dead. If you would like to submit an intention or prayer request for the Tradistae community to pray with you, contact us.

Litany of the Saints.

Remember that the prayer of the righteous is very powerful (James 5:16). As such, petition our brothers and sisters in Heaven to pray for you and on your behalf to the Lord our God. Check online for a litany of saints to pray or create your own.