You can pray with a quote or a short prayer throughout the day and this an excellent way to pray.
Examples: Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me a sinner. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I love you! Do it with a scripture passage “Be still and know that I am God.”
Quotes from Saints
Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them accordingly. — St. Ignatius Loyola
It is better to say one Our Father fervently and devoutly than a thousand with no devotion and full of distraction.
— St. Edmund
If there be a true way that leads to the Everlasting Kingdom, it is most certainly that of suffering, patiently endured.
— St. Colette
At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity.
— St. John of the Cross
“Charity may be a very short word, but with its tremendous meaning of pure love, it sums up man’s entire relation to God and to his neighbor.” — St Aelred of Rievaulx
What will be the crown of those who, humble within and humiliated without, have imitated the humility of our Savior in all its fullness! — St. Bernadette
Celebrate the feast of Christmas every day, even every moment in
the interior temple of your spirit, remaining like a baby in the bosom
of the heavenly Father, where you will be reborn each moment in the
Divine Word, Jesus Christ.
— St. Paul of the Cross
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting
oil in it.
— Mother Teresa
If we wish to keep peace with our neighbor, we should never remind anyone of his natural defects. — St. Philip Neri
Not the goods of the world, but God. Not riches, but God. Not honors, but God. Not distinction, but God. Not dignities, but God. Not advancement, but God. God always and in everything. — St. Vincent Pallotti
Whatever you do, think not of yourself, but of God.
— St. Vincent Ferrer
Love consumes us only in the measure of our self-surrender. — St. Therese of Lisieux
Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin. All hope consists in confession.
— St. Isidore of Seville
To love God is something greater than to know Him.
— St. Thomas Aquinas
Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart? — St. Gerard Majella
We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not
depend on material success; nor on sciences that cloud the intellect.
Neither does it depend on arms and human industries, but on Jesus alone.
— St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Nothing seems tiresome or painful when you are working for a Master who pays well; who rewards even a cup of cold water given for love of Him. — St. Dominic Savio
When you feel the assaults of passion and anger, then is the time to be silent as Jesus was silent in the midst of His ignominies and sufferings. — St. Paul of the Cross
You must ask God to give you power to fight against the sin of pride which is your greatest enemy – the root of all that is evil, and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud. — St. Vincent de Paul
You cannot please both God and the world at the same time. They are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions. — St. John Vianney
It is not the actual physical exertion that counts toward a man’s progress, nor the nature of the task, but the spirit of faith with which it is undertaken. — St. Francis Xavier
Love God, serve God: everything is in that.
— St. Clare of Assisi
Mary was raised to the dignity of Mother of God rather for sinners than for the just, since Jesus Christ declares that he came to call not the just, but sinners. — St. Anselm
Stop entertaining those vain fears. Remember it is not feeling which constitutes guilt but the consent to such feelings. Only the free will is capable of good or evil. But when the will sighs under the trial of the tempter and does not will what is presented to it, there is not only no fault but there is virtue. — Padre Pio
The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessings.
— Blessed Alan de la Roche
God gave Himself to you: give yourself to God.
— Blessed Robert Southwell
Those whose hearts are pure are temples of the Holy Spirit.
— St. Lucy
The Blessed Eucharist is the perfect Sacrament of the Lord’s Passion, since It contains Christ Himself and his Passion.
— St. Thomas Aquinas
Go forth in peace, for you have followed the good road. Go forth
without fear, for he who created you has made you holy, has always
protected you, and loves you as a mother. Blessed be you, my God, for
having created me.
— St. Clare of Assisi
We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.
— St. Teresa of Avila
We are at Jesus’ disposal. If he wants you to be sick in bed, if he wants you to proclaim His work in the street, if he wants you to clean the toilets all day, that’s all right, everything is all right. We must say, “I belong to you. You can do whatever you like.” And this ..is our strength, and this is the joy of the Lord. — Mother Teresa
All the wealth in the world cannot be compared with the happiness of living together happily united.
— Blessed Margaret d’Youville
“For me prayer is a surge of the heart, it is a simple look towards Heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.” — Saint Therese of Lisieux
Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven.
— St. Camillus de Lellis
The great method of prayer is to have none. If in going to prayer
one can form in oneself a pure capacity for receiving the spirit of God,
that will suffice for all method.
— St. Jane Frances de Chantal
You will not see anyone who is really striving after his advancement who is not given to spiritual reading. And as to him who neglects it, the fact will soon be observed by his progress. — St. Athanasius
We cultivate a very small field for Christ, but we love it, knowing
that God does not require great achievements but a heart that holds
back nothing for self.
— St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
Hear Mass daily; it will prosper the whole day. All your duties will be performed the better for it, and your soul will be stronger to bear its daily cross. The Mass is the most holy act of religion; you can do nothing that can give greater glory to God or be more profitable for your soul than to hear Mass both frequently and devoutly. It is the favorite devotion of the saints. — St. Peter Julian Eymard
Pray with great confidence, with confidence based upon the goodness
and infinite generosity of God and upon the promises of Jesus Christ.
God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts
of those who pray.
— St. Louis de Montfort
O Sacrament of Love! O sign of Unity! O bond of Charity! He who would have Life finds here indeed a Life to live in and a Life to live by. — St Augustine
No man can attain to the knowledge of God but by humility. The way to mount high is to descend. — Bl. Giles of Assisi
Earthly riches are like the reed. Its roots are sunk in the swamp, and its exterior is fair to behold; but inside it is hollow. If a man leans on such a reed, it will snap off and pierce his soul. — St. Anthony of Padua
He loves, He hopes, He waits. If He came down on our altars on certain days only, some sinner, on being moved to repentance, might have to look for Him, and not finding Him, might have to wait. Our Lord prefers to wait Himself for the sinner for years rather than keep him waiting one instant. — St Peter Julian Eymard
This my goodness does to endow the souls of the just more fully with spiritual riches when for my love they are stripped of material goods because they have renounced the world and all its pleasures and even their own will. These are the ones who fatten their souls, enlarging them in the abyss of my charity. Then I become their spiritual provider. The Holy Spirit becomes their servant. — St. Catherine of Siena
O Jesus, if I but considered attentively your immense solicitude
for me, how greatly should I not excel in every virtue? Pardon me, O
Jesus, so much carelessness, pardon such great ignorance. My God, Jesus
my Love, Increated Goodness, what would have become of me if you had not
drawn me to yourself? Open your heart to me, open to me your
sacramental breast; I open mine to you.
— St Gemma Galgani
Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to Heaven. — Pope St. Pius X
“When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.”
“The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence for ever.”
“Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.”
“Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.”
“For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.”
“A faithful person shall about with blessings.”
“Because he loves me, says the Lord, I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.”
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other
so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful
“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I
press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me
heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give
you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and
humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is
easy and my burden is light.”
“With the measure you use, it will be measured to you – an even more.”
“As a mother comforts her child, so will I (the Lord) comfort you.”
Don’t forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it.” Hebrews 13:12
“For I know the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans
to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a
“Before destruction the heart of a person is haughty, and before honor is humility.”
“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow form within him.”
“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing
to associate with people of low position. Do no be conceited.”
“Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.”
“I tell you the truth, Jesus replied, no one who has left home or
brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and
the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present
age and in the age to come, eternal life.”
“Forgive not sevenfold, but seventyfold sevenfold.”
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
“If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ you are doing right.”
“Set an example for all the world to see.”
“He who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a food.”
“Who is the person who fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.”
“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man his is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
“I count not myself to have apprehended: but this is one thing I
do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto
those things which are, before, I press toward the mark for the prize of
the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desires for those who fear him; he hears their cry and
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever
Follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them
into practice is like a wise person who built his house on the rock.”
“The testimony of the Lord is sure making wise the simple.”
“If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it
away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your
whole body to be thrown into hell.”
“And if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to
sin, it would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a large
millstone tied around his neck.”
“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.”
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with
what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will
I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I
will not be afraid. What can man do to me?'”
“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace’ the mountains
and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the
field will clap their hands.”
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
“Do not worry abut tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
“Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights
of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from
the hand of the wicked.”
“Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.”
“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do
not see…by faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s
command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”
not judge, or you too will be judge. For in the same way you judge
others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be
measured to you.”
“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any
double-edged swrod, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit,
joints and marrow; it judges the toughts and attitudes of the heart.”
“And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all
mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I
could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.”
1 Corinthians 13:2
“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
“Be patient and you will finally win, for a soft tongue can break hard bones.”
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have
put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up
“Trust in the Lord with all you heart; and don’t’ lean on your won
understanding. In all things acknowledge him, and he shall direct your
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”
“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1
“The wolf shall live with the lamb.for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord.”