Daily Prayer of the Order of Malta
Lord Jesus, thou hast seen fit to enlist me for thy service in the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. I humbly entreat Thee, through the intercession of the most holy Virgin of Philermo, of St. John the Baptist, Blessed Gerard, and all the saints, to keep me faithful to the traditions of our Order:
Be it mine to practice and defend the Catholic, the Apostolic, the Roman faith against sacrilege. Be it mine to practice charity towards my neighbors, especially the poor and sick.
Give me the strength I need, to carry out this my resolve, forgetful of myself, learning ever from Thy Holy Gospel a spirit of deep and generous Christian devotion, striving ever to promote God’s Glory, the world’s peace, and all that may benefit the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
An Explanation of the Revisions of the Daily Prayer of the Order
The Daily Prayer of the Order of Malta was rewritten through a collaboration among the three US Associations – the result was a common prayer that all those associated with the Order in the USA can say each day. During the 2019 annual pilgrimage to Lourdes, the presidents of the three US Associations agreed on this new version and prayed it together at the Grotto in Lourdes. All prior attempts at reaching such an agreement in the previous years had been unsuccessful. For a fuller explanation of the recent changes to the Daily Prayer of the Order, click here.
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