12th October Blessed Carlo Acutis

Prayer to Bl. Carlo Acutis for a miracle

O God our Father, we thank you for giving us Carlo, a model of life for young people, and a message of love for all. You made him fall in love with your son Jesus, making the Eucharist his “highway to heaven.” You gave him Mary as a beloved mother, and you made him, through the Rosary, a cantor of her tenderness. Receive his prayer for us. Look above all upon the poor, whom he loved and assisted. Grant me too, through his intercession, the grace that I need (mention your intention). And make our joy full, raising Carlo among the saints of your Church, so that his smile shines again for us to the glory of your name. Amen.

Official prayer asking for the Beatification and Canonisation of the Venerable Carlo Acutis

Oh Father, who has given us the ardent testimony, of the young Venerable Carlo Acutis, who made the Eucharist the core of his life and the strength of his daily commitments so that everybody may love You above all else,let him soon be counted among the Blessed and the Saints in Your Church.

Confirm my faith, norture my hope, strengthen my charity, in the image of young Carlo who, growing in these virtues, now lives with You. Grant me the grace that I need …

(Mention your request here…)

I trust in You, Father, and your Beloved Son Jesus, in the Virgin Mary, our Dearest Mother, and in the intervention of Your Venerable Carlo Acutis.

Our Father…, Hail Mary…, Glory Be…

Blessed Carlo Acutis, pray for us!

Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Carlo Acutis

God, Our Father, provider for the poor, champion of
the oppressed, defender of the widow and orphan,
you called your servant, Blessed Carlo Acutis, to be an
apostle of the Holy Eucharist and model of Christian
youth and holy industry. Through the example of his
life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ,
fulfilling his commandment of charity more closely
and building up his Body which is the Church. Let the
inspiration of Blessed Carlo Acutis inspire us to greater
confidence in your love so we may continue his work in
spreading your love for us in your Eucharistic Presence.
We humbly ask that you glorify Blessed Carlo Acutis
on earth according to the design of your holy will.
Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present
(make your request), through Christ our Lord, Amen.
(Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be)

Novena to the Servant of God Carlo Acutis

Opening Prayer

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I thank you for all the grace and favours with which you enriched the soul of the Servant of God Carlo Acutis during his 15 years on this earth. Through the merits of this Angel of Youth, grant me the grace which I earnestly seek

(Ask the grace which you seek)

First Day Meditation:

“Not the, but God”

Servant of God Carlo Acutis, you who made your life a continual renunciation and setting aside of unimportant things, give me the grace to seek heavenly things and despise that which is transient. Amen.

Pray five “Our Fathers”, five “Hail Marys” and five “Glory be to the Fathers” to give thanks to God for the grace granted to Carlo in the 15 years of his earthly life.

Second day Meditation

“Always to be united with Jesus, that is my life’s programme.”

Servant of God. Carlo Acutis, you who have lived in the heart of Jesus, give me the grace to apply Jesus’s plan of love to everything. Amen.

Pray five “Our Fathers”, five “Hail Marys” and five “Glory be to the Fathers” to give thanks to God for the grace granted to Carlo in the 15 years of his earthly life.

Third day Meditation

“Continuously ask your Guardian Angel for help. Your Guardian Angel has to become your best friend.”

Servant of God, Carlo Acutis, you who saw the company of Holy Angels while you were already in this world, give me the Grace to live righteously, as my Guardian Angel desires. Amen

Pray five “Our Fathers”, five “Hail Marys” and five “Glory be to the Fathers” to give thanks to God for the grace granted to Carlo in the 15 years of his earthly life

Fourth day Meditation

“Our soul is like a hot-air balloon… If by chance there is a mortal sin, the soul falls to the ground. Confession is like the fire underneath the balloon enabling the soul to rise again… It is important to go to confession often.”

Servant of God Carlo Acutis, you who have lived this sacrament of reconciliation so well give me the grace constantly to seek confession and the grace of a deep contrition. Amen.

Pray five “Our Fathers”, five “Hail Marys” and five “Glory be to the Fathers” to give thanks to God for the grace granted to Carlo in the 15 years of his earthly life

Fifth Day Meditations

“Sadness is looking at ourselves, happiness is looking towards God.”

Servant of God Carlo Acutis, you who have never looked away from your great love, Jesus, give me the grace also to live with this happiness in this world. Amen.

Pray five “Our Fathers”, five “Hail Marys” and five “Glory be to the Fathers” to give thanks to God for the grace granted to Carlo in the 15 years of his earthly life.

Sixth Day Meditations

“The only thing we have to ask God for, in prayer, is the desire to be holy.”

Servant of God, Carlo Acutis, you who have always asked God for what is essential, give me the grace of a deep desire for Heaven. Amen.

Pray five “Our Fathers”, five “Hail Marys” and five “Glory be to the Fathers” to give thanks to God for the grace granted to Carlo in the 15 years of his earthly life.

Seventh Day Meditations

“The Virgin Mary is the only Woman in my life.”

Servant of God Carlo Acutis, you who loved the Virgin Mary above all women, give me the grace to respond to her kind and good love. Amen.

Pray five “Our Fathers”, five “Hail Marys” and five “Glory be to the Fathers” to give thanks to God for the grace granted to Carlo in the 15 years of his earthly life.

Eighth Day Meditation:

“The Eucharist is my highway to Heaven”

Servant of God, Carlo Acutis you who have always locked for your hidden Jesus in the Tabernacle, give me the grace of a deep fervour for the Eucharist. Amen

Pray five “Our Fathers”, five “Hail Marys” and five “Glory be to the Fathers” to give thanks to God for the grace granted to Carlo in the 15 years of his earthly life.

Ninth Day Meditation

“I am happy to die because I have lived my life without wasting a minute on those things which do not please God.”

Servant of God, Carlo Acutis, give me that grace of graces – perseverance to the end and a saintly death. Amen.

Pray five “Our Fathers”, five “Hail Marys” and five “Glory be to the Fathers” to give thanks to God for the grace granted to Carlo in the 15 years of his earthly life.

Final Prayer

Almighty God, Father of Mercy, raise your Servant Caro Acutis to the glory of the altars, so that through him you will be even more glorified. Give us the honour of calling him “Blessed”, for lived Your Will in all things and through his merit, give me the grace that I so ardently desire. Amen