Prayer Before a Dance or Party:
Dear Saint Maria Goretti! The world teaches that we must please others in order to be
popular. Conscience demands that I please God more than one who asks an evil thing in the
name of false love. Teach me by your example to instill into others a real respect for
modesty and purity. Through your powerful intercession, help me to make of this evening an
occasion for helping others to become spiritually stronger. Grant that others may see in me
reason to change their ways, if that be necessary, and that I may have the courage to resist
any temptation to sinful conduct. Let others be led closer to Jesus and Mary by my example.
Oh Little Saint who wanted to be popular only with your Divine Master and His Blessed
Mother, help me to imitate you. Amen.
*Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father, etc.*
St. Maria Goretti, pray for us!