Why St. Isidore and an Internet Prayer?
Internet users have a patron saint! It is St. Isidore of Seville, a seventh century bishop. He wrote a huge encyclopedia called Etymologies which at the time was thought to be a recording of everything known. The wikipedia of its day. 🙂
This is a prayer I wrote for teenagers to use before using the internet. In these days most high school students need access to the internet for school work and communication, but there are many dangerous and harmful sites available to them also. This is a prayer which they can use before they start visiting web sites. They could even put it on the corner of their monitor.
You are free to copy this internet prayer as long as you include a link to this page in any printed or electronic version.
Internet Prayer for Youth
Almighty and eternal God,
through the intercession of Saint Isidore,
as I use the internet
let my eyes see only what is pleasing to you,
let my hands guide me to only that which glorifies you,
let my mind think of only that which draws me closer to you.
I ask this in the name of your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Printable Copy of the Internet Prayer
In his World Day of Social Communications message in 2019, Pope Francis reminds us that the internet can be used to unite or divide. We must use it responsibly.