Prayer to St. Maria Goretti

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 the one who asks an evil act in the name of false love.
Teach me by your example to instill in others a real respect for modesty and purity.
Through your powerful intercession, help me to make this social event an occasion for helping others to become spiritually stronger.
Grant that others may see in me, reasons to change their ways if that be necessary and that I may have the courage to resist any temptation of sinful conduct.
Let others be led closer to Jesus and Mary
by my example.
O Little Saint who wanted to be popular
only with your Divine Master and
His Blessed Mother,
help me to imitate you.