Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in the U.S. and a good time to say some prayers for law enforcement officers.
What better way to show appreciation, right?
Police officers are the law enforcement officers that most of us are familiar with, but there are so many others that we should pray for.
Here are some examples of State and Local Law Enforcement officers to pray for.
County Sheriffs OfficeSource
Transit Authority Police
School District Police
Housing Authority Police
District Attorneys’ Office Investigators
Very Efficacious Prayers for Law Enforcement
These prayers can either be prayed by the law enforcement officers themselves or on behalf of the officers.
The rosary is a wonderful prayer for all our needs. How wonderful we are to have recourse to our Mother Mary, mother of our Lord!
Pray 5 decades or even one for the special intention of police officers and other law enforcement officers.
If you’re looking for some rugged rosaries for the law enforcement officers in your life, check out the Black Monk Rosaries.
If you don’t normally pray the rosary but would like to learn, here is a good guide.
Guardian Angel Prayer
O MOST holy Angel of God, appointed by God to be my guardian, I give thee thanks for all the benefits which thou hast ever bestowed on me in body and soul. I praise and glorify thee that thou condescended to assist me with such patient fidelity, and to defend me against all the assaults of my enemy. Blessed be the hour in which thou were assigned me for my guardian, my defender and my patron. In acknowledgment and return for all thy loving ministries to me, I offer thee the infinitely precious and noble Heart of Jesus, and firmly purpose to obey thee henceforward, and most faithfully to serve my God. Amen.
O my good Angel, whom God, by His Divine mercy, hath appointed to be my guardian, enlighten and protect me, direct and govern me this day. Amen.
Prayer to Our Lady Queen of Angels For Protection
August Queen of Heaven, sovereign Mistress of the Angels, who didst receive from the beginning the mission and the power to crush the serpent’s head, we beseech thee to send thy holy angels, that under thy command and by thy power, they may pursue the evil spirits, encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks, and drive them hence into the abyss of woe.
Most holy Mother, send thy angels to defend us and to drive the cruel enemy from us.
All ye holy angels and archangel, help and defend us. Amen.
O good and tender Mother! Thou shalt ever be our Love and our Hope.
Holy Angels and Archangels, keep and defend us. Amen
Now if you really want to go “all in” with a heavy hitting prayer, pray the St Michael the Archangel Prayers.
St Michael the Archangel Prayers
And finally, we have this prayer, which is specifically for police officers.
A Prayer for Policemen
O Almighty God,
Whose great power and eternal
Wisdom embraces the universe,
Watch over all policemen and
Law enforcement officers everywhere.
Protect them from harm
In the performance of their duty
To stop crime, robbery,
Riots and violence.
We pray, help them keep our streets
And homes safe, day and night.
We commend them to your loving care
Because their duty is dangerous.
Grant them strength and courage
In their daily assignments.
Dear God, protect these brave men and women.
Grant them your almighty protection,
Unite them safely with their families after
Duty has ended.
- A Year with the Angels
- Black Monk Rosaries (Rugged)
- St Michael the Archangel Medals
- St Michael the Archangel Rosaries