St Agnes, although you were only a child, you believed that Jesus was always with you; help us to remember that he is also with us, and to remain true to his presence.
St Agnes, you refused to give up your faith; help us to be proud of our faith, to love it, to be strong in it, and to give witness to it daily.
St Agnes, patron saint of children, watch over the children of the world; keep them safe from harm; be with them in their hour of need; and always pray for them.
Let us gain courage for our own battle by honouring the martyrdom of the glorious virgin Agnes.
St Agnes, vessel of honour, flower of unfading fragrance, beloved of the choirs of angels, you are an example to the worth of virtue and chastity.
O you who wear a martyr’s palm and a virgin’s wreath, pray for us that, though unworthy of a special crown, we may have our names written in the list of saints.
St Agnes, nothing could make you turn your back on Christ. Help me to have your courage in the face of trials and temptations.
O glorious St Agnes, you served God in humility and confidence on earth and are now in the enjoyment of His beatific Vision in heaven because you persevered till death and gained the crown of eternal life. Remember now the dangers that surround me in the vale of tears, and intercede for me in my needs and troubles. Amen.