For good navigation: prayer for before using the internet
A prayer orients our lives precisely towards good because it makes us put ourselves in the presence of God and act accordingly.
One of the most frequent queries that come to me through Catholic.net's social communications ethics office is if there is a prayer before you start using the internet.
Since the petition was recurring, I thought about what need there was for such a prayer. And the answer soon came: the internet is a space for good or evil. A prayer orients our lives precisely towards good because it makes us put ourselves in the presence of God and act accordingly.
I offer you the prayer I have composed and used for a long time. I do it just now because it was something, I only offered to the people who asked me. I thought maybe it might help others. Also, some legionnaires of Christ have helped me with translations into other languages so I can not only offer it in Spanish but also in English, Italian, French, Portuguese and German.
Prayer before you start surfing the internet
you have made all things good
and it has given us freedom
so that we could confirm with her our option for you.
Help me and teach me how to use the internet
as befits an apostle who loves you:
that the time you spend on the web is to give you glory;
may my eyes always see what you would see;
never lose sight of
the fact that behind each screen there are redeemed souls
That in dealing with people
with what comes in relation
in the digital environment
can reflect you properly so that they know you better
and more love you.
Illuminate and measure my words
when making judgments, making comments and offering advice
so that I can always leave in the hearts
the sweet smell of you;
that once I finish my internet browsing
keep neither in the heart nor in the thought
Something that separates you from me.
Jesus, finally, I ask you to record in the deepest part of me
the certainty that without you
no fruit for eternity is possible
and that doing it and giving everything for you and your Kingdom
no matter how much or how little can be done
it is you who acts in silence
and so, you bless our apostolate.