O God, Lord of heaven and earth,
You alone have accomplished all we have done.
May this first Catholic Network be a tribute to the beauty of Your Church.
May Your Son, the Eternal Word, be glorified through this work of Your Hands.
Bless all the programs that will issue forth from its facilities.
Just as Your Word issued forth from You, Lord Father, may that same Word touch each heart that listens to this network.
Let Your Spirit work with freedom through every teacher who proclaims Your truth and Your Church.
Bestow upon this network the power to inspire men to seek holiness of heart, zeal for the extension of Your Church, courage to seek after justice and human rights, and patience to endure persecution. Amen.
(This prayer was offered by Mother M. Angelica on the occasion of the launch of EWTN, 15 August 1981)