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