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 Everyday Prayers used by Catholics

 


Prayers familiar to most Roman Catholics:

Below is a list of the prayers on this page and on our site.
Click on the name of the prayer in order to go to that place on this page/our site.


 

Anima Christi
Act of Contrition
The Angelus
Apostles' Creed
Blessing Before Meals
Divine Mercy Chaplet (PDF format)

 

 

The Divine Praises
Doxology (Glory Be)
Hail Mary (The Angelic Salutation)
Hail Holy Queen
The Holy Rosary (PDF format)
Jesus Prayer
Our Father

 

 

Peace Prayer of St. Francis
Prayer After Meals
Prayer before the Holy Eucharist
Prayer to the Guardian Angel
Sign of the Cross
Stations of the Cross
 


Click here to go to the Stations of the Cross as seen in our church

Click here to read an explanation and guide to the Holy Rosary  (in PDF format)

Click here to read an explanation and guide to the Divine Mercy Chaplet  (in PDF format)

Click here to read an explanation of Eucharistic Adoration  (in PDF format)


The Sign of the Cross

By the sign of the Holy Cross, deliver us from all our enemies, you who are our God. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

The Hail Mary (The Angelic Salutation)

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

The Doxology (Glory Be)

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

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The Angelus

(The Angelus bells are traditionally rung every morning at six o'clock, at twelve noon, and in the evening at six o'clock.  For centuries, Catholics have prayed the Angelus at these hours.)

Verse:  The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
Response:  And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace . . .

Verse:  Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
Response:  Be it done unto me according to your word.
Hail Mary, full of grace . . .

Verse:  And the Word was made Flesh.
Response:  And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary, full of grace . . .

Verse:  Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
Response:  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection.  We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

The Divine Praises

Blessed be God.
Blessed be his Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.
Blessed be his Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in his angels and in his Saints.

May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen.

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The Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Amen.

The Act of Contrition

My God I am sorry for my sins with all my heart, In choosing to do wrong and in failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy. Amen.

Blessing Before Meals

Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts, which we are about to receive from your bounty, through Christ our Lord.  Amen.
May the King of everlasting glory make us partakers of the heavenly table. Amen.

Prayer After Meals

We give thanks for all your gifts, almighty God, who lives and reigns forever.  May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand,
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.  Amen.

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Prayer to the Guardian Angel

Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom his love entrusts me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Prayer before the Holy Eucharist

O Holy Banquet, in which Christ is received, the memory of his passion is recalled, the soul is filled with grace, and the promise of future glory is given to us.
Verse:  He has given us bread from heaven.
Response:  Containing in itself all delight
Lord, Jesus Christ, you gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of your body and blood help us to experience the salvation you won for us and the peace of the Kingdom where you live and reign forever and ever. Amen


Hail Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after this exile show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Verse:  Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
Response:  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Anima Christi (Soul of Christ)

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O Good Jesus, hear me
Within thy wounds, hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
At the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto thee
So that with thy saints I may praise thee
For ever and ever. Amen.

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Click here to go to the Stations of the Cross as seen in our church

Click here to read an explanation and guide to the Holy Rosary  (in PDF format)

Click here to read an explanation and guide to the Divine Mercy Chaplet  (in PDF format)

Click here to read an explanation of Eucharistic Adoration  (in PDF format)



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