Prayers - Common
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Catholic Prayers

 

  

The Sign of the Cross                        

Act of Contrition                    

Apostle's Creed  

Hail Mary

Angelus  

Anima Christi                        

Act of Faith  

Prayer to St. Joseph  

Confiteor

Act of Love  

Prayer for Peace

Glory Be                                              

Act of Hope

Lord's Prayer  

Memorare

Morning Offering                    

Daily Offering                                    

Prayer to Guardian Angel  

Regina Coeli  

Prayer for Daily Neglects  

 

 

 

How to Pray the Rosary

 

The Joyful Mysteries              

 

The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Glorious Mysteries          

 

Luminous Mysteries

 

 

The Sign of the Cross   
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.  Return To Top Menu

 

Act of Contrition   
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, known and unknown, not only because I dread the loss of heaven and dread the pains of hell, and not only because Thou art my Creator, my Redeemer and my Sanctifier, but most of all because my sins have offended Thee, my God, Who art all good in Thyself and deserving of all my love.  I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life.  Amen.  Return To Top Menu

 

Apostle's 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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth 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 Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.  Return To Top Menu

 

Hail Mary   
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.  Return To Top Menu

 

Act of Faith   
O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost; I believe that Thy divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.  Return To Top Menu

 

Act of Love   
O my God, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.  Return To Top Menu

 

Act of Hope   
O my God, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.  Return To Top Menu

 

Angelus   
V. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.  
R. And she conceived by the Holy Ghost.  
Hail Mary...   
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.  
R. Be it done to me according to thy word.  
Hail Mary...   
V. And the Word was made flesh.  
R. And dwelt among us.  
Hail Mary...   
V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.  
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.  
Let us pray.  
Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His passion and cross be brought to the glory of his resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.  Return To Top Menu

 

Prayer to St. Joseph  
Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interest and desires.  Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most Loving of Fathers.  Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms;  I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart.  Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.  St. Joseph, Patron of departed souls, pray for me.  Return To Top Menu

This prayer was found in the 50th year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  In 1505 it was sent from the Pope to Emperor Charles, when he was going into battle.  Whoever shall read this prayer or hear it, or keep it about themselves, shall never die a sudden death or be drowned, nor shall poison take effect on them; neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy, or shall be burned in any fire or shall be overpowered in battle. 

Say for 9 mornings for anything you may desire.  It has never been known to fail. 

Imprimatur Sept. 25, 1950 Hugh C. Boyle Bishop of Pittsburgh

 

Prayer for Peace  
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy 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;  
Where there is sadness, joy. 

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, it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.  St. Francis of Assisi   Return To Top Menu

 

Anima Christi  
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 malignant enemy defend me.  
In the hour of my death call me.  
And bid me to come to Thee.  
That with Thy Saints I may praise Thee  
Forever and ever.  Amen.   Return To Top Menu

 

Confiteor   
I confess to Almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed John the Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the saints, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore, I beseech blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the saints, to pray to the Lord our God for me.  
May Almighty God have mercy on me, forgive me my sins, and bring me to everlasting life. Amen.  
May the Almighty and merciful Lord grant me pardon, absolution, and remission of all my sins. Amen.   Return To Top Menu

 

Glory Be   
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.    Return To Top Menu

 

Lord's Prayer   
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.  Return To Top Menu

 

Memorare   
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to they protection, implored they help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.   Return To Top Menu

 

Morning Offering   
O my Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer Thee all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day for Thy greater honor and glory, the salvation of my soul, for the intentions of our Holy Father, and for the poor souls in Purgatory. 

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace! Amen.   Return To Top Menu

 

Daily Offering  
God the Father, I thank Thee for creating me.  God the Son, I thank Thee for redeeming me.  God the Holy Ghost, I thank Thee for sanctifying me; infuse into my thoughts, words and actions Thy grace, so that they may be supernaturally pleasing to Thee and supernaturally rewarding to me, forever. 

O Blessed Trinity, abundantly assist me in becoming that which Thou intended me to become when Thou created me, for in that perfection I will give Thee the glory Thou desirest of me, and in that perfection I will find my greatest joy in heaven.  Amen. Fr. Lucian Pulvermacher, O.F.M. Cap Return To Top Menu

 

Prayer to Guardian Angel  
Angel of God, my guardian dear,  
To whom God’s love commits me here;  
Ever this day be at my side,  
To light and guard, to rule and guide.  
Amen.  Return To Top Menu

 

Regina Coeli   
Queen of heaven, rejoice. Alleluia.  
For He whom thou didst deserve to bear, Alleluia.  
Hath risen as He said, Alleluia.  
Pray for us to God, Alleluia. 

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia.  
R. Because Our Lord is truly risen, Alleluia. 

Let us pray  
O God, who by the resurrection of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world, great, we beseech Thee, that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.    Return To Top Menu

Prayer for Daily Neglects  
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all its love, all its sufferings and all its merits.  
First --- To expiate all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life. Gloria Patri.  
Second --- To purify the good I have done poorly this day and during all my life. Gloria Patri.  
Third --- To supply for the good I ought to have done, and that I have neglected this day and all my life. Gloria Patri. 

A Poor Clare, who just died, appeared to her Abbess who was praying for her, and said to her: "I went straight to heaven, for, by means of this prayer, recited every evening, I paid all my debts."   Return To Top Menu

 

How to Pray the Rosary
 

 

1. Preparation
Start by making the sign of the Cross:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

2. Then recite the Apostle’s 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, and sitteth 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 Sprit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.

3. Then say 1 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.

4. Then say 3 Hail Marys (for the virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity)
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 death. Amen.

5. Then say 1 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.

6. Announce the First Mystery (see below); then say the Our Father.

7. Say ten “Hail Marys,” while meditating on the Mystery.

8. Say the “Glory be to the Father.”

9. Announce the Second Mystery; then say the “Our Father.”
Repeat 6 and 7 and continue with Third, Fourth and Fifth Mysteries in the same manner.

10. Concluding Prayers
After the completion of five mysteries (5 decades), or 15 or 20, the following is customarily said:

Hail Holy Queen (or Salve Regina may be sung)
Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show us the blessed fruit of thy 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.

Rosary Prayer
(Verse) Let us pray,
(Response) O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation. Grant, we beseech Thee, that while meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that we may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.  Return To Top Menu

 

The Joyful Mysteries

 

Annunciation
“Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women.” [Luke 1:28]

Visitation
“When Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary the babe in her womb leapt, and she was filled with the Holy Spirit.” [Luke 1:41]

Nativity
“And she brought forth her first-born Son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes.” [Luke 2:7]

Presentation
“According to the law of Moses, they took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord.” [Luke 2:32]

Finding in the Temple
“After three days they found Him in the Temple. He was sitting in the midst of the teachers.” [Luke 2:45,46]  Return To Top Menu

 

The Sorrowful Mysteries

 

Agony
“Jesus came with them to Gethsemane and He began to be saddened and exceedingly troubled.” [Matt. 26:36,37]

Scourging
“Pilate then took Jesus and had Him scourged.” [Jn. 19:1]

Crowning
“And plaiting a crown of thorns they put it upon His head and a reed in His right hand.” [Matt. 27:29]

Carrying of Cross
“And bearing the Cross for Himself, He went forth to the place called The Skull.” [Jn. 19:17]

Crucifixion
“And when they came to the place called The Skull they crucified Him.” [Luke 23:33]   Return To Top Menu

 

The Glorious Mysteries

 

Resurrection
“He is not here, but has risen. Behold the place where they laid Him.” [Luke 24:6; Mark 16:6]

Ascension
“And He was taken up into Heaven and sits at the Right Hand of God.” [Mark 16:19]

Descent of Holy Spirit
“And suddenly there came a sound from Spirit Heaven…and there appeared to them parted tongues…and they were filled with the Holy Spirit.” [Acts 2:2, 3, 4, 11]

Assumption
“Hear, O daughter, and see; turn your ear, for the King shall desire your beauty. All glorious is the king’s daughter as she enters; her rainment is threaded with spun gold.” [Ps. 45:10-14]

Coronation
“And a great sign appeared in Heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.” [Rev. 12:1]    Return To Top Menu

 

Luminous Mysteries

 

The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan
And a voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17

The Wedding at Cana, Christ Manifested

Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him. John 2:11

The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God
Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” Mark 1:15

The Transfiguration of Jesus
And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. Matthew 17:2

The Last Supper, the Holy Eucharist
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins. Matthew 26:26   Return To Top Menu