Catholic Worship

Prayers to Say

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Crucifix

1. Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Prayer to the 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.

6. Prayer Before Meals
Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

7. Prayer After Meals
We give Thee thanks for all Thy benefits, Almighty God, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

8. Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all-good 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.

9. 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 arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated 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.

10. Prayer for the Poor Souls in Purgatory
Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

11. Act of Faith
O my God, I firmly believe that You are one God in three divine persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; I believe that Your 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 You have revealed them, Who can neither deceive nor be deceived. Amen.

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

13. Act of Love
O my God, I love You above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because You are all-good and worthy of all my love. I love my neighbor as myself for love of You. I forgive all who have injured me, and I ask pardon of all whom I have injured. Amen.

14. Fatima Prayer
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, and save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of your mercy. Amen.

15. Hail, Holy Queen Mother of Mercy; hail, 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 unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus! O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

16. After the Rosary
Let us pray: O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech You, that, meditating upon these mysteries, in the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may both imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise. We ask this through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

18. Morning Offering
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sins, the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our Bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month. Amen.

19. Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Your love.
V: Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created,
R: And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray. O God, who did instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of that same Spirit, we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

20. Prayer to St. Michael
Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

21. Jesus Prayer
Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

22. The Angelus
V: The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
R: and she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary...
V: Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R: Be it done unto 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.

23. Regina Coeli
Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia: For he whom you merited to bear, alleluia, Has risen, as he said, alleluia. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. Because the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray. O God, who by the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, granted joy to the whole world: grant, we beg You, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may lay hold of the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

24. Prayer After Communion:
O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament divine, all praise and all thanksgiving, be every moment thine.

25. 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 your wounds, hide me.
Separated from you let me never be.
From the evil one, defend me.
At the hour of death, call me.
And close to you, bid me.
That with your saints, I may be
Praising you forever. Amen.

26. 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 His most Precious Blood.
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 St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His saints.

27. Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary
O Mary, my Queen and my Mother, I give myself entirely to thee, and to show my devotion to thee I consecrate to thee this day: my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my whole being without reserve. Therefore good mother, as I am thy own, keep me and guard me as thy property and possession. Amen

28. The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary (Monday, Saturday)
1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Birth of Our Lord
4. The Presentation in the Temple
5. The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple
The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary (Tuesday, Friday)
1. The Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. The Crowning with Thorns
4. The Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion
The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary (Thursday)
1. The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan
2. The Wedding at Cana
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom and Call to Conversion
4. The Transfiguration
5. The Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper
The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary (Wednesday, Sunday)
1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Decent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary

29. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
(Prayed on Ordinary Rosary Beads)
Say the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Apostles' Creed.
On the large beads say: "Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world."
On the smaller beads say: "For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world."
After 5 decades, in conclusion say three times: "Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world."

30. Direct, we beg You, O Lord, our actions by Your holy inspirations and carry them on by Your gracious assistance, that every prayer and work of ours may begin always with You, and through You be happily ended. Amen.

31. Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus,
I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things
and I long for You in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
As though You have already come,
I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You;
never permit me to be separated from You.

32. Spiritual Communion
My Lord, I believe you are really present in the sacrament of the Eucharist. I love you above all else, and I ardently desire to receive you into my soul. But since I cannot receive Communion at this moment, come at least spiritually into my heart. Lord, remain with me and let me never turn away from you!

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