In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
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.
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
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.
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 Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
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I believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:by the power of the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is adored and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins,
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
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,
Rule and guide.
St. 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 hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.
Act of Contrition
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong and 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.
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The Holy Rosary
Start by making the sign of the Cross:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Then recite the Creed:
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
He will come again 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.
Then say 1 "Our Father", 3 "Hail Mary's" for the virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity; and then 1 "Glory Be":
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.
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.
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.
The Rosary is divided into three parts, each having five mysteries. While meditating on the Mysteries, recite for each Mystery:
1 "Our Father"
10 "Hail Mary's" and
1 "Glory Be"
After each Mystery the "Fatima Prayer" is said.
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.
All together this makes up one decade.
After the completion of the five mysteries (five decades), the "Hail Holy Queen" is said:
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.
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Holding Hands in Prayer
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.
The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
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.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according to Thy word.
Hail Mary . . .
And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary . . .
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, 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.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do 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.
Salve Regina (Hail, Holy Queen)
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 vale 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.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Make the Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Optional Opening Prayers
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
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.
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst 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 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 Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
The Eternal Father
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 Ten Small Beads of Each Decade
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Repeat for the remaining decades
Saying the "Eternal Father" (6) on the "Our Father" bead and then 10 "For the sake of His sorrowful Passion" (7) on the following "Hail Mary" beads.
Conclude with Holy God (Repeat three times)
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Optional Closing Prayer
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion--inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.
Litany of Mary
Statue of MaryLord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
God our Father ln Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Most honored of virgins, pray for us.
Mother of Christ, pray for us.
Mother of the Church, pray for us.
Mother of divine grace, pray for us.
Mother most pure, pray for us.
Mother of chaste love, pray for us.
Mother and virgin, pray for us.
Sinless Mother, pray for us.
Dearest of Mothers, pray for us.
Model of motherhood, pray for us.
Mother of good counsel, pray for us.
Mother of our Creator, pray for us.
Mother of our Savior, pray for us.
Virgin most wise, pray for us.
Virgin rightly praised, pray for us.
Virgin rightly renowned, pray for us.
Virgin most powerful, pray for us.
Virgin gentle in mercy, pray for us.
Faithful Virgin, pray for us.
Mirror of justice, pray for us.
Throne of wisdom, pray for us.
Cause of our joy, pray for us.
Shrine of the Spirit, pray for us.
Glory of Israel, pray for us.
Vessel of selfless devotion, pray for us.
Mystical Rose, pray for us.
Tower of David, pray for us.
Tower of ivory, pray for us.
House of gold, pray for us.
Ark of the covenant, pray for us.
Gate of heaven, pray for us.
Morning star, pray for us.
Health of the sick, pray for us.
Refuge of sinners, pray for us.
Comfort of the troubled, pray for us.
Help of Christians, pray for us.
Queen of angels, pray for us.
Queen of patriarchs and prophets, pray for us.
Queen of apostles and martyrs, pray for us.
Queen of confessors and virgins, pray for us.
Queen of all saints, pray for us.
Queen conceived without sin, pray for us.
Queen assumed in to heaven, pray for us.
Queen of the rosary, pray for us.
Queen of families, pray for us.
Queen of peace, pray for us.
Blessed be the name of the Virgin Mary now and forever.
Hail, Joseph, image of the Eternal Father;
Hail, Joseph, guardian of the Eternal Son;
Hail, Joseph, temple of the Eternal Spirit;
Hail, Joseph, beloved of the Trinity.
Hail, Joseph, spouse and companion of the Mother of God.
Hail, Joseph, friend of angels.
Hail, Joseph, believer in miracles.
Hail, Joseph, follower of dreams.
Hail, Joseph, lover of simplicity.
Hail, Joseph, exemplar of righteousness;
Hail, Joseph, model of meekness and patience;
Hail, Joseph, model of humility and obedience.
Blessed are the eyes that have seen what you saw.
Blessed are the ears that have heard what you heard.
Blessed are the arms that have embraced what you embraced.
Blessed is the lap that has held what you held.
Blessed is the heart that has loved what you loved.
Blessed is the Father who chose you;
Blessed is the Son who loved you:
Blessed is the Spirit who sanctified you.
Blessed is Mary, your spouse, who honored and loved you.
Blessed is the angel who guarded and led you.
And blessed be forever all who remember and honor you.
- Father Jean-Jacques Olier
Act of Faith
O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God, in three Divine Persons, the Father, the Son and the 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.
“Dear Lord, Thank You for your grace. Please help me move beyond the hurdles that trip me up and give me the strength and wisdom to look up and see the hope I run toward in Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
– Gwen Smith
“Dear Lord, I lean on You because I know you care for me. Your strength supports me, Your love carries me. You are here for me: To help me through every hardship. To be my eyes when I feel the need to turn away. To be my ears when I can’t bear to hear what has to be said. To be my heart, always filled with hope and courage. Thank You.
“Dear Lord, I know that sometimes I forget to praise You. I know my faith weakens and I even doubt You when things are particularly hard. But, in the end I am always grateful that You love me unconditionally and see to it that I always rise to a new day.
“God, help me not to lean on my own understanding, but in everything acknowledge You, so that You can direct my words, thoughts and actions. In Jesus’ name.
“Dear Lord, please give me the strength in this period of need. Please take away all my worry and give me strength so I can accomplish what is in front of me. I have ultimate trust in you.
“Lord, sometimes life gets me down and I find it hard to see things I should be thankful for. Open my eyes to see the gifts you have given me in my life. I’m going to start by thanking you for loving me enough to come to earth and die so we can live together forever. Amen.”
– Wendy van Eyck, Contributor
“God, I pray that the message of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice is the root of gratitude in my heart. That His gracious gift leads me to thankful living, setting an example for my children. That they will have their own relationship with Jesus one day, and that You would grow gratitude in their hearts out of the acceptance of Jesus as their Savior. Lead us to do everything in the name of Christ and give thanks to You through Him. Amen.”
– Marie Osborne, Contributor
“God, there is nothing as sure as silence, stillness, and solitude, to help me understand the secrets of myself. I come to You in silent prayer. Reveal Yourself and I will be revealed. Amen.”
“Dear Lord, please help me to remember that everything is under Your control. There is nothing that can harm me. No one who can hurt me. You are great and powerful Lord, you give me strength to rise above each difficult circumstance and to react with grace to every difficult situation. Praise God, Master of All. Amen”
“Lord, may we always be grateful for our lot, and compassionate toward all those who are suffering every kind of distress at this difficult time. May we hold back nothing, and hurry to be the ministers of prayer and mercy, like the disciples of Jesus who went about doing good for others in times of need. Amen.”
“Dear God, Thank You for fearfully and wonderfully creating each one of us. Thank You for making us worthy in Your eyes. Help us live as the ones You uniquely intended us to be. Help us to abide, instead of strive, living peacefully and joyfully as heirs to Your Kingdom and co-heirs with Christ. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
“You are my strength Lord Jesus. Help me to carry my responsibilities with grace. Help me to lift each worry or burden to You. Help me to defend truth, justice and righteousness in my practices. You are my strength Jesus. Thank you. Amen”
“Lord, today I ask for forgiveness for all the negative and harmful words I have spoken about myself. I do not want to put myself down myself in such a way again. Transform my thoughts and let me understand how marvelously you made me. Change my habits so I use my tongue to speak hope and favor upon my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
– Sarah Coleman
“Lord, I am tempted to worry about a lot of things. Our world is a mess! Forgive me for focusing on anything or anyone but You. Thank You for the Bible that equips and empowers me to get through each day. Right now, I declare that You are my only Hope. Please help me remember that You really are in control. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
– Mary Southerland
“God, thank you for your greatness. Thank you for when I am weak, you are strong. Father, the Devil is scheming and I know he aspires to keep me from spending time with you. Don’t let him win! Give me a measure of your strength so that I may not give into discouragement, deception and doubt! Help me honor you in all my ways. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
– Debbie Przybylski
“Dear Lord, You have never said it was going to be easy. You simply said, “Trust me.” My faith is strong and I give myself to You completely. I will live this life with gratitude. Appreciating every little thing; its difficulties and pleasures. For all this and more, I am grateful. Amen.”
“Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your undying love for me, Your blessings, and goodness. Thank You for Your faithfulness to guide me and see me through times of need, for lifting me up, and setting me on high. Thank You for the Scripture that comforts and reminds me of Your promises, plan, and provision. Thank you for taking away my fears and worries, the what-ifs, and reminding me that my help comes from You. Help me be a good steward and to sow wisely. In Christ’s name. Amen.”
– Renee Davis
“God, I want to lay before you all that weighs heavy on me. Reveal even the sin I am not aware of, Father. I lay these at your feet and pray for your forgiveness in me. I believe you when you say that you wash us whiter than snow. Thank you God for your unending love for me! Help me start afresh right now to make choices that honor you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
– Rick Warren
“Dear God, I don’t know who or what will cross my path on this day. But I do know that You are my rock and my fortress. You are my shield and my strong tower. Help me to attach myself to You today. Teach me how to stand strong in You and choose only Your way today. Help me walk by Your truth and not by my feelings. Help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity to see You at work and as opportunity to point others to You. Amen.”
“Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of family and friends.
Holding them in my heart is one of the most precious things I will never get tired of. Bless them all, for they deserve all goodness You have given to me. If I happen to do something wrong today, please forgive me. Amen.”
“Lord, I am so sorry for the way I complain about my circumstances. Please forgive me for my bad attitude when things are not going my way. I want to see Your hand in every part of everyday, good or bad. please help me learn how to face every storm with confidence, knowing that You really are in control even though I cannot hear Your voice or see Your hand at work. In Jesus name. Amen.”
“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, Amen.”
“I bear witness, O my God, that You have created me to know You and to worship You. I testify, at this moment, to my powerlessness and to Your might, to my poverty and to Your wealth.
There is none other God but You, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting. Amen.”
“Dear Lord, If I cannot be brilliant, please let me be kind. If I cannot change the world, atleast let me inspire just one other to do so. If I cannot give away riches, let me be loving. Let me be known for kindness, for it is the greatest glory. Amen”
“Dear God, help me every morning to find faith in the midst of all the chaos. Give me the desire and ability to see You, hear You, talk to You, and give thanks to You. As I do, I pray that I will draw nearer and nearer to You, and that my faith will multiply infinitely as I understand in new, deeper ways that You are everything I ever hoped You would be. And so much more. Amen.”
– Kelly O’Dell Stanley
“Thank you Lord for this beautiful new day,
Help me to live today, hand in hand with you. Amen.”
“Lord you have made known to me Your deep and mysterious things.
All things exist by You and there is none beside You.
By Your Law You have directed my heart that I set my steps straight forward
upon right path and walk where Thy presence is. Amen.”
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours. Now and forever.
“Lord grant us the serenity
to accept the things we cannot change;
Courage to change the things we can;
And wisdom to know the difference.”
“Lord fortify me with the grace of Your Holy Spirit and give Your peace to my soul that I may be free from all unnecessary anxiety, solicitude and worry. Help me to desire always that which is pleasing and acceptable to You so that Your will may be my will. Amen”
– Francis Xavier Cabrini
“Lord, sometimes it does feel like you have left us in the battle. We know that you are with us, but so are our feelings of aloneness. The Enemy seems to be gaining ground. Our crying out to you seems to go unanswered. We know you are at work, but help us trust you in the midst of our tribulations. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
– Ron Moore
“Dear Lord, forgive me for the times when I chose to follow my own will instead of Yours. I know Your plan is the highest and best one for me and I was created in accordance to Your will. Thank You for giving me purpose in my life. Today I choose to seek You and obey Your Word. Amen.”
“Bless us, O Lord,
Thy gifts which we are about to receive
from Thy bounty,
“The lord shall wipe all the tears away from their eyes;
And there will be no more death, neither sorrow, or crying,
There will no more pain of any kind: for all the former shall be passed away. Amen.”
– Revelation 21:4
“Bless us, Heavenly Father, and these gifts we are about to receive
from Your bounty, Through Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior. Amen.”
Short Prayer for Forgiveness
“Forgive me Holy Father your son, for the wrongs that I have
done on this day.
That with You, the world and myself, may my sleep be peaceful. Amen.”
Short Prayer for Angels Blessing at Bedtime
“Loving Angels please bless keep guard over me while I sleep.
Bless my heart, my home and my spirit as I roam.
Please guard and guide me through the night and
awaken me with the mornings light. Amen.”
Short Prayer for a Patients Recovery
“Today I say a prayer for you, so that God will touch you with His healing hand.
I pray He gives you the comfort and peace you need to get through. Amen”
“Dear Lord, we pray that You may please lay your healing Hands on all those who are sick. We beg of You to be compassionate on all those who are suffering, so that they may be delivered from their pitiful circumstances. In the Name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.”
“To you, O Virgin Mother, who has never been touched by the stain of sin,
actual or venial, I would like to recommend to and confide in the purity of my heart. Amen.”
Short Catholic prayer – Prayer to the Guardian Angel
“Good day, to you my Guardian Angel! The night has past and gone.
You have kept watch beside me at midnight just as at dawn. Amen.”
“Dear Lord, I have to thank You for looking past all my faults and for still loving me unconditionally regardless. Please forgive me when I fail to love others in the same way. Give me the eyes to see the needs of the difficult people in my life, and please show me how to meet those needs in a way that pleases You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
“Dear Father, please assist me every single morning to find faith in the middle of the chaos in the world. Please Lord give me the desire and ability to see You, hear You, talk to You, and give thanks to You. Also as I do this, I pray that I will draw nearer and nearer to You, and that my faith will increase infinitely as I understand in new and deeper ways that You are everything I ever hoped You would be. And so much more, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.”