Prayers

Prayers of our Faith

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.

 

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are you 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.

 

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.

 

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.
On the third day he rose again from the dead;
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 the life everlasting.  Amen.

 

Nicene Creed

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 men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and 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, 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, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who 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.  Amen.

 

Act of Contrition

My God, I am sorry for my sins because I have offended you.  I know I should love you above all things. Help me to do penance, to do better, and to avoid anything that might lead me to sin.  Amen

 

The Angelus

  1.  The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
  2.  And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.  Hail Mary…
  3.   Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
  4.   Be it done unto me according to Your Word.  Hail Mary…
  5.   And the Word was made flesh,
  6.   And dwelt among us.  Hail Mary…
  7.   Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
  8.   That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
  9.  Let us pray:

Pour forth; we beseech You, O Lord,
Your Grace into our hearts;
That as we have known the incarnation of Christ,
Your Son by the message of an angel,
So by His passion and cross
We may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.
Through the same Christ, our Lord.  Amen

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe – Patroness of the Americas

God of power and mercy, you blessed the Americas of Tepeyac with the presence of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe. May her prayers help all men and women to accept each other as brothers and sisters. Through your justice present in our hearts, may your peace reign in the world.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen

 

Regina Coeli /Queen of Heaven

(Prayed during Easter season in place of the Angelus)
V:  Queen of Heaven rejoice!  Alleluia:
R:   For the Lord whom you were worthy to bear, Alleluia!
V:  Has risen as He said,  Alleluia!
R:   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, you were pleased to give joy to the world through the Resurrection of Your Son, our Lord
Jesus Christ.  Grant, we beseech You, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother,
we may come to possess the joys of everlasting life, through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

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 merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!  Amen.

 

Salve Regina

Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae,
Vita dulcedo et spes nostra salve.
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevae.
Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes,
In hac lacrimarum valle.
Eja ergo advocate nostra,
Illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.
Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui
Nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Virgo Maria.

 

Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired with 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 thy Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions, but in thy clemency hear and answer me.  Amen.

 

Angel of God

Angel of God, my Guardian dear,
To whom His love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
To light and to guard,
To rule and guide.  Amen.

 

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 Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints.

 

Serenity Prayer

God, grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can, and
Wisdom to know the difference.

 

Prayer to St. James the Greater

O Glorious St. James, because of your fervor and generosity Jesus chose you to witness his glory on the
Mount and his agony in the Garden.  Obtain for us strength and consolation in the unending struggles of
this life.  Help us to follow Christ constantly and generously, to be victorious over all our difficulties and
to receive the crown of glory in heaven.  Amen.

 

Motorist’s Prayer

Grant me, O Lord, a steady hand and watchful eye.  That no one shall be hurt as I pass by.  You gave life,
I pray no act of mine may take away or mar that gift of thine.  Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear my
company, from the evils of fire and all calamity.  Teach me, to use my car for others need; Nor miss
through love of undue speed.  The beauty of the world; that thus I may with joy and courtesy go  on my
way.  St. Christopher, holy patron of travelers, protect me and lead me safely to my destiny.  Amen.

 

Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of
this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all my relatives and friends, and in
particular for the intentions of the Holy Father.  Amen.