Basic Prayers

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

The 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 our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.


The Angelus
The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary...

Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done unto me according to your word.
Hail Mary...

And the Word became flesh.
And lived among us.
Hail Mary...

Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.


V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray: O Lord, it was through the message of an angel that we learned of the incarnation of your Son Christ. Pour your grace into our hearts, and by his passion and cross bring us to the glory of his resurrection. Through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Glory to Father...

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.


The Apostles' Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. On the third day he arose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 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.


An Act of Faith

O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in the three divine Persons, Father, Son, and the 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.

An Act of Hope

O my God, relying on your infinite goodness 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.

An Act of Love

O my god, I love you above all the 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 the love of you. I forgive all who have injured me, and I ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

An Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and I detest all my sins, because of your just punishments, but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin.

Morning Offering
Divine Heart of Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day, in reparation for sins, and for the salvation of all men and women, according to he special intentions of the Pope, in the grace of the Holy Spirit, for the glory of the heavenly Father. Amen.

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

Prayer After Meals
We give you thanks for all your benefits, O loving God, you who live and reign forever. Amen.

Prayer Before a Crucifix
Behold, my beloved and good Jesus, I cast myself upon my knees in your sight, and with the most fervent desire of my soul I pray and beseech you to impress upon my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity, with true repentance for my sins and a most firm desire of amendment; while with deep affection and grief of soul I consider within myself and contemplate your five most precious wounds, having before my eyes that which David, the prophet, long ago spoke about you, my Jesus:
" They have pierced my hands and my feet; I can count all my bones" ( Ps

of his resurrection. Through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Morning Prayers
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
O My God, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works and sufferings of this day, in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the intentions for which He pleads and offers Himself in all the holy Masses throughout the world, in thanksgiving for Your favors, in reparation for our sins, for the petitions of our associates, and in particular for the intentions recommended this month by our Holy Father, the Pope.

Evening Prayers
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Say the entire Our Father

Say the entire Hail Mary.

O my God, I thank You for your benefits, especially for those which I have received this day from Your bounty. Enlighten me, and give me Your grace that I may be truly sorry for my sins.

Examine your conscience to see if you have committed any sins today.

Bless, O Lord, the sleep I am about to take that I may be enabled to serve You better.
May the Blessed Virgin and all the saints pray for me.

Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here. Ever this night be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace with you. May the Lord (make the sign of the cross) bless me and bring me to life everlasting. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.



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