“Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1)
The disciples, seeing our Lord so long at prayer,
Asked that they might learn to pray.
And Jesus taught them.
My Jesus, through Mary the mother of our church and Joseph, I offer You all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day. Your grace and love are enough for me. Give me these, Lord Jesus and I ask for nothing more.
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
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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
GUARDIAN ANGEL PRAYER
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. Amen.
THE NICENE CREED
I believe in one God, the Father 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 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, 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.
PRAYER FOR A 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. Amen
PRAYER BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Lord Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Eucharist. As I receive you in
Holy Communion, help me to love as you loved, serve as you served, so I can be the Body of Christ to others. Amen.
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
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, of sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
My God and my Father, I give myself wholly and totally in an offering to you this day, in union with the love with which Jesus gave himself upon the cross. I ask You that all my thoughts, words and deeds of this day may be those of the true Son of God. This I ask through Jesus Christ, your beloved Son. Guide and direct this day, Christ, King of Heaven and earth, my heart and body, my thoughts, words and activities in the way of your teaching. By your grace may I be freed from my self-centredness and find my fulfilment in You, the Saviour of the world. Amen
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly to You, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To You I come, before You I stand, sinful and sorrowful, despise not my words O Mother of the Word Incarnate, but graciously hear and grant my prayer. Amen.
I confess to Almighty God, and to you my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do. Through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary, ever Virgin, all the angels and saints and you my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God. Amen.
ACT OF CONTRITION
O my God, because you are so good, I am very sorry that I have sinned against you and by the help of your Grace I will not sin again.
MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY
JOYFUL MYSTERIES: The Annunciation, The visitation, The Nativity, The Presentation, The Finding in the temple.
SORROWFUL MYSTERIES: Agony in the Garden, The Scourging at the pillar, the Crowning with Thorns, Jesus Carrying the Cross, the Crucifixion.
GLORIOUS MYSTERIES: The Resurrection, The Ascension, The Descent of the Holy Spirit, the Assumption of Our Lady, the crowning of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven.
LUMINOUS MYSTERIES: The Baptism of the Lord, The Wedding at Cana, The Proclamation of the Kingdom, The Transfiguration, The institution of the Holy Eucharist.
MEDITATIONS ON THE WAY OF THE CROSS
1st Station Christ is condemned to death
2nd Station The Cross is laid on Jesus.
3rd Station Christ falls the First time.
4th Station Christ meets his sorrowful Mother.
5th Station The Cross is laid on Simon of Cyrene
6th Station Veronica wipes the face of Christ.
7th Station Christ falls the second time.
8th Station Christ speaks to the daughters of Jerusalem.
9th Station Christ falls the third time.
10th Station Christ stripped of his garments.
11th Station Christ is nailed to the Cross.
12th Station Christ dies upon the Cross.
13th Station Christ is taken down from the cross
14th Station Christ is placed in the Sepulchre.
God our Father, creator of the world, you establish the order which governs all the ages. Hear our prayer and give us peace in our time that we may rejoice in your mercy and praise you without end. Amen.
PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created, and You will renew the face of the earth. O God, you taught the hearts of your faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
ACT OF FAITH
My God, I believe in you and all that your Church teaches, because you have said it, and your word is true. Amen.
ACT OF HOPE
My God, I hope in you, for grace and your glory, because of your promises, your mercy, and your power. Amen.
ACT OF CHARITY
My God, because you are so good, I love you with all my heart, and for your sake, I love my neighbours as myself. Amen
FOR PRIESTLY VOCATIONS
Father, in your plan for our salvation you provide shepherds for your people. Fill your Church with the spirit of courage and love. Raise up worthy ministers for your altars and ardent but gentle servants of the Gospel. Amen
PRAYER FOR THE DEAD
God, our creator and redeemer, by your power Christ conquered death and returned to you in glory. May all your people who have gone before us in faith share his victory and enjoy the vision of our glory for ever, where Christ lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.
PRAYER FOR THE POPE
Father of providence, look with love on Francis. our Pope, your appointed successor to St. Peter on whom you built your Church. May he be the visible centre and foundation of our unity in faith and love.
GRACE BEFORE AND AFTER MEALS
Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts, which we are about to receive from your goodness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. We give you thanks, Almighty God, for all your gifts, who live and reigns for ever and ever. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
FOR THE SICK
Father, your Son accepted our suffering to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness. Hear the prayers we offer for our sick brothers and sisters. May all who suffer pain, illness or disease realize that they are chosen to be saints, and know that they are joined to Christ in his suffering for the salvation of the world, for He lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary: and she conceived of the Holy Spirit. (Hail Mary..)
Behold the Handmaid of the Lord: Be it done to me according to your word. (Hail Mary..)
And the word was made flesh: and dwelt among us, (Hail Mary..)
Let us Pray: Pour forth we beseech You O Lord, Your grace into our Hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of Christ your Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His passion and Cross be brought the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
O God, I thank you for the many blessings I have received today. Forgive me for all the sins I have committed, I am sorry for them all because I have displeased You. Bless me while I sleep so I may do better tomorrow. Bless (name those you wish to remember) and all those I love and make them happy. Jesus Mary & Joseph, help me especially in the hour of my death. Amen
PRAYER FOR PROTECTION TO ST. MICHAEL, ARCHANGEL
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection 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, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.