Basic Catholic Prayers
SIGN OF THE CROSS
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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 rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven;
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.
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.
THE HAIL MARY
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.
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.
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.
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.
ACT OF CHARITY
O my God, I love You above all things,
with my whole heart and soul,
because You are all-good and worthy of all love.
I love my neighbour as myself for the love of You.
I forgive all who have injured me,
and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.
THE HOLY ROSARY
The Five Joyful Mysteries:
1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Birth of our Lord
4. The Presentation
5. The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple
The Five Luminous Mysteries:
1. The Baptism in the Jordan.
2. The wedding feast at Cana
3. The proclamation of the Kingdom
4. The Transfiguration
5. The institution of the Eucharist
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries:
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 and Death of our Lord
The Five Glorious Mysteries:
1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Coronation of our Lady
HAIL HOLY QUEEN
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 the 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.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
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 of the most holy rosary of the
Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain
and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ
our Lord. Amen.
May the Divine assistance remain always with us and may
the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy, of God, rest in peace. Amen
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 to 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.
Grace Before Meals
Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive, from thy bounty, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Grace After Meals
We give you thanks almighty God for these and all your benefits, you who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen
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.