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Prayers from a Catholic Prayer Book

Praying  is a very important part of our daily lives. Jesus tells us in His word in the Bible to pray. Through prayer we are asking for forgiveness, for help with daily tasks, to be healed, to help us in our walk with God.

Common Prayers

Making the sign of the cross:

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

The Lords 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 trepass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

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

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As is was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. 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; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from there 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. Amen.

Act of Fath

O MY God, I firmly believe that You are on 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 or be deceived.

Daily Prayers

Offering  to the Holy Trinity

MOST holy and adorable Trinity, one God in three Persons, I praise You and give You thanks for all the favors You have bestowed upon me. Your goodness has preserved me until now. I offer You my whole being and in particular all my thoughts, words and deeds, together with all the trials I may undergo this day. Give them Your blessing. May Your Divine Love animate them and may they serve Your greater glory.

I make this morning offering in union with the Divine intentions of Jesus Christ Who offers himself daily in the holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and in union with Mary, His Virgin Mother and our Mother, who was always the faithful handmaid of the Lord.

Glory be to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

For Devine Guidance through the Day

LORD, God Almighty, You have brought us safely to the beginning of this day. Defend us today by Your mighty power, that we may not fall into any sin, but that all our words may so proceed and all our thoughts and actions be so directed, as to be always just in your sight. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Direcr, we beg You, O Lord, our actions by Your holy inspirations, and carry them on by Your gracious assistance, that every prayer and work of ours may begin always with You, and through You be happily ended. Amen.

Prayer for God’s Protection and Christ’s Presence

AS I rise today, may the strength of God pilot me, the power of God uphold me, the wisdom of God guide me. May the eye of God look before me, the ear of God hear me, the word of God speak for me, May the hand of God protect me, the shield of God defend me, the host of God save me. May Christ shield me today… Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ to my right, Christ to my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit, Christ when I stand, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.

MIDAFTERNOON PRAYER

O DIVINE Savior, I transport myself in spirit to Mount Calvary to ask pardon for my sins, for it was because of humankind’s sins that You chose to offer Yourself in sacrifice. I thank You for Your extraordinary generosity and I am also grateful to You for making me a child of Mary, Your Mother.

Blessed Mother, take me under your protection. St. John, you took Mary under your care. Teach me true devotion to Mary, the Mother of God. May the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary.

Evening Prayers

Prayer to the Blessed Trinity

I ADORE You, my God, for having made me, and I thank You for having created me, for having made me a Christian and preserved me this day. I love You with all my heart and I am sorry for having sinned against You, because You are infinite Love and infinite Goodness. Protect me during my rest and may Your love be always with me. Amen.

Plea for Divine Help

HEAR us, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God; and graciously send Your holy angel from heaven to watch over, to cheerish, to protect, to abide with, and to defend all who dwell in this house. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to Jesus

JESUS Christ, my God, I adore You and I thank You for the many favors You have bestowed on me this day. I offer You my sleep and all the moments of this night, and I pray You to preserve me from sin. Therefore, I place myself in Your most sacred Side, and under the mantle of our Blessed Lady, my Mother. May the holy angels assist me and keep me in peace, and may Your blessing be upon me.

Prayer for the Home

We beseech You, O Lord, to visit this home, and to drive far from it all the snares of the enemy; let Your holy angels dwell therein so as to preserve us in peace; and let your blessing be always upon us. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to the Guardian Angel

ANGEL of God, my guardian dear, to whom His love entrusts me here, ever this nignt be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

 

There are many different prayers, I wanted to share with you a few here. There will be more to come.

May God bless and keep you.

These and many more can be found in prayer books at Amazon.com

 

 

 

James

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