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Traditional Catholic Prayers



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. 

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. 

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. 

Prayer to the Holy Spirit 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. 
And kindle 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. 
Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit 
you have taught the hearts of your faithful. 
In the same Spirit 
help us to relish what is right 
and always rejoice in your consolation. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord. 

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel 

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. 
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. 
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, 
O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, 
thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, 
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. 

Prayer to St. Joseph, the Protector of the Church 

Father, you entrusted our Savior to the care of Saint Joseph. By the help of his prayers may 
your Church continue to serve its Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

The Angelus 

Leader: The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary: 
Response: And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. 
All: Hail Mary... 
Leader: Behold the handmaid of the Lord: 
Response: Be it done unto me according to Thy word. 
All: Hail Mary . . . 
Leader: And the Word was made Flesh: 
Response: And dwelt among us. 
All: Hail Mary . . . 
Leader: Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, 
Response: that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 
Leader: Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, 
to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may 
by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ 
Our Lord. 
All: Amen. 

The Apostle’s 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, and 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. Amen. 

Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila 

Let nothing disturb you, 
Let nothing frighten you, 
All things are passing away: 
God never changes. 
Patience obtains all things 
Whoever has God lacks nothing. 
God alone suffices. 

Prayer of Abandonment 

I abandon myself into your hands,
do with me what you will. 
Whatever you may do, I thank you: 
I am ready for all, I accept all. 
Let only your will be done in me, 
and in all your creatures - 
I wish no more than this, O Lord. 
Into your hands I commend my soul: 
I offer it to you with all the love of my heart, 
for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself, 
to surrender myself into your hands without reserve, 
and with boundless confidence, 
for you are my Father. 

Morning Offering

Eternal Father, 
I offer You everything I do this day: 
my work, my prayers, my apostolic efforts; 
my time with family and friends;
my hours of relaxation; 
my difficulties, problems, and distress, 
which I shall try to bear with patience. 
Join these, my gifts,
to the unique offering 
which Jesus Christ, your Son, 
renews today in the Eucharist.
Grant, I pray, that, 
vivified by the Holy Spirit, 
my life this day 
may be of service to you and your children
and help consecrate the world to you.  Amen.

Act of Faith 

My God, I firmly believe
that you are one God in three divine Persons,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Father, 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 are eternal truth and wisdom,
who can neither deceive nor be deceived.
In this faith I intend to live and die. Amen.


Act of Hope

Lord God,
I hope by your grace 
for the pardon of all my sins
and after life here 
to gain eternal happiness
because you have promised it
who are infinitely powerful, faithful, kind, and merciful.
In this hope I intend to live and die. Amen.


Act of Love 

Lord God, I love you above all things
and I love my neighbor for your sake
because you are the highest, infinite, and perfect good, 
worthy of all my love.
In this love I intend to live and die. 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. 

Grace After Meals

We give Thee thanks for all Thy benefits, O Almighty God, who lives and reigns world without end. Amen. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.