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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.

Morning Adoro Te (I adore Thee)

I adore You, O my God, and I love You with all my heart. I give You thanks that You have created me, made me a Christian, and preserved me through the night. I offer You the actions of this day; grant that all of them may be according to Your holy Will, and for Your greater glory. Save me from sin and from all evil. Let Your grace be always with me. Amen.

A Morning Prayer from the Roman Breviary (Liturgy of the Hours)

O Lord God, King of heaven and earth, / may it please You this day to order and to sanctify, / to rule and to govern our hearts and our bodies, / our thoughts, our words and our works, / according to Your law and in the doing of Your commandments, / that we, being helped by You, / may here and hereafter worthily be saved and delivered by You, O Savior of the world, / who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

Arising from Sleep / A Prayer to Begin the Day

O Master and holy God, who are beyond our understanding: at your word, light came forth out of darkness. In your mercy, you gave us rest through the night, and raised us up to glorify your goodness and to offer our supplication to You. Now, in your own tender love, accept us who adore You and give thanks to You with all our heart. Grant us all our requests, if they lead to salvation; give us the grace of manifesting that we are children of light and day, and heirs to your eternal reward. In the abundance of your mercies, O Lord, remember all your people; all those present who pray with us; all our brethren on land, at sea, or in the air, in every place of Your domain, who call upon your love for mankind. Upon all, pour down your great mercy, that we, saved in body and in soul, may persevere unfailingly; and that, in our confidence, we may extol your exalted and blessed Name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, always, now and forever. Amen.


A Prayer Before Study (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Ineffable Creator, Who, from the treasures of Your wisdom, have established three hierarchies of angels, have arrayed them in marvelous order above the fiery heavens, and have marshaled the regions of the universe with such artful skill, You are proclaimed the true font of light and wisdom, and the primal origin raised high beyond all things.
Pour forth a ray of Your brightness into the darkened places of my mind; disperse from my soul the twofold darkness into which I was born: sin and ignorance. You make eloquent the tongues of infants. Refine my speech and pour forth upon my lips the goodness of Your blessing.
Grant to me keenness of mind, capacity to remember, skill in learning, subtlety to interpret, and eloquence in speech.
May You guide the beginning of my work, direct its progress, and bring it to completion. You Who are true God and true Man, who live and reign, world without end. Amen.

Act of Contrition

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

Salve Regina

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 this 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! Pray for us, most holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen. 

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. 
O good Jesus, hear me;
Within Thy wounds hide me;
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee;
From the malignant enemy defend me;
In the hour of my death call me,
And bid me come to Thee,
That with thy Saints I may praise thee for ever and ever. Amen. 


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.


Prayer for Vocations

God, in Baptism you called me by name
and made me a member of your people, the Church.
Help all your people to know their vocation in life,
and to respond by living a life of holiness.
For your greater glory and for the service of your people,
raise up dedicated and generous leaders
who will serve as sisters, priests, brothers, deacons, and lay ministers.

Send your Spirit to guide and strengthen me 
that I may serve your people 
following the example of your Son, Jesus Christ, 
in whose name I offer this prayer. 

Peace Prayer (St. Francis of Asissi)

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive, 
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, 
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


Prayer of St. Richard of Chichester

Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits thou hast given me,
for all the pains and insults thou hast borne for me.
O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother,
may I know thee more clearly,
love thee more dearly,
and follow thee more nearly, day by day.

St. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit,
That my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit,
That my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit,
That I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit,
To defend all that is holy.
Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit,
That I always may be holy.


Prayer for Generosity (St. Ignatius of Loyola)

Eternal Word, only begotten Son of God,
Teach me true generosity.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve.
To give without counting the cost,
To fight heedless of wounds,
To labor without seeking rest,
To sacrifice myself without thought of any reward
Save the knowledge that I have done your will.


Suscipe (St. Ignatius of Loyola)

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding,
and my entire will,
All I have and call my own.
You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.
Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace,
that is enough for me.


Regina Coeli (Easter Time Marian Antiphon)

Call: Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
Response: The Son who you did merit to bear, alleluia,

Call: Has risen as he said, alleluia.
Response: Pray to God for us, alleluia.

Call: Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
Response: For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray. God of life, you have given joy to the world by the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Through the prayers of his mother, the Virgin Mary, bring us to the happiness of eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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