Traditional Catholic Prayers

06/10/2000
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The following list of prayers form the basis of all the prayers that our Triune God, Mother Mary and the Church today are calling us to pray [1].

Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father [place your right-hand fingers with open palm on your forehead] and of the Son [right hand on lower chest] and of the Holy Spirit [right hand from left to right shoulder]. Amen.

Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again 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 the life everlasting. Amen.

Our Father

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 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 it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. 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 towards 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, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

Memorare

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 clemency hear and answer me. Amen.

St Michael the Archangel prayer

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, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Come Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved spouse. 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 shall renew the face of the earth.

O God, who instructed the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to rejoice in his consolation. Through Christ our Lord. 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.

Thanksgiving prayer after meals

We give thee thanks, Almighty God, for all thy benefits, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

The Divine Praises

Blessed be God. 
Blessed be his Holy Name. 
Blessed be Jesus Christ, True God and True Man. 
Blessed be the Name of Jesus. 
Blessed be his Most Sacred Heart. 
Blessed be his Most Precious Blood. 
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. 
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete. 
Blessed be the Great Mother of God, Mary Most Holy. 
Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception. 
Blessed be her Glorious Assumption. 
Blessed be the Name of Mary, Virgin and Mother. 
Blessed be St Joseph, her most Chaste Spouse. 
Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints. Amen. 

May the heart of Jesus, in the most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen.

Litany of Our Lady

The verse response is in italics...

Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. 
Christ, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. 
Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. 
Christ hear us. Christ, graciously hear us
God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us. 
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. 
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. 
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us. 
Holy Mary, pray for us. 
Holy Mother of God, pray for us. 
Holy Virgin of Virgins, pray for us. 
Mother of Christ, pray for us. 
Mother of the Church, pray for us. 
Mother of Divine Grace, pray for us. 
Mother Most Pure, pray for us. 
Mother Most Chaste, pray for us. 
Mother Inviolate, pray for us. 
Mother Undefiled, pray for us. 
Mother Most Amiable, pray for us. 
Mother Most Admirable, pray for us. 
Mother of Good Counsel, pray for us. 
Mother of our Creator, pray for us. 
Mother of our Saviour, pray for us. 
Virgin Most Prudent, pray for us. 
Virgin Most Venerable, pray for us. 
Virgin Most Renowned, pray for us. 
Virgin Most Powerful, pray for us. 
Virgin Most Merciful, pray for us. 
Virgin Most Faithful, pray for us. 
Mirror of Justice, pray for us. 
Seat of Wisdom, pray for us. 
Cause of our Joy, pray for us. 
Spiritual Vessel, pray for us. 
Vessel of Honour, pray for us. 
Singular Vessel of Devotion, pray for us. 
Mystical Rose, pray for us. 
Tower of David, pray for us. 
Tower of Ivory, pray for us. 
House of Gold, pray for us. 
Ark of the Covenant, pray for us. 
Gate of Heaven, pray for us. 
Morning Star, pray for us. 
Health of the Sick, pray for us. 
Refuge of Sinners, pray for us. 
Comforter of the Afflicted, pray for us. 
Help of Christians, pray for us. 
Queen of Angels, pray for us. 
Queen of Patriarchs, pray for us. 
Queen of Prophets, pray for us. 
Queen of Apostles, pray for us. 
Queen of Martyrs, pray for us. 
Queen of Confessors, pray for us. 
Queen of Virgins, pray for us. 
Queen of all Saints, pray for us. 
Queen conceived without original sin, pray for us. 
Queen assumed into heaven, pray for us. 
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us. 
Queen of the Family, pray for us. 
Queen of Peace, pray for us. 
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord. 
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord. 
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. 
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

Let us pray:

Grant, O Lord God, we beseech thee, that we, thy servants may, rejoice in continual health of mind and body; and, through the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary ever virgin, may be freed from present sorrow, and enjoy eternal gladness. Through Christ our Lord. 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 your wounds, hide me. 
Suffer me not to be separated from you. 
From the evil one, defend me. 
At the hour of my death, call me; and bid me come to you. 
That with your angels and saints I may praise you for all eternity. Amen.

Prayer of St Francis of Assisi

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; and 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. Amen.

Prayer for daily neglects

Eternal Father, I offer thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all its love, all its sufferings and all its merits.

First: to expiate all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life. 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.

Second: to purify the good I have done poorly this day and during all my life. 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.

Third: to supply for the good I ought to have done, and that I have neglected this day and during all my life. 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.