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.

 

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.

 

Act of Contrition

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

 

Nicene Creed

            We believe in one God, the Father,
            the Almighty, maker of heaven and
            earth of all that is seen and unseen.
            We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
            the only Son of God, eternally begotten
            of the Father, God from God, Light
            from Light, true God from true God,
            begotten, not made, one in Being
            with the Father. Through him all things
            were made. For us men and our
            salvation he came down from heaven:
            by the power of the Holy Spirit he was
            born of the Virgin Mary, and became
            man. For our sake he was crucified
            under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died,
            and was buried. On the third day he
            rose again in fulfillment of the
            Scriptures; 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, and his
            kingdom will have no end. We
            believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord,
            the giver of life, who proceeds from
            the Father and the Son. With the
            Father and the Son he is worshipped
            and glorified. He has spoken through
            the Prophets. We believe in one holy
            catholic and apostolic Church. We
            acknowledge one baptism for the
            forgiveness of sins. We look for the
            resurrection of the dead, and the life
            of the world to come.

                Amen.

 

The Apostle's 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 and 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.

 

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.

        Amen.


Guardian Angel Prayer

            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 and rule and guide.

            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.

 

Family Prayer

            God made us a family.
            We need one another.
            We love one another.
            We forgive one another.
            We work together.
            We play together.
            We worship together.
            Together we use God's word.
            Together we grow in Christ.
            Together we love all people.
            Together we serve our God.
            Together we hope for heaven.
            These are our hopes and ideals.
            Help us to attain them,
            O God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

            Amen.