Catholic Daily Prayer Guide

there are two catechism lessons on prayer at the bottom of this page


Morning Prayers

The Sign of the Cross

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Morning Offering

O my God, in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary [kiss scapular], I offer Thee all my prayers, works, and sufferings in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the intentions for which He pleads and offers Himself in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in thanksgiving for Thy favors, in reparation for my offenses, and in humble supplication for my temporal and eternal welfare, for the wants of our holy Mother the Church, for the conversion of sinners, and for the relief of the poor souls in purgatory.

I wish to gain all the indulgences attached to the prayers I shall say and to the good works I shall perform this day.

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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, sitteth 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 Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and 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. (3 times)

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times)

Doxology – Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity

O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. I believe that Thy 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 Thou hast revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.

O my God, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain the pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.

O my God, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all good and worthy of all my love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me and I ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

Prayer to the Guardian Angel

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, to rule and guide. Amen.

The Sign of the Cross

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

Night Prayers

The Sign of the Cross

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 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. (3 times)

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times)

Doxology – Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Fatima Prayers

My God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love Thee, and I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love Thee. (3 times)

O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in tabernacles throughout the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners. O Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee. My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the conversion of poor sinners.

Vista Quaesumus

Visit, we beseech Thee, O Lord, this house, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let Thy Holy Angels dwell herein, who may keep us in peace; and let Thy blessing be always upon us. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, 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 I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of Hell, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.

Prayer to the Guardian Angel

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, to rule and guide. Amen.

Memorare – special intentions

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

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

Saint 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 host, 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.

The Sign of the Cross

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

Various Prayers

Meal Prayers

Before Meals: Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

After Meals: We give Thee thanks, Almighty God, for all Thy benefits, Who livest and reignest forever and ever. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Work Prayers

Before Work: Direct, we beseech Thee, O Lord, our actions and further them with Thy continual help, that every prayer and work of ours may always begin from Thee and through Thee be likewise ended. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

After Work: We give Thee thanks, O Almighty God, for all Thy benefits, Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

The Confiteor

I confess to Almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed John the Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the Saints, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore, I beseech blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the Saints, to pray to the Lord our God for me.
May Almighty God have mercy on me, and forgive me my sins, and bring me to everlasting life. Amen
May the Almighty God and merciful Lord grant me pardon, absolution, and remission of all my sins. Amen

Hail, Holy Queen

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 vale 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!

Consecration to the Blessed Virgin

My Queen! my Mother! I give myself entirely to thee; and to show my devotion to thee, I consecrate to thee this day my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my whole being without reserve. Wherefore, good Mother, as I am thine own, keep me, guard me, as thy property and possession.

Prayer to St. Joseph

Guardian of virgins and father, Holy Joseph, to whose faithful care, Christ Jesus, very innocence, and Mary, Virgin of virgins, were committed. I pray and beg of thee, by these dear pledges Jesus and Mary, free me from all uncleanness, that with spotless mind, pure heart, and chaste body. I may ever most chastely serve Jesus and Mary all the days of my life. Amen.

The Angelus

℣. The Angel of the LORD declared unto Mary,
℟. And she conceived by the Holy Ghost.
Hail Mary, full of grace; the LORD is with thee: blessed art thou amongst 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.
℣. Behold the handmaid of the LORD.
℟. Be it done to me according to Thy word.
Hail Mary, full of grace; the LORD is with thee: blessed art thou amongst 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.
℣. And the Word was made flesh.
℟. And dwelt amongst us.
Hail Mary, full of grace; the LORD is with thee: blessed art thou amongst 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.
℣. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
℟. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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. Amen.

Regina Coeli (Paschaltide)

℣. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia:
℟. For He Whom thou didst merit to bear, Alleluia.
℣. Hath risen as He said, Alleluia.
℟. Pray for us to God, Alleluia.
℣. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia.
℟. For the Lord has truly risen, Alleluia.
℣. Let us pray:
O God, who by the Resurrection of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world, grant, we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. 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 Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most Holy. Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception. 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.

De Profundis

Out of the depths I have cried unto Thee, O Lord! Lord hear my voice. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. If Thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall abide it? For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness; and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord. My soul hath relied on His word, my soul hath hoped in the Lord. From the morning watch even until night: let Israel hope in the Lord. Because with the Lord there is mercy: and with Him plenteous redemption. And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of Thy servants departed the remission of all their sins, that through pious supplications they may obtain pardon which they have always desired: Who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen

Prayer Before a Crucifix

Look down upon me, O good and gentle Jesus, while before Thy face I humbly kneel, and with burning soul pray and beseech Thee to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope, and charity; true contrition for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment: the while I contemplate with great love and tender pity, Thy five wounds, pondering over them within me, calling to mind the words which David Thy prophet said of Thee, my good Jesus: “They have pierced My hands and My feet, they have numbered all My bones.”

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 forever and ever. Amen

Prayer to Christ the King

O Jesus Christ, I acknowledge Thee as universal King. All that has been made, has been created for Thee. Exercise all Thy rights over me. I renew my baptismal vows, renouncing Satan, his pomps and his works; and I promise to live as a good Christian. In particular do I pledge myself to labor, to the best of my ability, for the triumph of the rights of God and of Thy Church.

Divine Heart of Jesus, to thee do I proffer my poor services, laboring that all hearts may acknowledge THy Sacred Kingship, and that thus the reign of Thy peace be established throughout the whole universe. Amen.

Tantum Ergo

Tantum ergo Sacramentum,
Veneremur cernui: (bow your head)
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui:
Praestet fides supplementum
Sensuum defectui.

Genitori, Genitoque
Laus et jubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio:
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio.
Amen.

Adoremus in Aeternum

Sanctissimum Sacramentum.
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, laudate eum omnes populi.
Quoniam confirmata est super nos misericordia ejus: et veritas Domini manet in aeternum.
Adoremus…
Gloria Patri, Filio, et Spiritui Sancto: Sicut erat in principio, et nunc et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Adoremus…

 

Below are a couple catechism lessons on prayer….

Objects and Qualities of Prayer

 

For Whom, When & Where to Pray

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