Traditional Catholic Prayers

A Short Cyberbook of Traditional Prayers
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  1. The Sign of the Cross -- the mark of our Salvation
  2. The Our Father -- the Lord's prayer
  3. The Hail Mary, the Salve Regina, and the Memorare  prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary
  4. The Glory Be -- a doxology to the Holy Trinity
  5. The O My Jesus -- The Fatima Prayer
  6. The Divine Praises -- reparation for blasphemies
  7. The Come Holy Ghost -- prayer for wisdom
  8. The Apostles' Creed -- oldest profession of the Faith
  9. A Blessing before meals
  10. Acts of Faith, Hope, Charity, and Contrition
  11. Prayers for the Church, the dying, and the dead
  12. Prayers to St Michael the Archangel and one's Guardian Angel

To meditate on Christian mysteries, pray the Rosary.

The Sign of the Cross

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


The 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.


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.


The 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.


Oh My Jesus (The Fatima Prayer)

Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.


Come Holy Ghost

Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and enkindle in them the Fire of Thy Love.

R. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created;

V. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray.

O God, Who by the Light of the Holy Spirit didst instruct the hearts of Thy faithful, grant us in that same Spirit to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in His consolations, through Christ our Lord. 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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell, and on the third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven and 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.

A Blessing Before Meals

Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


Acts of Faith

O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three divine Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. I believe that Thy divine Son became man, 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 teacheth, because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived. Amen.

Acts of

O my God, relying on Thine almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the Help of Thy Grace, and Life Everlasting through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and Lord. Amen.

Acts of Charity

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

Acts of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishment -- but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all love. I firmly resolve, with the Help of Thy Grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. 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 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. 

The Memorare of Saint Bernard

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, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my intentions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer me. 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 vale of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy upon us, and after this our exile show unto us the blessed Fruit of thy womb, Jeus. 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.

Let us pray.

Almighty and ever-living God, Who by the cooperation of the Holy Spirit, didst prepare the body and sould of the glorious Virgin-Mother, Mary, to be a fit dwelling for Thy Son, grant that we who rejoice in her memory may be freed by her kindly prayers both from present ills and from eternal death. Through the same Christ our Lord. 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, to rule and guide. Amen.

Prayer for the Church

We pray Thee, Almighty and Eternal God, Who through Jesus Christ hast revealed Thy glory to all nations, to preserve the works of Thy Mercy, that Thy Church, being spread through the whole world, may continue with unchanging faith in the confession of Thy Name, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for the Dying

Most Merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I pray Thee, by the agony of Thy Most Sacred Heart and by the sorrows of Thine Immaculate Mother, to wash in Thy Most Precious Blood the sinners of the world who are now in their agony, and who will die today. Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying. Amen.

Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Michael, Archangel

Saint 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 evil spirits who wander the earth to the ruin of souls. Amen.

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Published by: kris ledoux
Date: 2011-09-13 18:18:07
i have a prayer book given to me twenty years ag i am trying to get information about it Jesus my love imprimatur augustine new york prayeres and instruction

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Date: 2011-06-25 04:52:22
Please pray for me as i,m going back into hospital for a other OP on the brain i may not wake up from it i ask you to ask our lord God to help me Thank you

Published by: maria sandoval
Date: 2011-02-28 00:48:13
This an excellent idea because now I can teach in English OUR FATHER, HAIL MARY, etc. for children (Primary). I need to listing the pronunciation because I don't know how is it.

Published by: Femi
Date: 2011-01-12 02:51:49
Hi, Please pray for our below intentions: • Health of my in laws and my mother • Husband’s business is not doing well at all, please pray that if it is God’s will for the business to flourish otherwise to discern God’s plan for us • Elder Bother in law is divorced and his kids(2 daughters) have gone astray ( craving for love), please pray for them to reunite and God to shower his bountiful love on them so that they are always happy • Younger brother in law and his wife are always fighting and seem sad, they don’t have kids please pray that God should bless with a kid • For my sister and my brother in law to grow in love and prayerand bless them with another child; My nephew who does not eat solid food, pray specially for him to start eating and understand what we communicate to him • For my younger brother to find his life partner and to live according to the will of God and succeed in his career • For our Mala’s marriage to go on well who has been working in our family from childhood .. to have a God filled happy life • For Dharani to be filled with Gods love and happiness • For us to be blessed with a baby; be united in love and prayers.. to be filled with the fruits of the holyspirit; and for my husband to be cured of his vericos vein Thank you

Published by: Robert Odigie
Date: 2010-04-25 14:44:33
This is a very good arrangement of the standard prayer of Our Catholic Church. Please permit me to use it as page in my prayer book. I shall send you a copy when Our Lord Jesus Christ permits me print it. I shall be glad to share the word of the Lord with you from time to time. I live in the United Kingdom but you did not show your list of countries. I suggest you write the country's name in English wince your website is in english it will help a great deal. Love of Christ Robert

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