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Daily Prayers

How to make the sign of the cross?

The motion is performed by joining the first three fingers, to symbolize the Holy Trinity, and putting the two other fingers in the palm, then touching one's forehead, below the chest, left, then right of our shoulders side and finishing with open hand on the chest again with bowing head.

Simultaneously saying the prayer - “In the name of the Father (touching the forehead), and of the Son (below the chest), and of the Holy Spirit (left and right side of the shoulders). Amen.”


Another way to make "The Sign Of The Cross"    is : - 

By the sign of the cross deliver us from our enemies, you who are our God. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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 the evil one. Amen

The Hail Mary :-

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. 

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.




The Apostles' Creed :- 

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
      creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
     and born of the virgin Mary.
     He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
     was crucified, died, and was buried;
     he descended to hell.
     The third day he rose again from the dead.
     He ascended to heaven
     and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
     From there he will 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 the life everlasting. Amen.

The Nicene Creed:-

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.


The Penitential Rite

I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned through in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do; (strike your chest gently 3 times as you say the following sentence) through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sister, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

The Gloria 

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will. We praise You. we bless You. we adore you. we glorify You. we give You thanks for Your great glory. Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son. Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father: you Who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. You Who take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. You are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For you alone are the Holy One. You alone are the Lord. You alone are the Most High Jesus Christ. with the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father.


The Angel Guardian 

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, Rule and guide. Amen.

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to you 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! Amen.

The 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 mercy hear and answer me.


Regina Caeli (Queen of Heaven)
(to be said during the Easter season)

V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia. 
R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia. 
V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia. 
R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia. 
R. For the Lord has risen indeed, alleluia.

Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Short Acts of Faith, Hope and Charity

Act of Faith :-

My God, I believe in you and all that your church teaches, because you have said it, and your word is true.

Act of Hope :-

My God, I hope in you, for grace and for glory, because of your promises, your mercy and your power.

Act of Charity : -

My God, because you are so good, I love you with al my heart, and for your sake, I love my neighbor as myself.

Act of Contrition (short form) :- 

O my God, I am sorry for all my sins, because they displease you, who are all good and deserving of all my love. With your help, I will sin no more.

Act of Contrition (long form) :-

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 art 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. 

Grace before Meals 

Bless us O Lord and these, your gifts, which we are about to receive from your bounty through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

Grace after Meals

We give you thanks, almighty God, for these and all the benefits which we have received from your bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen

The Angelus

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

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. 

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to Your Word.

Hail Mary,.....

V. And the Word was made flesh,
R. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary,.....

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech You, O Lord,
Your Grace into our hearts;
that as we have known the incarnation of Christ,
your Son by the message of an angel,
so by His passion and cross
we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.
Through the same Christ, our Lord.


Prayer to St.Michael

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, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

The Ten Commandments

  1. “I am the LORD your God: you shall not have strange Gods before me.

  2. “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.

  3. “Remember to keep holy the LORD’s Day.

  4. “Honor your father and mother.

  5. “You shall not kill.

  6. “You shall not commit adultery.

  7. “You shall not steal.

  8. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

  9. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.

  10. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.”

The Two Greatest Commandments

 ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.

And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.’”

The Precepts Of The Church

  1. You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor.

    We must "sanctify the day commemorating the Resurrection of the Lord" (Sunday), as well as the principal feast days, known as Catholic holy days of obligation. This requires attending Mass, "and by resting from those works and activities which could impede such a sanctification of these days."

  2. You shall confess your sins at least once a year.

    We must prepare for the Eucharist by means of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). This sacrament "continues Baptism's work of conversion and forgiveness."

  3. You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season.

    This "guarantees as a minimum the reception of the Lord's Body and Blood in connection with the Paschal feasts, the origin and center of the Christian liturgy."

  4. You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church.

    "The fourth precept ensures the times of ascesis and penance which prepare us for the liturgical feasts and help us acquire mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart." See below for more about fasting & abstinence.

  5. You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church.

    "The fifth precept means that the faithful are obliged to assist with the material needs of the Church, each according to his own ability."

The Seven Corporal Works Of Mercy

  1. To feed the hungry,

  2. To give drink to the thirsty,

  3. To clothe the naked,

  4. To give shelter to travellers,

  5. To visit the sick,

  6. To visit the imprisoned,

  7. and To bury the dead. 

The 7 Gifts Of The Holy Spirit

1 ) wisdom,

2) understanding,

3) counsel,

4) fortitude,

5) knowledge,

6) piety, and

7) fear of the Lord. 

12 Gifts Of The Holy Spirit

  1. “charity,

  2. joy,

  3. peace,

  4. patience,

  5. kindness,

  6. goodness,

  7. generosity,

  8. gentleness,

  9. faithfulness,

  10. modesty,

  11. self-control,

  12. chastity.”

The 7 Sacraments

  1. Baptism,

  2. Confirmation,

  3. Eucharist,

  4. Reconciliation,

  5. Anointing of the Sick,

  6. Matrimony, and

  7. Holy Orders.

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 thy malicious enemy defend me.

At the hour of my death, call me
and bid me come to thee
That with thy saints I may praise thee
Forever and ever.


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