Catholic Prayers

The Anima Christi

The Anima Christi prayer

The Anima Christi is a prayer from around the 14th century. It is still widely used after receiving the body and blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ in Holy Communion. Soul of Christ, sanctify meBody of Christ, save meBlood of Christ, inebriate meWater from Christ’s side, wash mePassion of Christ, strengthen meO good Jesus, hear …

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Act of Contrition

act of contrition prayer

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1430-31. Jesus’ call to conversion and penance, like that of the prophets before Him, does not aim first at outward works, ‘sackcloth and ashes, ‘ fasting and mortification, but at the CONVERSION OF THE HEART, INTERIOR CONVERSION. Without this, such penances remain sterile and false; however, interior conversion urges expression in visible …

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Prayer of Trust Prayer

prayer of trust

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.I do not see the road ahead of me.I cannot know where it will end.Nor do I really know myself,and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.But I believe that the desire …

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The Our Father Prayer

the our father 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 Lord’s Prayer ‘is truly the summary …

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The Holy Rosary

the holy rosary

The rosary has been prayed since the thirteenth century. While meditating on the life of Jesus, one recites the prayers that brings one closer to Him and to His Mother, Mary. Start by making the sign of the Cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. …

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Hail Mary Prayer

hail Mary prayer

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruitof thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen. “Beginning with Mary’s unique cooperation with the working of the Holy Spirit, the Churches developed their prayer to the holy Mother of …

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Prayer to Your Guardian Angel

guardian angel prayer

Angel of God, my guardian dear, To whom God’s lovecommits me here, Ever this day, be at my side, To light and guard, Rule and guide. Amen. ‘From infancy to death human life is surrounded by their (the angels) watchful care and intercession. Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life. Already here on earth, …

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The Apostles’ Creed Prayer

apostles creed prayer

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,born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,was crucified, died, and was buried.He descended into Hell;On the third day, He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, …

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The Angelus Prayer

the angelus prayer

The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary: And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. 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 ofour death. Amen. …

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The Glory Be Prayer

the glory be prayer

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. “O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, …

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