Prayer Collection

The Church is a Field Hospital for Sinners.

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.

Prayer to St. Michael

the Archangel


St. 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 hosts, 
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.


O glorious prince St. Michael, 
chief and commander

of the heavenly hosts, 
guardian of souls,

vanquisher of rebel spirits, 
servant in the house

of the Divine King
and our admirable conductor, 
you who shine with excellence
and superhuman virtue

deliver us from all evil,
who turn to you with confidence
and enable us

by your gracious protection
to serve God more and more faithfully every day.

Anima Christi


Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ's side, 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 malicious enemy

defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee
with Thy saints a

nd with Thy angels
Forever and ever.

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.

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 are 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.

A child's prayer for

a friend who is ill


 Dear God, (name of friend) is ill. They are not allowed to go to school or come over to play. I’m sad because I miss them. They must be feeling miserable and lonely as well. Please be close to them. Please be with the people who are looking after them. Please help them to get better and to know that you love them.

Amen.

Fatima Prayer 


O My Jesus, 

forgive us our sins, 

save us from the fires of Hell

and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those 

who are in most

need of Thy mercy. 

Amen.

The Jesus Prayer


Lord Jesus Christ,

Son of the God,

have mercy on me, a sinner.


Often repeated

twelve or fifty times.

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.

A Liturgy for Handwashing 

 

As I wash my hands today

wash my heart from fear, I pray

wash my mind from needless fret

wash the world from deadly threat

wash the needy with your grace

wash me as I seek your face

wash me, Jesus, every part

wash me: body, mind and heart.

Amen.

Prayer to Your

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, 
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.

Grace After Meals


We give Thee thanks

for all Thy benefits,

O Almighty God,

who livest and reignest

world without end.

Amen.



Prayer to my Guardian Angel


Angel of God, My Guardian Dear, to whom His love

commits me here,

ever this day be at my side,

to light and to guard,

to rule and guide.
Amen.


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