ACT OF CONTRITION
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you and I detest all my sins, because of your punishments, but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are 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 occasions of sin. Amen.
ACT OF CONTRITION (ANOTHER VERSION)
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.
ACT OF FAITH
O my God, I believe that you are one God in three Divine
ACT OF HOPE
O my God, relying on Your almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Your grace and life everlasting through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer. Amen
ACT OF LOVE
O my God, I love you above all things with my whole heart and soul, because You are all good and worthy of all my love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of You. I forgive all who have injured me and ask pardon of all whom I have injured. Amen.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
COME HOLY SPIRIT
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in them the fire of Your love.
Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
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, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed John the Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the saints, to pray to the Lord our God for me. May Almighty God have mercy on me, forgive me my sins, and bring me to everlasting life. May the Almighty and merciful Lord grant me pardon, absolution, and remission of all my sins. Amen.
THE DIVINE PRAISES
Blessed be God.
(Optional) May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen.
GLORY BE TO THE FATHER
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.
GLORY TO GOD
Glory to God in the highest,
GRACE AFTER MEALS
We thank you, O Lord, for these gifts and for all the gifts we have received from your goodness, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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.
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.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art
thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Our Father, Who art in
heaven, hallowed be Thy name;
THE MAGNIFICAT OF MARY
The Magnificat of Mary (Luke 1:46-55)
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day, for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all our associates, and for the general intention recommended for this month. Amen.
PRAYER BEFORE A CRUCIFIX
Look down upon me good and gentle Jesus, while before Thy face I humbly kneel and with the most fervent desire of 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, while I contemplate with great love and tender pity Thy Five wounds, pondering over them within me and calling to mind the words which David Thy prophet said of Thee my Jesus, “They have pierced My Hands and My Feet, they have numbered all My bones.”
UNFAILING PRAYER TO SAINT ANTHONY
which you were ever ready to speak
for those in trouble or anxiety.
Encouraged by this thought,
I implore of you to obtain for me
(request). The answer
to my prayer may require a miracle,
even so, you are the Saint of Miracles,
O gentle and loving Saint Anthony,
whose heart was ever full of
human sympathy, whisper my petition
into the ears of the Sweet Infant Jesus,
who loved to be folded in your arms;
and the gratitude of my heart
will ever be yours.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be...
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PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
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. O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world for ruin of souls. Amen.
SIGN OF THE CROSS
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Attributed to Pope Clement XI: