For those of us who are Catholic, we know that there is a lot of prayer. It’s part of our daily life. This can be overwhelming for some people, especially when they feel like they don’t know how to pray or what to say in their prayer. That is why I have compiled this list of prayers that you can use as a guide to help you along your journey into developing your relationship with God through prayer.
Prayers For Catholic
Hail Mary, Full of Grace
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
The Hail Mary prayer comes from a story in the Gospel according to Luke (1:28-56). The Virgin Mary was visited by an angel Gabriel who told her that she would bear God’s son and called her “full of grace” because she was chosen by God for this great honor.
The word “Hail” refers to greeting someone with respect or greeting them when they arrive somewhere or when you see them after some time has passed since your last meeting with them (usually said with a smile on your face).
The Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer is a model prayer for Christians. The prayer can be said at any time, and it has also been called the Our Father.
Jesus taught his disciples to pray this way (Matthew 6:9-13). This is how it goes:
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, they will be done on earth as they are in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil Amen
Glory Be To The Father
Glory Be To The Father
This prayer is found in the Divine Office, the Mass and at Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. It’s used to honor God as He is revealed as Father.
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.
Opening Prayer: O God, who hast given us a cleansed heart by water and blood, grant that we may be cleansed from sin by water alone in baptism; through Christ our Lord.
Prayer over Each Person: Cleanse me with hyssop, Lord; I will be cleansed; wash me clean of my wickedness. Create in me a pure heart– devoid of every evil thought- so that I may serve you with all my heart’s devotion. Purify me even as you did to Job when he was tested and tried by his friends (Job 1:21). Hear now this prayer- let it rise up from within my soul like smoke from incense rising up before Your throne– “Lord have mercy.”
The Act of Contrition
The Act of Contrition is a prayer used in the Catholic Church, and it is said to express sorrow for sins. It’s also called the Penitential Act or Act of Repentance, and it’s often recited by Catholics when their conscience is troubled or before receiving Holy Communion. The prayer should be said with sincerity and devotion, and one should focus on God rather than on oneself.
The Act of Contrition commonly includes four elements:
- A statement that one is sorry for having offended God
- An expression of hope that God will forgive these offenses
- A resolve not to sin again (an act of penance)
- A request that God take away any evil consequences resulting from those offenses
Morning Offering Prayer
The Morning Offering is a prayer that was first introduced in the Roman Missal of 1570. This text was later revised and replaced by the current version found in today’s missal, which was published in 2002.
The Morning Offering is one of the prayers said at daily Masses (those celebrated on weekdays). It begins with an opening hymn and then goes through three main parts:
- A penitential rite where we express our sorrow for sins committed during the previous day or week;
- A petition to God for his gifts such as wisdom, strength, and material goods;
- And an intercession for others who need our assistance (e.g., friends or family members).
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
O Holy Spirit, You Who give understanding and knowledge, fill my heart with all that is good, true and noble. Help me to live according to the law of God in mind, body and soul; enable me so to grow in virtue that I may be a worthy servant of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Prayer Before Meals – Mealtime Prayer
Prayer Before Meals
“Prayer Before Meals – Mealtime Prayer”
You may say this prayer every day at mealtime, or you may say it only on special occasions. This prayer is a way to give thanks to God for the food we are about to eat. It also reminds us that we should be grateful for all our blessings, even those things that seem small or common, like food and shelter. The third part of this prayer asks God’s blessing on the people who prepared our meal (cooks, waiters/waitresses).
Prayers for Catholic
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We hope that this list will help you to deepen your relationship with the Lord, and that you will find strength in these prayers. If there are any more Catholic prayers we should know about, please let us know!