Common Daily Prayers
TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC PRAYERS
SIGN OF THE CROSS
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
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.
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.
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.
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth, and 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; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven and is seated
at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence He shall 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 life
ACT OF FAITH
O MY GOD, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in Three Divine Persons, Father, Son
and Holy Ghost. I believe that Thy Divine Son became Man, and died for our sins, and
that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths
which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst
neither deceive nor be deceived.
ACT OF HOPE
O MY GOD, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to
obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and Life Everlasting, through the merits
of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.
ACT OF CHARITY
O MY GOD, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art
all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I
forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.
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 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.
MORNING 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 guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
MORNING OFFERING TO THE HOLY TRINITY
MOST Holy and Adorable Trinity, One God in Three Persons, I praise Thee and give Thee
thanks for all the favors Thou has bestowed upon me. Thy goodness has preserved me
until now, I offer Thee my whole being and in particular, all my thoughts, words, and
deeds, together with all the trials I may undergo this day. Give them Thy blessing. May
Thy divine Love animate them and may they serve Thy greater glory. I make this morning
offering in union with the divine intentions of jesus christ who offers himself daily in the
holy sacrifice of the mass, and in union with mary, his virgin mother and our mother,
who was always the faithful handmaid of the lord. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost. Amen.
PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in our hour of conflict; Be our safeguard against the
wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God restrain Him, we humbly pray, and do
Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast Satan into Hell, and with
him all the other evil spirits, who wander through the world, for the ruin of souls. Amen.
NIGHT PRAYER IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST FROM OUR LORD
ETERNAL FATHER, I desire to rest in Thy Heart this night. I make the intention of offering
to Thee every beat of my heart, joining to them as many acts of love and desire. I pray
that even while I am asleep, I will bring back to Thee souls that offend Thee. I ask
forgiveness for the whole world, especially for those who know Thee and yet sin. I offer
to Thee my every breath and heartbeat as a prayer of reparation. Amen.
AN ACT OF RESIGNATION
My Lord God, even now I accept at Thy hands, cheerfully and willingly, with all its
anxieties, pains and sufferings, whatever kind of death it shall please Thee to be mine.
PRAYER FOR GRACE
O MY GOD and MY ALL, in Thy goodness and mercy, grant that before I die I may regain all
the graces which I have lost through my carelessness and folly. Permit me to attain the
degree of merit and perfection to which Thou didst desire to lead me, and which I failed
by my unfaithfulness to reach. Mercifully grant also that others regain the graces which
they have lost through my fault. This I humbly beg through the merits
of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen.
A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION
O My God, I adore Thee and I love Thee with all my heart. I thank Thee for having created
me, for having made me a Catholic and for having watched over me this day. Pardon me
for the evil I have done this day; and if I have done any good, deign to accept it. Watch
over me while I take my rest and deliver me from danger. May Thy grace be always with
PRAYER FOR THE HOLY SOULS
O Lord Jesus Christ, King of glory, deliver the souls of all the faithful departed from the
pains of hell and from the bottomless pit; deliver them from the lion's mouth, that hell
not swallow them up, that they fall not into darkness, but let the holy standard bearer
Michael bring them into that holy light which You promised to Abraham and his seed.
PRAYER FOR THE HOME
We beseech You, O Lord, visit this home, and drive far from it all the snares of the enemy;
let Your holy angels dwell therein so as to preserve us in peace; and let Your blessing be
always upon us. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
NIGHT TIME PRAYER TO MY GUARDIAN ANGEL
Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here, ever this night be at
my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
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