Common Catholic Prayers
We beseech God to give us daily bread, to forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and to lead us not into temptation, but to deliver us from evil; for God’s kingdom to come, to dwell peacefully on earth as it does in heaven.
The Lord is with you, Mary, full of grace. 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.
Glory to God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, as it is now, and as it ever shall be, says Jesus of Nazareth, our Lord and Saviour.
The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and Earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord. I also believe in the Holy Spirit, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the bodily resurrection, and eternal life.
Hail Holy Queen
We cry to thee, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Lord, make me holy, be my salvation; let me drink your wine, Water flowing from Christ’s side; Lord Jesus, hear my prayer; hide me within your wounds; keep me close to you; defend me from the evil one.
We fly to thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother; we come to thee, we stand before thee, sinful and sorrowful; O Mother of the Word Incarnate, do not scorn our petitions, but hear and answer them in thy mercy.
We beseech Thee, O Lord, to pour forth Thy grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by a message from an Angel, may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection through the same Christ our Lord.
Saint Michael Prayer
In the name of Saint Michael, the Archangel, protect us from the devil’s wickedness and snares; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou cast Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl the world into hell.
Act of Contrition
I am deeply sorry for offending thee, and I despise all of my sins because of Thy just punishment, but especially because I have offended Thee; I firmly resolve, with Thy grace, to sin no more, and to avoid any near-opportunity for sin.
Miraculous Medal Prayer
Pray for us who have recourse to thee, and for those who do not, especially enemies of the Church and those who are recommended to thee, O Mary, conceived without sin.
I adore Your holy and unfathomable plans, and I submit to them wholeheartedly for the love of You, the Pope, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, writes Pope Francis, and I only know that nothing will happen that You have not foreseen.
Guardian Angel Prayer
I beseech you to be at my side, ever this day (or night), to light and guard, to rule and guide, in the name of Jesus Christ, who was crucified on the day of his birth and who has now risen from the dead.
Grace After Meals
We give Thee thanks for all Thy blessings, O Almighty God, who livest and reignest without end, says the Lord; may the faithful departed’s souls rest in peace, and their bodies rest in eternal life, through God’s mercy.
Why do we pray to Mary Mother of God?
Catholics do not pray to Mary as if she were God; rather, prayer to Mary is a remembrance of the great mysteries of our faith (in the rosary, the Incarnation and Redemption through Christ), praise to God for the wonderful things he has done in and through one of his creatures (Hail Mary), and intercession (second half of the Hail Mary).
What are three prayers dedicated to Mary?
He advised parents to teach their children to say three Hail Marys in the morning and evening, and to pray the following prayer after each Hail Mary: “By thy pure and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, make my body pure and my soul holy.”
Where does the Hail Mary come from?
The “Hail Mary” prayer in Girolamo Savonarola’s Esposizione sopra l’Ave Maria first appeared in print in 1495. “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus,” reads the prayer.
Can we pray to Mother Mary?
You may pray as many times as you wish or feel comfortable with throughout the day. You do not have to be Catholic to love and honor Mary; in fact, Anglican(Episcopalian), Lutheran, and Orthodox Christians love Mary just as much as Catholics do.
Why is Mother Mary so important?
Mary has always been a central figure in Christianity; one of the roles she plays in early Christianity is that of a mother; she is a role model for mothers; she also plays an important role throughout Christian history in providing us with a female who is right at the center of events.
Why do we say 10 Hail Marys in the rosary?
A: The ten Hail Marys are part of the rosary’s evolution. It was customary in the Middle Ages for monks to recite the Psalter, which consists of 150 Old Testament psalms. Over time, fifteen mysteries (events in Jesus’ life) were retained and combined with the Hail Marys for each mystery.
What is the most beautiful prayer dedicated to Mary?
Help me in my need, fruitful vine, heavenly splendor, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin; O Star of the Sea, help me herein and show me that you are my Mother; none can withstand thy power.
What does the Virgin Mary symbolize in the Bible?
She is a vital presence at the Pentecostal birth of the church, sharing the divine vision of a transformed world. The early church also gave Mary the title of “God-bearer” (Theotokos), which became part of Christian orthodoxy and was unrelated to her perpetual virginity.
What is the Catholic prayer to the Holy Spirit?
Fill the hearts of Thy faithful, Holy Spirit, and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love; send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created; and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Is Virgin Mary powerful?
Countless works of art have been inspired by her, millions of people visit her shrines each year, and she has been named the most powerful woman in the world by National Geographic.
What is the most powerful Catholic prayer?
The Holy Rosary is one of the most beautiful, powerful, and sacred prayers in the Roman Catholic faith, and it is a devotion to God through a devotion to Mary.
Is the Rosary in the Bible?
Q: Is there a biblical basis for the Rosary? A: As you may be aware, the bible does not “tell” us to pray the Rosary because it was only developed during the Middle Ages; however, key elements of the Rosary are biblical and/or belong to common Christian beliefs.
Why do Catholics pray to Mary?
“The Church loves to pray in communion with the Virgin Mary, to magnify with her the great things the Lord has done for her, and to entrust supplications and praises to her, because of Mary’s singular cooperation with the action of the Holy Spirit.”