Prayers + Religion

A Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart. Amen.

Act of Contrition – Rite of Penance

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you, whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.

Act of Faith

O God, we believe in all that Jesus has taught us about you. We place all our trust in you because of your great love for us.

Act of Hope

O God, we never give up on your love. We have hope that your kingdom will come and for a life that lasts forever with you in heaven.

Act of Love

O God, we love you above all things. Help us to love ourselves and one another as Jesus taught us to do.

Angel of God/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.

Apostles Creed

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 power of the Holy Spirit born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there He will come again 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 everlasting. 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.

Grace After Meals

We give you thanks, almighty God, for all thy benefits, who lives and reigns now and forever. 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.

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

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley, of tears. Turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus; O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

JOY Prayer

Give your heart to Jesus, Pray daily to Him, too, For the key to JOY is loving Jesus, Others and You. Be kind and good to people In all you say and do, For the key to JOY is loving Jesus, Others and You. Be proud of who you are, And to yourself be true, For the key to JOY is loving… Jesus, Others and You.

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

Penitential Rite

I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do; through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master; grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Prayer to the 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 will renew the face of the earth. Amen.


  1. The sign of the Cross and Apostles’ Creed are both said on the crucifix
  2. Say the Lord’s Prayer followed by 3 hail Mary’s and one Glory Be to the Father
  3. Announce the Mystery; then say the Lord’s Prayer
  4. Say 10 Hail Mary’s while meditating on the Mystery
  5. Say the Glory Be to the Father
  6. At the end say the Hail, Holy Queen
  7. Sign of the Cross

Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

St. Michael

St. 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; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Hosts, by the power of God thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits, who wander throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen

The Five Glorious Mysteries

  1. The Resurrection
  2. The Ascension
  3. The Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles
  4. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
  5. The Coronation of Mary in Heaven

The Five Joyful Mysteries

  1. The Annunciation
  2. The Visitation
  3. The birth of Jesus
  4. The presentation of Jesus in the Temple
  5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

The Five Sorrowful Mysteries

  1. The Agony in the Garden
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar
  3. The Crowning of Thorns
  4. The Carrying of the Cross
  5. The Crucifixion and Death

The Memorare of St. Bernard

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 unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you 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.

The Mysteries of Light or the Luminous Mysteries

  1. The Baptism of the Lord
  2. The Wedding at Cana (Christ’s first miracle)
  3. The Proclamation of the coming of the kingdom of God
  4. The Transfiguration
  5. Institution of the Eucharist as sacrament