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Prayer Compilations

truecatholic.com [click here]

scborromeo.org [click here]

catholic.org [click here

yenra.net [click here]

Divine Mercy Chaplet Prayers

marian.org [click here

rosarycreations.com [click here]

 

Traditional Holy Rosary Prayers 

vatican.va [click here

on the most holy rosary - apostolic letter rosarium virginis mariae of pope john paul ii [click here

rosary prayers [click here] or [click here]

mondays +  saturdays - joyful mysteries [click here] or [click here] or [click here]

thursdays - luminous mysteries [click here] or [click here] or [click here]

tuesdays + fridays - sorrowful mysteries [click here] or [click here] or [click here]

wednesdays + sundays -glorious mysteries [click here] or [click here] or [click here]

Scriptural Holy Rosary Prayers 

rosarycreations.com [click here

holyspiritinterative.net [click here].


Bibles

New Jerusalem Bible [click here]  

Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible [click here

New American Bible [click here

 

Catechism of the Catholic Church on Christian Prayer

What is prayer -  prayer as god's gift, prayer as covenant and prayer as communion.

Forms of prayer - blessing and adoration, prayer of petition, prayer of intercession, prayer of thanksgiving and prayer of praise.

Expressions of prayer- vocal prayer, meditation and contemplative prayer.  

Battle of prayer - erroneous notions of prayer, facing difficulties in prayer, facing temptations in prayer, efficacy of prayer and persevering in prayer. 

To read entire Catechism of the Catholic Church, please click here.  

 

 Way of the Cross

Way of the Cross 2000-2007 (Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff) [click here]



"Great is the mystery of the faith!" The Church professes this mystery in the Apostles' Creed and celebrates it in the sacramental liturgy, so that the life of the faithful may be conformed to Christ in the Holy Spirit to the glory of God the Father. This mystery, then, requires that the faithful believe in it, that they celebrate it, and that they live from it in a vital and personal relationship with the living and true God. This relationship is prayer. - Section 2558, Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Apostles Creed, The Lord's Prayer, Jesus Prayer, Come Holy Spirit, Confiteor, Morning, Before Meals, After Meals, Night, Happy Death

Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth . I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and 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. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father . 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 the life everlasting. Amen. 

The Apostles' Creed is so called because it is rightly considered to be a faithful summary of the apostles' faith. It is the ancient baptismal symbol of the Church of Rome. Its great authority arises from this fact: it is "the Creed of the Roman Church, the See of Peter the first of the apostles, to which he brought the common faith" - Section 194, Catechism of the Catholic Church.

A full explanation of the Apostles' Creed can be found in Section Two in Part One of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. [click here

The Lord's Prayer

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. 

The traditional expression "the Lord's Prayer" - Oratio Dominica - means that the prayer to our Father is taught and given to us by the Lord Jesus. The prayer that comes to us from Jesus is truly unique: it is "of the Lord." On the one hand, in the words of this prayer the only Son gives us the words the Father gave him: he is the master of our prayer. On the other, as Word incarnate, he knows in his human heart the needs of his human brothers and sisters and reveals them to us: he is the model of our prayer. -Section 2765, Catechism of the Catholic Church.  

A full explanation of the Lord's Prayer can be found in Section Two in Part Four of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. [click here

Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

This simple invocation of faith developed in the tradition of prayer under many forms in East and West. The most usual formulation, transmitted by the spiritual writers of the Sinai, Syria, and Mt. Athos, is the invocation, "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us sinners." It combines the Christological hymn of Philippians 2:6-11 with the cry of the publican and the blind men begging for light. By it the heart is opened to human wretchedness and the Savior's mercy. - Section 2667, Catechism of the Catholic Church.

"The shortest, simplest and most powerful prayer in the world" - Peter Kreeft [click here to find out why].

Selected Prayers

Come Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.

The traditional form of petition to the Holy Spirit is to invoke the Father through Christ our Lord to give us the Consoler Spirit. Jesus insists on this petition to be made in his name at the very moment when he promises the gift of the Spirit of Truth. But the simplest and most direct prayer is also traditional, "Come, Holy Spirit," and every liturgical tradition has developed it in antiphons and hymns.- Section 2671, Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Confiteor

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, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and 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. Amen. May the Almighty and merciful Lord grant me pardon, absolution, and remission of all my sins. Amen.

Morning

Good Morning God. You are ushering in another day, untouched and freshly new. So here I am to ask you, God, if You'll renew me too. Forgive the many errors that I made yesterday and let me try again dear God to walk closer in Your way. But Lord, I am well aware, I can't make it on my own. So take my hand and hold it tight, for I cannot walk alone.  

Before Meals

Bless us, O Lord and these Your gifts, which we are about to receive from Your bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

After Meals 

We give You thanks for all Your benefits, O Almighty God, who lives and reigns, world without end. Amen.

Night

O my God, I thank you for having preserved me today and for having given me so many blessings and graces. I renew my dedication to you and ask your pardon for all my sins.  

Happy Death

O my Lord and Savior, support me in my last hour by the strong arms of Your sacraments, and the fragrance of Your consolations. Let Your absolving words be said over me, and the holy oil sign and seal me; and let Your own body be my food, and Your blood my sprinkling; and let Your Mother Mary come to me, and my angel whisper peace to me, and Your glorious saints and my own dear patrons smile on me, that in and through them all I may die as I desire to live, in Your Church, in Your faith, and in Your love. Amen.
   

On Christian Prayer

What is prayer -  prayer as god's gift, prayer as covenant and prayer as communion - from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. [click here]

Forms of prayer - blessing and adoration, prayer of petition, prayer of intercession, prayer of thanksgiving and prayer of praise - from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. [click here]

Expressions of prayer- vocal prayer, meditation and contemplative prayer - from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  [click here

Battle of prayer - erroneous notions of prayer, facing difficulties in prayer, facing temptations in prayer, efficacy of prayer and persevering in prayer - from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. [click here]

Orationis Formas - letter on some aspects of Christian Meditation issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on 15 October 1989. [click here] or [click here]

Ardens Felicitatis - instruction on prayers for healing issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on 14 September 2000. [click here]