Catholic Prayers //

Prayers of the Catholic Church, prayer resources, and reflections.

Stations of the Cross

Jesus is Condemned As God's own people, we have Christ as our head. He delivered himself up for our sins. In accepting a cruel death, he won for us the right to eternal bliss with God our Father. Jesus takes his cross As the redeemed of the Lord, … Continue reading

Examination of Conscience

An Examination of Conscience is helpful in preparing for confessing one's sins in the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. It helps one to reflect over several areas of one's life and what he or she has done and if he or she has offended God in … Continue reading

An Act of Love

O my God, I love you above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because you are all-good and worthy of all love.I love my neighbor as myself for the love of you.I forgive all who have injured me, and I ask pardon of all whom I have … Continue reading

An Act of Hope

O my God, relying on your infinite goodness and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of your grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.Amen. … Continue reading

An Act of Faith

O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three divine persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; I believe that your 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 … Continue reading


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one 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 … Continue reading

Prayer Before a Crucifix

Behold, O Kind and most sweet Jesus, before Thy face I humbly kneel, and with the most fervent desire of soul, I pray and beseech Thee to impress upon my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope, and charity, true contrition for my sins and a firm … Continue reading

Praying the Rosary

How to pray the rosary

The rosary is a common, Catholic form of prayer that requires much meditation. Though often thought to be devoted entirely to Mary, the rosary is actually a meditation on the life of Jesus through the eyes of his loving mother, Mary. The entire … Continue reading

Grace Before and After Meals

Giving thanks to God for our food is a common Catholic tradition. The Grace Before Meals prayer below is the standard bearer for saying grace among Catholics. Grace Before Meals Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts which we are about to receive … Continue reading

Act of Contrition

O, my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you and I detest all my sins, because of your just punishments but most of all because I have offended you, my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love.I firmly resolve, with the … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

The Angelus

The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary...Behold the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done unto me according to your word. Hail Mary...And the Word became flesh. And lived among us. Hail … Continue reading

Glory Be

Glory Be 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. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading