Prayers

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

My Faith: Prayer, People and Sacrament

I grew up in a very Catholic household; I was baptized, made my first communion, made confessions, and attended Catholic school all as a young child.During this time, I believed in my faith because of what my parents and teachers taught me, both in actions and words.Through them I was made aware that God existed.

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 any way.

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 injured. Amen.

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.

Praying 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 rosary is a prayer of Jesus’s life. It is another type of …

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