Prayers

Prayer of the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit,
Fill the hearts of your faithful,
And kindle in them
The fire of your love. 

Grace Before Meals

Bless us, O Lord, and these your
Gifts which we are about to receive
From your bounty,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Grace After Meals

We give you thanks, almighty God,
For all your benefits.
You live and reign
Now and forever. Amen.

Hail Mary

 Hail Mary, full of grace
  the Lord is with you;
  blessed are you among women
  and blessed is the fruit
    of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
  pray for us sinners,
  now and at the hour of
    our death. Amen. 

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 Scared Heart.
Amen. 

Our Father

 Our Father, who art in heaven,
  hallowed by 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. 

More Prayers

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

 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;
and 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.
Amen 

The 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 to the dead.
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. 

Act of Contrition

 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 Saviour Jesus Christ
  suffered and died for us.
In his name, my God, have mercy.