Marriage and Family Life

Prayers for the Family

SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, + and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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.

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.

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.

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 Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into Hell; 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 thence He shall come 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.

ACT OF CONTRITION

O my God, because you are so good,

I am very sorry that I have sinned against you,

but by the help of your grace, I will not sin again.

ACT OF FAITH

O my God, I believe in you and all that your Church teaches

because you have said it and your Word is true.

ACT OF HOPE

O my God, I hope in you for grace and for mercy

because of your promises, your mercy and your power.

ACT OF CHARITY

O my God, because you are so good,

I love you with my whole heart

and for our sake, I love my neighbor as myself.

PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful,

and enkindle in them the fire of your love.

V/. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created

R/. And you shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray.

O God, who taught the hearts of the faithful

by the light of the Holy Spirit,

grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may always be truly wise

and ever rejoice in his consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

SALVE REGINA

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy,

hail our light, our sweetness and our hope.

To you do we cry,

poor banished children of Eve.

To you do we send up our sighs,

mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.

Turn then, most gracious advocate,

your eyes of mercy towards us

and after this, our exile, show unto us

the blessed fruit of your 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.

THE MEMORARE

Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary,

that it is a thing unheard of

that anyone who had recourse to your protection,

implored your help, or sought your intercession,

was left forsaken.

Filled therefore with confidence in your goodness,

I fly to you, O Mother, Virgin of virgins.

To you I come;

before you I stand a sorrowful sinner.

Despise not my words, O Mother of the Word,

but graciously hear and grant my prayer.

THE ANGELUS (recited at 6 am, 12 noon and 6 pm)

V/. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.

R/. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace …

V/. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

R/. Be it done unto me according to your word.

Hail Mary, full of grace …

V/. (with head bowed) And the Word was made flesh.

R/. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary, full of grace …

V/. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R/. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts,

that, we to whom the incarnation of Christ, your Son,

was made known by the message of an angel,

may by His Passion and Cross, be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.

Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE REGINA CAELI (In Eastertide, said instead of the Angelus at 6 am, 12 noon and 6 pm)

Regina caeli laetare. Alleluia.

Quia quem meruisti portare. Alleluia.

Resurrexit sicut dixit. Alleluia.

Ora pro nobis Deum. Alleluia.

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia.

He Whom you were worthy to bear. Alleluia.

Has risen as He said. Alleluia.

Pray for us to our God. Alleluia.

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.

GRACE AFTER MEALS

We give you thanks, Almighty God,

for these and all your benefits,

who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.

May the souls of the faithful departed, + through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

MORNING OFFERING

O Jesus, through the most pure Heart of Mary,

I offer you all the prayers, the works, the sufferings and the joys of this day

for all the intentions of your divine Heart in union with the Holy Mass.

PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL

Holy Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle.

Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,

and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,

by the power of God, thrust down to hell Satan

and all the wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.

PRAYER TO GUARDIAN ANGEL

O Angel of God, my guardian dear,

To whom God’s love commits me here,

Ever this day/night be at my side,

To light and guard, to rule and guide.

ANOTHER PRAYER TO GUARDIAN ANGEL

O my good Angel, whom God has appointed to be my guardian,

enlighten and protect me, direct me and govern me during this day/night. Amen

AT THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

I love you Jesus, my love above all things.,

I repent with my whole heart of having offended you.

Never permit me to separate myself from you again.

Grant that I may love you always, then do with me what you will.

PRAYER FOR THE DEAD

Eternal rest, grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May + they rest in peace. Amen.

COMMENDATION

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace with you. Amen

FOR A HAPPY DEATH

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Lord Jesus, receive my soul.

PRAYER TO THE SACRED HEART

O Sacred Heart of Jesus I implore

the grace to love you daily more and more. (said three times)

IN HONOUR OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament Divine,

all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.

THE DIVINE PRAISES

Blessed be God.

Blessed be His Holy Name.

Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.

Blessed be the name of Jesus.

Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.

Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.

Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.

Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.

Blessed be her glorious Assumption.

Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.

Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.

Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints.

CONCLUDING PRAYER AFTER THE ROSARY

O God, whose only begotten Son, by his life, death and resurrection,

has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life,

grant, we beseech you, that meditating on these mysteries

in the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

we may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise,

through the same Christ our Lord. Amen

MORNING PRAYERS

Sign of the Cross

Morning Offering

Prayer to Sacred Heart

Come Holy Spirit

Prayer to Guardian Angel

Our Father

Hail Mary

Glory be

Apostles Creed

Act of Faith

Act of Hope

Act of Charity

The Lord bless us, + keep us from all evil

and bring us to everlasting life. Amen

NIGHT PRAYERS

Sign of the Cross

Examination of Conscience

followed by Act of Contrition

Our Father

Hail Mary

Apostles Creed

Commendation

Prayer for the Dead

Prayer to Guardian Angel

Glory be

Prayer to St. Michael

Prayer for a Happy Death

The Lord bless us, + keep us from all evil

and bring us to everlasting life. Amen