Prayers

Children Praying

To Be Memorized

Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

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Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth at 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.

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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.

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Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst 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.

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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.

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Angel of God

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
to whom God's love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side
to light and guard, to rule and guide.
Amen.

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Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee
And I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell
But most of all because they offend Thee, my God,
Who are all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace,
to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life.
Amen.

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Act of Faith (Simple)

Dear Lord Jesus, I believe in Thee.

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Act of Faith (Standard)

O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in Three Divine Persons,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
I believe that Thy 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 all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches,
because Thou hast revealed them, who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.
Amen.

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Act of Hope (Simple)

Dear Lord Jesus, I hope in Thee.

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Act of Hope (Standard)

O my God, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises
I hope to obtain pardon of my sons, the help of Thy grace,
and Life Everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ,
my Lord and Redeemer.

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Morning Offering
This is the Morning Offering that is taught to the elementary CCD students; any form of the Morning Offering may be used.

My dearest Lord, through Mary's heart, I offer you this day
With all I think and do and say, in work and rest and play
With all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings, all Your love may send my way.
Amen.

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Prayer to St. Michael

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray.
And do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God,
cast into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen.

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The 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 sitteth 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.

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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, thine eyes of mercy towards us
and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
that we may be made worth of the promises of Christ.
Amen.

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Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother;
to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy, hear and answer me.
Amen.

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