TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC PRAYERS
The Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
The Our Father
"Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples."
He said to them, "When you pray, say:" (Luke 11;1)
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.
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 a
Adoration: The Glory Be
Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.
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 arose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; whence 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.
The rosary is a form of mental and vocal prayer centered on the mysteries of events in the lives of Jesus and Mary.
The Joyful Mysteries are:
- Birth of Jesus
- Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
- Finding of Jesus in the Temple
The Sorrowful Mysteries are:
- The Agony in the Garden
- Scourging at the Pillar
- Crowning with Thorns
- Carrying of the Cross
The Glorious Mysteries are:
- Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles
- Assumption of Mary
- Crowning of Mary as Queen of the Angels and Saints
The Luminous Mysteries are:
- The Baptism of Jesus
- The Wedding at Cana
- Jesus' Proclamation of the Kingdom
- The Transfiguration
- The First Eucharist
John Paul II proposed that these mysteries be fitted into the weekly cycle of praying the Rosary in the following manner:
Sunday: The Glorious Mysteries
Monday: The Joyful Mysteries
Tuesday: The Sorrowful Mysteries
Wednesday: The Glorious Mysteries
Thursday: The Luminous Mysteries
Friday: The Sorrowful Mysteries
Saturday: The Joyful Mysteries
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.
Hail Holy Queen
Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, 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 valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us; and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray. 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 we who meditate on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the blessed Virgin Mary, may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord.