Basic Prayers

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.

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.


​​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; on 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 there

he will 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.

Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father

and of the Son

and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry

for having offended Thee, and I

detest all my sins because of thy

just punishments, but most of all

because they offend Thee, my God,

who art all good and deserving of

all my love. I firmly resolve with the

help of Thy grace to sin no more

and to avoid the near occasion of

sin. Amen.

Glory Be

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now,

and will be forever. Amen.

Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate

Heart of Mary,

I offer you my prayers, works, joys

and sufferings of this day

for all the intentions of your Sacred

Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, for the salvation of souls, the

reparation for sins, the reunion of

all Christians,

and in particular for the intentions

of the Holy Father this month.


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.

How to Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Optional Opening Prayers:

You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls,
and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.
O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy,
envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.

(Repeat 3 times) O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Our Father, Hail Mary and the Apostle's Creed

For each of the five decades (On each “Our Father” bead of the rosary, pray)

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

(On each of the 10 “Hail Mary” beads, pray)
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Concluding prayer (Repeat 3 times)
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Optional Closing Prayer
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father

and of the Son

and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Prayer to St. Michael

the Archangel

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 Host, by the Power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander the earth seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Prayer to One’s

Guardian Angel

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.

How to Pray the Rosary

Make the Sign of the Cross.

Holding the Crucifix, say the

Apostles’ Creed.

On the first bead, say an

Our Father.

Say three Hail Marys on each

of the next three beads. Say the

Glory Be.

Go to the main part of

the rosary. For each of the five

decades, announce the Mystery,

then say the Our Father. While

fingering each of the ten beads of

the decade, next say ten Hail Marys

while meditating on the Mystery.

Then say a Glory Be.

(After finishing each decade,

some say the following prayer

requested by the Blessed Virgin

Mary at Fatima: “O my Jesus,

forgive us our sins, save us from

the fires of hell, lead all souls to

Heaven, especially those who have

most need of your mercy.”)

After saying the five decades,

say the Hail, Holy Queen, followed

by this dialogue and prayer:

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of


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

thee, that meditating on these

mysteries of the most holy Rosary

of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we

may imitate what they contain and

obtain what they promise, through

the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mysteries of the Rosary

Joyful Mysteries

1. The Annunciation

2. The Visitation

3. The Nativity

4. The Presentation in the Temple

5. The Finding of the Child Jesus

after Three Days in the Temple

Luminous Mysteries

1. The Baptism at the Jordan

2. The Miracle at Cana

3. The Proclamation of the

Kingdom and the Call

to Conversion

4. The Transfiguration

5. The Institution of the Eucharist

Sorrowful Mysteries

1. The Agony in the Garden

2. The Scourging at the Pillar

3. The Crowning with Thorns

4. The Carrying of the Cross

5. The Crucifixion and Death

Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection

2. The Ascension

3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit

at Pentecost

4. The Assumption of Mary

5. The Crowning of the Blessed

Virgin as Queen of Heaven

and Earth