The Rosary is not one prayer, but a series of prayers with reflections on important events in the Life of Jesus. We think of these as we pray the Rosary. Image of a woman's hands clasping the Rosary, her head bent over her hands as she prays.
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The Rosary

The Rosary The Rosary is not one prayer, but a series of prayers with reflections on events in the Life of Jesus. These reflections are called mysteries. There are four sets of mysteries: The Joyful Mysteries, the Luminous Mysteries, the Sorrowful Mysteries, and the Glorious Mysteries. Traditionally, the Mysteries are said on specific days, but… Continue reading The Rosary

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Let Us Pray

Let Us Pray This prayer is often said at the end of the Rosary. 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 while meditating on the mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed… Continue reading Let Us Pray

Hail Holy Queen is a beautiful prayer wherein we recognize Mary as our Queen. We beg her mercy, for her prayers for us for our salvation. Image of a drawing of tThree crosses in the background with Mary in the foreground holding Jesus after He died.
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Hail Holy Queen

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… Continue reading Hail Holy Queen

When the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to the children in Fatima, she taught them this prayer, wherein we ask Jesus for His mercy and trust in His love. Image of a person representing Jesus holding out his hand to a person who si holding out his hand to Jesus.
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Fatima Prayer

Fatima Prayer Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen. When the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to the children in Fatima, she taught them this prayer. It is a beautiful prayer for all of… Continue reading Fatima Prayer

With the Sign of the Cross prayer, we touch our forehead, our chest, and each shoulder as we pray. Thus, we make a cross on our bodies as we pray. Image of outline of Jesus crucified.
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Sign of the Cross

Sign of the Cross In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. With the Sign of the Cross prayer, we have an action to go with it. We touch our forehead when we say "In the name of the Father," touch our chest when we say "and… Continue reading Sign of the Cross

When we pray the Guardian Angel Prayer, we acknowledge that God has given us the gift of a Guardian Angel and we ask our Angel to help and protect us. Image of two statues: a child and his Guardian Angel.
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Guardian Angel Prayer

Guardian Angel Prayer Angel of God my guardian dear, to whom God's love entrusts me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen. The Guardian Angel Prayer is a wonderful prayer to use. When we pray it we acknowledge that God has given us the gift of… Continue reading Guardian Angel Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel prayer was composed by Pope Leo XIII in October of 1884. It is a prayer asking St. Michael the Archangel, the leader of the good angles in Heaven, to protect us from the Devil and all evil spirits whose aim it is to draw souls away from Christ. Image of an angle with a sword and armor preparing to go into battle.
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St. Michael the Archangel Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel Prayer St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in 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, cast into hell Satan and all evil spirits who prowl about… Continue reading St. Michael the Archangel Prayer

The Prayer Before Meals and the Prayer After Meals are both good to remember to pray. They help us to keep our focus on God and His providing for us. Image of a family around the table praying together.
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Prayer Before Meals and Prayer After Meals

Prayer Before Meals Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty through Christ, our Lord. Amen.   Prayer After Meals We give Thee thanks for all Thy benefits, O Almighty God, who livest and reignest world without end. Amen. May the souls of the faithfully departed,… Continue reading Prayer Before Meals and Prayer After Meals

By praying a Morning Offering each day, we offer our day to God. We put Him in the forefront of our mind and set the tone for our day to be focused on and offered for Him. Image of two open hands together held out in a gesture of offering.
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Morning Offering

Morning Offering Oh my God, I offer You every thought and word and act of today. Please bless me, my God, and make me good today. Amen. By praying a Morning Offering each day, we offer our day to God. We put Him in the forefront of our mind and set the tone for our… Continue reading Morning Offering

The Act of Contrition is a prayer where we throw ourselves on Jesus' mercy. We tell Him of our sorrow in sinning, ask for His forgiveness and for His help. Image of a woman sitting with her head against her clasped hands as if in prayer.
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Act of Contrition

Act of Contrition   Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. 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… Continue reading Act of Contrition