A SHORT FORM OF DAILY PRAYER

 

The following may serve for morning, noon, and night prayer.

 

IN the Name + of the FATHER and of the SON and of the HOLY SPIRIT. Amen.

PRAISE and Honor be to the Holy, Blessed and Glorious Trinity, now and forevermore.

OUR FATHER Who art in Heaven, etc.

I BELIEVE in GOD, etc.

ALMIGHTY GOD, we most humbly thank You for all Thy Blessings to us and to all people, and especially for Thy loving care and protection through all the dangers and perils of this mortal life. Grant us, we beseech You, Thy grace to withstand the deceits of the world, the flesh and the Devil, so that keeping Thy holy will and commandments we may come to everlasting life, through JESUS CHRIST, Our LORD. Amen.

O MY God, I believe in You, I hope in You, I love You and I grieve that I have so often offended You by my sins and I resolve henceforth by Thy Grace and Mercy to lead a better life.

 

Fra Angelico

"THE ANGELUS"

(OR THE MEMORIAL OF THE INCARNATION)

In the Mystery of the Incarnation we worship and adore Our LORD as GOD of GOD, we honor and reverence SAINT MARY as "Blessed among women." In honoring Man, the Instrument of the Incarnation, we really honor CHRIST, Who became Incarnate. The Angelus, which is said morning, noon and night, expresses the inspired Salutation of the Angel and Elizabeth as recorded in the Gospel of Saint Luke.

THE Angel of the LORD came in unto Mary and said unto her. And she conceived by the HOLY GHOST.

Antiphon.(to be repeated below.) 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.

 

And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the LORD: be it unto me according to thy Word.

 

Antiphon: Hail Mary, etc.

And the Word was made Flesh and dwelt among us.

Antiphon: Hail Mary, etc.

 

WE beseech Thee, O LORD, pour Thy Grace into our hearts: that as we have known the Incarnation of Thy SON Jesus CHRIST by the message of an angel, so by His Cross and Passion we may be brought unto the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Jesus CHRIST,Our Lord.

Amen.

 

Glory be to the FATHER, and to the SON, and to the HOLY GHOST, etc.


Follow the link for the text of the Creed, and the text of the Lord's prayer and the Glory Be to the Father. See a description of the basic prayers a Catholic would use daily, including the Lord's Prayer, Hail Mary, and Creed.


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Rev. Archibald C. Knowles, The Practice of Religion, Gorman, Inc., 1911.
The image of the Annunciation is by Fra Angelico.