Prayer Downloads

Find a safe refuge from your trials and temptations … through the power of prayer. When you speak to God, you’ll discover an incredible peace that guards your heart and mind in Jesus Christ (cf. Phil. 4:7).

Acts

Consecration to Mary

When we consecrate ourselves to Our Lady, we offer ourselves to her in order that she may lead us to her Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

In this prayer, we offer ourselves totally to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, that we may belong to Jesus alone.

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Faith, Hope, and Charity

With these beautiful traditional prayers, express your faith and hope in God, and your love of Him and your neighbor.

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Love (by Saint John Vianney)

This act of love was composed by St. John Mary Vianney (1786-1859), a humble French priest best known for his long hours spent hearing confessions.

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Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

With this prayer, we pray in reparation for our sins and those of others.

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Spiritual Communion

A spiritual communion is “an act of faith and love toward Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, with an ardent desire to receive Him” (Baltimore Catechism).

Basic Prayers

Act of Contrition

With this prayer, we express sorrow for our sins and ask God for forgiveness and for help in avoiding sin in the future.

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Angelus

This prayer commemorates Our Lord’s Incarnation and honors His Blessed Mother. Traditionally it has been prayed three times a day.

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Before and after Meals

Ask for God’s blessing on you and on your meal, and thank Him afterwards for all His blessings.

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Glory Be

Give praise to the Holy Trinity—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit–three Persons in One God.

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Guardian Angel

Ask for the protection and help of your own special angel whom God has assigned to you for guidance on your heavenly pilgrimage.

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Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina)

This incredibly beautiful traditional prayer dates from the 11th century. It begs Our Lady’s intercession as we make our way through this “valley of tears.”

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Hail Mary

Honor Our Blessed Mother Mary and ask for her intercession “now and at the hour of [your] death.”

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Memorare

This is a lovely centuries-old prayer asking Our Lady’s intercession amid the struggles of our life

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Our Father/The Lord’s Prayer

Jesus Himself taught the Apostles this prayer. It “is truly the summary of the whole Gospel” (Tertullian, quoted in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, para. 2774).

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Regina Caeli

During the Easter season, this prayer honoring Our Lord’s resurrection and Our Lady replaces the Angelus.

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The Rosary

Learn how to pray this lovely, easy-to-learn prayer asking Mary’s intercession and meditating on events in the lives of Jesus and Mary.

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Saint Michael

Pray for St. Michael’s powerful intercession in the struggle against evil in our day. Pope Leo XIII composed this wonderful prayer.

Chaplets

Divine Mercy

A chaplet is a group of prayers prayed on a string of beads to help keep track of the prayers (you don’t have to use the beads). Our Lord gave this chaplet to St. Faustina.

Chaplets

Saint Michael

Honor St. Michael and the other glorious angels in Heaven.

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Seven Sorrows of Mary

This chaplet commemorates the seven sorrows of Our Blessed Mother.

Church Year

Advent Novena

Traditionally, this little prayer has been prayed 15 times a day beginning on November 30 (feast of St. Andrew the Apostle) and continuing until Christmas. You can pray it once a day or as many times as you like!

Church Year

Advent “O” Antiphons

Beginning December 17 and continuing through December 23, the special O Antiphons are prayed during Evening Prayer (the Liturgy of the Hours) before and after the Magnificat canticle.

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Christmas Prayers

Rejoice in Our Savior’s birth!

Confession

Examination of Conscience

Use this examination to help you prepare for the sacrament of penance (confession) by calling to mind the sins you have committed since your last good confession.

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Prayers before and after Confession

Pray for the help to make a good confession, and then thank God afterwards for His great mercy and forgiveness!

Creeds

Apostles’

The Apostles’ Creed is “a faithful summary of the apostles’ faith” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 194).

Creeds

Athanasian

The Athanasian Creed is a “short, clear exposition of the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation, with a passing reference to several other dogmas” (1912 Catholic Encyclopedia).

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Nicene

The Nicene Creed (Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed) dates back to the 4th century. It has been prayed at Mass since the 6th century. This creed summarizes many of our beliefs as Catholics.

Daily Prayers

Aspirations

Aspirations are short prayers, easily memorized, which we can pray often throughout the day as we go about our daily activities.

Daily Prayers

Evening

Spend time with Our Lord before you go to bed and ask for a peaceful, safe night.

Daily Prayers

Intentions

Offer your whole day to God and ask for His help for the day ahead.

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Morning

Each morning, offer your prayers, works, and sufferings for specific intentions.

The Holy Eucharist and the Mass

Adoration Prayer

Pray this beautiful prayer during your personal adoration time at your parish!

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Anima Christi

This prayer, which dates from around the 14th century, is wonderful to pray after receiving Our Lord in Holy Communion.

The Holy Eucharist and the Mass

Fifteen Minutes in the Company of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

This is a beautiful meditation which can be used when you make a visit to adore Jesus at your local adoration chapel!

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Prayers before and after Mass

Before Holy Mass, recollect yourself in the presence of God; after Mass, thank God for the priceless gift of receiving Holy Communion!

Litanies

Blessed Virgin Mary (Litany of Loreto)

A litany is a prayer with petitions imploring God’s help, sometimes through the intercession of Our Lady or the saints. You can pray a litany alone or with others. This litany honors Our Lady and asks for her intercession.

Litanies

Humility

Pray for growth in the virtue of humility.

Litanies

Infant Mary

This litany honors the holy infancy and childhood of Our Blessed Mother.

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Most Holy Name of Jesus

Pray this litany to praise the Holy Name of Jesus and to make reparation for the sins of those who use His Holy Name in vain.

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Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Jesus shed His Most Precious Blood to save us from our sins. This beautiful litany praises His Most Precious Blood and asks for protection and help.

Litanies

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Adore Jesus and give Him praise for his immense love for us!

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Reparation to the Blessed Sacrament

Pray this litany in reparation for the sins committed against Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Novenas

Saint Jude

St. Jude, one of Christ’s 12 Apostles, long has been honored as the patron of those in seemingly impossible situations. Ask his intercession for the resolution of difficult situations in your life!

Novenas

Infant Jesus

Honor Jesus’ infancy and pray for your special intentions.

Novenas

Our Lady of Good Remedy

Ask Our Lady’s intercession for your needs, including your financial problems!

Novenas

Sacred Heart

Pray to Our Lord and honor His Sacred Heart as you petition Him for your intentions.

Novenas

Saint Joseph (Holy Cloak)

This special novena asking St. Joseph’s intercession is prayed on 30 consecutive days in memory of the 30 years St. Joseph is said to have spent in the company of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Our Lady

Immaculate Conception

“The Blessed Virgin Mary, through the merits of her Divine Son, was preserved free from the guilt of original sin, and this privilege is called her Immaculate Conception…” (Baltimore Catechism).

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Our Lady of Good Help

In 1859 Our Lady appeared to Adele Brise in Champion, Wisconsin; these apparitions have been officially approved by the Church. Ask Our Lady under her title of Our Lady of Good Help to intercede for peace in your heart!

Our Lady

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe is patroness of the Americas. Pray for her intercession for the Church and for your needs.

Our Lady

Rosary Promises

Be motivated to pray the daily Rosary by these 15 promises made by Our Lady for those who faithfully recite the Rosary!

Our Lady

Sub Tuum Praesidium

This prayer for Our Lady’s intercession dates back at least to the third century. Pray it in either English or Latin.

Saints

Blessed John Henry Newman

This beautiful prayer to Our Lord was composed by Bl. John Henry Newman, an Anglican convert to the Catholic Church.

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Bookmark of Saint Teresa of Avila

“Let nothing disturb you; let nothing frighten you.” So begins St. Teresa’s comforting “Bookmark.” Read it in English or Spanish!

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Memorare to Saint Joseph

St. Joseph is a powerful intercessor with Jesus. Ask his intercession for your needs.

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Saint Anne

St. Anne is the mother of Our Lady and the grandmother of the Savior. Just think about those privileges! Ask St. Anne to pray for all mothers and grandmothers.

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Saint Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony is one of the most popular saints of all time. His intercession is frequently asked for many intentions, including finding lost items (such as keys!).

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Saint Catherine of Siena

These prayers, one to the Holy Spirit and one to the Holy Trinity, were written by St. Catherine of Siena.

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Saint Dymphna

St. Dymphna, an Irish saint, is patroness of those who suffer from mental, emotional, and nervous disorders. Ask her intercession for yourself or for a loved one.

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Saint Francis de Sales

Take comfort in these words of St. Francis de Sales on peace, confidence, and the cross in your life.

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Saint Francis of Assisi

The beloved St. Francis of Assisi wrote a number of beautiful prayers. Here is a sampling of them.

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Saint Joseph the Worker

St. Joseph is the patron saint of workers. Ask his intercession with this prayer by Pope St. Pius X.

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Ancient Prayer to Saint Joseph

Ask the powerful intercession of Good Saint Joseph with this very old and very beautiful prayer.

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Saint Louis de Montfort

St. Louis de Montfort, champion of True Devotion to Mary (“To Jesus through Mary”) composed this beautiful prayer to Our Lady.

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Saint Mary Magdalene

Because Our Lord appeared to St. Mary Magdalene after His Resurrection and commissioned her to announce it to the Apostles, she is known as “the apostle to the Apostles.” Ask her intercession for your needs and intentions.

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Saint Philomena

St. Philomena was a martyr in the early days of the Church. St. John Vianney had a special devotion to her, and he composed the litany included in these prayers to St. Philomena.

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Saint Therese

St. Therese, known as the “Little Flower,” is a very popular saint. Pray for your requests to be granted through her powerful intercession.

Various Needs and Intentions

Abandonment (Surrender)

Bl. Charles de Focauld wrote this beautiful prayer surrendering oneself to God and His will for our lives.

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Against Depression

Offer this prayer when you’re feeling down or struggling against depression or despair.

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Angelic Warfare Confraternity Petitions for Chastity

Pray for purity in every aspect of your life!

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Before a Crucifix

This beloved prayer honors Christ’s wounds and his death on the cross for our salvation.

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Before Logging on to the Internet

Pray for protection, guidance, and strength against temptation as you spend time on the Internet.

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Before Study

When you’re facing a difficult exam or assignment, pray this prayer written by St. Thomas Aquinas.

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For All Things Necessary to Salvation

This prayer is attributed to Pope Clement XI. Pray for growth in the virtues, including faith, hope, and charity.

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For Blessings on Married Couples

Pray for all married couples, that they may live peaceful, holy lives.

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For Children

Implore the Lord and ask the intercession of Our Lady and other saints for the protection of your precious children.

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For Fathers

Ask St. Joseph’s intercession for fathers in their vital but challenging vocation.

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For Generosity

Pray for the grace to be generous to God and others.

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For Mothers

Mothers, ask St. Monica to pray for you and your children as you live out your vital and challenging vocation!

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For Peace

Pray for peace in your heart and in the world.

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For Priests

Priests need our prayers! Let us remember them in our daily prayers.

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For Protection and Help

Ask the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel and Our Lady for protection against evil, and prayerfully read Ephesians 6 (putting on the “armor of God”).

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For the Church

Pray to St. Michael and St. Joseph for their intercession in the Church’s struggle against evil.

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For the Conversion of a Loved One

Ask St. Joseph’s powerful intercession for the conversion of those you love!

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For the Deceased

Pray for those who have died, that they may reach heaven to be with God forever in joy and peace!

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For the Pope

We should pray for our Holy Father (currently Pope Francis) as he faces the immense challenge of shepherding the Church in these perilous times.

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For the Return of Lapsed Catholics

Pray for the return to the Faith of those who have fallen away.

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For the Sick and for Healing

Whether you are sick yourself or praying for someone who is sick, make use of these beautiful prayers!

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For Traveling

These traditional prayers ask for protection and peace while we travel and a safe return home.

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For Vocations

Pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life and for those who are living these vocations.

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From Fatima

These short but beautiful prayers are from the apparitions of the Angel and Our Lady at Fatima in 1916 and 1917.

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From The Imitation of Christ

Thomas á Kempis penned The Imitation of Christ in the 15th century. This popular classic devotional book was originally written in Latin.

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In Time of Trouble

When trouble surrounds you, call out to the Lord, who calmed the storm for the Apostles (cf. Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41).

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Of a Mother for a Wayward Child

Ask the powerful intercession of St. Anne for the conversion of your beloved son or daughter!

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Of Repentance

Ask the Lord for forgiveness for your sins and for help to avoid them in the future.

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Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross (the Via Crucis,”Way of the Cross”) commemorate Our Lord’s Passion and Death. This devotion is especially appropriate for Friday and throughout Lent.

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Stations of the Resurrection

The Stations of the Resurrection (Via Lucis, “Way of Light”) honor Our Lord’s Resurrection and the events surrounding it. This is a beautiful newer devotion.

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To End Abortion

Pray for an end to the greatest scourge and evil of our day. Jesus loves the little children, born and unborn!

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To Overcome Bad Habits

Beg the Lord for the grace to overcome the vices in your life.

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To the Divine Child Jesus

Ask the Divine Child Jesus for the graces and blessings you need in your life.

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To the Holy Family for the Family

Ask the Holy Family for help in your own family life!

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To the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, into our lives!

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