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Common Prayers

The following are common prayers used at Notre Dame Regional Secondary:

  • I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of Heaven and Earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again 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 the life everlasting. Amen.

  • 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. Amen.

  • 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. Amen.

  • Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

  • O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of thy mercy.

  • 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 toward us. And after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
    O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.
    • V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
    • R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

  • 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, in thanksgiving for Your favours, reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all my relatives & friends, and in particular for the intentions of our Holy Father. Amen.

  • Angelus
    The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
    And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
    Hail Mary...
    Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
    Be it done unto me according to Thy word.
    Hail Mary...
    And the Word was made flesh.
    And dwelt among us.
    Hail Mary...
    Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
    That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
    Let us pray:
    Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

  • Memorare
    Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O virgin of virgins, my mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O mother of the Word Incarnate! Despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer them. Amen.

  • Anima Christi
    Soul of Christ, sanctify me. 
    Body of Christ, save me.
    Blood of Christ, inebriate me. 
    Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
    Passion of Christ, strengthen me. 

    O good Jesus, hear me. 
    Within Thy wounds, hide me.
    Separated from Thee let me never be. 
    From the malignant enemy, defend me.

    At the hour of death, call me.
    To come to Thee, bid me,
    That I may praise Thee in the company
    Of Thy Saints, for all eternity. Amen.

  • Prayer for Reverence for Life
    Almighty God, giver of all that is good, we thank You for the precious gift of human life:
    • for life in the womb, coming from Your creative power,
    • for the life of children, making us glad with their freshness and promise,
    • for the life of young people, hoping for a better world,
    • for the life of people who are disabled, teaching us that every life has value,
    • for the life of the elderly, witnessing to the ageless values of patience and wisdom.
    Like Blessed Mary, may we say "YES" to your gift. May we defend it and promote it from conception to its natural end. And bring us at last, O Father, to the fullness of eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

  • Prayer for Vocations
    O God, You have chosen the apostles to make disciples of all nations and by baptism and confirmation have called all of us to build up Your Holy Church. We earnestly implore You to choose from among us, Your children, many priests, brothers and sisters who will love You with their whole heart and will gladly spend their entire lives to make You known and loved by all. Amen.

  • St. Francis: Prayer for Peace
    Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace; where there is hatred let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.

    Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

  • Know, Love & Serve Prayer
    Father, we ask for grace through every moment of this day:
    to know You more clearly as our first beginning and last end;
    to love you as being everything our heart could desire & need;
    to serve You in everyone we meet so that they may see Your presence in all that we say & do, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.