A Catholic is taught several basic prayers which would form part of his or her growth in faith. These prayers will be repeated many times over in different occasions and time periods over the entire course of a Catholic’s life. These prayers will form part of the daily communication with God.
Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
Our Father (The Lord’s Prayer)
Our Father in Heaven, holy be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Do not bring us to the test but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, prays for us sinners, now and the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory to the Trinity
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever will be for ever. Amen.
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 life everlasting. Amen.
Hail Holy Queen
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope! To you do we cry, poor, banished children of Eve. To you, do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.