Our Prayers

Prayer for Generosity

Lord Jesus, teach me to be generous
Teach me to serve as you deserve,
To give and not to count the cost,
To fight and not to heed the wounds,
To labor and not to seek to rest,
To give of myself and not ask for reward,
except in the reward that I am doing your will.
St. Ignatius, pray for us.

The Examen

1.  Become aware of God’s presence–quiet, stillness
2.  Give Thanks, Review the day with gratitude
3.  Review the day, the highs and lows, pay attention to your emotions
4.  As humbly where we need guidance and support in prayer
5.  Look toward the day to come.  How will I be tomorrow?

God’s Great Love

Today I looked up to the sky
And watched the clouds go drifting by.
I think You, God, for Your great love;
You made the sun and stars above,
The big round moon that shines so bright -
They light the way both day and night.
I thank You for the things we share
And for the beauty everywhere.

Pearl Jennings

A Morning Offering (A)

My god, I offer you today
all that I think and do and say,
uniting it with what was done
on earth by Jesus Christ,
your Son.

A Morning Offering (B)

God in Heaven,
Morning has come and we are together again.
Thank you for bringing us safely through the night.
Our hearts are filled with your love for You.
Guide us today as we try to walk in Your way.
Help us live in love and peace with each other.
Strengthen our faith so that we may truly be children of light
Jesus, our Savior,
You gave Your life for us.  We will try to live our lives for You.
We offer You this day our prayers and our work. 
We will do our best because we love You.

A Morning Offering (C)

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of May,
I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings
of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass,
throughout the world.
I offer them for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart;
that salvation of souls, reparation of sin,
the reunion of all Christians.
I offer them for the intentions of our Bishops
and, in particular,
for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.


V.   The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary
R.  And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail, Mary…….
V.  Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R.  Be it done unto me according to they word.
Hail, Mary……
V.  and the Word was made flesh
R.  And dwelt among us
Hail, Mary…..
V.  Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R.  That we may be 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.
Glory Be……


I confess to Almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
That I have greatly sinned,
In my thoughts and in my words,
In what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
Through my fault, through my fault,
Through my most grevious fault.
Therefore I ask Blessed Mary ever-virgin,
all the angels and saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.


Jesus, I Feel Your Peace

How sweet the world just before dawn,
Before the sun rises out of the sea,
When the flowers shine with morning dew
And birds awake in the tree.

And the peace I feel standing here,
Which only Jesus can truly know,
Will abide with me every hour
Until God bids this day to go.

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
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 exile
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary.


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that anyone who fled to thy protection, 
implored they help,
or sought they intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To thee do I come,
before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Mysteries of the Rosary

The Joyful Mysteries (recited Monday and Saturday)
The Annunciation
The Visitation
The Nativity
The Presentation
The Finding in the Temple
The Mysteries of Light (recited Thursday)
The Baptism of Jesus
The Wedding Feast of Cana
The Proclamation of the Kingdom, with the call to Conversion
The Institution of the Eucharist
The Sorrowful Mysteries (recited Tuesday and Friday)
The Agony in the Garden
The Scourging at the Pillar
The Crowning with Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
The Crucifixion
The Glorious Mysteries (recited Wednesday and Sunday)
The Resurrection
The Ascension
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
The Assumption
The Coronation of Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth


5th Grade Morning Prayer

Lord, take me
Where you want me to go.
Let me meet
who you want me to meet.
Tell me what you
want me to say.
Mary Queen of peace, pray for us.
St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us.

Act of Love

O my God, I love you above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because You are all-good and worthy of all my love. I love my neighbor as myself for the Love of You. I forgive all those who have injured me, and I ask pardon for all whom I have injured. Amen.

Act of Hope

O Lord God, I hope by your grace for the pardon of all my sins and after life here to gain eternal happiness because you have promised it who are infinitely powerful, faithful, kind, and merciful.  In this hope I intend to live and die.  Amen.

Act of Faith

O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three Divine Persons, The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I believe in Jesus Christ, your Son, Who became man and died for our sins, and who will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because you have revealed them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived. Amen

Prayer of St. Francis (A prayer for Peace)

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where the is hatred,
let me sow love: where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
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 loed as to love; for it is in giving that we receive,
It is pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying
That we are born to eternal life.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit,
Fill the hearts of your faithful
And kindle in them
The fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit, O Lord,
And they shall be created.
And you shall renew
The face of the earth. Amen

Glory Be

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.

Hail Mary

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,
Pray for us sinners, now
And at the hour of our death.

Grace Before Meals

Bless us, O Lord,
And these Your gifts
Which we are about to
Receive from Your bounty
Through Christ, Our Lord.
And may the Lord provide for the needs of others.

Grace After Meals

We give you thanks, Almighty God,
for these and all the gifts
which we have received
from your goodness,
through Christ, Our Lord, 

Prayer Before Snack

We fold our hands
We bow our heads
We thank you God
for daily bread.

Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father,
And of the Son,
And of the Holy Spirit.

Prayer of St. Ignatius

Lord Jesus,
Teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve as you deserve,
To give and not to count the cost,
To fight and not to heed the wounds,
To labor and not to seek for rest,
To give of myself and not ask for reward,
Except the reward of knowing that I am doing your will.
St. Ignatius of Loyola,
Pray for us.

The Lord’s Prayer

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.

Act of Contrition (younger students)

Dear God,
I am sorry for all my sins.
I am sorry for the wrong things I have done.
I am sorry for the good things I have failed to do.
I will try to do better.
Help me to show Your love.

Act of Contrition 

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong,
And failing to do good,
I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help,
To do penance,
To sin no more,
And to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In his name, my God, have mercy.

Apostles Creed

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.

Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is seated
at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord,
the give of life, who proceeds 
from the Father and the Son
is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
And one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
Where there is hatred, 
Let me show love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
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 giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Stations of the Cross

The 1st Station:  Jesus is Condemned to Death
The 2nd Station:  Jesus Carries His Cross
The 3rd Station:  Jesus Falls the First Time
The 4th Station:  Jesus Meets His Mother
The 5th Station:  Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross
The 6th Station:  Veronica Wipes Jesus’ Face
The 7th Station:  Jesus Falls the Second Time
The 8th Station:  Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
The 9th Station:  Jesus Falls the Third Time
The 10th Station:  Jesus is Stripped
The 11th Station:  Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
The 12th Station:  Jesus Dies on the Cross
The 13th Station:  Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross
The 14th Station:  Jesus is Laid in the Tomb