Catholic Prayers

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.
Suffer me not to be separated from thee.
From the malicious enemy defend me.
At the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto thee,
That with the saints I may praise thee
For ever and ever. Amen.


Morning Offering


O, Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings 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: the salvation of souls, reparation for sins, reunion of all Christians, and the intentions of the Holy Father this month.


The Breastplate of St. Patrick


Christ shield me this day.
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me.
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I arise.


Prayer of St. Francis


Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
What there 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.
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,
In pardoning that we are pardoned,
And in dying that we are born to eternal life.


Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel


St. Michael the Archangel
Defend us in battle
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
And do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Hosts
By the power of God, cast into hell
Satan and all evil spirits who roam the world
Seeking the ruin of souls.


The Memorare


Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary
That never was it known
That anyone who fled to Thy protection,
Implored Thy help,
And sought Thy Intercession was left unaided.
Inspired with 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 the Word Incarnate,
Despise not my petitions
But in Thy mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.


Sinner’s Prayer


Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God,
Have mercy on me, a sinner.