EVERYDAY PRAYERS OLD & NEW

A few years ago members of the Parish Pastoral Council compiled a book of old, new and contemporary prayers. The following are some prayers from the book which we use everyday. The book itself is available to purchase from the Parish Office for €5.00

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. Amen.

Hail Mary – 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 – 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.

Angel of God – O Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at
my side to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Grace before Meals – Bless us, O God, as we sit together. Bless the food we eat today. Bless the hands that made the food. Bless us, O God. Amen.

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Grace after Meals – Thank you, God, for the food we have eaten. Thank you, God, for all our friends. Thank
you, God, for everything. Thank you, God. Amen

The Angelus (at noon & 6pm)
V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary…
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to Thy 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 made worthy of the promise 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

Morning Offering – O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day, for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, and I wish to gain all the indulgences I can this day, for my own salvation, and for the souls in purgatory. Amen.
Morning Prayer – Father in heaven, you love me, you’re with me night and day. I want to love you always in all I do and say. I’ll try to please you, Father. Bless me through the day. Amen.

The Memorare – Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy 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 the Word incarnate, do not reject my petition, but graciously hear and answer me.  Amen.

Night Prayer – God, our Father, I come to say thank you for your love today. Thank you for my family, and all the friends you give to me. Guard me in the dark of night, and in the morning send your light. Amen.
Night Prayer (traditional) – Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give You my heart and my soul, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me now and in my last agony. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace with You. Amen.

Student Prayer – Lord help me to study hard, to do my best always, so I can achieve what I am capable of according to the talents and ability you have given me. Guide me along the right path, because I know that following your Will is what will make me happiest in life.  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

The Apostles’ Creed – I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He will come 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

Come Holy Spirit – Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.  Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created and You shall renew the face of the earth. Amen

Mysteries of the Rosary

JOYFULL MYSTERIES

  1. The Annunciation
    Mary learns that she has been chosen to be the mother of Jesus.
  2. The Visitation
    Mary visits Elizabeth, who tells her that she will always be remembered.
  3. The Nativity
    Jesus is born in a stable in Bethlehem.
  4. The Presentation
    Mary and Joseph take the infant Jesus to the Temple to present him to God.
  5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
    Jesus is found in the Temple discussing his faith with the teachers.

SORROWFUL MYSTERIES

  1. The Agony in the Garden
    Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before he dies.
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar
    Jesus is lashed with whips.
  3. The Crowning With Thorns
    Jesus is mocked and crowned with thorns.
  4. The Carrying of the Cross
    Jesus carries the cross that will be used to crucify him.
  5. The Crucifixion
    Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies.

GLORIOUS MYSTERIES

  1. The Resurrection
    God the Father raises Jesus from the dead.
  2. The Ascension
    Jesus returns to his Father in heaven.
  3. The Coming of the Holy Spirit
    The Holy Spirit comes to bring new life to the disciples.
  4. The Assumption of Mary
    At the end of her life on earth, Mary is taken body and soul into heaven.
  5. The Coronation of Mary
    Mary is crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth.

MYSTERIES OF LIGHT

  1. The Baptism of Our Lord (Matthew 3:13-16)
  2. The Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11)
  3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15)
  4. The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Matthew 17:1-8)
  5. The Institution of the Holy Eucharist (Matthew 26)

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

ACT OF CONTRITION

1. I am the LORD your God: you shall not have strange Gods before me.

2. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.

3. Remember to keep holy the LORD’S Day.

4. Honor your father and your mother.

5. You shall not kill.

6. You shall not commit adultery.

7. You shall not steal.

8.  You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.

10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen

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O my God, I thank you for loving me. I am sorry for all my sins, for not loving others, and for not loving you. Help me to live like Jesus and not to sin again. Amen

THE BEATITUDES

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are those who suffer persecution for righteousness’ sake,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.