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Common Prayers

The Our Father

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.

The Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are though 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.

The 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

Angel of God, My Guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light, to guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

Saint 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 Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits, who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Prayer to St. Joseph by Bl. John XXIII

O Glorious St. Joseph, you concealed your royal and incomparable dignity of being the protector of Jesus and the Virgin Mary under the humble appearance of a craftsman, and supported them by your daily toil, protect with your loving power the young people whom, especially entrust to you. You know our difficulties and suffering, because you also experienced them, with Jesus and his mother. Do not let these young people be so overburdened by anxiety as to forget the end to which God has called them; do not let the seeds of infidelity take root in their immortal souls. Teach us to use our labor as you did, as a supreme means of attaining holiness. Pray for us, Good St. Joseph, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

The 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 unto 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 me. Amen.

Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe

O Lady of Guadalupe, mystical rose, make intercession for the Holy Church; protect the Holy Father; help all those who invoke you in their needs. Since you are the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the true God, obtain fro us from your most holy Son Jesus the grace of keeping our faith, sweet hope in the midst of the difficulties of life, burning charity, and the precious gift of final perseverance. Amen