Common Prayers of the Catholic Church

Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hollowed 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

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

The Rosary

-Make the sign of the cross and pray the Apostles' Creed while holding the crucifix.

-Say the Our Father on the first large bead.

-Say the Hail Mary three times, once on each small bead

-Say the Glory Be

-Say the first mystery aloud, then pray the Our Father on the second large bead

-Say the Hail Mary 10 times, one on each small bead

-Say the Gory Be

-Say the second mystery aloud, then pray the Our Father on the next large bead.

The Joyful Mysteries
  1. The Annunciation
  2. The Visitation
  3. The Nativity
  4. The Presentation in the Temple
  5. The Finding in the Temple
The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Glorious Mysteries
The Luminous Mysteries