Morning/Night Prayers

painting by the German:Austrian artist Matthäus Schiestl (1869-1939) of a young girl visiting a chapel in the woods.

Morning Prayers

As soon as you awake make the sign of the cross and say:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts: the earth is full of Thy glory.
Glory be to the Father and the Son and to the Holy Ghost.

When dressed, bless yourself with holy water, kneel and say these short morning prayers:


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.

Mary Immaculate2

 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.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times)


 Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


 The Apostle’s 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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; on the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Holy Ghost Dove2

O my God, I believe all that Thou hast revealed because Thou canst neither deceive nor be deceived.

O my God, I hope in Thee and I hope to obtain from Thee all the graces necessary to my salvation.

O my God, I love Thee above all things because Thou hast first loved me and art most deserving of my love.

O my God, I offer Thee all my thoughts, words, actions and suffering and I beseech Thee to give me Thy grace, that I may not offend Thee this day.

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All ya Angels and Saints of God, pray for me.

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
To whom His love commits me here.
Ever this day/night be at my side,
To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Coronation of Our Lady3

 Consecration To Mary

O Mary, my Queen and my Mother, I give myself entirely to thee; and to show my devotion to thee, I consecrate to thee this day, my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart and my whole being, without reserve. Wherefore, O loving Mother, as I am thine own, keep me and guard me as thy property and possession. Amen.

May the Lord (sign of the cross) bless me and keep me from all evil.

And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Father-John Giullani-Trinity

Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer Thee all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy most Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the word, in reparation for my sins and in particular for the special intentions recommended for this month:

January: The sanctification of home and family life.

February: The spread of the Catholic Faith through devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

March: An increase in fervent religious vocations; that our youth increase in their generosity and devotion in the practice of their faith.

April: For our missions and apostolic endeavors and for true Christian unity among the members of the Church Militant.

May: The preservation of the purity and modesty of our youth, especially during the summer months.

June: The universal reign of the Sacred Heart of Christ our King, through the spread of devotion to Mary our Queen.

July: The sanctification of the clergy.

August: The conversion of sinners; reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

September: God’s blessing upon our Catholic schools and teachers.

October: The defense of the Church against the attacks of all her enemies; the social reign of Christ the King.

November: The relief of the poor suffering souls in Purgatory.

December: The perseverance of our priest and religious in their holy vocations; an increase in religious vocations.

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 Night Prayers:

Bless yourself with holy water, kneel, make the sign of the cross and thank God for the favors received during the day.

Then pray an…Our Father…Hail Mary…The Apostle’s Creed…

Our Lady and Christ Child Japanese Icon

O my God, I thank Thee for Thy benefits, especially for those which I have received this day from Thy bounty. Enlighten me and give me Thy grace that I may be truly sorry for my sins.

Briefly examine wherein you might have failed against God, your neighbor and yourself and against the duties of your state of life. Then make an Act of Contrition.

Christ Carrying the Cross4

Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, 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 confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen.

Bless, O Lord, the repose I am about to take that I may be enabled to serve Thee better.

Our Lady of the Ladder In The Jesuit Church in Messina, Italy

May the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the Angels and Saints of God, pray for me.

Guardian Angel 2

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
To whom His love commits me here.
Ever this day/night be at my side,
To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Holy Family4

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul;
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony;
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breath forth my soul in peace with you.

May the Lord (sign of the cross) bless me and bring me to life everlasting. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Face of Jesus

 Visita Quaesumus

Visit, we besseech Thee, O Lord, this house and drive far from it all snares of the enemy: let Thy holy Angels dwell herein, who may keep us in peace; and let Thy blessing be always upon us. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.