Basic Prayers

Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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.

Grace Before Meals (2nd Grade)

Bless us, O Lord, and these Your gifts which we are about to receive from Your bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Act of Contrition (3rd Grade)

O my God, I am sorry for m,, sins In choosing to sin, and failing to do good, I have sinned against You and Your Church. I firmly intend, with the help of Your Son, to make up for my sins and to love as I should.

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 to the Father

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.

Grace After Meals (2nd Grade)

We give You thanks, almighty God, for these and all Your gifts which we have received through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of St. Francis (4th Grade)

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace: where 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, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Psalm 23 (4th Grade)

The Lord is my shepherd
there is nothing I shall want.
In meadows of green grass He let me lie,
To waters of repose He leads me;
There He revives my soul.

He guides me by paths of virtue
for the sake of His name.
Though I walk through the valley of darkness, I
feel no harm;
beside me Your rod and Your staff
are there to hearten me.

You prepare a table before me
in the sight of my foes;
You anoint my head with oil,
my cup brims over.

Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me, all
the days of my life;
and I shall live in the house of the Lord
forever!

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