`*+*`ESSENTIAL PRAYERS OF ROMAN CATHOLIC FAITH`*+*`
`Welcome To Essential Prayers``
of Faith and Prayer!
~*~*+*~*~`MY CHRISTIAN FAITH~*~*+*~*~
SHALL CONTAIN POEMS, PRAYERS,
ARTICLES AND DOCTRINES
OF MY ROMAN CATHOLIC UPBRINGING
FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF HANDING DOWN FAITH
TO MY GRAND`CHILDREN AND ALL CHILDREN OF GOD!
Essential Catholic Prayers
Every Catholic should know certain prayers by heart.
Memorizing these prayers means that you will always have them close to hand,
to recite as morning and evening prayer,
and at appropriate times throughout the day.
•Ten Prayers Every Catholic Child Should Know
•The Sign of the Cross
•The Our Father
•The Hail Mary
•The Glory Be
•An Act of Faith
•An Act of Hope
•An Act of Charity
•The Act of Contrition
•Grace Before Meals
•Grace After Meals
•The Guardian Angel Prayer
•The Apostles' Creed
The Apostles' Creed
(as usually recited today)
The basic creed of Reformed churches, as most familiarly known, is called the Apostles' Creed.
It has received this title because of its great antiquity;
it dates from very early times in the Church,
a half century or so from the last writings of the New Testament.
Origin of The Creed
Throughout the Middle Ages it was generally believed that the Apostles,
on the day of Pentecost, while still under the direct inspiration of the Holy Ghost,
composed our present Creed between them,
each of the Apostles contributing one of the twelve articles.
This legend dates back to the sixth century (see Pseudo-Augustine in Migne, P.L.,
XXXIX, 2189, and Pirminius, ibid., LXXXIX, 1034),
and it is foreshadowed still earlier in a sermon attributed to St. Ambrose (Migne,
P.L., XVII, 671; Kattenbusch, I, 81),
which takes notice that the Creed was "pieced together by twelve separate workmen".
About the same date (c. 400) Rufinus (Migne, P.L., XXI, 337)
gives a detailed account of the composition of the Creed,
which account he professes to have received from earlier ages (tradunt majores nostri).
Although he does not explicitly assign each article
to the authorship of a separate Apostle,
he states that it was the joint work of all,
and implies that the deliberation took place on the day of Pentecost.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Maker 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, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on 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.
THE LORDS PRAYER
The Lords Prayer, also know as the Our Father is a very popular prayer.
It was given to the Apostles from Jesus in response to them asking how to pray.
The Our Father is one of the main prayers,
second in number only to the Hail Mary, in The Rosary;
a very popular chain of prayers that are prayed by Catholics.
Click here on how to pray the rosary.
This prayer `OUR FATHER`, is taken from Matthew 6:9-13.
It is also seen again, in similar form, in the gospel of Luke (Luke 11:2-4).
There are several translations of this prayer
but all originally stemmed from Aramaic.
The form below is prayed by Catholics as well as several Protestant religions.
Other forms of this prayer can be found across the internet
as well as translations into other languages.
`THE LORD'S PRAYER, 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.
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.
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.
The Act of Contrition is usually associated
with the Sacrament of Confession,
but Catholics should also pray it every day
as part of their normal prayer life.
In it, we acknowledge our sins,
ask God for forgiveness,
and express our desire to repent.
The 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 I love 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.