The Lord’s Prayer
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.
The 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.
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.
St. John Neumann Prayer
Merciful Father, You have given me
all that I have in this world, even life
itself. In all my daily needs, help me to
remember the needs of others too.
Make me aware of the need to pray to
You not just for myself but for the
Church, the Pope, for the clergy and for
people who suffer any need.
Make me selfless as Saint John Neu-
mann was. Throughout my life, give
me the grace to direct my first thoughts
to the service of You and of others.
Make my prayer—“Your will be
done” knowing that in Your mercy and
love, Your will for me is my sanctification.
I ask this through Jesus Christ, our
Saint John Neumann, pray for us.
Prayer provided by: Saint John Neumann Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
St. Teresa of Avila Prayer
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, the truth;
Where there is doubt, the faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And 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.
God, grant me the serenity to accept
the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I
can, and wisdom to know the
Living one day at a time, enjoying
one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as pathway to
Taking, as Jesus did, this world as it
is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that you will make all things
right if I surrender to your will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in
this life and supremely happy
with you forever in the next.
Grace Before Meals
Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts which we are about to receive from your bounty.
Through Christ our Lord.
Grace After Meals
We give you thanks, almighty God, for all your gifts, who lives and reigns, for ever and ever.
Liturgy of the Hours