Simple Prayers

Easy to remember prayers for when we run out of words. Our God is never too far away from us.

Trinitarian Formula

Also known as the “Sign of the Cross”, or “Signum Crucis” in Latin, Christians always begin with this simple but ancient prayer when they gather to worship God.

In the Name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.


The Lord’s Prayer

When the disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ asked, “Lord, teach us how to pray,” this is the prayer He taught them.

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 Apostles’ Creed

This is the declaration of the catholic Apostolic Faith: a must know for every Christian who has been baptised into the Catholic Church.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, our Lord,
Who was concieved by the Holy Ghost,
was born of the Virgin Mary;
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
on the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven;
siteth at the right hand of the Father;
from thence He shall come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost;
the Holy Catholic Church;
the communion of the Saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the dead;
and life everlasting.


The Nicene Creed

This declaration of Faith is a confession of the Divine Triunity of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

I believe in One God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only-Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages;
God from God, Light from Light,
True God from True God;
begotten not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through Him all things were made.

For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures;
He ascended into heaven, and siteth at the right hand of the Father;
from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Ghost,
the Lord, the Giver of Life,
Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son,
Who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
Who has spoken through the Prophets.

I believe in one Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church;
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins,
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to comne.


Angelic Salutation

This is a prayer–inspired by words of Holy Scripture–to the Mother of our Lord Jesus, Christianity’s foremost Saint who interceeds before the Cross and Throne of Christ

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.



Known as “Gloria Patri” in Latin, this short hymn glorifying the Three Divine Persons is often recited at the end of prayers, or at the end of a recitation of Psalms.

Glory to the Father,
and the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be world without end.


Prayer to Saint Michael, Archangel

Christians invoke the protection of St. Michael the Archangel when they engage in. spiritual battles or are made aware of spiritual attacks against members of the Church.

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in the hour of battle.
Be our safeguard against the wickedness
and snares of the Evil One.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do Thou O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
cast into hell Satan and all his minions,
who prowl the earth seeking the ruin of souls.


Prayer to your Guardian Angel

Taught to Christian children at an early age, this prayer invokes the protection and guidance of God's Angel assigned over you.

Angel of God my guardian dear,
to whom God's love commits me here.
Ever this day be at my side
to light and guard, to rule and guide.


Act of Contrition

This prayer helps Christians offer themselves to God in a contrite spirit, especially while visiting the Sacrament of Reconciliation where all our sins are forgiven.

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee,
and I detest my sins above every other evil,
because they displease Thee, my God,
Who for Thine Infinite Goodness,
art so deserving of all of my love.

And because I love Thee,
I repent with all my heart of having offended Thee.

I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy Grace,
to confess my sins,
to amend my life,
and to not sin any more.


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