Common Catholic Prayers

The 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.


An 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 are 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.


The Apostles’ 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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. 
He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; 
He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth 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 Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. 

Prayer to Guardian Angel

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,
Rule and guide.


The 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.

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.


Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Prayer Against Evil Attacks

In the Holy Name of Jesus Christ, Almighty Father break the power of any and all curses, hexes, vexes, spells, soul-ties, charms, fetishes, psychic thoughts, all witchcraft, sorcery, magic, voodoo, all mind control, jinxes, potions, bewitchments, death, destruction, sickness, pain, torment, psychic power and warfare, prayer chains of false gods, prayer chains of false religions and everything else being sent my way and that of my family members and give them no place to land on us, for it is written (Proverbs 26:2) ‘a curse without cause shall not land’,  (Isaiah 53:5) ‘and by His stripes we are healed’,  (Isaiah 54:17) ‘No weapon forged against you will succeed’ and (Luke 10:19) ‘nothing shall by any means hurt you’.

In the Name of Jesus Christ, I return it and the demons back upon the senders’ own heads, for it is written (Psalm 140:9) ‘let them be overwhelmed by their own malice’ and (Psalm 7:16) ‘his spite recoils on his own head, his brutality falls back on his own skull’ and I bind it to them by the Holy Blood of Jesus!

I receive you Lord Jesus as my shield, my inheritance from Abraham (Psalm 3:3), be my shield!

Heavenly Father, I ask you in the Name of Jesus to grant repentance to any and all persons being used by satanic agents to do their will and ask you to forgive them of their sins, deliver them from evil, set them free and heal them.

Thank you Heavenly Father. In the Holy Name of Jesus I pray. Amen.