Category Archives: Traditional Catholic Prayers




Go before us O Lord,
in this our sacrifice of Prayer and Praise,
and grant that what we say and sing
with our lips we may believe in our hearts, and practise and show forth in our daily lives.
Through Christ our Lord.

Bless, O Lord, our hearts and minds,
and grant that as we leave Your house,
we may continue to be aware of Your presence.
Through Christ our Lord.


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Unto the end, for the servant of God, David himself.

The unjust hath said within himself, that he would sin: there is no fear of God before his eyes.

For in his sight he hath done deceifully, that his iniquity may be found unto hatred.

The words of his mouth are iniquity and guile: he would not understand that he might do well.

He hath devised iniquity on his bed, he hath set himself on every way that is not good: but evil he hath not hated.

O Lord, thy mercy is in heaven, and thy truth reacheth even to the clouds.

Thy justice is as the mountains of God, thy judgments are a great deep.

Men and beasts thou wilt preserve, O Lord: O how hast thou multiplied thy mercy, O God!

But the children of men shall put their trust under the covert of thy wings.

They shall be inebriated with the plenty of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the torrent of thy pleasure.

For with thee is the fountain of life; and in thy light we shall see light.

Extend thy mercy to them that know thee, and thy justice to them that are right in heart.

Let not the foot of pride come to me, and let not the hand of the sinner move me.

There the workers of iniquity are fallen, they are cast out, and could not stand.


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David, in the person of Christ, prayeth against his persecutors: prophetically foreshewing the punishments that shall fall upon them.

For David himself.

Judge thou, O Lord, them that wrong me: overthrow them that fight against me.

Take hold of arms and shield: and rise up to help me.

Bring out the sword, and shut up the way against them that persecute me: say to my soul: I am thy salvation.

Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek after my soul.

Let them be turned back and be confounded that devise evil against me.

Let them become as dust before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord straiten them.

Let their way become dark and slippery; and let the angel of the Lord pursue them.

For without cause they have hidden their net for me unto destruction: without cause have they upbraided my soul.

Let the snare which he knoweth not come upon him: and let the net which he hath hidden catch him: and into that very snare let them fall.

But my soul shall rejoice in the Lord; and shall be delighted in his salvation.

All my bones shall say: Lord, who is like to thee?

Who deliverest the poor from the hand of them that are stronger than he; the needy and the poor from them that strip him.

Unjust witnesses rising up have asked me things I knew not.

They repaid me evil for good: to the depriving me of my soul.

But as for me, when they were troublesome to me, I was clothed with haircloth.

I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer shall be turned into my bosom.

As a neighbour and as an own brother, so did I please: as one mourning and sorrowful so was I humbled.

But they rejoiced against me, and came together: scourges were gathered together upon me, and I knew not.

They were separated, and repented not: they tempted me, they scoffed at me with scorn: they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

Lord, when wilt thou look upon me? rescue thou my soul from their malice: my only one from the lions.

I will give thanks to thee in a great church; I will praise thee in a strong people.

Let not them that are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me without cause, and wink with the eyes.

For they spoke indeed peacably to me; and speaking in the anger of the earth they devised guile.

And they opened their mouth wide against me; they said: Well done, well done, our eyes have seen it.

Thou hast seen, O Lord, be not thou silent: O Lord, depart not from me.

Arise, and be attentive to my judgment: to my cause, my God, and my Lord.

Judge me, O Lord my God according to thy justice, and let them not rejoice over me.

Let them not say in their hearts: it is well, it is well, to our mind: neither let them say: We have swallowed him up.

Let them blush: and be ashamed together, who rejoice at my evils.

Let them be clothed with confusion and shame, who speak great things against me.

Let them rejoice and be glad, who are well pleased with my justice, and let them say always: The Lord be magnified, who delights in the peace of his servant.

And my tongue shall meditate thy justice, and thy praise all the day long.


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O Heart of Jesus, whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before your altar, eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries to which your loving Heart is everywhere subject.

Mindful, alas, that we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask your pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation not only for our own personal offences; but also for the sins of those who, straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow you, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the vows of their Baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of your law.

We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against you; we are determined to make amends for the manifold offences against Christian modesty in unbecoming dress and behaviour, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violation of Sundays and holy-days, for the shocking blasphemies uttered against you and your Saints. We wish also to make amends for the insults to which your Vicar on earth and your priests are subjected, for the profanation by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of your divine love; and lastly for the public crimes of nations, who resist the rights and teaching authority of the Church which you have founded.

Would, O Divine Jesus, we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood. We now offer, in reparation for these violations of your divine honour, the satisfaction you once made to your eternal Father on the Cross and which you continue to renew daily on our altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of your Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make recompense, as far as we can with the help of your grace, for all neglect of your great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past. Henceforth, we will live a life of unwavering faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the Gospel and especially that of charity. We promise to the best of our ability to prevent others from offending you and to bring as many as possible to follow you.

O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful unto death in our duty and the allegiance we owe to you, so that we may one day come to that happy home, where you with the Father and the Holy Spirit live and reign, God, world without end. Amen.



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(To be prayed at 6 am, 12pm – noon, 6 pm)
The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.
– Hail Mary, etc…
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord
R. Be it done to me according to Your Word.
– Hail Mary, etc…
V. And the Word was made flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
– Hail Mary, etc…
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of
the Promises of Christ.

Let us pray
Pour forth, we implore You, O Lord, Your grace into our
hearts; that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Your
Son, was made known by the message of an Angel, may
by His Passion and Cross, be brought to the glory of His
Resurrection through the same Christ our Lord.


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Hail, O Queen of heaven enthroned!

Hail, by angels Mistress owned!

Root of Jesse, Gate of morn,

Whence the world’s true light was born;

Glorious Virgin, joy to thee,

Loveliest whom in heaven they see;

Fairest thou where all are fair,

Plead with Christ our sins to spare.


V. Vouchsafe that I may praise you, O holy Virgin. R. Give me strength against your enemies.

Let us pray.

O most merciful God, grant succour to our frailty, that as we celebrate the memory of the holy Mother of God, so by the help of her intercession we may rise again from our transgression. Through the same Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord. R. Amen.





I believe, O holy Angel, that thou art appointed by God Almighty to be my guardian, wherefore through Him who has set thee to this task, I, who am so miserable, so weak, and so unworthy, humbly ask that thou wilt ever and always in this life watch over me; that thou wilt guard me from all evils and ever shield me. And when God shall bid my spirit depart hence, let not the devils have power over it, but do thou gently receive my soul from my body and lovingly bear it into Abraham’s bosom, at the bidding and by the help of my Creator, my Saviour, and my God, who is blessed for ever and ever. Amen.


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