Catholic Prayers Catholic
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings
of this day in union with the holy sacrifice
of the Mass throughout the world.
I offer them for all the intentions of your sacred heart:
the salvation of souls,
reparation for sin,
the reunion of all Christians.
I offer them for the intentions of our bishops
and of all the apostles of prayer,
and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.
Prayer to Our 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,
to rule and guide.
Prayer Before Meals
Bless us O Lord,
and these thy gifts,
which we are about to receive,
from thy bounty,
through Christ, our Lord.
Prayer After Meals
We give Thee thanks
for all Thy benefits,
O Almighty God,
who livest and reignest
world without end.
O my God, at the end of this day
I thank you most heartily
for all the graces I have received from you.
I am sorry that I have not made a better use of them.
I am sorry for all the sins I have committed against you.
Forgive me, O my God,
and graciously protect me this night.
Blessed Virgin Mary, my dear heavenly mother,
take me under your protection.
St. Joseph, my dear guardian angel,
and all you saints of God, pray for me.
Sweet Jesus, have pity on all poor sinners,
and save them from hell.
Have mercy on the suffering souls in purgatory.
(follow with the Act of Contrition)
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.