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Roman Catholic Prayers
The Beauty of This Path:
For me, the true richness of the Roman Catholic path lies in their
amazing prayers. More than any other religion, Roman Catholicism uses
a infinite variety of prayers to its followers to help them express
their devotion. There is literally a Roman Catholic prayer to be found
for every possible situation. If you want to make prayer a vital part
of your life, the prayers of the Roman Catholics will really help to
inspire you. If you are interested in studying prayer, there is no
better place to start than with Roman Catholic prayers.
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Roman Catholic Prayers
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console,
not so much to be understood, as to understand;
not so much to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
it is in dying that we awake to eternal life.
Loving God, make my body healthy and agile, my mind sharp and clear,
my heart joyful and contented, my soul faithful and loving…
Surround with me with others who share my devotion to You…
Let me live in your presence, for with You all fear is banished,
and there is only harmony and peace.
Let every day combine the beauty of spring, the brightness of
summer, the abundance of autumn, and the repose of winter…
Grant that I may come to see You and know You in the fullness
of Your Glory. Amen.
Ah Lord God, Thou holy lover of my Soul, when Thou comest into my
Soul, all that is within me shall rejoice.
Thou art my Glory and the exultation of my heart.
Thou art my Hope and Refuge in the day of my trouble.
Set me free from all evil passions, and heal my heart of all inordinate
affections, that being cured and thoroughly cleansed, may I be made
fit to love, courageous to suffer, steady to persevere.
Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing more courageous, nothing fuller
or better in heaven and earth; because Love is born of God, and cannot
rest but in God, above all created things.
Let me love Thee more than myself, let me love others as Thou wouldst
have me do, let all I do show that I truly love Thee, as the law of
O God, Who knowest us to be set in the midst of such great perils,
that, by reason of the weakness of our nature, we cannot stand upright,
grant us such health of mind and body, that those evils which we suffer
for our sins we may overcome through Thine assistance. Through Christ
our Lord. Amen.
My God, Who dost possess in incomprehensible abundance all that is
perfect and worthy of love, annihilate in me all guilty, sensual, and
undue love for creatures. Kindle in my heart the pure fire of Thy love,
so that I may love nothing but Thee or in Thee, until being so entirely
consumed by holy love of Thee, I may go to love Thee eternally with the
elect in heaven, the country of pure love. Amen.
May Christ support us all the day long, till the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of
life is over and our work is done. Then in his mercy may he give us a
safe lodging, and holy rest and peace at the last. Amen.
O my God, I love you above all things, with my whole heart and soul,
because you are all good and worthy of all my love. I love my neighbor
as myself for the love of you. I forgive all who have injured me and I
ask pardon of all whom I have injured.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us. Christ graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.
Thou Who art Infinite Love, Have mercy on us.
Thou Who didst first love me, Have mercy on us.
Thou Who commandest me to love Thee, Have mercy on us.
With all my heart, I Love Thee, O My God.
With all my soul, I Love Thee, O My God.
With all my mind, I Love Thee, O My God.
With all my strength, I Love Thee, O My God.
Above all possessions and honors, I Love Thee, O My God.
Above all pleasures and enjoyments, I Love Thee, O My God.
More than myself, and everything belonging to me, I Love Thee, O My God.
More than all my relatives and friends, I Love Thee, O My God.
More than all men and angels, I Love Thee, O My God.
Above all created things in heaven or on earth, I Love Thee, O My God.
Only for Thyself, I Love Thee, O My God.
Because Thou art the sovereign Good, I Love Thee, O My God.
Because Thou art infinitely worthy of being loved, I Love Thee, O My God.
Because Thou art infinitely perfect, I Love Thee, O My God.
Even hadst Thou not promised me heaven, I Love Thee, O My God.
Even hadst Thou not menaced me with hell, I Love Thee, O My God.
Even shouldst Thou try me by want and misfortune, I Love Thee, O My God.
In wealth and in poverty, I Love Thee, O My God.
In prosperity and in adversity, I Love Thee, O My God.
In health and in sickness, I Love Thee, O My God.
In life and in death, I Love Thee, O My God.
In time and in eternity, I Love Thee, O My God.
In union with that love wherewith all the saints and all the angels
love Thee in heaven, I Love Thee, O My God.
In union with that love wherewith the Blessed Virgin Mary loveth Thee,
I Love Thee, O My God.
In union with that infinite love wherewith Thou lovest Thyself eternally,
I Love Thee, O My God.