Catholic Daily Prayers
Catholics pray many of the same prayers every day. Beginning with morning prayer and ending with evening prayer, these daily prayers provide a structure to the Christian life that keeps our thoughts focused on God.
The Regina Coeli (or Regina Coeli Laetare) is a 12th-century hymn to the Blessed Virgin Mary that is recited in place of the Angelus during the Easter season.
The Sign of the Cross
What is the Sign of the Cross, and how do Catholics pray it? Find the text and instructions here, and memorize the Sign of the Cross.
This is a traditional form of the Morning Offering that all Catholics should make. It is a good thing to memorize this prayer (or a different form of it) and to say it immediately upon waking. In the Morning Offering, we dedicate our entire day to God, thank Him for all He has done for us, promise to make reparation for our sins, and offer up...
An Act of Faith
An Act of Faith is a prayer that reaffirms our faith in God, especially in times of temptation or when our faith is under attack. Find the text of a traditional Act of Faith here.
An Act of Hope
An Act of Hope is an important prayer for those times when we are discouraged. Find the text of a traditional Act of Hope here.
An Act of Charity
Also called an Act of Love, an Act of Charity expresses our love for God. A traditional version can be found here.
The Our Father
The Our Father was taught by Jesus Christ himself to his disciples. Find the text here, and memorize the Our Father.
The Hail Mary
The Hail Mary is the chief Catholic prayer to Mary, the Mother of God. Find the text here, and memorize the Hail Mary.
The Glory Be
The Glory Be is one of the earliest known prayers to refer to the Holy Trinity. Find the text here, and memorize the Glory Be.
Prayer Before a Crucifix
This prayer, recited before a crucifix, is often prayed after Communion or after Mass. The final words are from Psalm 21:17-18.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
The Roman Catholic Church encourages the faithful to make frequent, if not daily, communion. When we cannot make it to daily Mass, however, we can still make a spiritual communion, in which we express our faith in Christ and in His Presence in the Eucharist, and we ask Him to unite Himself with us.
The Angelus is an ancient prayer celebrating the Angel Gabriel's annunciation of the Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Act of Contrition
What is the Act of Contrition, and when do Catholics say it? Find the text here, and memorize the Act of Contrition.
The Guardian Angel Prayer
In the Guardian Angel Prayer, we ask our guardian angel to protect us. Find the text of the Guardian Angel Prayer, a good prayer to help children learn how to pray.
Prayer for a Happy Death
This beautiful Prayer for a Happy Death was written by Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman.
The Daily Prayer of Mother Teresa
The Daily Prayer of Mother Teresa reminds us that the reason we care for the bodily needs of others is to help bring their souls to Christ.