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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.

Regina Coeli
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?

Morning Offering
A traditional form of the Morning Offering prayer said by Catholics every morning.

An Act of Faith
Find the text of a traditional Act of Faith, a common morning prayer.

An Act of Hope
Find the text of a traditional Act of Hope, a common morning prayer.

An Act of Charity
Find the text of a traditional version of an Act of Charity, also called an Act of Love.

The Our Father
Find the text of the Our Father or Lord's Prayer, taught by Jesus Christ Himself to His disciples.

The Hail Mary
Find the text and the biblical source of the Hail Mary, the chief Catholic prayer to Mary, the Mother of God.

The Glory Be
Find the text of the Glory Be, one of the earliest known prayers to refer to the Holy Trinity.

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
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.

The Guardian Angel Prayer
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.

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