Catholic Church of the East
Diocesan Prayer Line
GOD IS CALLING! ARE YOU LISTENING?
Remember that God is never “too busy” to hear from you. Don’t be “too busy” for him! There are some daily Catholic prayers such as the Our Father and the Rosary that take only minutes to say, yet their benefits can last a lifetime!
Catholic prayers can do wonders for your soul. God gives us joy and strength though prayer. You can get a great sense of peace in good times and consolation in bad from them. Our Lord wants to give us the good things we ask for in accordance with His will. The more we pray the more we become closer to God.
The Lord's Prayer, also known as the Our Father, was composed by our Lord Jesus Christ Himself. This magnificent prayer beautifully reflects the wishes of its Divine Author. Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount (pictured above) where it first appears in the Gospels (Matt 6:9-13): “When praying do not choose many words” (Matthew 6:7).
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
The Hail Mary, sometimes called the “angelic salutation,” is the foundation for such famous prayers such as The Rosary anthe Angelus. It has inspired much fervent devotion to Jesus and His Blessed Mother.
This wonderful prayer has helped give people the graces, strength, and spiritual protection they’ve needed for hundreds of years.
The Hail Mary has also been the inspiration for some great musical settings of its text in Latin, most famously in the Ave Maria by Franz Schubert. It is as simple as it is elegant, in any language:
Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee;
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
The Glory Be prayer is most familiar from the Rosary where it is recited at the end of each decade of the Hail Mary. It goes back many centuries and is known also by its Latin name and version as the Gloria Patri (Glory Be to the Father). It is also referred to in some older prayer books and scholarly writings as a doxology (which is a fancy name for a short expression of praise for God).
The tradition for the doxology comes from the Jewish synagogues. St. Paul often used doxologies similar to the Glory Be in his letters. For example: he referred to “the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be honor forever and ever. Amen.” in the conclusion of his letter to the Romans (Rom 16:27).
Centuries later, in 1608, the famous bishop St. Francis de Sales ended his classic book Introduction to the Devout Life in a similar fashion: “Glory be to Jesus, to Whom, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, be honour and glory, now and ever, and to all Eternity. Amen.” Notice how this
sentiment resounds in the Glory Be itself:
Glory be to the Father,
And to the Son,
And to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now,
And ever shall be,
World without end. Amen.
A THREE O'CLOCK PRAYER
Do you feel like nobody cares about you? Our Three O’Clock prayer can help remind you just how much Jesus does! You can say it at that time as a great way to keep our Lord close to your heart in the midst of your day.
Dear Lord, remembering the hour when you experienced death
So that we might have Eternal Life,
May we appreciate in our hearts the necessity of your sacrifice for us
And with your help, your guidance and your grace,
May we be made worthy of it.
We were inspired to include this prayer on our site by our Lord’s words to St. Faustina, the celebrated Polish nun to whom He often appeared in the 1930’s.
Leave us your prayer and we will pray for you! Prayers are placed on the Altar at Saint Ann's Church and you will be remebered during Mass and in the Daily prayers of the Church, Priests, Deacons and Religious Brothers and Sisters.
إني أسجد لك يا إلهي - وأحبك من كلِّ قلبي - وأشكرك على أنك خلقتني – وجعلتني مسيحياً – وحفظتني في هذه الليلة – إني أقدم لك كل اعمالي – وأرجوك أن تعطيني نعمتك – لكي لا أغيظك أبداً – وخاصة في هذا النهار.
إني أسجد لك يا إلهي - وأحبك من قلبي - وأشكرك على أنك خلقتني – وجعلتني مسيحياً – وحفظتني في هذا النهار – فأرجوك أن تعطيني نعمتك – لأعرف خطاياي – واندم عليها ندامة حقيقية.
أبانا الذي في السموات – ليتقدس إسمك – ليأت ملكوتك – لتكن مشيئتك – كما في السماء – كذلك على الأرض – أعطنا خبزنا كفاف يومنا – واغفر لنا خطايانا – كما نحن نغفر لمن أخطأ إلينا – ولا تدخلنا في التجارب – لكن نجنا من الشرير. آمين
السلام عليك يا مريم - يا ممتلئة نعمة - الرب معك - مباركة انت في النساء - ومباركة ثمرة بطنك يسوع - يا قديسة مريم - يا والدة الله - صلي لأجلنا نحن الخطاة - الآن وفي ساعة موتنا. آمين
المجد للآب والإبن - والروح القدس - كما كان في البدء - والآن وكل أوان -
وإلى دهر الداهرين. آمين
Dear Jesus I Trust In You I give you my life and my all. I pray Lord Jesus that I may be forgiven for all my sins. Have Mercy on me for I am a sinner. I seek to know you and to serve you! Lord I cammend myself to your care and love as your Child. Lord Jesus I Trust In You!