St. Michael's Academy

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Daily Prayers

In keeping with our school mission, here are our daily prayers along with others that you might find helpful.

Morning Prayer

O Jesus, together with You, I offer to God the Father, all my thoughts, words, actions and sufferings of this day.  I offer them for the salvation of all people and the unity of all Christians, for the intentions of our Bishops and for all who are praying to You. 

Amen.

 

Prayer To The Holy Spirit

Almighty God, Adorable Spirit, Truth, Love and Light:  Fill my soul with grace, enlighten my intellect so that I may know truth.  Direct my will so that I may choose good.  Move my soul so that I may completely love You, the Father and the Son. 

Amen.

 

 

The Our Father

Our Father, 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

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are thou amongst 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 Doxology (Glory Be To The Father)

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

Grace Before Meals

Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts, which we are about to receive from your bounty. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

The Act of Contrition

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.

Amen.

 

Evening Prayer

All praise to You, O God, this night
For all the blessings of the light;
Keep us, we pray, O King of kings,
Beneath Your own almighty wings.

Forgive us, Lord, through Christ your Son,
Whatever wrong this day we've done;
Your peace give to the world, O Lord,
That we might live in one accord.

Enlighten us, O blessed Light,
and give us rest throughout this night.
O strengthen us, that for Your sake,
We all may serve You when we wake.

 

Prayer For Strength 

O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,
Your purpose, Your will through all things.

 

The Angelus    

Leader:  The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,

Response:  and she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

All:  Hail Mary…

Leader:  Behold the handmaid of the Lord,

Response:  May it be done unto me according to your Word.

All:  Hail Mary…

Leader:  And the Word was made flesh,

Response:  And dwelt among us.

All:  Hail Mary…

Leader:  Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,

Response:  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Leader:  Let us pray.

Pour forth, we beseech you, oh Lord, your grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection, Through the same Christ our Lord.  Amen.