Traditional Prayers in War Time 1

Basic Traditional Catholic Prayers Every Catholic Must Know


In the Name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.


Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be
Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done,
on earth, as it is in Heave. 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.


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.


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.


I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by
the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of God
the Father Almighty, from thence He shall come
to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church,
the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.  Amen.


O MY GOD, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in Three Divine Persons,
Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I believe that Thy Divine Son became Man, and
died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.


O MY GOD, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I
hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and Life Everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.


O MY GOD, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

In rising, I wish my firsr thOught to be of Thee.
I thank Thee for guarding me during rhe night.
During this day, please keep my body from accident, and my soul from sin.
I am farfrom my farnily, surrounded by new temptations;
please lead and protect me.
Bless, please, my commander and my comrades,
and above all, bless our country.
May I serve today as a good soldier. Amen.


To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
Thanks be to God.
O Christ, Son of the living God, Have merry on us.
O Christ, Son of the living God, Have mercy on us.
Thou who sittest at the right hand of the Father, Have merry on us.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
O Christ, Son of the living God, Have mercy on us.
Arise, O Christ, and help us.
And deliver us for Thy names sake.
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.

Let us pray:
O Lord God almighty, Who hast brought us to the beginning of this day:
defend us in the same by Thy power, that we may not fall this day into any sin,
but that all our thoughts, words, and works may be directed to the fulfillment of Thy will.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reignest
with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Lord be with you.
And with thy spirit.
Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.
 Precious in the sight of the Lord
Is the death of His Saints.
May holy Mary and all the Saints intercede for us with the Lord,
that we may receive help and salvation from Him,
Who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.
Incline unto my aid, O God.
O Lord make haste to help me. Incline unto my aid, O God.
O Lord make haste to help me. Incline unto my aid, O God.
O Lord make haste to help me.
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.


  O my God, in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary
[here kiss your Scapular as sign of your consecration to Mary,
which carries a partial indulgence], I offer Thee the Precious
Blood of Jesus from all the altars throughout the world, joining
with It the offering of my every thought, word and action of this day.
O my Jesus, I desire to day to gain every indulgence and merit
I can and I offer them, together with myself, to Mary Immaculate,
that she may best apply them in the interests of They Most
Sacred Heart. Precious Blood of Jesus, save us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

For All Things Necessary to Salvation

Composed by Pope Clement XI, 1721

O MY God, I believe in Thee; do Thou strengthen my faith. All my hopes are in Thee; do Thou
secure them. I love Thee; teach me to love Thee daily more and more. I am sorry that I have offended Thee; do Thou increase my sorrow.

I adore Thee as my first beginning; I aspire after Thee as my last end. I give Thee thanks as my constant benefactor; I call upon Thee as my sovereign protector.

Vouchsafe, O my God! to conduct me by Thy wisdom, to restrain me by Thy justice, to comfort me by Thy mercy, to defend me by Thy power.

To Thee I desire to consecrate all my thoughts, words, actions, and sufferings; that henceforward I may think of Thee, speak of Thee, refer all my actions to Thy greater glory, and suffer willingly whatever Thou shalt appoint.

Lord, I desire that in all things Thy will may be done because it is Thy will, and in the manner that Thou willest.

I beg of Thee to enlighten my understanding, to inflame my will, to purify my body, and to sanctify my soul.

Give me strength, O my God! to expiate my offenses, to overcome my temptations, to subdue my passions, and to acquire the virtues proper for my state of life.

Fill my heart with tender affection for Thy goodness, hatred of my faults, love of my neighbor, and contempt of the world.

May Thy grace help me to be submissive to my superiors, condescending to my inferiors, faithful to my friends, and charitable to my enemies.

Assist me to overcome sensuality by mortification, avarice by alms-deeds, anger by meekness, and tepidity by devotion.

O my God! make me prudent in my undertakings, courageous in dangers, patient in affliction, and humble in prosperity.

Grant that I may be ever attentive at mv prayers, temperate at my meals, diligent in my employments, and constant in my resolutions.

Let my conscience be ever upright and pure, my exterior modest, my conversation edifying, and my comportment regular.

Assist me, that I may continually labor to overcome uature, to correspond with Thy grace, to keep Thy Commandments, and to work out my salvation.

Make me realize, O my God! the nothingness of this world, the greatness of Heaven, the shortness of time, and the length of eternity.

Grant that I may prepare for death; that I may fear Thy judgments, and in the end obtain Heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my whole will. All that I am, all that I have, Thou hast given me, and I will give it back again to Thee to be disposed of according to Thy good pleasure. Give me only Thy love and Thy grace; with Thee I am rich enough, nor do I ask for aught besides. Amen.


Before I go to sleep, I want to thank Thee for keeping me safe during this day.
What a good Father Thou art to me; I ask only that I may truly be Thy son!
Give my body, please, the repose that is necessary, but, even more,
may my soul have the assurance that it is at peace with Thee.
Bless those who are dear to me, and may we find ourselves joyful together
when my service shall be finished.

May my country know the Holy Gospel and in Thy Holy Church
through which comes all liberty and true greatness.


O MY GOD,  I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell; but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.


Forgive me my sins, O Lord, forgive me my sins;
the sins of my youth, the sins of my age, the sins of my soul,
the sins of my body; my idle sins, my serious voluntary sins;
the sins I know, the sins I do not know; the sins I have concealed
for so long, and which are now hidden from my memory.

I am truly sorry for every sin, mortal and venial,
for all the sins of my childhood up to the present hour.

I know my sins have wounded Thy Tender Heart,
O My Savior, let me be freed from the bonds of evil through
the most bitter Passion of My Redeemer. Amen.

O My Jesus, forget and forgive what I have been. Amen.