- Nunc Dimittis
- Jesus Prayer
- Prayer for Peacemakers
- Act of Faith, Hope and Love
- Prayer for the Household
This page brings together some traditional prayers which are not found in the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Now, Lord, you have kept your word:
let your servant go in peace.
With my own eyes I have seen the salvation
which you have prepared in the sight of every people:
a light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel.
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.
The Canticle of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32) is sung daily at Night Prayer.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God,
have mercy on me, a sinner.
The Jesus Prayer is esteemed by the Eastern Churches. It is a prayer to be said throughout the day.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is discord, unity;
where there is doubt, faith,
where there is error, truth
where there is despair, hope;
where there is sadness, joy;
where there is darkness, light.
Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is dying that we are born to eternal life.
The prayer has been attributed to St Francis of Assisi but was probably written in the early 20th century.
My God, I believe in you,
I trust in you,
I love you above all things,
with all my heart and mind and strength.
I love you because are supremely good and worth loving;
and because I love you,
I am sorry with all my heart for offending you.
Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Hear us, Lord,
and send your angel from heaven
to visit and protect,
to comfort and defend
all who live in this house.
This prayer was formerly used as the conclusion to the Rite of Sprinkling at the principal Mass on Sundays.