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Our Father

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.


salve Salve

Salve Regina: Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears! Turn, then, O most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, by the cooperation of the Holy Spirit you prepared the body and soul of Mary, glorious Virgin and Mother, to become the worthy dwelling place of thy Son; grant that by her gracious intercession, in whose commemoration we rejoice, we may be delivered from present evils and from everlasting death. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


Ave Maria Hail Mary

Hail Mary: Salutatio Angelica

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.


Angelus El Ángelus

Angelus

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

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.
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.

Hail Mary.

V. And the Word was made flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy 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.


Credo Creed

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again 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 the life everlasting. Amen.


Yo Confieso Confiteor

Confiteor

I confess to almighty God,
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have sinned through my own fault,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do;
and I ask blessed Mary, ever virgin,
all the angels and saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

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Since ancient times, the prayer has been defined as:

* "Pious elevation of the mind to God" (Juan Damasceno),
* "The man speaking with God",


* "Your prayer is a conversation with God. When you read, God is speaking to you; when you pray you are speaking to God" (S. Augustine, In Ps 85 en 7, PL 37, 1086),
* The prayer is an act in which the praying individual recognizes God's  supreme domain over them,

Only beings that were created can pray.  Holy Persons cannot actually pray due to their holy nature.  God's Son prays as He has human nature (cfr. Jn 14,16).  The Holy Spirit "intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express", (Rm 8,26).  This is what urges us to pray.

When the prayer is said silently, we refer to it as mental prayer.

If our mind's elevation to God is also expressed in a sensitive way, we have the vocal prayer.  However, this prayer cannot remain only in words.  There must be an inner devotion, so that an empty prayer comprised of only words is avoided.

Within the vocal prayer, the Church distinguishes the public prayer, which is said in the name of the Church by people who are prescribed consecrated for this work; and the private prayer. 

Both kinds of prayer are very important and necessary:   "The Christian is  called to pray with his brethren, but he must also enter into his chamber to pray to the Father, in secret(Mt 6,6); yet more, according to the teaching of the Apostle, he should pray without ceasing (1 Tes 5, 17)" (See, II Vatican Council, S.C., 12).