Short Prayers

In this post we present a collection of short prayers.






Short Prayers – The Glory Be

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.


Short Prayers to Jesus

My Lord Jesus Christ, for the sake of Thy sufferings, grant me such faith, hope, charity, sorrow for my sins, and love of prayer as will save and sanctify my soul.


Short Prayers to Mary


O Mary, thou didst enter the world without stain; do thou obtain for me from God, that I may leave it without sin.


We fly to your patronage,
O holy mother of God;
despise not our prayers in our necessities,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O glorious and blessed virgin.


Short Prayers – To the Holy Family

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless us now and at the hour of our death.


Short Prayers –  For the Home

We beseech You, O Lord, visit this home, and drive far from it all the snares of the enemy; let Your holy angels dwell therein so as to preserve us in peace; and let Your blessing be always upon us. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Short Prayer to Saint Michael

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in our hour of conflict; Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God restrain Him, we humbly pray, and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast Satan into Hell, and with him all the other evil spirits, who wander through the world, for the ruin of souls. Amen.


Short Prayers – An Act of Charity

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. Amen.


Short Prayers – After The Rosary

O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that, meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord.


Short Prayers – For the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ – in atonement for my sins, in supplication for the holy souls in purgatory, and for the needs of the Holy Church.


Short Prayer – Acts of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishment — but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all love. I firmly resolve, with the Help of Thy Grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.


Short Prayers – Acts of Hope

O my God, relying on Thine 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, our Redeemer and Lord. Amen.


This concludes our collection of short prayers.

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