Sign of the Cross
The Lord’s Prayer
Hail Mary
The Apostles’ Creed
Glory be to the Father
The Confiteor
Hail, Holy Queen
The Angelus
Traditional Grace Before Meals
Traditional Grace After Meals
Act of Contrition
Prayer for Christian Unity
Prayer for Those Who Have Died
Prayer of Saint Francis
An Augustinian Prayer
St Augustine’s Prayer
A Moment’s Breathing Prayer
Prayer to Mary for the Sick

Sign of the Cross

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

The Lord’s Prayer

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.

Hail Mary

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.

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 power of the Holy Spirit
And born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate
Was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead
On 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 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.

Glory be to the Father

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.

The Confiteor

I confess to Almighty God, and to you here present (or 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,
Here present (or my brothers and sisters)
To pray for me to the Lord our God.

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen mother of mercy,
Hail our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To you do we cry,
Poor banished children of Eve.
To you do we send up our signs,
Mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
Your eyes of mercy towards us.
And after this our exile
Show to us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.


Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary,
That never was it known in any age that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help or sought your intercession, was abandoned.
Inspired with confidence therefore I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my mother.
To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
Do not O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise my prayers,
but graciously hear and grant them. Amen.

The Angelus

V: The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary
R: And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
And blessed is the fruit of your 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 to me according your word.

Hail Mary ........

V: 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 you, O 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 Christ our Lord. Amen.

Traditional Grace Before Meals

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

Traditional Grace After Meals

We give you thanks, O Almighty God, for all your benefits, who lives and reigns, world without end. Amen.

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 Saviour Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In his name, my God, have mercy. Amen.

O My God, I am very sorry that I have sinned against you,
Because you are so good and with your help
I will try not to sin again.

Prayer for Christian Unity

Lord Jesus Christ, at your Last Supper you prayed to the Father that all should be one. Send your Holy Spirit upon all who bear your name and seek to serve you. Strengthen our faith in you and make us love one another in humility. May we who have been reborn in one baptism all be united in one faith under one Shepherd. Amen.

Prayer for Those Who Have Died

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Prayer of Saint Francis

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, union;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy;
For your mercy and truth’s sake.

O 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 in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

An Augustinian Prayer

God of faithful love,
You blessed Saint Augustine with the gift of Friendship.
Help us to recognise you in one another and be true friends in Christ.

God of unity and peace,
You inspired Augustine to gather friends around him in community.
May we always live together in harmony and be of one mind and one heart.

God, our companion on the journey,
You touched the restless heart of Augustine as he searched for you.
Be present to us in the struggles of life as we journey together on our way to you.

God of knowledge and truth,
You showed your beauty to Augustine in the heavens and the earth.
May we know your presence and warming love in the gifts of our land Australia.

God of celebration and friendship,
You broke open your word for Augustine and fed him with your own body.
When we receive you in the Eucharist, may we truly become what we share.

God of comfort and healing,
You gave Augustine a love for your Church as Christ among us.
Help us to accept and welcome Christ in each other so that we, though many, may be always one. Amen.

St Augustine’s Prayer

Lord, I have only lately learnt to love you,
Your beauty ever changing, ancient yet new!
You were always within me, yet I couldn’t find you.
I searched for things outside of myself,
Instead of praying to you for guidance.

I searched for you in the world and I came to see
All the things of your creation.
I came to realise that you were with me all the time,
But I was not with you .....

You called me;
You touched me,
And now I am moved with love of your peace.

(Tolle Lege; Augustinian Historical Commission, 1997, used with permission.)

A Moment’s Breathing Prayer

Surrender to God’s help by breathing in God’s healing power ... extend inhalation. Receive God’s peace by exhaling all worries and stress – extend exhalation.

Breath in what I need from God
Breathe out impurities that harm my soul

Breathe in God’s love
Breathe out any self hatred

Breathe in God’s forgiveness
Breathe out self hurt

Breathe in God’s peace
Breathe out anxiety

Breathe in Jesus’ compassion
Breathe out my pride

Breathe in God’s confidence
Breathe out my doubts and uncertainties

Breathe in God’s clarity
Breathe out confusion

Breathe in God’s peace
Breathe out my fears

Breathe in peace ..... exhale
Breathe in peace ..... exhale
Breathe in peace ..... exhale.

(Tolle Lege; Augustinian Historical Commission, 1997, used with permission.)

Prayer to Mary for the Sick

Mary, health of the sick, be at the bedside of all the world’s sick people;
Of those who are unconscious and dying;
Of those who have begun their agony;
Of those who have abandoned all hope of a cure;
Of those who weep and cry out in pain;
Of those who cannot receive care because they have no money;
Of those who ought to be resting but are forced by poverty to work;
Of those who seek vainly in their beds for a less painful position;
Of those who pass long nights sleepless;
Of those who are tormented by the cares of a family in distress;
Of those who must renounce their most cherished plans for the future;
Of those, above all, who do not believe in a better life;
Of those who rebel and curse God;
Of those who do not know that Christ suffered like them and for them.
This, we pray, through Christ who also suffered. Amen.

(Tolle Lege; Augustinian Historical Commission, 1997, used with permission.)



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