At St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, the children are taught traditional Catholic prayers and are used during the school day. These prayers can be used at home to support parents in developing their children's knowledge of prayer and to continue to develop their children's understanding of what the words mean to us as Christians today. For further prayer information, booklets can be found on the individual class pages.
The Sign of the Cross
In the name of the father,
and of the Son
and 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.
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.
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.
Father in heaven, you love me, you are with me night and day.
I want to love you always in all I do and say.
I'll try to please you, Father, bless me through the day.
Leader: The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary.
All: And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Leader: Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
All: Be it done to me according to your word.
Leader: And the Word was made flesh.
All: And dwelt among us
Leader: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
All: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Leader: Let us pray:
All: 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 be brought by his passion and cross to the glory of his resurrection, through Christ our Lord.
Grace before Meals Prayer
Bless us, as we sit together.
Bless the food we eat today.
Bless the hands that made the food.
Bless us, O God.
God our Father, I come to say
thank you for your love today.
Thank you for my family
and all the friends you give to me.
Guard me safely through the night
and in the morning send your light.