Companion in Illness:
Everyday Prayers

  • The Sign of the Cross
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • Hail, Mary
  • The Doxology (Glory be...)
  • The Apostle's Creed
  • Prayer to the Holy Spirit
  • An Act of Spiritual Communion
  • The Sign of the Cross

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


    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.

    The Hail Mary

    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.

    The Doxology

    Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
    and to the Holy Spirit;
    as it was in the beginning,
    is now, and will be for ever.

    Act of Spiritual Communion

    My Jesus,
    I believe that you are
    in the Blessed Sacrament.
    I love you above all things,
    and I long for you in my soul.
    Since I cannot now
    receive you sacramentally,
    come at least spiritually
    into my heart.
    I know you have already come.
    I embrace you and unite myself
    entirely to you;
    never permit me
    to be separated from you.

    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 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.

    Prayer to the Holy Spirit

    Come, Holy Spirit,
    fill the hearts of your faithful
    and kindle in them
    the fire of your love.

    V. Send forth your Spirit,
    and they shall be created.
    R. And you shall renew
    the face of the earth.

    Let us pray.
    O God,
    who did instruct
    the hearts of the faithful
    by the light of the Holy Spirit;
    grant that,
    by the gift of the same Spirit,
    we may be always truly wise,
    and ever rejoice in his consolation.
    Through Christ our Lord.

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