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St Mary’s Prayers for the Year - Year 5 The following list is by no means exhaustive. Indeed, the main aim of prayer at St Mary’s is to teach the children to pray in their own words. This can be achieved silently or in a meditative way within a suitable environment, e.g. suitable music or other stimulus. The children, during collective worship in class, should be encouraged to share their prayer with everyone. The aim is to promote prayer in a positive manner. To encourage children, make prayer part of their everyday lives. Prayerful acts should begin the day. There should be an opportunity before and after dinner. The day closes with a prayer. However, there is no reason why prayers cannot be said at other times during the day, indeed, this should be encouraged. Sign of the Cross In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen 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 Hail Mary Hail Mary Full of grace The Lord is with you. Blessed art thou amongst 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

Glory Be to the Father Glory Be to the Father, And to the Son, And to the Holy Spirit Amen Morning Prayer Father in Heaven, you love me, You’re with me night and day. I want to love me always In all I do and say. I’ll try to please you, Father. Bless me through the day Amen Night Prayer 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 in the dark of night, And in the morning send your light.


Grace Before Meals Bless us, O God, as we sit together. Bless the food we eat today. Bless the hands that made the food Bless us, O God, Amen Grace After Meals Thank you, God, for the food we have eaten. Thank you, God, for all our friends. Thank you, God, for everything. Thank you, God Amen Prayer to Jesus Christ be with me, Christ be beside me, Christ be before me, Christ be behind me, Christ be at my right hand, Christ be at my left hand, Christ be with me everywhere I go. Christ be my friend, for ever and ever.


Confiteor I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, strike breast three times as we say: through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; continue: therefore 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. Act of Sorrow O my God, because you are so good, I am very sorry that I have sinned against You And by the help of your grace, I will try not to sin again. Mass Responses Teach the children the simple Mass responses from the Revised Roman Missal Prayer for Forgiveness God our Father, help me To remember the times When I didn’t live as Jesus asked me to. Help me to be sorry And to try again. (The above prayers should already be familiar to the children) Prayer after Forgiveness God our Father thank you For forgiving me. Help me to love others. Help me to live as Jesus asked me to.

Prayers for Communion

Lord Jesus come to me. Lord Jesus give me your love Lord Jesus, come to me, and give me yourself Lord Jesus, friend of children, come to me. Lord Jesus, you are my Lord and my God. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. Lord Jesus, I love and adore you, You’re a special friend to me. Welcome, Lord Jesus, O Welcome. Thank you for coming to me.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, O thank you For giving yourself to me. Make me strong to show your love Wherever I may be. I’m ready now Lord Jesus To show how much I care. I’m ready now to give your love At home and everywhere.

Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay Close by me forever, and love me I pray. Bless all of us children in your loving care And bring us to heaven to live with you there. Prayer to the Holy Spirit Holy Spirit, I want to do what is right Help me Holy Spirit, I want to live like Jesus Guide me Holy Spirit, I want to live like Jesus Teach me. The Angelus V. R. V. R. V.

The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary………… Behold the handmaid of the Lord Be it done unto me according to thy word Hail Mary…………. And the word was made flesh

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And dwelt among us Hail Mary……………. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God 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 be brought, by his passion and cross, to the glory of his resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord Amen The Nicene Creed I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, At the words that follow up to and including and became man, all bow. and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen. Prayer to the Guardian Angel Angel sent by God to guide me, Be my light and walk beside me Be my guardian and protect me On the paths of life direct me. Gloria Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

The Apostles' Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, At the words that follow, up to and including the Virgin Mary, all bow. who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come 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. Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

The Annunciation The Visitation The Birth of Our Lord The Presentation The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple

The Luminous Mysteries 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan The Wedding at Cana Jesus' Proclamation of the Kingdom of God The Transfiguration The Institution of the Eucharist

The Sorrowful Mysteries 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

The Agony in the Garden The Scourging at the Pillar The Crowning with Thorns The Carrying of the Cross The Crucifixion

The Glorious Mysteries 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

The Resurrection The Ascension The Coming of the Holy Spirit The Assumption The Crowning of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven

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