St. Gabriel's Catholic Primary School

Year Group Prayers

The Sign of the Cross (Reception)
In the name of the Father,
and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Morning Prayer (Reception)

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.
Amen.

 

Evening Prayer (Reception)

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.
Amen.

Grace before Meals Prayer (Reception)

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 Prayer (Reception)

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.

Hail Mary (Reception)

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.

Our Father (Reception)

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.

Glory Be (Y1)

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.

Prayer to the Guardian Angel (Y1)

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.

Act of Faith, Hope and Love (Y1)

Jesus, I believe in you.

Jesus, I hope in you.

Jesus, I love you.

Prayer to the Guardian Angel - This one needs changing to a slightly different version (Y1)

Angel of God, my guardian dear,

to whom God's love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
to light and guard, to rule and guide.
Amen.

Eternal Rest (Y2)

Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.
Amen.

Act of Faith (Y2)

My God, I believe in you

and all your Church teaches,

because you have said it

and your word is true.

Amen.

 Act of Hope (Y2)

My God, I hope in you,

for grace and for glory,

because of your promises,

your mercy and power.

Amen.

 Prayer of St. Francis (Y2)

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy. 

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, 
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

Act of Sorrow (Y3)

O my God, I thank you for loving me.
I am sorry for all my sins:
for not loving others
and not loving you.
Help me to live like Jesus
and not sin again.
Amen.

Act of Love (Y3)

O my God, I love you with my whole heart

and above all things

because you are infinitely good and perfect,

and I love my neighbour as myself

for love of you.

Grant that I may love you more and more in this life,

and in the next for all eternity.

Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving after Communion (Y3)

O Sacrament most holy!

O Sacrament divine!

All praise and all thanksgiving

be every moment thine.

The Angelus (Y3)

The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary: and she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary... Holy Mary...
Behold the handmaid of the Lord: be it done to me according to your word.
Hail Mary... Holy Mary...
And the Word was made flesh: and dwelt among us
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 Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Rosary: (Y3)
(Begin with 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys and 1 Glory Be)

The Joyful Mysteries
1.The Annunciation
 Mary learns that she has been chosen to be the mother of Jesus.
2.The Visitation
 Mary visits Elizabeth, who tells her that she will always be remembered.
3.The Nativity
 Jesus is born in a stable in Bethlehem.
4.The Presentation
 Mary and Joseph take the infant Jesus to the Temple to present him to God.
5.The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
 Jesus is found in the Temple discussing his faith with the teachers.

 

The Memorare (Y4)

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known, that anyone
who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help,
or sought thine intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother.
To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word of Incarnate,
despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer me.
Amen.

The Rosary: (Y4)

The Mysteries of Light
1.The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan
 God proclaims that Jesus is his beloved Son.
2.The Wedding Feast at Cana
 At Mary’s request, Jesus performs his first miracle.
3.The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God
 Jesus calls all to conversion and service to the Kingdom.
4.The Transfiguration of Jesus
 Jesus is revealed in glory to Peter, James, and John.
5.The Institution of the Eucharist
 Jesus offers his Body and Blood at the Last Supper.

The Rosary: (Y4)

The Sorrowful Mysteries
1.The Agony in the Garden
 Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before he dies.
2.The Scourging at the Pillar
 Jesus is lashed with whips.
3.The Crowning With Thorns
 Jesus is mocked and crowned with thorns.
4.The Carrying of the Cross
 Jesus carries the cross that will be used to crucify him.
5.The Crucifixion
 Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies

 

The Rosary: (Y4)

The Glorious Mysteries
1. The Resurrection
God the Father raises Jesus from the dead.
2. The Ascension
Jesus returns to his Father in heaven.
3. The Coming of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit comes to bring new life to the disciples.
4. The Assumption of Mary
At the end of her life on earth, Mary is taken body and soul into heaven.
5. The Coronation of Mary
Mary is crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth.

 

Rosary Prayers: O My Jesus (Y4)

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell,
and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of your Mercy.
Amen.

 

Rosary Prayers: Hail Holy Queen (Y4)

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

Amen.

 

Prayer after the Rosary (Y4)

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.

Amen.

 

The Magnificat. (Y5)

My soul glorifies the Lord,
My spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.
He looks on his servant in her loneliness;
henceforth all ages will call me blessed.
The Almighty works marvels for me.
Holy his name!
His mercy is from age to age,
on those who fear him.
He puts forth his arm in strength
and scatters the proud-hearted.
He casts the mighty from their thrones
and raises the lowly.
He fills the starving with good things,
sends the rich away empty.
He protects Israel, his servant,
remembering his mercy,
the mercy promised to our fathers,
to Abraham and his sons for ever.
Amen

 

Nunc Dimittis (Y5)

NOW dismiss Thy servant, O Lord,
 in peace, according to Thy word:
 For mine own eyes hath seen 
 Thy salvation, Which Thou hast prepared
 in the sight of all the peoples,
 A light to reveal Thee to the nations
 and the glory of Thy people Israel.

 

The Benedictus (Y5)

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel!
He has looked favourably on his people and redeemed them.
 He has raised up a mighty saviour for us in the house of his servant David,
as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
A saviour who would free us from our foes, from the hands of all who hate us.
 So his love for our fathers is fulfilled and his holy covenant remembered.
He swore to Abraham our father to grant us, that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies,
 might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
 As for you, child, you shall be called a prophet of God, the most High;
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
to give knowledge of salvation to his people, by the forgiveness of their sins.
 By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us,
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace. 
Amen
 

Regina Caeli (Y5)

Queen of Heaven, rejoice.  Alleluia!

For he whom you were made worthy to bear.  Alleluia!

Has risen as he said.  Alleluia!

Pray for us to our God.  Alleluia!

Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary.  Alleluia!

For the Lord has risen indeed.  Alleluia!

Let us pray;

God, who through the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, 

has made glad the whole world, grant us, we pray,

that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his mother,

we may attain the joys of everlasting life. 

Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Benedictus (Y5)

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;

he has come to his people and set them free.

He has raised up for us a mighty saviour,

born of the house of his servant David.

Through his holy prophets he promised of old

That he would save us from our enemies,

From the hands of all who hate us.

He promised to show mercy to our fathers

and to remember his holy covenant.

This was the oath that he swore to our father Abraham:

To set us free from the hands of our enemies,

Free to worship him without fear,

Holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.

You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High;

for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

to give his people knowledge of salvation

by the forgiveness of their sins.

In the tender compassion of our God

the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,

and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

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 Magnificat (Y5)

My soul glorifies the Lord,

My spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.

He looks on his servant in her lowliness;

henceforth all ages will call me blessed.

The Almighty works marvels for me.

Holy his name!

His mercy is from age to age,

on those who fear him.

He puts forth his arm in strength

and scatters the proud-hearted.

He casts the mighty from their thrones

and raises the lowly.

He fills the starving with good things,

sends the rich away empty.

He protects Israel, his servant,

remembering his mercy,

the mercy promised to our fathers,

to Abraham and his sons forever. 

Amen.

Diocesan Prayer for Vocations (Y5)

Lord Jesus, send labourers into your harvest.

Inspire, in the hearts of your people,

vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

Bless our families with a spirit of generosity.

May those whom you call to the priesthood and religious life

have the courage to give themselves to your Church

as co-operators in your work.

St. John Vianney: Pray for us

 
The Magnificat. (Y6)
My soul glorifies the Lord,
My spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.
He looks on his servant in her loneliness;
henceforth all ages will call me blessed.
The Almighty works marvels for me.
Holy his name!
His mercy is from age to age,
on those who fear him.
He puts forth his arm in strength
and scatters the proud-hearted.
He casts the mighty from their thrones
and raises the lowly.
He fills the starving with good things,
sends the rich away empty.
He protects Israel, his servant,
remembering his mercy,
the mercy promised to our fathers,
to Abraham and his sons for ever.
Amen

The Benedictus (Y6)

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel!
He has looked favourably on his people and redeemed them.
 He has raised up a mighty saviour for us in the house of his servant David,
as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
A saviour who would free us from our foes, from the hands of all who hate us.
 So his love for our fathers is fulfilled and his holy covenant remembered.
He swore to Abraham our father to grant us, that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies,
 might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
 As for you, child, you shall be called a prophet of God, the most High;
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
to give knowledge of salvation to his people, by the forgiveness of their sins.
 By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us,
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace. 
Amen

The Prayer to the Holy Spirit. (Y6)

O Come, Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful,
and enkindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created.
And you shall renew
the face of the earth.
O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful
by the light of the Holy Spirit,
grant that by the gift of that same Spirit
we may be always truly wise
and ever rejoice in his consolation.
 

Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina) (Y6)

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy; 
Hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope! 
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. 
To thee do we send up our sighs, 
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears! 
Turn, then, most gracious Advocate, 
thine eyes of mercy toward us, 
and after this, our exile, 
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. 
O clement, O loving, 
O sweet Virgin Mary.