What Are Some Common Roman Catholic Prayers?


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Common Roman Catholic prayers include the Hail Mary, the Apostle's Creed, the Guardian Angel Prayer and the Act of Contrition. The Lord's Prayer, also known as the Our Father, is considered a traditional prayer in Catholicism and other religions, such as Protestant and Eastern Orthodox religions.

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Catholics often memorize a variety of different prayers for use in various situations. The Morning Offering, Evening Prayer and Prayer Before Meals are commonly recited by Catholics on a daily basis. Prayers invoking specific Catholic saints ask for intercession by those saints.

Catholics sometimes pray using a strand of arranged beads called a rosary. Praying the rosary involves reciting specific prayers for each bead on the rosary while meditating on the sacred mysteries that occurred during the lives of Jesus and his mother Mary.

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