Prayers Everyone Should Know

Catholics are quickly forgetting their spiritual heritage.

Many of us were catechized during a “silly season” in the Church’s recent history and so we didn’t learn the prayers that we should have as children. And though things are generally looking up nowadays in the area of catechesis, I am still continually surprised by how few traditional prayers children today end up learning. While part of it may be due to the fact that some catechesis programs still need improvement, I think it also has to do with the fact that their parents (who grew up during the “silly season”) don’t know many of these prayers and so aren’t handing them on at home. Bottom line: children and adults alike need to “hit the books” and do some remedial learning!

I have written before about why it is important and good for us to have memorized prayers. You can read that post at this link. I also wrote a post more recently here.

The purpose of this page is to provide an easy-to-locate placeholder for the PDF file that I have created, a double-sided sheet containing a selection of basic prayers that we should all know by heart. Some of them are obvious and you already know them. Others, perhaps not. All of them can contribute to the sanctification of your days and your weeks.

The file can be downloaded by clicking on the icon below. And click the links above to see what I have written before about it.

Click this image to download. (Updated 1/8/15)

“Oremus pro invicem” – let us pray for each other!