15 Short Uplifting Catholic Prayers for Kids

There are many prayers that children can learn at a young age to encourage them to seek the love and guidance of their Heavenly Father. These uplifting Catholic prayers for kids serve as just some examples to the types of prayers you can teach your children.

Prayer #1

Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts,
Which we are about to receive, from thy bounty,
Through Christ, Our Lord.

Prayer #2

O My God,
relying on Thy almightly power and infinite mercy and promises,
I hope to obtain pardon of my sins,
the help of Thy grace,
and life everlasting,
through the merits of Jesus Christ,
my Lord and Redeemer.

Prayer #3

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.

Prayer #4

O My God,
I love Thee above all things,
with my whole heart and soul,
because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love.
I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee.
I forgive all who have injured me,
and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

Prayer #5

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,
Rule and guide.

Prayer #6

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 #7

Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed are you 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.

Prayer #8

Bless us, O Lord,
and these Thy gifts,
which we are about to receive from Thy bounty.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer #9

My God,
I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong
and failing to do good,
I have sinned against you
whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help,
to do penance,
to sin no more,
and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ
suffered and died for us.
In his name, my God, have mercy. Amen.

Prayer #10

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
cast into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Prayer #11

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 unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother;
to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Prayer #12

Keep us, O God, from all pettiness.
Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off all self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense and meet each other face to face,
without self pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment, and always be generous.
Let us always take time for all things, and make us to grow calm, serene and gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses, to be straightforword and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize that it is the little things of life that create differences, that in the big things of life, we are as one.
And, O Lord God, let us not forget to be kind!

Prayer #13

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.

Prayer #14

God, Thank You for my friend.
You tell us that it is not good to be alone,
God, and bless us with family and friends all around us.

Thank You for giving us people to talk to and laugh with.
I pray for my friend today,
that they have a good day and a blessed life.

They are a blessing to me, God,
when I need them the most.
Just like Jesus is to me.
Help me to be kind like Jesus.

To be a good friend to others and spread His love.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayer #15

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins.
Save us from the fires of hell,
lead all souls to heaven
especially those
in most need of thy mercy. Amen.

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