The Way Of Faith
SIGN OF THE CROSS
In the name of the Father
and of the Son
and of the Holy Ghost.
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Creator of Heaven and earth;
I believe in Jesus Christ,
His only Son, our Lord,
He was conceived by the Holy Ghost
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again.
He ascended into Heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost,
the Holy Catholic Church,
the communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
ACT OF FAITH
O my God,
who are infallible Truth
and can neither deceive nor be deceived,
I firmly believe all that Thou hast revealed
and propose to my belief through Thy holy Catholic Church,
because Thou hast revealed it.
I believe that Thou art one in nature
and three in Persons:
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
I believe that Thou art the Creator of all things
and that Thou rewardest the just
for all eternity in Heaven
and punish the wicked
for all eternity in hell.
I believe that Jesus Christ is
the Son of God made man,
that He suffered and died for my sins
and rose from the dead in glory,
and that it is only in Him
through the Holy Ghost
that eternal life is given to men.
I believe in all that your holy Catholic Church believes.
I thank Thee for having called me
to the true faith,
and I affirm that with the help of Thy grace
I will live and die in the holy faith.
PRAYER FOR THE VIRTUE OF FAITH
Jesus, Thy faith was in the Heavenly Father,
Thy steadfastness being my living model!
Kindly grant me the richness of such faith,
To embrace Thy Father as my true Provider,
Having staunch belief in His eminent powers
And to remain loyal to Him until my last day.
If my faith shifts as temporary waves,
Rush to my rescue without any hesitation,
Protecting others from my fleeting frailty.
May Thy Presence always be lively enjoyed,
Enabling me to shine as a flame of faith.
My faith loyally reaches out to Thee!
A PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS
I believe that you, O Jesus,
are in the most holy Sacrament.
I love You and desire You.
Come into my heart.
I embrace You.
Oh, never leave me.
May the burning and most sweet power of your love,
O Lord Jesus Christ,
I beseech You,
absorb my mind that I may die through love of Your love,
who were graciously pleased to die through love of my love.
PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH
We pray Thee,
O Almighty and Eternal God!
Who through Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
hast revealed Thy glory to all nations,
to preserve the works of Thine mercy,
that Your Holy and Catholic Church,
being spread throughout the whole world,
may continue with unchanging faith
in the confession of Thy Name.
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