Catholic Morning Offering Prayer

The first prayer of the day

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Catholics have many practices and prayers to follow—the Morning Offering is but one. 

What Is the Morning Offering?

The Morning Offering is the first thing one does in the morning after waking up. It is a brief prayer that begins the day recognizing the presence of God and offering God the entirety of the day, whether it be a good or bad day. 

Besides dedicating the entire day to God, the Morning Offering also thanks Him for all He has done, promises to make reparation for their sins, and offers up the sufferings of the day for the relief of the Holy Souls in Purgatory (especially through indulgences).

Morning Offering Prayer

There are many variations of the Morning Offering. The following is a traditional form that all Catholics try to make. Many memorize this prayer, or some form of it, and say it immediately upon waking.

I offer Thee all my prayers, works, and sufferings in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the intentions for which He pleads and offers Himself in the holy sacrifice of the Mass, in thanksgiving for Thy favors, in reparation for my offenses, and in humble supplication for my temporal and eternal welfare, for the wants of our holy Mother the Church, for the conversion of sinners, and for the relief of the poor souls in purgatory.

I have the intention to gain all the indulgences attached to the prayers I shall say, and to the good works I shall perform this day. I resolve to gain all of the indulgences I can in favor of the souls in purgatory.

[Optional]: Our Father, Hail Mary, Apostles' Creed, Glory Be

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