Prayer Books & Cards

Prayer Books & Cards

A prayer book is a book containing prayers and perhaps devotional readings, for private or communal use, or in some cases, outlining the liturgy of religious services. Books containing mainly orders of religious services, or readings for them are termed "service books" or "liturgical books", and are thus not prayer-books in the strictest sense, but the term is often used very loosely. A religion's scriptures might also be considered prayer books as well.

Prayer has many different forms. Prayer may be done privately and individually, or it may be done corporately in the presence of fellow believers. Prayer can be incorporated into a daily "thought life", in which one is in constant communication with a god. Some people pray throughout all that is happening during the day and seek guidance as the day progresses. This is actually regarded as a requirement in several Christian denominations, although enforcement is not possible nor desirable. There can be many different answers to prayer, just as there are many ways to interpret an answer to a question, if there in fact comes an answer. Some may experience audible, physical, or mental epiphanies. If indeed an answer comes, the time and place it comes is considered random. Some outward acts that sometimes accompany prayer are: anointing with oil; ringing a bell; burning incense or paper; lighting a candle or candles; facing a specific direction (i.e. towards Mecca or the East); making the sign of the cross. One less noticeable act related to prayer is fasting.
 
A variety of body postures may be assumed, often with specific meaning (mainly respect or adoration) associated with them: standing; sitting; kneeling; prostrate on the floor; eyes opened; eyes closed; hands folded or clasped; hands upraised; holding hands with others; a laying on of hands and others. Prayers may be recited from memory, read from a book of prayers, or composed spontaneously as they are prayed. They may be said, chanted, or sung.

Prayer during the Day - From the Liturgy of the Hours


Elegant leatherette pocket book of Midday Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours. Ideal for use at home, in families, in the parish or in communities.

They may be with musical accompaniment or not. There may be a time of outward silence while prayers are offered mentally. Often, there are prayers to fit specific occasions, such as the blessing of a meal, the birth or death of a loved one, other significant events in the life of a believer, or days of the year that have special religious significance.
 

 

We offer a range of Prayer Books, cards and other material shown below

Prayer during the Day uses the standard Grail Psalms, and this elegant pocket book sets out the full text for each day, with guidance for those who may be unfamiliar with praying the Prayer of the Church.


Aids to examination of conscience are included, as are a small selection of additional prayers.

A6 Soft Imitation Leather, 208 Pages

Dimensions: 10.5x14.8cm

Night Prayer - From the Liturgy of the Hours


Elegant leatherette pocket book of Night Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours. Ideal for use at home, in families, in the parish or in communities.

Night Prayer uses the standard Grail Psalms, and this elegant pocket book sets out the full text for each day, with guidance for those who may be unfamiliar with praying the Night Prayer of the Church.


Aids to examination of conscience are included, as are a small selection of additional prayers.

A6 Soft Imitation Leather, 72 Pages

Dimensions: 10.5x14.8cm

Eucharistic Adoration - Leatherette Edition

New leatherette edition of this classic booklet to help with prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. 

It includes: a special Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament, scripture readings, prayers, litanies, hymns, devotional images and more, all gathered together to inspire prayer before our Lord. It also contains the rite of Exposition and Benediction

A6 Leatherette, 96 Pages

Dimensions: 10.5cm by 14.8cm

Handbook of Prayers - Leatherette Edition

A comprehensive treasury of Catholic prayers, beautifully illustrated and bound in leatherette.  Over 500 pages of prayers and devotions, including the Order of Mass, can be found in this attractive volume.

Divided into 20 sections, as well as hundreds of prayers, the Handbook includes a chapter “How to be a better Catholic”, setting out practical ways to grow in your faith, alongside the basic tenets of the Catholic religion.For convenience, parallel Latin texts are present alongside the English versions of many of the prayers.

A6 Leatherette, 560 Pages

Dimensions: 10.5cm by 14.8cm
 

Marian Prayer Book

 

A collection of classic prayers to Mary. This beautiful selection includes:

• All the most familiar and well-loved prayers
• Prayers from approved Marian Apparitions
• Marian prayers from the Eastern Church
• Marian Hymns

And many more, all contained in one attractively-bound volume.

The blue balacron cover adds beauty and durability to the book, which is a treasury of prayer to the Mother of God that will surely be a much-cherished companion.

A6 flexibound, 112 Pages

Dimensions: 10.5cm by 14.8cm
 

4587/1 - Book of the Divine Office - Vol 1

 

The Liturgy of the Hours (Latin: Liturgia Horarum) or Divine Office (Latin: Officium Divinum) or Work of God (Latin: Opus Dei) or canonical hours, often referred to as the Breviary, is the official set of prayers "marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer". It consists primarily of psalms supplemented by hymns, readings and other prayers and antiphons. Together with the Mass, it constitutes the official public prayer life of the Church. The Liturgy of the Hours also forms the basis of prayer within Christian monasticism.

Hardback format / 662 Pages

4587/2 - Book of the Divine Office - Vol 2

 

The Liturgy of the Hours (Latin: Liturgia Horarum) or Divine Office (Latin: Officium Divinum) or Work of God (Latin: Opus Dei) or canonical hours, often referred to as the Breviary, is the official set of prayers "marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer". It consists primarily of psalms supplemented by hymns, readings and other prayers and antiphons. Together with the Mass, it constitutes the official public prayer life of the Church. The Liturgy of the Hours also forms the basis of prayer within Christian monasticism.

Hardback format / 700 Pages

4587/3 - Book of the Divine Office - Vol 3

 

The Liturgy of the Hours (Latin: Liturgia Horarum) or Divine Office (Latin: Officium Divinum) or Work of God (Latin: Opus Dei) or canonical hours, often referred to as the Breviary, is the official set of prayers "marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer". It consists primarily of psalms supplemented by hymns, readings and other prayers and antiphons. Together with the Mass, it constitutes the official public prayer life of the Church. The Liturgy of the Hours also forms the basis of prayer within Christian monasticism.

Hardback format / 854 Pages

8575 - The Shorter Book of Blessings

 

A wonderful companion for all clergy containing many blessings which may be referred to in a number of situations.  A must have book.

 

Plastic Binding Format.

Hardback format / 576 Pages

Prayer Books & Cards

A Time of Prayer Book

 

Daily Prayer for Groups and Individuals for Morning, Evening or any Time of the Day.  A simple structure for daily prayer

Many people are looking for a simple pattern for daily prayer. Prepared by the Liturgy Office of the Bishops’ Conference, A Time of Prayer offers a simple form that can be used at any time of the day, everyday. It follows the basic structure of the Divine Office, which since Vatican II has been seen as the prayer not just of the clergy and religious but of the whole church. This booklet is suitable for use by individuals and by groups

 

  • Hymn for Morning or Evening

  • Psalms for each day

  • Scripture reading for each day

  • Benedictus & Magnificat

  • Seasonal Psalms

  • Night Prayer

A6 paperback, 69 Pages

Dimensions: 10.5cm by 14.8cm

Prayer Books & Cards

A Simple Prayer Book

 

A classic compilation of Catholic prayers, including the Order of Mass in its new English translation.  One of the best selling prayer books of all time, revised and updated in 2011, in 3 main sections:

Prayer and Devotions; The Eucharist; Catholic Teaching. Contains 1) a wide range of prayers and devotions: basic prayers, morning and evening prayers, to the Holy Spirit, penitential prayers, Way of the Cross, to Our Lady, for various needs and occasions, the Divine mercy; 2) the complete text of the Order of Holy Mass; 3) a summary of Catholic Doctrine, Rule of Christian Life, Explanation of the Mass, and of Marriage. 

 

A6 Paperback, 116 Pages

Dimensions: 10.5x14.8cm

A Rule for the Clergy Book

Meditations on Ordained Pastoral Ministry

There are many challenges faced by clergy working in pastoral situations.

 

Bishops, priests, and deacons often find they are in need of guidance, a reminder that they are part of the Universal Church, that they are not alone.

Now a parish priest is offering guidance in the form of a Rule, a code of practice similar to those of religious communities, but written specifically for clergy serving in pastoral ministry.

Addressing themes both practical and spiritual, A Rule for the Clergy considers a number of issues faced by clergy, including personal prayer, homiletics, the difficulties in being alone, visiting the sick and housebound, celibacy, and obedience. By creating a Rule, it offers clergy the chance to feel a sense of fraternal collaboration.

Filled also with inspirational quotes, reflective art in full colour, and original prayers written by the author, this book is a must-have for all clergy and the perfect gift for parish priests and deacons.

 

A6 Lethaerette, Flexibound, 128 Pages

Dimensions: 129 mm by 180 mm

The Pope in Britain Collectors Book

A book produced for the faithfull to follow and support Benedict XVI visit to the UK.  A collectors issue now in much demand.  Limited numbers available.

The booklet includes:
Prayer of preparation for the Pope's visit to Britain, Prayers for the Pope and for his intentions, The Angelus, The Holy Rosary, Novena for the visit of the Holy Father, A visit to the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Hour - Meditations and reflections, Who the Pope is and what he does.

‘During the months of preparation that lie ahead, be sure to encourage the Catholics of England and Wales in their devotion, and assure them that the Pope constantly remembers them in his prayers and holds them in his heart.’ (Benedict XVI, January 2010)

Prayers for my Family Card

Small collection of prayers for married couples - for themselves and their children - and for all members of a family for each other, and for the wider mission of families today.

8 page colour card

Dimensions: 74mm by 105mm

Prayers Before & After Communion Card

Praying before and after receiving Christ. A wallet sized fold out card.  Receiving Jesus in Holy Communion is an extraordinary moment in which God gives Himself to His people.

 

This wallet-card contains 15 short prayers:

• 1 for before Mass

• 6 for before Communion

• 8 for after Communion

​Made to slip easily into a purse or wallet, this is perfect for taking to Mass or to the sick as a help to devotion.

5 page A7 size

Dimensions: 74mm by 105mm

Daily Prayers Card

Quick prayers for different times of day on one handy wallet-sized card.  Including:

 

•A morning offering,

•The Angelus

•The Regina Coeli

•Grace before and after meals

•The Guardian angel prayer

•The Salve Regina

•The Memorare

•A Bed Time prayer

This fold-out card is designed to make it easier and simpler to pray throughout the day. Whether you are travelling, at work, at home or out and about, put this small card in your back pocket or on the fridge and you will have a whole host of prayers in one convenient place.

 

5 page A7 size

Dimensions: 74mm by 105mm

My Little Prayer Book

My Little Prayer Book is an ideal Pocket size (4cm x 6cm) book, easy to slip into your bag.  Full of various prayers and great for children or as a small gift idea.

Limited numbers available.

Baby's First Prayer Book

Baby's First Prayer Book.  Ideal Pocket size (4cm x 6cm).  Full of various prayers and a record of Baby's Birth, Baptism etc.

It's compact size make it ideal to place inside a card and give as a keepsake or gift.

Limited numbers available.