Prayers

In the introduction to each Alive-O Teacher’s Manual, there is a section entitled, ‘Teaching the Primary Schoolchild to Pray’. This piece gives background information for the teacher about different expressions of prayer and different forms of prayer. It also details how to create an atmosphere of prayer in the classroom. To go to the section on creating a sacred space in your classroom as a focus for prayer, click here.

It is important to develop in the children from the beginning a sense that they can talk to God at any time and in any place and that God is always listening to, and interested in, what they have to say. To this end, it is important from an early stage to provide space within the day’s work in the classroom when the child can pray. They can be encouraged, for example, to pray at certain times during the day – morning, evening, meal times etc… Education in common prayer will help the children to come to an awareness of themselves as participating members of the Church community. This will take place gradually over the course of the children’s years in the primary school in line with their developing understanding and vocabulary. Below is a list of the common prayers that are to be learned at each class level in Alive-O and Beo go Deo. These prayers are outlined in the Introduction to each Teacher’s Manual and are given, in full, at the back of each Pupil’s Book.

Junior Infants: Alive O

The Sign of the Cross Glory be to the Father Morning Prayer Night Prayer Grace before Meals Grace after Meals


Senior Infants: Alive O 2

The Sign of the Cross Glory be to the Father Morning Prayer Night Prayer Grace before Meals Grace after Meals Our Father Hail Mary


First Class: Alive O 3

The Sign of the Cross Glory be to the Father Morning Prayer Night Prayer Grace before Meals Grace after Meals Our Father Hail Mary Prayer of Jesus Confiteor Act of Sorrow* Prayer for Forgiveness* Prayer after Forgiveness* Prayer to the Trinity Prayers to Mary (2) Prayers to the Holy Spirit (2) Journey Prayer Mass Responses* Prayers before Communion* Prayers after Communion*

*These prayers are particularly relevant to those children preparing for First Communion and First Penance


Second Class: Alive O 4

The Sign of the Cross Glory be to the Father Morning Prayer Night Prayer Grace before Meals Grace after Meals Our Father Hail Mary Prayer of Jesus Confiteor Act of Sorrow* Prayer for Forgiveness* Prayer after Forgiveness* Prayer to the Trinity Prayers to Mary (2) Prayers to the Holy Spirit (2) Journey Prayer Mass Responses* Prayers before Communion* Prayers after Communion* *These prayers are particularly relevant to those children preparing for First Communion and First Penance  
Third Class: Alive O 5

The Sign of the Cross Glory be to the Father Morning Prayer Night Prayer Grace before Meals Grace after Meals Our Father Hail Mary Prayer of Jesus Confiteor Act of Sorrow Prayer for Forgiveness Prayer after Forgiveness Prayer to the Trinity Prayers to Mary (2) Prayers to the Holy Spirit (2) Journey Prayer Mass Responses Prayers before Communion Prayers after Communion Comhartha na Croise An Phaidir ‘Sé do Bheatha a Mhuire Glóir don Athair The Angelus Gloria The Apostles Creed


Fourth Class: Alive O 6

The Sign of the Cross Glory be to the Father Morning Prayer Night Prayer Grace before Meals Grace after Meals Our Father Hail Mary Prayer of Jesus Confiteor Act of Sorrow Prayer for Forgiveness Prayer after Forgiveness Prayer to the Trinity Prayers to Mary (2) Prayers to the Holy Spirit (2) Journey Prayer Mass Responses Prayers before Communion Prayers after Communion Comhartha na Croise An Phaidir ‘Sé do Bheatha a Mhuire Glóir don Athair The Angelus Gloria The Apostles Creed St. Patrick’s Prayer Paidir d’Íosa Care for me Lord We are the Body of Christ Prayer to the Guardian Angel Prayer before Playing Prayer after Playing Prayer on opening a book Prayer on closing a book Prayer on opening a Bible Prayer on closing a Bible


Fifth Class: Alive O 7

The Sign of the Cross Glory be to the Father Morning Prayer Night Prayer Grace before Meals Grace after Meals Our Father Hail Mary Prayer of Jesus Confiteor Act of Sorrow Prayer for Forgiveness Prayer after Forgiveness Prayer to the Trinity Prayers to Mary (2) Prayers to the Holy Spirit (2) Journey Prayer Mass Responses Prayers before Communion Prayers after Communion Comhartha na Croise An Phaidir ‘Sé do Bheatha a Mhuire Glóir don Athair The Angelus Gloria The Apostles Creed St. Patrick’s Prayer Paidir d’Íosa Care for me Lord We are the Body of Christ Prayer to the Guardian Angel Prayer before Playing Prayer after Playing Prayer on opening a book Prayer on closing a book Prayer on opening a Bible Prayer on closing a Bible Hail Holy Queen Prayers to the Holy Spirit Prayers for Sacrament of Reconciliation Responses during the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation*

*These prayers are particularly relevant to those children preparing for Confirmation


Sixth Class: Alive O 8

The Sign of the Cross Glory be to the Father Morning Prayer Night Prayer Grace before Meals Grace after Meals Our Father Hail Mary Prayer of Jesus Confiteor Act of Sorrow Prayer for Forgiveness Prayer after Forgiveness Prayer to the Trinity Prayers to Mary (2) Prayers to the Holy Spirit (2) Journey Prayer Mass Responses Prayers before Communion Prayers after Communion Comhartha na Croise An Phaidir ‘Sé do Bheatha a Mhuire Glóir don Athair The Angelus Gloria The Apostles Creed St. Patrick’s Prayer Paidir d’Íosa Care for me Lord We are the Body of Christ Prayer to the Guardian Angel Prayer before Playing Prayer after Playing Prayer on opening a book Prayer on closing a book Prayer on opening a Bible Prayer on closing a Bible Hail Holy Queen Prayers to the Holy Spirit Prayers for Sacrament of Reconciliation Responses during the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation* Regina Caeli Abundance Prayer Act of Faith Act of Hope Act of Love Nicene Creed Mass Responses

*These prayers are particularly relevant to those children preparing for Confirmation


Beo Go Deo - Naionáin Shóisir

Comhartha na Croise Glóir don Athair Paidir na Maidine Paidir na hóiche Altú roimh Bhia Altú tar éis Bia


Beo Go Deo 2 - Naionáin Shinsir

Comhartha na Croise Glóir don Athair Paidir na Maidine Paidir na hóiche Altú roimh Bhia Altú tar éis Bia An Phaidir Sé do Bheatha a Mhuire

Beo Go Deo 3 - Rang a hAon

Comhartha na Croise Glóir don Athair Paidir na Maidine Paidir na hóiche Altú roimh Bhia Altú tar éis Bia An Phaidir Sé do Bheatha a Mhuire Paidir d’Iosa Paidir don Trionóid Naofa Paidir do Mhuire Paidreacha don Spiorad Naomh An Fhaoistin Choiteann* An Gnomh Dóláis* Paidir ag iarraidh Maithiúnais* Paidir tar éis Maithiúnais* Paidir roimh Chomaoineach* Paidir tar éis Comaoineach* *Baineann na paidreacha seo go mór leis na páisti atá ag ullmhú don chéad Chomaoineach agus don Cheád Aithri.  

Beo Go Deo 4 - Rang a Dó

Comhartha na Croise Glóir don Athair Paidir na Maidine Paidir na hóiche Altú roimh Bhia Altú tar éis Bia Paidir Thurais An Phaidir Sé do Bheatha a Mhuire Paidir d’Iosa Paidir don Trionóid Naofa Paidir do Mhuire Paidreacha don Spiorad Naomh An Fhaoistin Choiteann* An Gniomh Dóláis* Paidir ag iarraidh Maithiúnais* Paidir tar éis Maithiúnais* Paidir roimh Chomaoineach* Paidir tar éis Comaoineach* *Baineann na paidreacha seo go mór leis na páisti atá ag ullmhú don chéad Chomaoineach agus don Cheád Aithri.  

Beo Go Deo 5 - Rang a Trỉ

Comhartha na Croise An Phaidir Sé do Bheatha a Mhuire Glóir don Athair Paidir na Maidne Paidir na hOiche Altú roimh Bhia Altú tar éis Bhia Paidir d’Iosa Paidir don Trionóid Naofa Paidir do Mhuire Fáilte an Aingil Paidreacha don Spiorad Naomh Paidir Thurais Freagraỉ an Aifrinn An Fhaoistin Choiteann An Ghlóir Cré na nAspal Sanctus Agnus Dei An Gnỉomh Dóláis Paidir ag iarraidh Maithiúnais Paidir roimh Chomaoineach Paidir tar éis Comaoineach  

Beo Go Deo 6 - Rang a Ceathair

Comhartha na Croise An Phaidir Sé do Bheatha a Mhuire Glóir don Athair Paidir na Maidne Paidir na hOiche Altú roimh Bhia Altú tar éis Bhia Paidir d’Iosa Tabhair aire dom a Thiarna
Sinne Corp Chríóst Paidir chuig an Aingeal Comhdeachta Paidir roimh imirt Paidir i ndiaidh imeartha Paidir ar leabhar a oscailt Paidir ar leabhar a dhúnadh Paidir ar an mBiobla a oscailt Paidir ar Bhiobla a dhúnadh Paidir don Trionóid Naofa Paidir do Mhuire Fáilte an Aingil Paidreacha don Spiorad Naomh Paidir Thurais Freagraỉ an Aifrinn An Fhaoistin Choiteann An Ghlóir Cré na nAspal Sanctus Agnus Dei An Gnỉomh Dóláis Paidir ag iarraidh Maithiúnais Paidir roimh Chomaoineach Paidir tar éis Comaoineach  

Beo Go Deo 7 - Rang a Cúig

Comhartha na Croise An Phaidir Sé do Bheatha a Mhuire Glóir don Athair Paidir na Maidne Paidir na hOiche Altú roimh Bhia Altú tar éis Bhia St.Patrick’s Prayer Paidir d’Iosa Tabhair aire dom a Thiarna Sinne Corp Chrỉost Paidir don Trionóid Naofa Paidir do Mhuire Fáilte an Aingil Salve Regina Paidreacha chuig an Spiorad Naomh Paidir chuig an Aingeal Comhdeachta Paidir roimh imirt Paidir i ndiaidh imeartha Ag Freagairt an Aifreann agus Paidreacha don Eocairist Kyrie An Fhaoistin Choiteann An Ghlóir Cré na nAspal An Chré Niséin Sanctus Agnus Dei Paidir roimh Chomaoineac Paidir tar éis Comaoineach Paidreacha do Shacraimint an Athmhuintearais An Gnỉomh Dóláis Paidir ag iarraidh Maithiúnais Paidir tar éis Maithiúnais An Fhaoistỉn Choiteann Ag Ceiliúradh Sacraimint an Chóineartaithe*

Beo Go Deo 8 - Rang a Sé

Comhartha na Croise An Phaidir Sé do Bheatha a Mhuire Glóir don Athair Paidir na Maidne Paidir na hOiche Altú roimh Bhia Altú tar éis Bhia St.Patrick’s Prayer Paidir d’Iosa Regina Caeli Tabhair aire dom a Thiarna Sinne Corp Chrỉost Paidir don Trionóid Naofa Paidir do Mhuire Fáilte an Aingil Salve Regina Paidreacha chuig an Spiorad Naomh Paidir chuig an Aingeal Comhdeachta Paidir roimh imirt Paidir i ndiaidh imeartha Ag Freagairt an Aifreann agus Paidreacha don Eocairist Kyrie An Fhaoistin Choiteann An Ghlóir Cré na nAspal An Chré Niséin Sanctus Agnus Dei Paidir roimh Chomaoineach Paidir tar éis Comaoineach Paidreacha do Shacraimint an Athmhuintearais An Gnỉomh Dóláis Paidir ag iarraidh Maithiúnais Paidir tar éis Maithiúnais An Fhaoistỉn Choiteann
An Urnaí Flúirse
Gníomh Creidimh
Gníomh Dóchais
Gníomh Grá Ag Ceiliúradh Sacraimint an Chóineartaithe