Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,
We have completed our discussion of the theological virtues: faith, hope and charity. Let us now look at how we may prayer for these in our daily lives.
Faith: Acts of Faith are common in morning prayers, and they should be said at any time in which we feel our faith is being tested or we are enduring temptation. An Act of Faith can be as simple as “My God, I believe in you,” but the following is a traditional version that generations of Catholics memorized.
Prayer: An Act of Faith
O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Person, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; I believe that Thy Divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, who canst neither deceive nor be deceived. Amen
Hope: Acts of Hope are prayers that express our trust in God’s mercy and in His promises to us. They acknowledge that our salvation comes through Jesus Christ alone, and they are important prayers to say when we find ourselves discouraged. An Act of Hope can be as simple as “Jesus, I hope in you,” or it can be longer, like this traditional version.
Prayer: An Act of Hope
O my God, relying on Thy almighty 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. Amen.
Charity: Charity is the traditional Christian word for love, and an Act of Charity is an expression of our unselfish love for God. While such a prayer can be as simple as “O God, I love You,” the following longer prayer is a traditional version of an Act of Charity.
Prayer: An Act of Charity
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. Amen.
Unlike the cardinal virtues, which can be practiced by anyone, the theological virtues are gifts of grace from God, and the object of the virtues—what the practice of the virtue aims at—is God Himself. Let us pray for the virtues of grace, hope and charity that we may become more like God Himself.” (Catholicism.About.com)