Prayer to the Mother of Fair Love

Mother of Fair Love Prayers

I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits. (Sirach 24: 24-26)

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Grace, Hope of the world. Hear us, thy children, who cry to thee.

Let us pray.
O God, who by the marvellous protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary hast strengthened us in hope,  grant we beseech Thee, that by persevering in prayer at her admonition, we may obtain the favours we devoutly implore. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sweet Heart of Mary, be our salvation!

 

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For I have chosen, and have sanctified this place, that my name may be there for ever, and my eyes and my heart may remain there perpetually. (2 Paralipomenon [Chronicles] 7:16)

Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array? (Canticle of Canticles. 6:9)

Hail Mary …

Mary speaks:
“I am the Mother of fair love, … and of knowledge, and of holy hope … My memory is unto everlasting generations.” (Sirach 24:24, 28)

Let us pray.
O God, Thou hast been pleased to bestow upon us unceasing favours by having placed us under the special protection of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Grant us, Thy humble servants, who rejoice in honouring her today upon earth, the happiness of seeing her face to face in heaven. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

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Prayer to Our Lady taught to St. Gertrude

O most chaste Virgin Mary, I beseech thee by that unspotted purity wherewith thou didst prepare for the Son of God a dwelling of delight in thy virginal womb, that by thine intercession I may be cleansed of every stain of sin.

O most humble Virgin Mary, I beseech thee by that most profound humility whereby thou didst merit to be raised high above all the choirs of the angels and the saints, that by thine intercession all my negligence may be expiated.

O most loving Virgin Mary I beseech thee, by that ineffable love which united thee so closely and so inseparably to God, that by thine intercession I may obtain an abundance of all merits. Amen.

Mother of Divine Grace, pray for us!

 

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Mary, Mother of Fair Love prefigured in Scripture

[24] I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. [25] In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue. [26] Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits. [27] For my spirit is sweet above honey, and my inheritance above honey and the honeycomb. [28] My memory is unto everlasting generations. [29] They that eat me, shall yet hunger: and they that drink me, shall yet thirst. [30] He that hearkeneth to me, shall not be confounded: and they that work by me, shall not sin. [31] They that explain me shall have life everlasting. [32] All these things are the book of life, and the covenant of the most High, and the knowledge of truth. [33] Moses commanded a law in the precepts of justices, and an inheritance to the house of Jacob, and the promises to Israel. [34] He appointed to David his servant to raise up of him a most mighty king, and sitting on the throne of glory for ever.
(Ecclesiasticus [Sirach] 24: 24-34)

[41] And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: [42] And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. [43] And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? [44] For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. [45] And blessed art thou that hast believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee by the Lord[46] And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord. [47] And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. [48] Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. [49] Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is his name…
(St. Luke 1: 41-49)

[14] And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
(St. John 1: 14)

[6] Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me.
(St. John 14: 6)

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Some short and concise articles on the prefiguration of Mary in the Old Testament by Dr. Taylor Marshall can be found here, here and here.

 

 

Mary, Mother of Fair Love
Mary, Mother of Fair Love, pray for us!

 

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