Beautiful Prayers to Our Lady

Canticle of Mary 

Magnificat

+ My soul doth magnify: the LORD.
And my spirit hath rejoiced: in GOD my Saviour.
For He hath regarded the humility of his handmaid:
for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For He that is mighty hath done great things unto me: and holy is his name.
And His mercy is from generation to generation: unto them that fear Him.
He hath shewed strength with his arm:
He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat : and hath exalted the humble.
He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich He hath sent empty away.
He hath upholden his servant Israel: being mindful of his mercy.
As He spake unto our fathers: to Abraham and his seed for ever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
(Raccolta, 1910; St. Luke 1:46-55)

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?

 

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Hail Thou Star of Ocean

Ave Maris Stella

Hail though Star of Ocean,
Portal of the Sky.
Ever Virgin Mother,
Of the Lord Most High.

O! By Gabriel’s ‘Ave’
Uttered long ago.
Eva’s name reversing,
Established peace below.

Break the captives’ fetters,
Light on blindness pour.
All our ills expelling,
Every bliss implore.

Show thyself a Mother,
Offer Him our sighs,
Who for us incarnate,
did not thee despise.

Still as on we journey,
Help our weak endeavour,
Till with thee and Jesus,
We rejoice forever.

Through the Highest Heaven,
To the Almighty Three:
Father, Son and Spirit,
One same glory be. Amen.

 

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A Petition to Mary

Most holy Virgin Immaculate, my Mother Mary, to thee who art the Mother of my Lord, the Queen of the universe, the advocate, the hope, the refuge of sinners, I who am the most miserable of all sinners, have recourse this day. I venerate thee, great queen, and I thank thee for the many graces thou has bestowed upon me even unto this day; in particular for having delivered me from the hell which I have so often deserved by my sins.

I love thee, most dear Lady; and for the love I bear thee, I promise to serve thee willingly forever and to do what I can to make thee loved by others also. I place in thee all my hopes for salvation; accept me as thy servant and shelter me under thy mantle, thou who art the Mother of mercy. And since thou art so powerful with God, deliver me from all temptations, or at least obtain for me the strength to overcome them until death. From thee I implore a true love for Jesus Christ. Through thee I hope to die a holy death.

My dear Mother, by the love thou bearest to Almighty God, I pray thee to assist me always, but most of all at the last moment of my life. Forsake me not then, until thou shalt see me safe in heaven, there to bless thee and sing of thy mercies through all eternity. Such is my hope. Amen.
(St. Alphonsus Liguori)

 

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An Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O Mary, Virgin most powerful and Mother of mercy, Queen of Heaven and Refuge of sinners, we consecrate ourselves to thine Immaculate Heart.

We consecrate to thee our very being and our whole life; all that we have, all that we love, all that we are. To thee we give our bodies, our hearts and our souls; to thee we give our homes, our families, our country. We desire that all that is in us and around us may belong to thee, and may share in the benefits of thy motherly benediction. And that this act of consecration may be truly efficacious and lasting, we renew this day at thy feet the promises of our Baptism and our first Holy Communion. We pledge ourselves to profess cour-ageously and at all times the truths of our holy Faith, and to live as befits Catholics who are duly submissive to all the directions of the Pope and the Bishops in communion with him. We pledge ourselves to keep the commandments of God and His Church, in particular to keep holy the Lord’s Day. We likewise pledge ourselves to make the consoling practices of the Christian religion, and above all, Holy Communion, an integral part of our lives, in so far as we shall be able so to do.

Finally, we promise thee, O glorious Mother of God and loving Mother of men, to devote ourselves whole-heartedly to the service of thy blessed cult, in order to hasten and assure, through the sovereignty of thine Immaculate Heart, the coming of the kingdom of the Sacred Heart of thine adorable Son, in our own hearts and in those of all men, in our country and in all the world. As in heaven, so on earth. Amen.

 

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Queen Assumed into Heaven

O Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God and Mother of Humanity, we believe with all the fervour of our faith in thy triumphal Assumption both in body and in soul into heaven where thou art acclaimed as Queen by all the choirs of angels and all the legions of saints; we unite with them to praise and bless the Lord who has exalted thee above all other pure creatures and to offer thee the tribute of our devotion and our love.

We know that thy gaze, which on earth watched over the humble and suffering humanity of Jesus, in heaven is filled with the vision of that humanity glorified and with the vision of uncreated Wisdom, and that the joy of thy soul in the direct contemplation of the adorable Trinity causes thine heart to throb with overwhelming tenderness; and we, poor sinners whose body weights down the flight of the soul, beg thee to purify our hearts so that, whilst we remain below, we may learn to see God and God alone in the beauties of his creatures.

We trust that thy merciful eyes may deign to gaze down upon our miseries and anguish, upon our struggles and our weaknesses; that thy countenance may smile upon our joys and our victories; that thou mayest hear the voice of Jesus saying to thee of each one of us, as He once said to thee of His Beloved Disciple:

“Behold thy son,” and we who call upon thee as our Mother, we, like St. John, take thee as the guide, strength and consolation of our mortal life.

We are inspired by the certainty that thine eyes, which wept over the earth crimsoned by the Blood of Jesus, are yet turned toward this world racked by wars and persecutions, the oppression of the just and the weak. From the shadows of this vale of tears, we seek in thy heavenly assistance, tender mercy, comfort for our aching hearts, and help in the trials of Church and country.

We believe finally that in the glory wherest thou reign, clothed with the sun and crowned with stars, thou art, after Jesus, the joy and gladness of all the angels and the saints, and from this earth, over which we tread as pilgrims, comforted by our faith in the future resurrection, we look to thee our life, our sweetness, our hope; draw us onward with the sweetness of thy voice, so that one day, after our exile, thou may show us Jesus, the blessed fruit of thy womb.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.

(Pope St. Pius X)

 

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Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima

O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, thou wert pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore thee, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.

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Hail Mary of Gold

Hail Mary, White Lily of the Glorious and always serene Trinity.
Hail brilliant Rose of the Garden of Heavenly Delights.

O you, by whom God wanted to be born and by whose milk the King of Heaven wanted to be nourished! Nourish our souls with effusions of Divine Grace. Amen.

 

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Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, dwelling pure and holy, cover my soul with thy maternal protection, so that being ever faithful to the Voice of Jesus, it responds to His Love and obeys His Divine Will.

I wish, O, my Mother, to keep unceasingly before me thy co-redemption in order to live intimately with thy Heart that is totally united to the Heart of thy Divine Son.

Fasten me to this Heart by thy own virtues and sorrows. Protect me always. Amen.

(Composed by 20th Century Belgian seer, Berthe Petit)

 

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Consecrate the Last 2 Hours of our Life to the Virgin Mary

Prostrated at thy feet and humiliated by my sins, but full of confidence in thee, O Mary! I beg thee to accept the petition my heart is going to make. It is for my last moments. Dear Mother, I wish to request thy protection and maternal love so that in that decisive moment thou wilt do all thy love can suggest on my behalf.

To thee, O Mother of my soul, I consecrate the last two hours of my life. Come to my side to receive my last breath and when death has cut the thread of my days, tell Jesus, presenting to Him my soul, ” I love it.” Those words alone will be enough to procure for me the benediction of my God and the happiness of seeing thee for all eternity.

I put my trust in thee, my Mother, and hope it will not be in vain.

O Mary! Pray for thy child and lead me to Jesus!

 

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Mary, Help of Those in Need

Sancta Maria, succurre miseris

Holy Mary, be thou a help to the helpless, strength to the fearful, comfort to the sorrowful, pray for the people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all holy women consecrated to God; may all who keep thy sacred commemoration feel the might of thine assistance. Amen.

 

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Reparation for blasphemy against Our Lady (short prayer)

O Mary, bless this house, where thy name is ever held in benediction. All glory to Mary ever Immaculate, ever Virgin, blessed among women, the Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, Queen of Paradise. Amen.
(Raccolta, 1910)

 

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August Queen of Heaven Prayer

August Queen of the Heavens, Heavenly Sovereign of the Angels, thou who from the beginning received from God the power and the mission to crush the head of Satan, we humbly beseech thee, to send thy holy Legions so that, under thy command and through thy power, they may pursue the demons, combat them everywhere, suppress their boldness and drive them back into the abyss. 

“Who is like unto God?” 

O good and tender Mother, thou shalt always be our love and our hope! 

O Divine Mother, send thy holy Angels to defend us and drive far away from us the cruel enemy. 

All ye holy Angels and Archangels, defend us and guard us. Amen. 

Holy Angels and Archangels defend us, protect us. Amen.

(Given to Bl. Father Louis Cestac, 13 January 1864; See also Psalm 90)

 

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Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

O most beautiful Flower of Mt. Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein thou art my mother.

O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech thee from the bottom of my heart to succour me in this necessity: (state request).

There are none that can withstand thy power. O show me herein thou art my mother. Amen.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (x3)

Sweet Mother, I place this cause in thy hands. (x3)

Mother and Ornament of Carmel, pray for us!
Virgin, Flower of Carmel, pray for us!
Patroness of all who wear the Scapular, pray for us!
Hope of all who die wearing the Scapular, pray for us!

St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us!
St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, pray for us!
St. Joseph, our Patron, pray for us!

O Sweet Heart of Mary, be our salvation!

 

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Prayer for stopping Smoking

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Through the grace of thy purity, may this unclean habit cease.

From the stench of smoke, the foul taste in my mouth, the stains on my hands and teeth, pray for my release. Ave Maria…

From coughing and phlegm, from polluted blood, from heart and lung disease, pray for my release. Ave Maria…

From habit and slavery, pray for my release. Ave Maria…

From tension, fear, and anxiety, pray for my release. Ave Maria…

For health and calm and peace, pray for me. Ave Maria…

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that, by Christ redeemed, we choose to live in purity. Amen.

 

 

See also: Prayers of Reparation to the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Sorrowful-and-Immaculate Heart of Mary
Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

 

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