Thirty Day Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary
in Honour of the Sacred Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
For a Special Request
And they came to him, and awaked him, saying:
Lord, save us, we perish.
(St. Mark 8:25)
By the devout recital of this prayer for the above space of time, we may hope to obtain our lawful request. It is particularly recommended as a proper devotion for the time of Lent, and on the Fridays throughout the year.
EVER glorious and blessed Mary, Queen of Virgins, Mother of Mercy, hope and comfort of dejected and desolate souls, through that sword of sorrow which pierced thy tender heart whilst thine only Son, Christ Jesus, our Lord, suffered death and ignominy on the Cross: through that filial tenderness and pure love He had for thee, grieving in thy grief, whilst from His Cross He recommended thee to the care and protection of His beloved disciple, St. John, take pity, we beseech thee, on our poverty and necessities; have compassion on our anxieties and cares; assist and comfort us in all our infirmities and miseries. Thou art the Mother of Mercies, the sweet Consolatrix and refuge of the needy and the orphan, of the desolate and afflicted. Cast, therefore, an eye of pity on us, forlorn children of Eve, and hear our prayer: for since, in just punishment of our sins, we are encompassed by evils, whither can we fly for more secure shelter, O amiable Mother of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, than to thy maternal protection? Attend, therefore, with an ear of pity, we beseech thee, to our humble and earnest request.
WE ASK it through the infinite merits of thy dear Son; through that love and condescension wherewith He assumed our nature, when, in compliance with the divine will, thou gavest thy consent; and whom, after the expiration of nine months, thou didst bring forth from the chaste enclosure of thy womb, to redeem the world and to bless it with His presence.
WE ASK it through the mercy of Jesus Christ, thy Son, the Redeemer of the world. We ask it through the anguish of mind wherewith thy beloved Son, our dear Saviour, was overwhelmed on Mount Olivet, when He besought His eternal Father to remove from Him, if possible, the bitter chalice of His future passion. We ask it through the threefold repetition of His prayer in the garden, from whence afterwards, with dolorous steps and mournful tears, thou didst accompany Him to the doleful stations of his sufferings and death. We ask it through the stripes and wounds of His virginal flesh, occasioned by the cords and whips wherewith He was bound and scourged, when stripped of His seamless garment, for which His executioners afterwards cast lots. We ask it through the scoffs and ignominies by which He was insulted, the false accusation and unjust sentence by which He was condemned to death, and which He bore with heavenly patience. We ask it through His bitter tears and sweat of blood, His silence and resignation, His sadness and grief of heart.
WE ASK it through the blood which trickled from His royal and sacred head, when struck with the sceptre of a reed and pierced with the crown of thorns. We ask it through the excruciating torments He endured when His hands and feet were fastened with large nails to the tree of the Cross. We ask it through His vehement thirst and bitter potion of vinegar and gall. We ask it through His dereliction on the Cross, when He exclaimed: “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” We ask it through His mercy extended to the good thief, and through His recommending His precious soul into the hands of his eternal Father before He expired, saying: “All is consummated.” We ask it through the blood mixed with water, which issued from His sacred side when pierced with a lance, and whence a flood of grace and mercy hath flowed upon us. We ask it through His immaculate life, bitter Passion, and ignominious death upon the Cross, at which nature itself was thrown into convulsions by the bursting of rocks, the rending of the veil of the Temple, the earthquake, and darkness of the sun and moon. We ask it through His descent into hell, where He comforted the saints of the Old Law with His presence, and led captivity captive.
WE ASK it through His glorious victory over death, when He arose again into life on the third day; and through the joy which His appearance, for forty days after, gave thee, His blessed Mother, His apostles, and the rest of His disciples; and when, in thy presence and in theirs, He triumphantly ascended into heaven. We ask it through the grace of the Holy Ghost, infused into the hearts of the disciples when He descended upon them in the form of fiery tongues, and by which they were inspired with zeal in the conversion of the world when they went to preach the Gospel. We ask it through the awful appearance of thy Son at the last dreadful day, when He shall come to judge the living and the dead, and the world by fire. We ask it through the compassion He bore thee, and the ineffable joy thou didst feel at thine assumption into heaven, where thou art eternally absorbed in the sweet contemplation of His divine perfections. O glorious and ever blessed Virgin, comfort the hearts of thy supplicants, by obtaining for us:
– Here mention or reflect on your lawful request –
AND AS we are persuaded that our divine Saviour honours thee as His beloved Mother, to whom He can refuse nothing, let us speedily experience the efficacy of thy powerful intercession, according to the tenderness of thy maternal affection, and the charity of His amiable Heart, who mercifully granteth the requests, and complieth with the desires of those who love and fear Him. O most blessed Virgin! besides the object of our present petition, and whatever else we may stand in need of, obtain for us of thy divine Son, our Lord and our God, lively faith, firm hope, perfect charity, true contrition, a horror of sin, love of God and our neighbour, contempt of the world, and patience and resignation under the trials and afflictions of this life. Obtain likewise for us, O Sacred Mother of God, the gift of final perseverance, and grace to receive the last Sacraments worthily at the hour of death. Lastly, obtain, we beseech thee, for the souls of our parents, brethren, relations, and our benefactors, whether living and dead, life everlasting. Amen.
Lord, save us, we perish!
O Mary, sorrowful Virgin and Mother of all Christians, pray for us.
(Pre 1968 Indulgence of 300 days)
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death!
(The prayer of the Green Scapular; repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat!)
Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Litany of Loreto)
Lord, have mercy on us. (Christ have mercy on us.)
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. (Christ graciously hear us.)
God, the Father of heaven, (have mercy on us.)
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, (have mercy on us.)
God the Holy Ghost, (have mercy on us.)
Holy Trinity, one God, (have mercy on us.)
Holy Mary, (* pray for us)
Holy Mother of God, (*)
Holy Virgin of virgins, (*)
Mother of Christ, (*)
Mother of the Church (*)
Mother of divine grace, (*)
Mother most pure, (*)
Mother most chaste, (*)
Mother inviolate, (*)
Mother undefiled, (*)
Mother most amiable, (*)
Mother most admirable, (*)
Mother of good counsel, (*)
Mother of our Creator, (*)
Mother of our Saviour, (*)
Virgin most prudent, (*)
Virgin most venerable, (*)
Virgin most renowned, (*)
Virgin most powerful, (*)
Virgin most merciful, (*)
Virgin most faithful, (*)
Mirror of justice, (*)
Seat of wisdom, (*)
Cause of our joy, (*)
Spiritual vessel, (*)
Vessel of honour, (*)
Singular vessel of devotion, (*)
Mystical Rose, (*)
Tower of David, (*)
Tower of ivory, (*)
House of gold, (*)
Ark of the covenant, (*)
Gate of heaven, (*)
Morning Star, (*)
Health of the sick, (*)
Refuge of sinners, (*)
Comforter of the afflicted, (*)
Help of Christians, (*)
Queen of Angels, (*)
Queen of Patriarchs, (*)
Queen of Prophets, (*)
Queen of Apostles, (*)
Queen of Martyrs, (*)
Queen of Confessors, (*)
Queen of Virgins, (*)
Queen of all Saints, (*)
Queen conceived without original sin, (*)
Queen assumed into heaven, (*)
Queen of the most holy Rosary, (*)
Queen of the family, (*)
Queen of Peace, (*)
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, (spare us, O Lord.)
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, (graciously hear us O Lord.)
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, (have mercy on us.)
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. (That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.)
Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, unto us Thy servants, that we may rejoice in continual health of mind and body; and, by the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary ever Virgin, may be delivered from present sadness, and enter into the joy of Thine eternal gladness. Through Christ our Lord. (Amen.)
(Partial Indulgence, 1968; taken from Fisheaters.com)