Prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Hail Holy Queen
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, Our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, To thee do we send up our moss plagiarism checker sighs, Mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, And after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Mary, Help of Those in Need
Holy Mary, help those in need, give strength to the weak, comfort the sorrowful, pray for God’s people, assist the clergy, intercede for religious. Mary all who seek your help experience your unfailing protection. Amen.
Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dear Mother, we love you. We thank you for your promise to help us in our need. We trust in your love that dries our tears and comforts us. Teach us to find our peace in your Son, Jesus, and bless us every day of our lives.
Help us to build a shrine in our hearts. Make it as beautiful as the one built for you on the Mount of Tepeyac. A shrine full of trust, hope, and love of Jesus growing stronger each day.
Mary, you have chosen to remain with us by giving us your most wonderful and holy self-image on Juan Diego’s cloak. May we feel your loving presence as we look upon your face. Like Juan, give us the courage to bring your message of hope to everyone.
You are our Mother and our inspiration. Hear our prayers and answer us.
Prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows
O Most Holy Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ: by the overwhelming grief you experienced when you witnessed the martyrdom, the crucifixion, and the death of your divine Son, look upon me with eyes of compassion and awaken in my heart a tender commiseration for those sufferings, as well as a sincere detestation of my sins, in order that, being disengaged from all undue affections for the passing joys of this earth, I may long for the eternal Jerusalem, and that henceforth all my thoughts and all my actions may be directed toward this one most desirable object.
Honor, glory, and love to our Divine Lord Jesus, and to the Holy and Immaculate Mother of God.
Prayer to Our Lady of Hope
O Mary, my Mother, I kneel before you with heavy heart. The burden of my sins oppresses me. The knowledge of my weakness discourages me. I am beset by fears and temptations of every sort. Yet I am so attached to the things of this world that instead of longing for Heaven I am filled with dread at the thought of death.
O Mother of Mercy, have pity on me in my distress. You are all-powerful with your Divine Son. He can refuse no request of your Immaculate Heart. Show yourself a true Mother to me by being my advocate before His throne. O Refuge of Sinners and Hope of the Hopeless, to whom shall I turn if not you?
Obtain for me, then, O Mother of Hope, the grace of true sorrow for my sins, the gift of perfect resignation to God’s Holy Will, and the courage to take up my cross and follow Jesus. Beg of His Sacred Heart the special favor that I ask in this novena.
Prayers of Mary Fountain of Reconciliation
Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ the King and fount of our reconciliation; I have come kneeling before you praying for the blessings of peace, love and justice for your children of Africa.
Help me to live rightly every day, To do my work faithfully, To face with courage the hardships I encounter in my daily life.
Be with me so that I may give any necessary help to all people. Be with me so that I may be obedient and faithful to God and to follow him with an upright heart.
Help me Mother,
So that I may be able to carry all the difficulties of life; Believing that in every problem there is a possibility of loving Jesus as you have loved him.
Help me, I pray
so that I may contribute positively in building the African continent so as to have God fearing leaders who are led by the Holy Spirit;
So that we may have a good development for the future, built on virtues, equality and justice for all.
A Prayer to Mary for Our Nuns
O Mary – Queen, Spouse, and Mother of God – we ask you to intercede with God for one of the Earth’s most valuable and needed resources, our nuns.
May their contemplative prayer be a source of power and energy which leads the entire world to better see the Face of God.
May their service be cheerful, effective, rewarding, and Christ-like, because He has entrusted to their care His sick, His poor, His troubled brothers and sisters, and His children.
May their purity and their burning love for Jesus give them unspeakable joy and ignite that same love in our hearts.
May their detachment from material things and their attachment to the divine King and His Kingdom shower both them and us with eternal riches.
May their obedience and fidelity to the Church and to God’s will give them strength, courage, peace, and contentment, and be an inspiration for all of us.
In short, may they be perfect brides of Christ – and more and more like you.