Prayer For Sunday
Behold, O Mother of God, at thy feet a wretched sinner who has recourse to thee
and trusts in thee. I do not deserve that shouldst even look upon me; but I know
that thou, seeing thy Son dead to save sinners, has a great desire to assist them.
O Mother of mercy, behold my miseries and have pity on me. I hear all men call thee
the refuge of sinners, the hope of the hopeless, the help of that which is lost.
Thou art, then, my refuge, my hope, and my help. Thou must save me by thine intercession;
aid me for the love of Jesus Christ; give thy hand to a fallen wretch who commends himself
I know that thou art consoled in helping a sinner, when thou canst; wherefore help me now,
for thou canst help me. By my sins I have lost the grace of God and my soul; but I put
myself in thy hands; tell me what I must do to return to the grace of God, for I wish
to do so at once.
He sends me to thee, that thou mayest assist me; He wills that I should have recourse to
thy mercy, in order that I may be helped to salvation not only by the merits of thy Son,
but also by thy prayers.
To thee, therefore, do I have recourse. Do thou pray to Jesus for me. Make known the good
which thou canst do for him who puts his trust in thee. This is my firm hope. Amen.
In reparation for the blasphemies
uttered against the Blessed Virgin Mary:
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at
the hour of our death. Amen.