Prayer For Wednesday
O Mother of God, Mary most holy, how often have I merited hell by my sins!
Even now the sentence might have been executed, perhaps on the occasion of
my first sin, hadst thou not, in thy loving pity, restrained the hand of
God's justice; and then, overcoming my hardness of heart, thou didst gently
draw me to put my trust in thee.
Alas, into how many more sins I might have fallen, by reason of the dangers
which encompass me, hadst not thou, O dearest Mother, preserved me from them
by the graces thou didst obtain for me.
Ah, my Queen, what will thy mercy and the many favors thou hast done for me
avail me, if I become the cause of my own condemnation? If once upon a time
I did not love thee, now at any rate I do love thee, after God, above all things.
Ah, permit not that I should turn my back upon thee and upon Almighty God who
has granted me so many merciful favors through thy intercession.
Wilt thou suffer one of thy servants, who loves thee, to be damned? O Mary, what
sayest thou? Am I to bring about my own damnation? I shall do so, indeed, if I
ever forsake thee.
But who, henceforth, will have the heart to forsake thee? Who can forget the love
which thou hast borne toward me? No, he is not lost who commends himself faithfully
to thee and has recourse to thee.
Ah, my dearest Mother, abandon me not to my own devices, for then I shall surely
lose my soul; grant that I may always run to thy protection.
Save me, for thou art my hope, save me from hell, but first from sin which alone
can bring me down to the gates of hell. 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.