Prayer For Thursday
Queen of Heaven, who sits enthroned above all the choirs of the angels
nighest to God, from this vale of miseries I, a poor sinner, salute thee,
praying thee in thy love to turn upon me those gracious eyes of thine.
See, Mary, the dangers among which I dwell, and shall ever have to dwell whilst
I live upon this earth. I may yet lose my soul, Paradise, and God.
In thee, Lady, is my hope. I love thee; and I sigh after the time when I shall see thee
and praise thee in Paradise. O Mary, when will that blessed day come that I
shall see myself safe at thy feet? When shall I kiss that hand, which has
dispensed to me so many graces?
Alas, it is too true, O my Mother, that I have ever been very ungrateful during my whole life; but if
I go to Heaven, then I will love thee there every moment of a whole eternity,
and make thee reparation in some sort for my ingratitude by ever blessing and
Thanks be to God, for that He hath vouchsafed me this hope through the Precious
Blood of Jesus, and through thy powerful intercession. This has been the hope of
all thy true lovers; and no one of them has been defrauded of his hope. No:
neither shall I be deceived of mine.
O Mary, pray to thine own Son Jesus, as I also will pray to Him, by the merits
of His Passion, to strengthen and increase this my hope.
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.