Prayer For Friday
O Mary, thou art the noblest, the most exalted, the purest, the fairest, the
holiest of all things created! O that all men knew thee, dearest Lady, and
loved thee as thou deservest!
But I am consoled by the thought that so many holy souls in Heaven and so
many just men upon the earth live enthralled by thy goodness and beauty.
Above all else I rejoice that God Himself loves thee alone more than all
men and Angels.
O my Queen, most worthy of love, I too love thee, miserable sinner that I am,
but I love thee far too little. I desire a greater and more tender love of thee,
and this thou must obtain for me; for love of thee is a great sign of predestination,
and a grace granted by God to those who shall be saved.
Therefore, dear Mother, I see that I am under exceeding obligation to thy Divine Son;
I see that He is deserving of infinite love. Thou hast no other desire but to see Him
loved by men; do thou obtain for me the grace of an ardent love of Jesus Christ.
Ah, obtain this grace for me, thou who dost obtain from God whatever thou desirest.
I do not seek the things of earth, not honors, not riches; I seek only that which
thy heart seeks most of all, to love God and Him alone.
Can it be that thou art unwilling to assist me in this my desire which is so dear
to thee? Nay, thou art already giving me thy help; even now thou art praying for me.
Pray, O Mary, pray and never cease to pray until thou shalt see me safe in Paradise,
where I shall be sure of possessing and loving my God together with thee, my dearest
Mother, for ever and ever. 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.