Other Prayers

  • Consecration to Mary

           My Queen and my Mother, I give myself entirely to you; and to show my devotion to you, I consecrate to you this day, my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my whole being without reserve. Wherefore, good Mother, as I am your own, keep me, guard me, as your property and possession. Amen.
  • A short prayer for help

           We fly to your patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our prayers in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
  • A night prayer to our Mother

           Night is falling dear Mother, long day is o'er; Before thy image I am kneeling once more To thank thee for keeping me safe this day, To ask thee this night to keep evil away.
    Many times have I fallen Mother dear; Many graces neglected since last I knelt here; Wilt thou not in pity, my own Mother Mild, Ask Jesus to pardon the sins of thy child? I am going to sleep now, day's work is done; Its hours and its moments have passed one by one.
    God Who will judge me, has counted them all; He has numbered each grace, He has counted each fall; In His book they are written against the last day. Oh! Mother Ask Jesus to wash them away. For one drop of His Blood for sinners was spil
    t, Is sufficient to cleanse the world of its guilt. And if er' the dawn I should draw my last breath; The sleep I take be the long sleep of death; Be near me Mother for dear Jesus' sake. When at eternity shore my soul shall awake.Amen Amen.
  • A prayer to the Virgin Mary for students

           Under thy patronage, dear Mother, and calling on the mystery of thine Immaculate Conception, I desire to pursue my studies and my literary labors: I hereby solemnly declare that I am giving myself to these studies chiefly to the following end: that I may the better contribute to the glory of God and to the promotion of thy veneration among men. I pray thee, therefore, most loving Mother, who art the Seat of Wisdom, to bless my labors in thy loving-kindness. Moreover I promise with true affection and a willing spirit, as it is right that I should do, to ascribe all the good that shall come to me therefrom, wholly to thine intercession for me in God's holy presence. Amen.
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