“Hail Mary, full of grace…” When talking about prayers to our Blessed Mother Mary, Christians are immediately reminded of these verses. Though the ‘Hail Mary’ is the most famous prayer to the Virgin Mary, there are many other prayers to honor Her. Our Lady’s position in the Catholic Faith is a very important one: she is the Immaculate Conception, the Mother of Christ, Chosen by the Lord.
Discover these three beautiful prayers to the Virgin Mary, composed by great saints, and a selection of prayers to Our Lady to say at different occasions.
“O Virgin, most pure, wholly unspotted,
O Mary, Mother of God,
Queen of the universe,
You are above all the Saints,
the hope of the elect and the joy of all the blessed.
It is You who have reconciled us with God.
You are the only refuge of sinners and the safe harbor of those who are shipwrecked.
You are the consolation of the world, the ransom of captives, the health of the weak, the joy of the afflicted, and the salvation of all.
We have recourse to You, and we beseech You to have pity on us.
“Mother of the Redeemer,
with great joy we call you blessed.
In order to carry out His plan of salvation,
God the Father chose you before the creation of the world.
You believed in His love and obeyed His word.
The Son of God desired you for His Mother
when He became man to save the human race.
You received Him with ready obedience and undivided heart.
The Holy Spirit loved you as His mystical spouse
and filled you with singular gifts.
You allowed yourself to be led
by His hidden powerful action.
On the eve of the third Christian Millennium,
we entrust to you the Church
which acknowledges you and invokes you as Mother.
To you, Mother of human family and of the nations,
we confidently entrust the whole humanity,
with its hopes and fears.
Do not let it lack the light of true wisdom.
Guide its steps in the ways of peace.
Enable all to meet Christ,
the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Sustain us, O Virgin Mary, on our journey of faith
and obtain for us the grace of eternal salvation.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Mother of God
and our Mother, Mary.
“Blessed Virgin Mary,
who can worthily repay you with praise and thanks for having rescued a fallen world by your generous consent!
Receive our gratitude, and by your prayers obtain the pardon of our sins.
Take our prayers into the sanctuary of heaven and enable them to make our peace with God.
Holy Mary, help the miserable, strengthen the discouraged, comfort the sorrowful, pray for your people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to God.
May all who venerate you feel now your help and protection.
Be ready to help us when we pray, and bring back to us the answers to our prayers.
Make it your continual concern to pray for the people of God, for you were blessed by God and were made worthy to bear the Redeemer of the world, who lives and reigns forever.
There are many short prayers to the Virgin Mary that you can say any time of the day:
A morning prayer to Mary, to offer your day to Her
A night prayer to Mary, to entrust Her with your rest
A prayer of consecration to Mary, to entrust your soul to Her
Unite yourself with all the Christians by praying these traditional prayers to the Virgin Mary:
The Magnificat: a prayer or canticle to praise the Lord through Mary the Blessed Virgin (you can also say this prayer in latin)
The famous ‘Hail Mary’, or its latin version Ave Maria
The Angelus Prayer
Hail Holy Queen - Salve Regina in latin
You can dedicate longer prayers to the Virgin Mary, such as:
Novenas (to be recited for nine successive days): the novena to the Immaculate Conception, or to Mary, undoer of knots
Chaplets, most notably with the Rosary
By having appeared in different parts of the world (Fatima, Medjugorje, Lourdes…), the Virgin Mary invites us to pray to Her and ask Her for our salvation and the salvation of the world. Let us pray to Our Lady with:
A prayer to Our Lady of Fatima
Prayers to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patron Saint of the Americas
“In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear” - St. Therese of Lisieux.
The best way to grow closer to Jesus Christ is by praying to His Mother, the Virgin Mary: She will present our prayers to Her Son Jesus. Prayer unites us with Our Mother and with Her humble, gentle, loving ways. It makes us the Christians that we are meant to be. Mary is the model for all Christians, She allows us to walk in the footsteps of Her Son Jesus Christ.
The Gospel of John says that as Jesus was dying on the Cross, He made Mary the Mother of all Christians: “ ‘Woman, here is your son’. Then he said to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother’ ” (John 19: 26-27). With this word, Mary became the mother of John, of the disciples, of every Christian, The Mother of The Church.
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