Prayers for the
Month of Our Lady of Sorrows
Prayer To Our Lady
I compassionate thee, O most sorrowful Mother!
Thy heart was pierced with a sword of grief
when Simeon foretold to thee in the Temple
the ignominious death and the desolation
of thy divine and most dear Son,
which thou west destined one day to witness.
Prayer to St. Anthony, Finder of the Lost
Anthony, when you prayed your stolen book of prayers was given back to you.
Pray now for all of us who have lost things precious and dear. Pray for all
who have lost faith, hope or the friendship of God.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our defence against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
\May prayer strengthen us for the spiritual battle we are told about in the Letter to the Ephesians: "Draw strength from the Lord and from His mighty power" (Ephesians 6:10). The Book of Revelation refers to this same battle, recalling before our eyes the image of St. Michael the Archangel (Rev:12;7). Pope Leo XIII certainly had a very vivid recollection of this scene when, at the end of the last century, he introduced a special prayer to St. Michael throughout the Church. Although this prayer is no longer recited at the end of Mass, I ask everyone not to forget it and to recite it to obtain help in the battle against the forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world. ~John Paul II, St. Peter's Square, 1994~
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Remember when we were taught to say an aspiration? We can still say these short easily-remembered prayers throughout the day and raise our hearts to God. Here are a few to get us started. Choose one of these or make up your own. As you go about your day say it often in your heart, to keep yourself "in tune" with God!
+Our Lady of Sorrows,
pray for us and for our children.