Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Our Lady of Walsingham


Prayer for England

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our most gentle Queen and Mother look down in mercy upon England, thy dowry, and upon us who greatly hope and trust in thee.
By thee it was that Jesus, our Saviour and our hope was given unto the world; and He has given thee to us that we might hope still more.
Plead for us thy children, whom thou didst receive and accept at the foot of the cross, O Sorrowful Mother, Intercede for our separated brethren, that with us in the one true fold, they may be united to the Chief Shepherd, the Vicar of thy Son.
Pray for us all, dear Mother, that by faith, fruitful in good works we may all deserve to see and praise God, together with thee in our heavenly home.
AMEN.

3 comments:

Fr. Gary V. said...

Santa Maria, Ora pro nobis!

John said...

Reading it through brings back memories!
It used to be said at the foot of the altar after every Mass as did the prayer to Archangel Michael for him, with the help of God, to "thrust down to hell, Satan, and all those wicked spirits, who wander through this world for the ruin of souls."

JARay

Tom said...

What a beautiful prayer; one of my favourites!