Friday, June 11, 2010

Prayer to Our Lady of Mercy by St. Augustine of Hippo

Photograph by Loci B. Lenar

Prayer to Our Lady of Mercy - St. Augustine of Hippo

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.



For other Catholic prayers, please visit the following link: Daily Devotional Prayers

The statue of Our Lady is displayed on the exterior of the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in East Orange, New Jersey. The statue and church is located on the corner of Dodd Street and Midland Avenue.
Photograph Copyright 2010 Loci B. Lenar

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