Our Lady of Hope Novena

Our Lady Of  Pontmain 1871
Our Lady of Hope

    

Prayer:
I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, 
and of knowledge, and of holy hope.
In me is all grace of the way and of the truth;
in me is all hope of life and of virtue.
Come to me all that desire me
 and be filled with my fruits (Sirach 24:24-26).

O Blessed Virgin Mary,

 Mother of Grace,
Hope of the world.

Hear us,

your children,
who cry to you
  Let Us Pray
O God, who by the marvelous protection
 of the Blessed Virgin Mary
 has strengthened us firmly in hope,
 grant we beseech You,
that by persevering in prayer at her admonition,
we may obtain the favors we devoutly implore.
Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
  Prayer to Our Lady of Hope

O Mary, my Mother, I kneel before you with heavy heart.

The burden of my sins oppresses me.
The knowledge of my weakness discourages me.
 I am beset by fears and temptations of every sort.
Yet I am so attached to the things of this world
that instead of longing for Heaven
 I am filled with dread at the thought of death.

O Mother of Mercy, have pity on me in my distress.

You are all-powerful with your Divine Son.
He can refuse no request of your Immaculate Heart.
Show yourself a true Mother to me
 by being my advocate before His throne.
O Refuge of Sinners and Hope of the Hopeless,
to whom shall I turn if not you?

Obtain for me, then, O Mother of Hope,

the grace of true sorrow for my sins,
the gift of perfect resignation to God’s Holy Will,
and the courage to take up my cross and follow Jesus.
Beg of His Sacred Heart the special favor
 that I ask in this novena.

(Make your request.)
  But above all I pray,
O dearest Mother,
that through your most powerful intercession
 my heart may be filled with Holy Hope,
so that in life’s darkest hour
 I may never fail to trust in God my Savior,
but by walking in the way of His commandments
 I may merit to be united with Him,
and with you in the eternal joys of Heaven.
Amen.

Mary, our Hope,

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