Pray Always

"Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.
For every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh, findeth: and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened." -Matthew 7:7-8

“We ought always to pray.” –Luke 18:1

“Pray always” –Romans 12:12

Friday, September 4, 2015

Novena to the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Daily Prayers

Novena to the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Blessed Virgin Mary (Sept. 6th-Sept. 14th)
Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary – September 15th

~ Prayers to be said each Day ~

Litany of our Lady of Sorrows
(Composed in Latin by Pope Pius VII in 1809 during his captivity under Napoleon. For private use only.)

Kyrie, eleison.
Christe, eleison.
Kyrie, eleison.
Christe, audi nos.
Christe, exaudi nos.
Pater de caelis, Deus, Miserere nobis.
Fili, Redemptor mundi, Deus, Miserere nobis.
Spiritus Sancte Deus, Miserere nobis.
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus, Miserere nobis.
Sancta Maria, Ora pro nobis.
Sancta Dei Genetrix, Ora pro nobis.
Sancta Virgo virginum, Ora pro nobis.
Mater crucifixa, Ora pro nobis.
Mater dolorosa, Ora pro nobis.
Mater lacrimosa, Ora pro nobis.
Mater afflicta, Ora pro nobis.
Mater derelicta, Ora pro nobis.
Mater desolata, Ora pro nobis.
Mater filio orbata, Ora pro nobis.
Mater gladio transverberata, Ora pro nobis.
Mater aerumnis confecta, Ora pro nobis.
Mater angustiis repleta, Ora pro nobis.
Mater cruci corde affixa, Ora pro nobis.
Mater maestissima, Ora pro nobis.
Fons lacrimarum, Ora pro nobis.
Cumulus passionum, Ora pro nobis.
Speculum patientiae, Ora pro nobis.
Rupes constantiae, Ora pro nobis.
Ancora confidentiae, Ora pro nobis.
Refugium derelictorum, Ora pro nobis.
Clipeus oppressorum, Ora pro nobis.
Debellatrix incredulorum, Ora pro nobis.
Solatium miserorum, Ora pro nobis.
Medicina languentium, Ora pro nobis.
Fortitudo debilium, Ora pro nobis.
Portus naufragantium, Ora pro nobis.
Sedatio procellarum, Ora pro nobis.
Recursus maerentum, Ora pro nobis.
Terror insidiantium, Ora pro nobis.
Thesaurus fidelium, Ora pro nobis.
Oculus Prophetarum, Ora pro nobis.
Baculus Apostolorum, Ora pro nobis.
Corona Martyrum, Ora pro nobis.
Lumen Confessorum, Ora pro nobis.
Margarita Virginum, Ora pro nobis.
Consolatio Viduarum, Ora pro nobis.
Laetitia Sanctorum omnium, Ora pro nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
R. parce nobis, Iesu.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
R. exaudi nobis, Iesu.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
R. miserere nobis, Iesu.

Respice super nos, libera nos, salva nos ab omnibus angustiis in virtute Iesu Christi. Amen.

Scribe, Domina, vulnera tua in corde meo, ut in eis legam dolorem et amorem: dolorem, ad sustinendum per te omnem dolorem: amorem, ad contemnendum per te omnem amorem.

Credo. Salve Regina, et ter Ave Maria.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, Pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, Pray for us.
Mother crucified, Pray for us.
Mother sorrowful, Pray for us.
Mother tearful, Pray for us.
Mother afflicted, Pray for us.
Mother forsaken, Pray for us.
Mother desolate, Pray for us.
Mother bereft of thy Son, Pray for us.
Mother pierced with a sword, Pray for us.
Mother consumed with grief, Pray for us.
Mother filled with anguish, Pray for us.
Mother crucified in heart, Pray for us.
Mother most sad, Pray for us.
Fountain of tears, Pray for us.
Mass of suffering, Pray for us.
Mirror of patience, Pray for us.
Rock of consistency, Pray for us.
Anchor of confidence, Pray for us.
Refuge of the forsaken, Pray for us.
Shield of the oppressed, Pray for us.
Subduer of the unbelieving, Pray for us.
Comfort of the wretched, Pray for us.
Medicine of the sick, Pray for us.
Strength of the weak, Pray for us.
Harbor of the wrecked, Pray for us.
Allay of tempests, Pray for us.
Resource of mourners, Pray for us.
Terror of the treacherous, Pray for us.
Treasure of the faithful, Pray for us.
Eye of the prophets, Pray for us.
Staff of Apostles, Pray for us.
Crown of martyrs, Pray for us.
Light of Confessors Pray for us.
Pearl of Virgins, Pray for us.
Consolation of widows, Pray for us.
Joy of all Saints, R. pray for us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
R. spare us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
R. graciously hear us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
R. have mercy on us, O Jesus.
Look down upon us, deliver us from all trouble in the power of Jesus Christ. Amen

Imprint, O Lady, thy wound upon my heart, that I may read therein sorrow and love: sorrow, to endure every sorrow for thee; love, to despise every love for thee.

Creed. Hail Holy Queen, 3 Hail Marys

Prayer of Saint Louis Marie de Montfort to Our Lady

Hail Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father. Hail Mary, admirable Mother of the Son. Hail Mary, faithful Spouse of the Holy Ghost. Hail Mary, my Mother, my loving Mistress, my powerful sovereign. Hail, my joy, my glory, my heart and my soul. Thou art all mine by mercy, and I am thine by justice. But I am not yet sufficiently thine. I now give myself wholly to thee without keeping anything back for myself or others. If thou seest anything in me which does not belong to thee, I beseech thee to take it and make thyself the absolute Mistress of all that is mine.

Destroy in me all that may displease God; root it up and bring it to nought. Place and cultivate in me everything that is pleasing to thee. May the light of thy faith dispel the darkness of my mind. May thy profound humility take the place of my pride; may thy sublime contemplation check the distractions of my wandering imagination. May the continuous sight of God fill my memory with His Presence; may the burning love of thy heart inflame the lukewarmness of mine. May thy virtues take the place of my sins; may thy merits be my only adornment in the sight of God and make up for all that is wanting in me. Finally, dearly beloved Mother, grant, if it be possible, that I may have no other spirit but thine to know Jesus, and His Divine Will; that I may have no other soul but think to praise and glorify God; that I may have no other heart but thine to love God with a love as pure and ardent as thine.

I do not ask thee for visions, revelations, sensible devotions, or spiritual pleasures. It is thy privilege to see God clearly, it is thy privilege to enjoy heavenly bliss; it is thy privilege to triumph gloriously in heaven at the right hand of thy Son and to hold absolute sway over angels, men, and demons.

It is thy privilege to dispose of all the gifts of God, just as thou willest. Such, O heavenly Mary, the 'best part', which the Lord has given thee, and which shall never be taken away from thee--and this thought fills my heart with joy. As for my part here below, I wish for no other than that which was thine, to believe sincerely without spiritual pleasures, to suffer joyfully without human consolation, to die continually to myself without respite, and to work zealously and unselfishly for thee until death, as the humblest of thy servants. The only grace I beg thee, for me, is that every moment of the day, and every moment of my life, I may say, "Amen, so be it, to all that thou art doing in heaven. Amen, so be it, to all thou didst do while on earth. Amen, so be it, to all thou art doing in my soul," so that thou alone mayest fully glorify Jesus in me for time and eternity. Amen.

Novena Prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary

In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genetrix; nostras deprecationes ne despicias in necessitatibus, sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper, Virgo gloriosa et benedicta. Amen.

V. Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
R. Genuisti qui te fecit, et in aeternum permanes virgo.

Memorare, o piissima Virgo Maria, non esse auditum a saeculo, quemquam ad tua currentem praesidia, tua implorantem auxilia, tua petentem suffragia esse derelictum. Nos tali animati confidentia ad te, Virgo Virginum, Mater, currimus; ad te venimus; coram te gementes peccatores assistimus. Noli, Mater Verbi, verba nostra despicere, sed audi propitia et exaudi. Amen.

V. Benedicta tu in mulieribus.
R. Et benedictus fructus ventris tui.

O pura et immaculata, eadem benedicta Virgo, magni Filii tui universorum Domini Mater inculpata, integra et sacrosanctissima, desperantium atque reorum spes, te collaudamus. Tibi ut gratia plenissimae benedicimus, quae Christum genuisti Deum et Hominem: omnes coram te prosternimur: omnes te invocamus et auxilium tuum imploramus. Amen.

(here make your petition to our Lady)

V. O Maria, sine labe concepta,

R. Ora pro nobis qui ad te confugimus.

Sancta Maria, succurre miseris; iuva pusillanimes; refove flebiles; ora pro populo; interveni pro clero; intercede pro devoto femineo sexu: sentiant omnes tuum iuvamen, quicumque celebrant tuam sanctam commemorationem. Assiste parata votis poscentium et reporta nobis optatum effectum. Sint tibi studia assidua orare pro populo Dei, quae meruisti, benedicta, Redemptorem ferre mundi, qui vivit et regnat in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

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