Thursday, April 1, 2010

Prayer to Lourdes

August 15, 2004 - By John Paul II

Hail Mary, poor and humble Woman,
Blessed by the Most High!
Virgin of hope, dawn of a new era,
We join in your song of praise,
to celebrate the Lord’s mercy,
to proclaim the coming of the Kingdom
and the full liberation of humanity.

Hail Mary, lowly handmaid of the Lord,
Glorious Mother of Christ!
Faithful Virgin, holy dwelling-place of the Word,
Teach us to persevere in listening to the Word,
and to be docile to the voice of the Spirit,
attentive to his promptings in the depths of our conscience
and to his manifestations in the events of history.

Hail Mary, Woman of sorrows,
Mother of the living!
Virgin spouse beneath the Cross, the new Eve,
Be our guide along the paths of the world.
Teach us to experience and to spread the love of Christ,
to stand with you before the innumerable crosses
on which your Son is still crucified.

Hail Mary, woman of faith,
First of the disciples!
Virgin Mother of the Church, help us always
to account for the hope that is in us,
with trust in human goodness and the Father’s love.
Teach us to build up the world beginning from within:
in the depths of silence and prayer,
in the joy of fraternal love,
in the unique fruitfulness of the Cross.

Holy Mary, Mother of believers,
Our Lady of Lourdes,
pray for us.



From Catholic News Agency

1 comment:

  1. Now I place another prayer request for my son George and daughter Priya,who are already matured for marriage,but could not settle life as yet due to various misfortunes in their life.Meanwhile a marriage proposal came recently from the parents of the girl named Neenu Elizabeth Paul for our son George Varghese and discussion between the parents are going on,but no final reply has been received from girl's parents.We pray that Almighty unite our son George with the foresaid Neenu Elzabeth Paul in matrimony shortly,by overcoming all hurdles on the way.I beg you to pray for the fulfillment of our wish in this case and also for enabling our daughter Priya to get a suitable life partner.I hope that you will place the new prayer request in the next prayer meeting or mass.Take care.

    Baby Varghese