THIRTY DAYS PRAYER
TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN
glorious and blessed Mary, Queen of Virgins, Mother of Mercy, hope and
comfort of dejected and desolate souls, through the sword of sorrow
pierced thy tender heart while thy only Son, Christ Jesus, our Lord,
death and ignominy on the Cross; through that filial tenderness and
love He had for thee, grieving at thy grief, while from His Cross He
thee to the care and protection of His beloved disciple, Saint John,
pity, I beg thee, on my poverty and necessities; have compassion on my
anxieties and cares; assist and comfort me in all my infirmities and
of what kind so ever.
Thou art the Mother of Mercies, the sweet Consolatrix and only refuge
of the needy and the orphan, of the desolate and afflicted. Cast,
an eye of pity on a miserable, forlorn child of Eve, and hear my
for since, in just punishment of my sins, I find myself encompassed by
a multitude of evils, and oppressed with much anguish of spirit, where
can I fly for more secure shelter, O amiable Mother of my Lord and
Jesus Christ, than under the wings of thy maternal protection?
Attend, therefore, I beg thee, with an ear of pity and compassion,
to my humble and earnest request.
I ask it, through the bowels of mercy of thy dear Son; through that
love and condescension which He embraced our nature, when in compliance
with the Divine Will, thou gave thy consent, and Whom, after the
of nine months, Thou didst bring forth from the chaste enclosure of thy
womb, to visit this world, and bless it with His presence.
I ask it, through that anguish of mind wherewith thy beloved Son,
our dear Savior, was overwhelmed on Mount Olivet, when He besought His
eternal Father to remove from him,
if possible, the bitter chalice of His future Passion.
I ask it, through the threefold repetition of His prayers in the
Garden, from where afterwards, with dolorous steps and mournful tears,
thou didst accompany Him to the doleful theater of His death and
I ask it, through the welts and sores of His virginal flesh, occasioned
by the cords and whips wherewith He was bound and scourged, when
of His seamless garment, for which His executioners afterwards cast
I ask it,
through the scoffs and ignominies by which He was insulted;
the false accusations and unjust sentence by which He was condemned to
death, and which He bore with Heavenly patience.
I ask it, through His bitter tears and bloody sweat; His silence
and resignation, His sadness and grief of heart.
I ask it,
the Blood which trickled from His royal and Sacred
Head, when struck with the scepter of a reed, and pierced with His
I ask it, through the excruciating torments He suffered, when
His hands and feet were
fastened with gross nails to the tree of the Cross.
I ask it, through His vehement thirst, and bitter potion of vinegar
I ask it, through His dereliction on the Cross, when He exclaimed:
"My God! my God! why hast Thou forsaken me?"
I ask it, through His mercy extended to the good thief, and through
His recommending His Precious Soul and Spirit into the hands of His
Father before He expired saying: "All is consummated."
I ask it, through the Blood mixed with water, which issued
from His Sacred Side when
a lance, and from where a flood of grace and mercy
has flowed to us.
I ask it, through His immaculate Life, bitter Passion, and ignominious
Death on the Cross, at which nature itself was thrown into convulsions,
by the bursting of rocks, rending of the veil of the Temple, the
and darkness of the sun and moon.
I ask it, through His descent into Hell, where He comforted the Saints
of the old law with His presence, and led captivity home.
I ask it, through His glorious victory over death, when He
arose again to life on the third day, and through the joy which His
for forty days after gave thee, His blessed Mother, His Apostles, and
rest of His Disciples; when in thine and their presence He miraculously
ascended into Heaven.
I ask it, through the grace of the Holy Ghost, infused into the hearts
of His Disciples; when He descended upon them in the form of fiery
and by which they were inspired with zeal for the conversion of the
when they went forth to preach the Gospel.
I ask it, through the awful appearance of thy Son, at the last dreadful
day, when He shall
come to judge the living and the dead, and the world by fire.
I ask it, through the compassion He bore thee in this life, and the
ineffable joy thou felt at thy Assumption into Heaven, where thou are
absorbed in the sweet contemplation of His Divine Perfections.
O glorious and ever blessed Virgin! Comfort the heart of thy
by obtaining for me [here mention or reflect on your lawful request,
the reservation of its being agreeable to the will of God, who sees
it will contribute towards your spiritual good].
And as I am persuaded my Divine Savior, I honor thee as His beloved
Mother, to whom He refuses nothing, because thou asks nothing contrary
to His honor, so let me speedily experience the efficacy of thy
intercession, according to the tenderness of thy maternal affection,
His filial loving Heart, Who mercifully grants the requests and
complies with the desires of those that love and fear Him.
most blessed Virgin, beside the object of my present petition,
and whatever else I may stand in need of, obtain for me also from thy
Son, our Lord and our God, a lively faith, firm hope, perfect charity,
true contrition of heart, unfeigned tears of compunction, sincere
confession, condign satisfaction, abstinence from sin, love of God and
contempt of the world, patience to suffer affronts and ignominies,
if necessary, an opprobrious death itself, for love of thy Son, our
likewise for me, O sacred Mother of God, perseverance in good
works, performance of good resolutions, mortification of self will a
conversation through life, and, at my last moments, strong and sincere
repentance, accompanied by such a lively and attentive presence of
as may enable me to receive the last Sacrament of the Church worthily,
and die in thy friendship and favor.
Lastly, obtain through thy Son, I beg thee, for the souls of
my parents, brethren, relatives and benefactors, both living and dead,
life ever lasting, from the only Giver of every good and perfect gift,
the Lord God Almighty: to Whom be all power, now and forever.