Treasury of Prayer
Fr. Lawrence Lovasik, S.V.D.,
With Nihil Obstat, Imprimi Potest, and Imprimatur, 1954


Most Excellent, Most Glorious Virgin

Most excellent, most glorious, most holy and ever immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, Queen of the whole world and Mistress of every creature, thou doth forsake no one, thou doth reject no one, thou doth send no one away who comes to thee with a pure and humble heart. Do not reject me for my countless grievous sins. Do not forsake me on account of my great sinfulness, or my hardness and uncleanness of heart. Graciously hear me, a miserable sinner, trusting in thy tender mercy.

  Come to my aid, most loving Virgin Mary, in all my trials and needs. Obtain for me of thy dear Son, Almighty God and our Lord Jesus Christ, the forgiveness and pardon of all my sins and the grace of fear of God and love of thee. Grant health and purity of body and deliverance from all evils and dangers which threaten my soul and body.

   In my last moments graciously help me, and deliver my soul and the souls of my parents, brothers, sisters, friends, relatives and benefactors, and of all faithful Christians, both living and departed, from eternal darkness and from all evil, by the grace of Him Whom thou didst carry in thy sacred womb for nine long months, and laid in the manger with thy own pure hands, our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son Who is praised forever. Amen.

I Greet Thee, Ever-Blessed Virgin Mary

 For a novena.

   I greet thee, ever-blessed Virgin, Mother of God, throne of grace, miracle of almighty power! I greet thee, sanctuary of the Most Holy Trinity and Queen of the universe, Mother of mercy and refuge of sinners! Most loving Mother, attracted by thy beauty and sweetness, and by thy tender compassion, I confidently turn to thee, miserable as I am, and beg of thee to obtain for me of thy dear Son the favor I request in this novena: (here mention your request).

   Obtain for me also, Queen of Heaven, the most lively contrition for my many sins and the grace to imitate closely those virtues which thou didst practice so faithfully, especially humility, purity, and obedience. Above all, I beg thee to be my mother and protectress, to receive me into the number of thy devoted children, and to guide me from thy high throne of glory.
Do not reject my petitions, Mother of mercy! Have pity on me, and do not abandon me during life or at the moment of my death.

  Daughter of the Eternal Father, Mother of the Eternal Son, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, temple of the adorable Trinity, pray for me. Immaculate and tender Heart of Mary, refuge of the needy and hope of sinners, filled with the most lively respect, love, and gratitude, I devote myself forever to thy service, and I offer thee my heart with all that I am and all that belongs to me.

  Accept this offering, sweet Queen of Heaven and earth, and obtain for me of thy dear Son, Jesus Christ, the favors I ask through thy intercession in this novena. Obtain for me also a tender, generous, constant love of God, perfect submission to His adorable Will, the true spirit of a Christian, and the grace of final perseverance. Amen.


Thou Art All Fair, O Mary

Thou art all fair, O Mary;
   The Original Stain is not in thee.
   Thou art the glory of Jerusalem,
   Thou art the joy of Israel,
   Thou art the great honor of our people,
   Thou art the advocate of sinners.
   O Mary, O Mary, O Virgin most prudent,
   Mother most merciful, pray for us;
   Intercede for us with our Lord Jesus Christ.

O Queen

O Queen of all the virgin choir
Enthroned above the starry sky,
Who with thy bosom's milk didst feed,
Thy own Creator, Lord most high.
What man had lost in hapless Eve,
Thy sacred womb to man restores;
Thou to the wretched here beneath,
Hast opened Heaven's eternal doors.
  O hail, resplendent Hall of Light!
Hail, Gate sublime of Heaven's high King!
Through thee redeemed to endless life,
Thy praise let all the nations sing!
  O Jesus, born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee!
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

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