Wednesday, September 17, 2014

HWP: Sorrowful Mother

This past Monday was the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, traditionally celebrated as the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady. So powerful in our lives is this feast of Mary that the Church honors this devotion to the Seven Sorrows of Mary throughout the month of September. A great way to reflect on these mysteries is to pray the chaplet of the Seven Sorrows (sometimes referred to as the rosary of the Seven Sorrows) which can be found HERE. In lieu of that longer prayer, here is a shorter prayer to Our Lady which seem more fitting to busy schedules. Enjoy!

Prayer to the Sorrowful Mother
Most holy Mother of Sorrows, by that soul-piercing martyrdom thou didst undergo at the foot of the Cross during the three hours' agony of Jesus, deign to assist me also, who am the child of thy Sorrows, in my agony, so that by thine intercession I may be found worthy to pass from my deathbed to thy blessed society in Paradise.

V. From a sudden and unprovided death,
R. Deliver me, O Lord.
V. From the snares of the devil,
R. Deliver me, O Lord.
V. From everlasting death,
R. Deliver me, O Lord. 
Let us pray.
O God, Who for the salvation of mankind hast made for us in the most bitter death of Thy Son both an example and a refuge; grant, we beseech Thee, that we may be found worthy to obtain the fruit of His great love in our final peril at the hour of death, and to be made partakers of our Redeemer's glory. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.