Tuesday, October 5, 2010

St. Faustina's Prayer to the Mother of Mercy

Prayer of St. Faustina to Our Lady
O Mary, my Mother and my Lady, I offer you my soul, my body, my life and my death and all that will come after it. I place everything in your hands, O my Mother, cover my soul with your virginal mantle and grant me the grace of purity of heart, soul and body. Defend me with your power against all enemies and especially against those who hide their malice behind the mask of virtue. Fortify my soul that pain may not break it. Mother of grace, teach me to live by God’s power. O Mary, a terrible sword has pierced your holy soul. Except for God, no one knows of your suffering. Your soul does not break, it is brave, because it is with Jesus. Sweet Mother, unite my soul to Jesus, because it is only then that I will be able to endure all trials and tribulations and only in union with Jesus will my little sacrifices be pleasing to God. Sweetest Mother, continue to teach me about the interior life. May the sword of suffering never break me. O pure Virgin, pour courage into my heart and guard it. Amen.

3 comments:

Mary333 said...

Isn't that prayer beautiful?! Amazing...what beautiful prayers come out of the mouths of so many great saints. It's an especially good prayer for this month. St. Faustina is one of my personal favorites. Her Diary is on my side table right now, I am very drawn to her writings.

elena maria vidal said...

I have found the following phrase of the prayer to be particularly powerful: "Defend me with your power against all enemies and especially against those who hide their malice behind the mask of virtue."

Julygirl said...

Amen to that, EMV. They are pernicious, and are often family members!

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