Novena for the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary – First day

Presentation in the Temple - Altarpiece, WEYDEN, Rogier van der

   Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows

                       Day I

V. O God, come to my assistance.

R. O Lord, make haste to help me.

V. Glory be, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

R. As it was in the beginning, and now, and always, and into ages of ages. Amen.                                  

I grieve for Thee, O Mary most sorrowful, in the affliction of Thy tender heart at the prophecy of the holy and aged Simeon. Dear Mother, by Thy heart so afflicted, obtain for me the virtue of humility and the Gift of the holy Fear of God.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

V. Pray for us, O Virgin most sorrowful,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

Let intercession be made for us, we beseech Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, now and at the hour of our death, before the throne of Thy mercy, by the Blessed Virgin Mary, Thy Mother, whose most holy soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow in the hour of Thy bitter Passion. We ask this through Thee, Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world, who with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

 

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