Hail Thou Star of Ocean

 

Hail thou star of ocean

Portal of the sky

Ever virgin Mother

Of the Lord Most High

O! by Gabriel’s Ave

Uttered long ago,

Eva’s name reversing,

Established peace below

 

Break the captives’ fetters,

Light on blindness pour,

All our ills expelling,

Every bliss implore

 

Show thyself a Mother,

Offer Him our sighs,

Who for us incarnate

Did not thee despise

Virgin of all virgins

To thy shelter take us,

Gentlest of the gentle

Chaste and gentle make us

 

Still, as on we journey,

Help our weak endeavour,

Till with thee and Jesus

We rejoice forever

Through the highest heaven,

To the almighty Three

Father, Son, and Spirit,                    

One same glory be. Amen.

 

Holy Mary, Help the Helpless

 

Holy Mary, help the helpless, strengthen the fearful, comfort the sorrowful, pray for the people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to God; may all who keep your sacred commemoration experience the might of your assistance.

 

Marian Prayer

I love thee, most lovable Lady, by the love which I bear thee, I promise ever to serve thee, and to do as much as I can, that thou be loved by others also. I put all my hopes in thee, all my salvation. Receive me as thy servant and cover me with the mantle of thy protection, thou the Mother of mercy! Amen.

 

Mary as a Personal Patron

 

Holy Mary, my patron, I ask you to pray for me to Jesus your son. Through your constant prayers, may God continue to guide my paths and help me to follow Jesus in love.

Holy Mary, pray for me and for all the people of God. Amen.

 

Mary as a Patron of our Community

 

Lord Jesus, our Saviour, You have made Your mother Mary a faithful follower of God’s law and a chosen member of Your Church. Through her prayers, may we continue to grow in Your love.

Lord Jesus, King of all the saints, we praise You now and for ever. Amen

 

O Mother of Perpetual Help

 

O Mother of Perpetual Help

To thee we come imploring help.

Behold us here, from far and near,

To ask of thee our help to be;

Behold us here, from far and near,

To ask of thee our help to be.

 

Perpetual help we beg of thee;

Our souls from sin and sorrow free;

Direct our wandering feet aright,

And be thyself our own true light;

Direct our wandering feet aright,

And be thyself out own true light.

 

And when this life is o’er for me,

This last request I ask of thee:

Obtain for me in heaven this grace,

To see my God there face to face;

Obtain for me in heaven this grace,

To see my God there face to face.

 

Mary, Our Model in Prayer

 

All praise and glory are Yours, almighty Father:

You have given us Your Son Jesus to save us from sin.

We praise You for choosing Mary to be His mother,

for teaching her to believe Your message,

for helping her to accept Your holy will.

 

Strengthen us by Your Spirit to be like Mary:

to ponder Your word in our hearts,

to obey Your will,

to love Your Son,

to sing Your praises every day.

 

Father,

we praise You through Jesus Christ Your Son

in the love of Your Spirit,

for ever and ever. Amen.