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Our Lady of Hope
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1. O Mary, my Mother, I kneel before you with heavy heart. The burden of my sins oppresses me. The knowledge of my weakness discourages me. I am beset by fears and temptations of every sort. Yet I am so attached to the things of this world that instead of longing for Heaven I am filled with dread at the thought of death.
O Mother of Mercy, have pity on me in my distress. You are all-powerful with your Divine Son. He can refuse no request of your Immaculate Heart. Show yourself a true Mother to me by being my advocate before His throne. O Refuge of sinners and Hope of the Hopeless, to whom shall I turn if not you?
Obtain for me, then, O Mother of Hope, the grace of true sorrow for my sins, the gift of perfect resignation to Godís Holy Will, and the courage to take up my cross and follow Jesus.
But above all I pray, O dearest Mother, that through your most powerful inter cession my heart may be filled with Holy Hope, so that in lifeís darkest hour I may never fail to trust in God my Savior, but by walking in the way of His commandments I may merit to be united with Him, and with you in the eternal joys of Heaven. Amen.
2. My Queen! My Mother! I give myself entirely to you, and to show my devotion to you, I consecrate to you this day my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my whole being without reserve.
Wherefore, good Mother, as I am your own, keep me, guard me, as your property and possession.
My Queen! My Mother! Remember I am yours. Keep me, guard me as your property and possession. O, Mary Immaculate Virgin! Offer to the Heavenly Father the precious blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ, that by its power a mortal sin may be prevented in the world. Amen.