Novena Prayer to Our Lady of Hope

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Opening Prayer

I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope.  In me is all grace of the way and of the truth; in me is all hope of life and of virtue.  Come to me all that desire me and be filled with my fruits.
O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Grace, Hope of the world.
    Hear us, your children, who cry to you.

Let Us Pray

O God, who by the marvelous protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary has strengthened us firmly in hope, grant we beseech You, that by persevering in prayer at her admonition, we may obtain the favors we devoutly implore.  We ask this through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

Prayer to Our Lady of Hope

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 to 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. Beg of His Sacred Heart the special favor that I ask in this novena. 
(Make your request)

But above all I pray, O dearest Mother, that through your most powerful intercession 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.

Mary, our Hope, have pity on us.
     Hope of the Hopeless, pray for us.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among 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 our death.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among 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 our death.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among 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 our death.

Concluding Prayer: My Sovereign Lady

O Holy Mary, my sovereign Lady, into your blessed trust and special custody, and into the bosom of your mercy, I this day and every day, and in the hour of my death, commend my soul and my body.  To you I commit all my hope and happiness, all my anxieties and miseries, my life and the end of my life, that through your most holy intercession and through your merits, all my actions may be guided and governed according to your wishes and your Sonís will.  Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among 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 our death.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among 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 our death.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among 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 our death.

(Repeat for nine days)

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