A Comforting Prayer of The Hopeless To Our Lady of Hope
With the same faith as the villagers of Pontmain, we come to
offer a prayer of intercession to Our Lady, Queen 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 fear and
temptation 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 through 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 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
God’s 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 intercession, my heart
may be filled with Holy Hope, so that in life’s darkest
hour I may never fail to trust in God my Saviour, 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.
Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed
art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb,
Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Glory be, to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
a world without end. AMEN.