Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Pray, you heathens!

In belated honor of the Queenship of Mary, I beg to put before you this prayer to her by St. Thomas Aquinas.

To the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

O most blessed and sweet Virgin Mary,
Mother of God, filled with all tenderness,
Daughter of the most high King,
Lady of the angels,
Mother of all the faithful,

On this day and all the days of my life,
I entrust to your merciful heart
my body and my soul,
all my acts, thoughts, choices,
desires, words, deeds,
my entire life and death,

So that, with your assistance,
all may be ordered to the good
according to the will of your beloved Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.

Be to me,
my most Holy Lady,
a comforter
and an ally against the statagems
and traps of the ancient enemy
and of all those
who harbor ill intentions against me.
...
Amen.

The rest is in a book of prayers.

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