Friday, August 26, 2016

August 27th

Rainy Day Prayers
St. Moritz, Switzerland

August 27th, 2016

Look Down, O Mother Mary.

Look down, O Mother Mary,
From thy bright throne above,
Cast down upon thy children
One only glance of love;
And if a heart so tender
With pity flows not o'er,
Then turn away, O Mother,
And look on us no more.

See how, ungrateful sinners,
We stand before thy Son;
His loving heart upbraids us
The evil we have done.
But if thou wilt appease him,
Speak for us but one word;
Thou only canst obtain us
The pardon of our Lord.

O Mary, dearest Mother, 
If thou wouldst have us live,
Say that we are thy children,
And Jesus will forgive.
Our sins make us unworthy
That title still to bear;
But thou art still a Mother,-
Then show a Mother's care.

Unfold to us thy mantle; 
There stay we without fear;
What evil can befall us
If, Mother, thou art near?
Oh, kindest dearest Mother,
Thy sinful children save!
Look down on us with pity,
Who thy protection crave.

August 26

Rainy Day Prayers
St. Moritz, Switzerland

August 26th, 2016

Prayer to Mary Immaculate
I Believe in and confess thy Immaculate Conception, O most holy Virgin! By thy virginal purity, by this thy Immaculate Conception, and by thy glorious title of Mother of God, obtain for me of thy dear Son, humility, charity, obedience, a great purity of heart, of body, and of soul, perseverance in good, the gift of prayer, a good life, and a happy death.  Amen.
     O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.