Our Lady of Hope"
"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
(Sirach 24:24-26). 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. 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 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. Beg of His Sacred Heart
the special favor that I ask in this novena.
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
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."