Heart of Mary and Special Rosary Prayers
Heart of Mary
Heart of Mary, Mother of God, and our Mother; Heart most amiable, delight of the ever-adorable Trinity, and worthy of all
veneration and the the tenderness of the Angels and men; Heart most like the Heart of Jesus, Whose perfect image thou art;
Heart full of goodness, ever compassionate towards our miseries! Thaw our icy hearts, and change them to the likeness
of the Heart of Jesus. Infuse into them the love of thy virtues; inflame them with that blessed fire with which thou dost ever burn.
In thee let the holy Church find safe shelter; be thou Its guardian and Its ever-sweet asylum, Its tower of strength, impregnable
against the assaults of Its enemies. Be thou the road leading to Jesus; be thou the channel whereby we receive all graces needful for
our salvation. Be thou our help in need, our comfort in trouble, our strength in temptation, our refuge in persecution, our aid in
danger; but especially in the last struggle of our life, at the moment of our death, when all Hell shall be unchained against us
to snatch away our souls --- in that dreadful moment, that hour so terrible, on which depends our eternity! Then, most tender Virgin,
do thou make us feel how great is the sweetness of thy mother's heart, how great thy power with the Heart of Jesus, opening to
us in the very fount of mercy Itself a refuge, that so one day we too may join thee in Paradise in praising the Heart of Jesus
forever and ever. Amen.
I honor thee, O most pure Heart of Mary, in which grows the beautiful lily of virginal purity; and
I entreat thee, my Immaculate Mother, to purify my heart, infusing into it thine own virtues of
purity and chastity. Hail Mary. Glory Be.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, glowing ocean of love for thy Divine Son, Jesus, have pity upon us, and
win for us by thy most powerful prayers a love for Jesus worthy to be compared to thine own. Amen.
Special Rosary Prayers
Prayer to Learn the Love of the Holy Rosary
O Mother Immaculate Queen of the Rosary, we must learn to love these little beads. In every trial and sorrow they have always been a consolation to all who trust in thee.
Our joyful days are happier when thou canst share the things that cause delight. may thy Rosary, O mary, my Mother, always be for me my strength in weakness,
my peace in affliction, my comfort in the day of doubt, my courage in time of trial, the consolation of all my days through all my life. May it be the
steadying influence that I need when I find success and the support of of my soul when failure marks my efforts. In all things, with childlike trust may
I live my life, in peaceful union with thine own, through praying the most Holy Rosary. Amen
Prayer to Say Before the Hail Holy Queen
O Glorious Queen of all the heavenly host, we beseech thee to accept these prayers of the Rosary, which, as a crown of roses, we offer at thy feet; and grant, most gracious Lady, that, by thine intercession, our souls may be so inflamed with the desire to see thee thus gloriously crowned, that it may never die within us until it is changed into the happy fruition of thy blessed sight. Amen. Hail, Holy Queen ...