A selection of other Daily prayers for the Novena
The Angelus Promise A new spiritual exercise based on the Angelus to help us prepare for the re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary in 2020.
R/. The Angel of the Lord, declared unto Mary
V/. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit
As God once chose Mary to become the Mother of His Son through the message of an angel, so He chooses me this day, and invites me through the ministry of the Church or the example of another, to seek and do His Will at this moment in my life. Hail Mary...
R/. Behold the handmaid of the Lord
V/. Be it done unto me according to thy Word.
Mary’s response to her invitation, “let it be done to me according to your Word”, opened her heart to God’s grace and all things became possible. Let my “yes” today take away fear, as I embrace God’s Will, and like Mary “ponder these things in my heart”. Hail Mary...
R/. And the Word was made flesh (genuflect)
V/. And dwelt amongst us
At a moment in history, Mary’s faith filled “yes” conceived Him, first in her heart, which then led to the birth of our Saviour. Through accepting Him in my heart, enable me to recognise my role in bringing Christ to my sisters and brothers today. Hail Mary...
R/. Pray for us O Holy Mother of God
V/. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ
Let us pray: O Holy Mother of God, pray for us, and assist us as we dedicate ourselves this day. Your “yes” at the Annunciation brought our Saviour Jesus into the world, and you invite us to contemplate the great mystery of the Incarnation, sharing your joy in announcing that “the Word was made flesh and lived among us”. May our “yes”, this day, open our hearts to serve our sisters and brothers in this your Dowry, that they too may share our joy in the Good News that God walks among us. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for England
O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and our most gentle Queen and Mother, look down in mercy upon England, thy Dowry, and upon us all who greatly hope and trust in thee. By thee it was that Jesus, our Saviour and our hope, was given unto the world; and he has given thee to us that we might hope still more. Plead for us thy children, whom thou didst receive and accept at the foot of the cross, O sorrowful Mother, intercede for our separated brethren, that with us in the one true fold they may be united to the Chief Shepherd, the Vicar of thy Son. Pray for us all, dear Mother, that by faith, fruitful in good works, we may all deserve to see and praise God, together with thee in our heavenly home. Amen.
Prayer for the Feast of the Annunciation
Almighty Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you have revealed the beauty of your power by exalting the lowly virgin of Nazareth and making her the mother of our Saviour. May the prayers of this woman bring Jesus to the waiting world and fill the void of incompletion with the presence of her child who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer to Mary, Mother of the Holy Family
Our Lady, who did ask for the Holy House to be built here in England, lead us to contemplate the hidden life of the Holy Family in Nazareth and to listen to the voice of God in the stillness of our hearts. May we find sanctuary in your maternal care and comfort in your prayers. Guide us on this pilgrimage on earth, that, by imitating your joyful welcome of the Divine Will, we too may one day dwell with the Blessed Trinity forever. Amen.
The Litany of Our Lady of Walsingham:
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray to the Lord for us.
Mary conceived without sin, pray to the Lord for us.
Mary the Virgin, pray to the Lord for us.
Mary, the Mother of God, pray to the Lord for us.
Mary taken up into heaven, pray to the Lord for us.
Mary at Bethlehem, pray for all mothers.
Mary at Nazareth, pray for all families.
Mary at Cana, pray for all married couples.
Mary who stood by the Cross, pray for all who suffer.
Mary in the Upper Room, pray for all who wait.
Mary model of womanhood, pray for all women.
Woman of Faith, keep us in mind.
Woman of Hope, keep us in mind.
Woman of Charity, keep us in mind.
Woman of Suffering, keep us in mind.
Woman of Anxiety, keep us in mind.
Woman of Humility, keep us in mind.
Woman of Poverty, keep us in mind.
Woman of Purity, keep us in mind.
Woman of Obedience, keep us in mind.
Woman who wondered, remember us to God.
Woman who listened, remember us to God.
Woman who followed Him, remember us to God.
Woman who longed for Him, remember us to God.
Woman who loves Him, remember us to God.
Mother of God, be our Mother always.
Mother of Men, be our Mother always.
Mother of the Church, be our Mother always.
Mother of the World, be our Mother always.
Mother we need, be our Mother always.
Mother who went on believing, we thank God for you.
Mother who never lost hope, we thank God for you.
All holy and ever-living God, in giving us Jesus Christ to be our Saviour and Brother, you gave us Mary, his Mother, to be our Mother also; grant us, we pray you, that we may be worthy of so great a Brother and so dear a Mother. May we come at last to you the Father of us all through Jesus Christ Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.
15th Century Prayer to Our Lady of Walsingham, from the Pynson Ballad
O gracious Lady, glory of Jerusalem, Cypress of Sion and Joy of Israel, Rose of Jericho and Star of Bethlehem, O gracious Lady, our asking do not repel, in mercy all women ever thou dost excel. Therefore, Blessed Lady, grant then thy great grace, to all that thee devoutly visit in this place. Amen.
Prayer to Mary, Our Lady of Walsingham
O Mary, recall the solemn moment when Jesus, your Divine son, dying on the cross, confided us to your maternal care. You are our Mother, we desire ever to remain your devout children. Let us therefore feel the effects of your powerful intercession with Jesus Christ. Make your name again glorious in this place once renowned throughout our land by your visits, favours and many miracles. Pray, O holy Mother of God for the conversion of England, restoration of the sick, consolation for the afflicted, repentance of sinners, peace to the departed. O Blessed Mary, Mother of God, Our Lady of Walsingham, intercede for us. Amen.
Prayer to Mary, Mother of mercy
O Mary, Mother of mercy, and handmaid of the Lord, in your humility your spirit rejoices in God. The Almighty has done great things for you, showing his mercy from age to age.
To you, Lord Jesus, anointed by the Holy Spirit, we commend those for whom your Mother has a special care and love; all who are hungry and poor, oppressed and in need, unwanted children, born and unborn. Raise up your arm in strength to help them, and through the prayers of Mary, your Mother, protect those who cry out in anguish and tears.
Father, in your mercy, remember your promise of old, so that justice and peace may flourish, and your Kingdom may come, on earth as it is in Heaven. We make this prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of Erasmus after a pilgrimage to Walsingham
O alone of all women, Mother and Virgin, Mother most happy, Virgin most pure, now we sinful as we are, come to see thee who are all pure, we salute thee, we honour thee as how we may with our humble offerings. May thy Son grant us, that imitating thy most holy manners, we also, by the grace of the Holy Ghost may deserve spiritually to conceive the Lord Jesus in our inmost soul, and once conceived never to lose him. Amen.
The Vow of Erasmus
Hail, Jesus’ Mother blessed evermore. Alone of women, God bearing and virgin. Others may offer to thee various gifts, this man gold, that man again his silver. A third adorns your shrine with precious stones. But this poor soul brings his heart and asks in return this most humble gift, that greatest blessing, piety of hearts and the forgiveness of his sins.
Sub tuum praesidium
We fly to thy protection, Most Holy Mother of God. Despise not our poor petitions, but in our necessities, deliver us from all dangers, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin. Amen.
Prayer to God the Father
O God, our Father, through the Holy Spirit you prepared the body and soul of the glorious Virgin Mother, Mary, to be a fit dwelling place for your Son. As we recall with joy her appearing here at Walsingham, grant that through her motherly intercession we may be preserved from evil and given health of soul and body. This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit, Cardinal Mercier
Holy Spirit, soul of my soul, I adore you; enlighten, guide, strengthen and console me; tell me what I ought to do and command me to do it. I promise to be submissive in everything that you ask of me and to accept all that you permit to happen to me, only show me what is your will.
Prayer to St Joseph
Blessed St. Joseph, guardian of the Holy Family and great protector of the Universal Church, come to our aid and intercede on our behalf as we pray. St. Joseph, by your example of fatherly love and of faithful chastity, obtain for us the graces of faith, repentance, love and reconciliation in the Church, our marriages, families, and in all the nations of the world. Blessed St. Joseph, obtain for us the grace we need to lead a holy life modelled on your holy family in Nazareth. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer to St Michael the Archangel
Holy Michael, The Archangel, defend us in the day of battle, be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust down to hell, Satan and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
Prayer of St Gertrude the Great
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with all the Holy Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.
Prayer invoking the intercession of the martyrs of England and Wales
Grant, O God, through the prayers of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, who died to defend the unity of thy Church, that we also may be faithful to the point of death; help us, through their intercession, by the example of our lives to draw all people to thee, that there may be one fold and one shepherd: through Christ our Lord. Amen.
An Act of Entrustment to Mary, Saint Pope John Paul II
Mother of the Redeemer, with great joy we call you blessed. God the Father chose you before the creation of the world.
You believed in His love and obeyed His word. God the Son desired you for His mother when He came to save the human race.
You received Him with a ready obedience and an undivided heart. God the Holy Spirit loved you as His mystical spouse and He filled you with singular gifts.
You allowed yourself to be led by His hidden and powerful action. To you we entrust the Church, which invokes you as Mother.
On earth you preceded her in the pilgrimage of faith. Comfort her in her difficulties and trials.
Make her always the sign and instrument of intimate union with God and of the unity of the whole human race. To you, Mother of the human family,
and of the nations, we confidently entrust the whole of humanity with its hopes and fears. Let it not lack the light of true wisdom.
Guide it to seek freedom and justice for all. Direct its steps in the ways of peace. Enable all to meet Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Sustain us, O Virgin Mary, on our pilgrimage of faith and obtain for us the grace of eternal salvation.
O Clement, O loving, O sweet Mother of God and our Mother, Mary!
(Pope John Paul II)
Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham
Catholic National Shrine to Our Lady
Pilgrim Bureau, Friday Market Place,
Little Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6EG, UK