Prayers to Mary
St. Alphonsus Liguori’s Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Most Holy Virgin Immaculate, my Mother Mary, to you who are the Mother of my Lord, the
Queen of the universe, the advocate, the hope, the refuge of sinners, I who am the most
miserable of all sinners, have recourse this day.
I venerate you, great Queen, and I thank you for the many graces you have bestowed upon me
even unto this day; in particular for having delivered me from the hell which I have so often
deserved by my sins.
I love you, most dear Lady; and for the love I bear you, I promise to serve you willingly for ever
and to do what I can to make you loved by others also. I place in you all my hopes for salvation;
accept me as your servant and shelter me under your mantle, you who are the Mother of mercy.
And since you are so powerful with God, deliver me from all temptations, or at least obtain for
me the strength to overcome them until death. From you I implore a true love for Jesus Christ.
Through you I hope to die a holy death. My dear Mother, by the love you bear to Almighty God, I
pray you assist me always, but most of all at the last moment of my life. Forsake me not then,
until you see me safe in heaven, there to bless you and sing of your mercies through all eternity.
Such is my hope. Amen.
St. Dominic Savio’s Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary
O Mary, I give you my heart. Grant me to be always yours. Jesus and Mary, be ever my friends;
and, for love of you, grant me to die a thousand deaths rather than to have the misfortune of
committing a single mortal sin. Amen.