Prayers

Prayer to Our Lady by Fr James Duffy member of the the Madonna House Apostolate

Mary dear, you are my mother.
Please take my hand and tell me where to go
who to see
and what to say.
Please don’t let go of my hand,
Mary dear,
because I need you
and I will always love you.
Amen.

Child of Mary
Lord, I ask but one favour of you today
That of dwelling in your church
Not as a scholar
Nor as a philospher
Not as an athlete
Not yet as a hero
But simply as a child of Mary your mother.
Amen.

Short thought
The nicest place to be is in someones thoughts,
The safest place to be is in someones prayers,
The best place to be is in Gods hands.

Prayer for the bereaved

Lord,
In this darkness
be my sight
In this wounded fear
My strength and healing
Be, In this confusion
All my understanding

See and take my steps for me
Suffer all my loss for me
Smile and heal my friends for me
Strength without deserting me
Kindness without ending

Prayer to our Lady
Take my hand O Blessed Mother,
Hold it firmly lest I fall;
I am nervous when I’m walking,
So to thee I humbly call.

Guide me over every crossing
Watch me while I am on the stairs.
Help me with my undertakings
Lessen many of my cares.

Then when darkness falls upon us
And I fear to be alone;
Take my hand O Blessed Mother,
Once again and lead me home.

One Fervent Hail Mary
One fervent Hail Mary with love and thought said,
Is better than volumes of prayers poorly read.
If time and one’s duties prevent a long prayer,
Just say one Hail Mary with fervour and care.
The Golden Hail Mary which from the heart springs,
the greatest of blessings from Mary it brings.
And we will never know ’til before Mary’s throne,
how that daily Hail Mary brought us to her home.

A Night Prayer
O God of life, this night
O darken not to me thy light,

O God of life, this night
Close not the gladness to my sight,

O God of life, this night,
Thy door to me, O shut not tight,

O God of life, this night.