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.
Jesus Christ, my God,
I adore you and I thank you for the many favours
you have bestowed on me this day
I offer you my sleep and all the moments of this night,
and I pray that you preserve me from sin.
Therefore, I place myself in your most sacred side,
and under the mantle of our Blessed Lady, my Mother.
May the holy Angels assist me and keep me in peace,
and may your blessing be upon me. Amen.
(Written by St Alphonsus)
Petition To St Alphonsus
Glorious St Alphonsus,
loving Father of the poor and sick,
all your life you devoted yourself,
with a heroic charity,
to lighten their spiritual and bodily miseries.
Full of confidence in your tender pity for the sick,
since you yourself patiently borne the cross of illness,
I come to you for help in my present need…
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Loving father of the suffering, St Alphonsus,
look with compassion upon me in my suffering.
Ask God to give me good health.
If it is not God’s will,
then give me the strength to bear my cross patiently
and to offer my sufferings with my crucified Saviour
and his Mother of Sorrows,
for the glory of God and the salvation of souls,
in reparation for my sins and those of others,
for the needs of this troubled world,
and the Holy Souls in purgatory. Amen.
Say: One Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be.
… St Alphonsus, Pray for Us …