Prayer in Honour of the Sorrowful Heart of Mary

Prayer in honour of the Sorrowful Heart of Mary

Sorrowful Mother

I compassionate thee, sorrowing Mary, in the affliction of thy tender heart at the prophecy of the holy old man Simeon.
Dear Mother, by thy heart then so afflicted, obtain for me the virtue of humility and the gift of holy fear of God. Ave Maria
I compassionate thee, sorrowing Mary, in the anxiety which thy sensitive heart underwent in the flight and sojourn in Egypt.
Dear Mother, by thy heart then made so anxious, obtain for me the virtue of liberality, especially towards the poor, and the gift of piety. Ave Maria
I compassionate thee, sorrowing Mary, in the trouble of thy anxious heart, when thou didst lose thy dear Son Jesus.
Dear Mother, by thy heart then so troubled, obtain for me the virtue of holy chastity and the gift of knowledge. Ave Maria
I compassionate thee, sorrowing Mary, in the shock thy maternal heart underwent when Jesus  met thee carrying His Cross.
 Dear Mother, by thy loving heart then so overwhelmed, obtain for me the virtue of patience and the gift of fortitude. Ave Maria
I compassionate thee, sorrowing Mary, in the martyrdom thy generous heart bore so nobly whilst thou didst stand by Jesus in His last agony.
Dear Mother, by thy heart then so martyred, obtain for me the virtue of temperance and the gift of counsel. Ave Maria
I compassionate thee, sorrowing Mary, in the wound of thy tender heart when the Sacred Side of Jesus was pierced with the lance.
Dear Mother, by thy heart then so transfixed, obtain for me the virtue of fraternal charity and the gift of understanding. Ave Maria
I compassionate thee, sorrowing Mary, in the pang felt by thy loving heart when the Body of Jesus was buried in the grave.
Dear Mother, by all the bitterness of desolation thou didst then experience, obtain for me the virtue of diligence and the gift of wisdom. Ave Maria
V/. Pray for us, Virgin most sorrowful.
R/. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, that the most blessed Virgin Mary, Thy Mother, may intercede for us before the throne of Thy mercy, now and at the hour of our death,
whose most holy soul was transfixed with the sword of sorrow in the hour of Thine Own Passion. Through Thee, Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, who livest and reignest,etc. Amen
~1910 Raccolta

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