Our Morning Offering – 20 October – Saturday of the Twenty-eighth week in Ordinary Time, Year B
Prayer for the Church
to Mary, Mother of Mercy
By St John Neumann CSsR (1811-1860)
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!
Guard the kingdom of thy Vicar on earth,
our chief bishop.
Pray for the people,
intercede for the clergy,
protect the consecrated virgins.
Give us strength against our enemies and thine.
Give courage to the fearful,
joy to those that mourn,
peace to the contrite of heart,
perseverance to the just.
Let all experience, thy protection,
Virgin and Mother.
Through thee the nations are brought to repentance,
the demons are put to flight.
They that sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death
are filled with the knowledge
and love of Thy Son.