Our Morning Offering – 7 September – Saturday of the Twenty-second week in Ordinary Time, Year C and a Marian Saturday
Most Merciful Mother of God
By Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471)
From the Imitation of Mary
Most merciful Mother of God,
Queen of heaven,
Mistress of the world,
Joy of the Saints
and Comfort of sinners,
hear the groans of contrite hearts.
Grant the desires of the devout,
help the sick in their needs,
strengthen the hearts of the afflicted,
be present to those in their final agony.
Protect your suppliant servants
from the assaults of demons,
bring with you
all who love you
into the reward of eternal blessedness,
where, with your beloved Son,
you reign happily forever.