I thank you for every sacrifice and prayer…
Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children, I rejoice with you and thank you for every sacrifice and prayer
Our Lady thanked us for “every sacrifice and prayer” that we offer for her intentions and needs. She really does need us. Her plans are furthered by our prayers and sacrifices!! St. Louis de Montfort was an expert on how to support Our Lady. “True Devotion to Mary” is treatise on how to help Our Lady in her plans!
Let’s pray this prayer, written by St. Louis de Montfort! It is a powerful expression of True Devotion to Mary! We want to be her little ones who stand by her in these difficult days, praying with her heart!
St. Louis de Montfort’s prayer to Mary:
Hail Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father!
Hail Mary, admirable Mother of the Son!
Hail Mary, faithful spouse of the Holy Ghost!
Hail Mary, my dear Mother, my loving Mistress, my powerful sovereign!
Hail my joy, my glory, my heart, and my soul!
Thou art all mine by mercy, and I am all thine by justice.
But I am not yet sufficiently thine.
I now give myself wholly to thee without keeping anything back for myself or others.
If thou still seest in me anything which does not belong to thee,
I beseech thee to take it and to make thyself the absolute Mistress of all that is mine.
Destroy in me all that may be displeasing to God;
root it up and bring it to naught;
place and cultivate in me everything that is pleasing to thee.
May the light of thy faith dispel the darkness of my mind;
may thy profound humility take the place of my pride;
may thy sublime contemplation check the distractions of my wandering imagination;
may thy continuous sight of God fill my memory with His presence;
may the burning love of thy heart inflame the lukewarmness of mine;
may thy virtues take the place of my sins;
may thy merits be my only adornment in the sight of God
and make up for all that is wanting in me.
Finally, dearly beloved Mother,
grant, if it be possible,
that I may have no other spirit but thine,
to know Jesus and His divine will;
that I may have no other soul but thine,
to praise and glorify the Lord;
that I may have no other heart but thine,
to love God with a love as pure and ardent as thine.
I do not ask thee for visions, revelations, sensible devotion, or spiritual pleasures.
It is thy privilege to see God clearly;
it is thy privilege to enjoy heavenly bliss;
it is thy privilege to triumph gloriously in Heaven at the right hand of thy Son
and to hold absolute sway over angels, men and demons;
it is thy privilege to dispose of all the gifts of God just as thou willest
Such is, O heavenly Mary, the “best part,” which the Lord has given thee
and which shall never be taken away from thee—
and this thought fills my heart with joy.
As for my part here below,
I wish for no other than that which was thine:
to believe sincerely without spiritual pleasures;
to suffer joyfully without human consolation; to die continually to myself without respite; and to work zealously and unselfishly
for thee until death as the humblest of thy servants.
The only grace I beg thee to obtain for me is
that every day and every moment of my life I may say
“Amen; so be it”—
to all that thou didst do while on earth;
“Amen; so be it”—
to all that thou art now doing in Heaven;
“Amen; so be it”—
to all that thou art doing in my soul,
so that thou alone mayest fully glorify Jesus in me for time and eternity.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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