02 August 2010

Favorite Catholic Prayers

Lovely Gardenia has tagged me in a meme about my favorite prayer.

The rules are as follows:

"Name your three most favorite Catholic devotional prayers, and explain why they're your favorites. Then tag five bloggers - give them a link, and then go and tell them they have been tagged. Finally, tell the person who tagged you that you've completed the meme. The Liturgy and the Sacraments are off limits here. I'm more interested in people's favorite devotional prayers."

Here are mine:

1. Hail, Holy Queen!
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us. And after this our exile, show unto us the blessed Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

2. Memorare
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

3. St. Michael the Archangel
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

Now, who do I tag?

1. Therese at Aussie Coffee Shop
2. Sarah at Prayer for the Journey
3. Jamie at Lord, Make me a Saint
4. Sarah at With a Hopeful Heart
5. Christine at, well, Christine
6. Anne at Imprisoned in my Bones


Anne said...

Therese, this has been my favorite MEME of all of those I've seen. Your favorite prayers are wonderful! Hail Holy Queen and the Memorare are so lovely!

Gardenia said...

lovely prayers. the Memorare made my top three too.

Mum2eight said...

Thanks for the tag. I will get to it this week I hope.

Mum2eight said...

Finally got this one up Therese. Thanks for the tag.