Parish Prayers | Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church

Parish Prayers

Here at Our Lady of Hope we have a great devotion to our Blessed Mother, especially under her patronal title. Because of this, we pray a Hail Mary to conclude the Prayers of the Faithful. The St. Michael the Archangel prayer and our parish Prayer for the Church are also prayed together at the end of every Mass. You may also find a special novena prayer to Our Lady of Hope on this page.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

This prayer may be found on the laminated card in each pew.

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Prayer for the Church

This prayer may be found inside the back cover of the blue St. Michael Hymnal.

Most holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
immaculate in body and soul,
look kindly on your children who implore your powerful prayers.
The wicked serpent fiercely continues to attack and ensnare us, the poor children of Eve.

Dear Blessed Mother, our queen and our advocate, our Lady of Hope,
who has crushed the head of the enemy, receive the petitions we place before you today; especially for the victims of abuse and all human cruelty,
for the holiness of our clergy, and for healing within our Church.

We implore your prayers, O gracious Advocate,
that we may never fall to the snares of the devil,
that we may arrive at the gates of salvation,
and that amidst so many dangers, each one of us may once again become
a sign of God’s holiness for all the nations of the world. Amen.

Prayer to Our Lady of Hope

This prayer may be found on the laminated card in each pew.

O Mary, my Mother, I kneel before you with heavy heart.
The burden of my sins oppresses me. The knowledge of my weakness discourages me. I am beset by fears and temptations of every sort.
Yet I am so attached to the things of this world that instead of longing for Heaven I am filled with dread at the thought of death.

O Mother of Mercy, have pity on me in my distress. You are all-powerful with your Divine Son. He can refuse no request of your Immaculate Heart. Show yourself a true Mother to me by being my advocate before His throne. O Refuge of Sinners and Hope of the Hopeless, to whom shall I turn if not you?

Obtain for me, then, O Mother of Hope, the grace of true sorrow for my sins, the gift of perfect resignation to God’s Holy Will, and the courage to take up my cross and follow Jesus. Beg of His Sacred Heart the special favor that I ask in this novena.

(Make your request.)

But above all I pray, O dearest Mother, that through your most powerful intercession my heart may be filled with Holy Hope, so that in life’s darkest hour I may never fail to trust in God my Savior, but by walking in the way of His commandments I may merit to be united with Him, and with you in the eternal joys of Heaven. Amen.

Mary, our Hope, have pity on us.
Hope of the Hopeless, pray for us.

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