Prayers of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy

Prayer to Our Lady of Mercy: O Mary, our Mother of Mercy, the fullness of God’s own mercy dwells in you. With the eyes of a mother, look upon your sons. Intercede for everyone who suffers in body or soul and for all who are enslaved in mind or spirit. We give ourselves to you totally-ind, heart and senses. Keep them and help us always to be a sign of God’s love. Reveal to us what it means to be yours, and teach us to live in that same generosity with which you responded to the grace of Jesus our Redeemer Amen.

To St Peter Nolasco, our founder: To you we turn, St Peter Nolasco, father and founder of our Mercedarian Family. You have taught us to live this life by loving God and neighbor as Christ our redeemer has taught us.  Guide our steps today in the service of the poor, the oppressed and the persecuted. Obtain for us the grace and strength to face the suffering and chains which still bind so many in body and spirit. Obtain for us from our Lord a heart and mind truly free to follow your example of boundless love for souls, even to the sacrifice of our own lives. Amen.

The Morning offering: O Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day, for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world in reparation for my sins, the salvation of souls,  and the reunion of all Christians, I offer them for the intentions of our Bishops, and in particular for all the intentions recommended by our Holy Father this month.

Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament: O Lord, we make an act of Faith in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, we adore you, we bless you, and we praise you for remaining close to us. For allowing us to visit you, for enabling us to speak with you, for being a God close to us. We give you thanks for your Word which enlightens us, for your Eucharist which makes us strong, for your love which redeems and saves us. Bless our community. Grant that we may always be one in your love. that we may be witnesses and signs of your presence You live and reign forever and ever Amen.

Prayer for Vocations: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus grant us numerous holy priests and religious. And grant that our community by our words and manner of living may promote and accompany those you have called Amen.

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