Do you ever feel like you could use some help approaching God in your prayers? The Memorare is a prayer that reminds us that we have a wonderful advocate and protector in the mother of our Lord, the Blessed Virgin Mary, pictured at right.
In our prayers to her we honor and worship her Son, who is more than happy to listen to His mother’s pleas on our behalf.
The Memorare, printed below, invites us to ask the Blessed Mother for her assistance and her grace, especially when we feel most troubled in our daily lives.
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 with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do 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.
My soul doth magnify the Lord;
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
Because He hath regarded the lowliness of His handmaid.
For, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For He that is mighty hath done great things to me, and holy is His Name.
And His mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear Him.
He hath showed might with His arm. He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exulted the lowly. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath sent away empty. He hath received Israel His servant, being mindful of His mercy. As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever.