My Life In Prayer
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PRAYERS AFTER MASS
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!
V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with favor upon Thy people, who cry to Thee; and through the intercession of the glorious and-immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of her Spouse, Blessed Joseph, of Thy holy Apostles, Peter and Paul, and all the saints, mercifully and graciously hear the prayers which we pour forth to Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and the liberty and exaltation of Holy Mother Church. Through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen.
St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. We humbly beseech God to command him: and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the divine power thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who roam through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
The faithful who devoutly recite these prayers kneeling, with the priest who has just celebrated a private Mass at which they have assisted are granted an Indulgence of ten years.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. (Three times.)
Indulgence 7 years when added to the prayers after Mass. (No. 628)