Saturday, May 15, 2010

Memorare To Our Lady


Our Blessed Mother has a way of dealing with me that is firm yet gentle, just like any good mother would. I can be very stubborn in my devotion to her. Anyone who has read this blog on even a semi regular basis knows that I have difficulty in saying the rosary on a daily basis.
I am not sure what it is that our Blessed Mother wants of me right now, but it is almost 2am and I am wide awake. I awoke with some physical discomfort which has now subsided. I decided to play around on the computer and found myself on various Marian sites.
Saturday is traditionally the day dedicated to Mary so I thought I would dedicate a post to her today as well. I found this beautiful picture of her Coronation and have put one of my favorite, and maybe the easiest Marian prayer for me to say besides the Hail Mary, along with it. The prayer is the Memorare composed by St Bernard of Clairveux.
Now that I have payed her this small tribute, I am hoping she allows me to go back to sleep as today is a work day for me :)
May our Blessed Mother obtain every grace and blessing for you.

The 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 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.

2 comments:

Daily Grace said...

I am often awake between 2 and 3:30A.M. and it is amazing how my heavenly mother is always awake with me. During these times I hold my rosary beads,yet I am unable to say them. I just tell her that I appreciate her and that I am so glad she is my mother and I ask her to take these sleepless hours as an offering for whomever she thinks needs prayer.She never leaves me unaided.Before I realize it, the morning has broke and I feel rested.

I am glad you gave us the background on the Memorare, I never knew this.

Peace

Karinann said...

Thanks Daily Grace- I didn't know St Bernard wrote this prayer before I saw it on the site where I found the prayer.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.