Sunday, November 12, 2006


In Honour of the Power,Wisdom and Loving Mercy of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Oh, Immaculate Mary,
Virgin most Powerful,
I beseech you,
through that immense Power
which you have received
from the eternal Father,
obtain for me Purity of heart,
Strength to overcome
all the enemies of my soul,
and the special favour
I implore in my present necessity.

(State your intention here...)

Mother most Pure!
Forsake me not,
despise not my prayer,
graciously hear me for God's glory,
your honor, and the welfare of my soul.
To obtain this favour
I honour your Power
by reciting one Hail Mary.

Hail Mary...

Oh Virgin Mary,
my Mother,
through that ineffable Wisdom
bestowed upon you by the Incarnate Word of God,
I humbly beseech you,
obtain for me Meekness and Humility of heart,
a perfect knowledge of the divine Will,
and strength to accomplish it always.
Oh Mary, Seat of Wisdom,
as a tender Mother lead me
in the path of Christian Virtue and perfection,
enlighten and enable me
to do what is most pleasing
to your beloved Son,
and obtain my petition.
To obtain this grace
I honor your Wisdom
by reciting one Hail Mary.

Hail Mary...

Oh, Mother of Mercy,
Mother of penitent sinners,
I stand before you sinful and sorrowful,
beseeching you through the immense Love
given to you by the Holy Spirit
for us poor sinners,
obtain for me true and perfect contrition for my sins,
which I hate and detest with all my heart,
because I love God.
Mother most Merciful,
help me in my present necessity.
Turn then,
those eyes of Mercy toward us,
Oh Clement,
Oh Loving,
Oh Sweet Virgin Mary!
To obtain this precious gift,
I honour your Loving Mercy
by reciting one Hail Mary.

Hail Mary...


Paul Anthony Melanson said...

I love this prayer Marie-Cecile. Thank you for sharing it with your readers. Our Lady: Turis Davidica!

Marie Cecile said...

Your welcome Paul, Our Lady truly is the Tower of David! May many more come to love her and from her to love her son Jesus.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

MARY, you are called the Tower of David because the Church applies to you these words of the Canticle: "Thy neck is as the tower of David, which is built with bulwarks; a thousand bucklers hang upon it, all the armor of valiant men" (4,4).

The towers which David built to the walls of Jerusalem rose above all the other buildings. From them one could obtain a clear view of the surrounding country and observe every movement of the enemy. As the tower of David surpassed all other buildings of Jerusalem, so you, the daughter of David, excel all angels and men in dignity and sanctity. The angels and saints are servants and friends of God, but you are the Mother of God. No dignity is higher than this. Consequently God has endowed you with a higher degree of sanctity than that which all angels and men could possess.

Tower of David, you were the most humble of all; hence the Lord did great things for you. He chose you to become the Mother of His Son and made you the Queen of heaven. Help me to become daily more humble, that I may be great in the eyes of God.

MARY, the tower of David was so strong and provided with so many means of defense that it could resist the attacks of the enemy. Greeting you as the Tower of David, I acknowledge that the devil could not prevail against you and that you overcame all his attacks. Though he lay in wait for your heel, you crushed his head (Gen. 3,15). By an extraordinary grace God preserved you from the stain of original sin and thereby prevented you from falling into the power of Satan in the very first moment of your life.

The weapons you used in your struggles against Satan were those which your divine Son recommended to His disciples and to us: "Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation" (Matt. 26,41). You were watchful over your heart, over your senses, over your surroundings. Where you could not escape the attacks of the enemy, you met them with courage and confidence in God, with your eyes fixed upon God, and asking His help in prayer.

Let me also be like a tower of David in the struggle with my spiritual enemies. With the help of divine grace I can conquer evil. Help me to be watchful over myself; for the devil often makes use of the inclinations of my heart and my external senses in order to tempt me to sin. Make me watchful in dealing with the world, so that I may avoid all occasions of temptations. Like you I wish to place my entire confidence in God and to pray frequently, especially in the hour of temptation.

MARY, the tower of David afforded protection and safety to all on account of its firmness and its powerful means of defense. You are such a tower for me. You afford me the most powerful protection and will permit no harm to befall me, if I have recourse to you in my struggle against evil. I hope to be saved for certain, because a firm trust in you is my weapon. I shall face my enemies courageously when I can count on your help as a shield in my hands.

Tower of David, protect my soul from sin. I turn to you for aid when the battle is heaviest. With your help I shall be victorious.

Lord, we beg You, may we be helped by the prayers of Your most holy Mother, whose Rosary we are honoring, that we may draw strength from the mysteries which we reverence, and obtain the effect of the sacraments which we have received. Who live and reign forever. Amen.

A meditation:

Song of Solomon Chapter 4.

Marie Cecile said...


That is a wonderful write up for Our Blessed Mother. She is definitely a Tower of Strength for us all.

Thank you for the beautiful prayer and the meditation.