Thy beauty astonishes the sun and the moon, the angelic powers serve and obey thee. By thy gentle touch the sick are healed, by thy rose sweet fragrance the dead revive.
- Psalm 13, Psalter of Mary
I grieve for Thee, O Mary most sorrowful, in the affliction of Thy tender heart at the prophecy of the holy and aged Simeon. Dear Mother, by Thy heart so afflicted, obtain for me the virtue of humility and the Gift of the holy Fear of God.
- Traditional prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows
Our Lady of this House
An American holy card with a prayer to Mary for the protection of a house and its inhabitants.
Give bountifully to thy servant, O Lady. Enliven me, and I shall do thy will. I am a sojourner on the earth, hide nothing of thy love from me. My soul hath longed to desire thy praise at all times.
- Psalm 118A, Psalter of Mary.
O good and tender Mother, you will always be our love and our hope. O divine Mother, send the Holy Angels and Archangels to defend me
and to keep the cruel enemy far from me.
- A prayer said after August Queen of Heaven
August Queen of Heaven, Sovereign Mistress of the angels, Thou who from the beginning hast received from God the power and mission to crush the head of Satan, we humbly beseech thee to send thy holy Legions, that, under thy command and by thy power, they may pursue the evil spirits, encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks and drive them hence into the abyss of eternal woe. Amen.
- A tradition prayer to Mary for protection against evil spirits
O Lady, the light of thy mercy makes serene our heart and the sweetness of thy peace recreates us.
- Psalm 138, Psalter of Mary
Give to us, O Lady, the grace of thy breasts: from the dropping milk of thy sweetness refresh the inmost souls of thy children.
- Psalm 17, Psalter of Mary
I ask you, empress of angels, virtuous consoler of all unhappy creatures, the well of living water, from which streams of all virtues incessantly bubble, with a prostrate body, with prayers from my whole heart humbly to grant me from your customary goodness the mercy to illuminate me with the dawn of beloved truth and the bright light of heavenly knowledge.
- From a letter written by the medieval German student Anselm of Frankenstein, asking Mary to bless his studies.
O Mother of Mercy, extend your hand to a poor fallen soul who asks you for pity.
- St Alphonsus Liguori
Be blessed, O most pure Virgin, for having vouchsafed to manifest your shining with life, sweetness and beauty, in the grotto of Lourdes, saying to the child, St. Bernadette: “I am the Immaculate Conception.”
- Our Lady of Lourdes novena prayer
O Mary, blessed be the hour when thou didst give suck to Jesus, Son of God.
- From the Forty Ave Marias devotion