At the Cross her station keeping,
stood the mournful Mother weeping,
close to her Son to the last.
- Stabat Mater
O my Mother, by the grief thou didst experience in seeing thy Son bow down His head and expire on the cross in the midst of so many torments, I beseech thee to obtain me a good death.
- From a prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows by St Alphonsus Liguori
A hymn becometh thee, O Lady, in Sion, praise and jubilation in Jerusalem. The Lord hath given thee the blessing of all nations, praise and glory in the sight of all peoples.
- Psalm 64, Psalter of Mary
I know, O Mary, that you are all kindness and that you love us with a love that no other love can surpass.
- St Peter Damian
I salute you, O greatest of miracles, O paradise of delights, O safe haven for those in danger, fountain of graces, mediatrix between God and men.
- St Ephrem
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