Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary Before Mass (Layman)

Prayer of the Catholic Church

Artist: unknown. Title: Allegory of the Eucharist. Allegory of the Christian Sacrament of the Eucharist. Date: circa 1676-1725. Google Art Project. This work is in the public domain.

Artist: unknown. Title: Allegory of the Eucharist. Allegory of the Christian Sacrament of the Eucharist. Date: circa 1676-1725. Google Art Project. This work is in the public domain.

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin MARY Before Mass (Layman)

Mother of mercy and of love, most blessed Virgin Mary, I, a poor and unworthy sinner, fly to thee with all my heart and all my affection. I implore thy loving-kindness, that even as thou didst stand beside thy dear Son as He hung upon the Cross, so wilt thou also stand by me, a poor sinner, and beside all thy faithful people receiving the most sacred Body of thy Son. Grant us, that by thy grace, we may receive Him worthily and fruitfully. Amen.

Oratio ad Beatam Mariam Virginem Ante Missam (Laicus)

O Mater pietatis et misericordiae, beatissima Virgo Maria, ego miser et indignus peccator ad te confugio toto corde et affectu; et precor pietatem tuam, ut, sicut dulcissimo Filio tuo in Cruce pendenti astitisti, ita et mihi, misero peccatori, et fidelibus omnibus sacrosanctum Filii tui Corporis sumentibus, clementer adsistere digneris, ut, tua gratia adiuti, digne ac fructuose Illud sumere valeamus. Amen.