The Madonna of the Rosary, by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, 1675-80
Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
Grant us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, to be fittingly prepared for the offering of these gifts, and through the Mysteries of the most Holy Rosary, so to meditate upon the life, Passion and glory of Thine only-begotten Son, that we may be made worthy of His promises. Who liveth and reigneth with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
“We can never sufficiently recommend the saying of the Rosary, not simply with the lips but with the attention of the soul to the divine truths, with a heart filled with love and gratitude.”
Your infinite love for us has chosen a blessed angel in heaven
and appointed him our guide during this earthly pilgrimage.
Accept our thanks for so great a blessing.
Grant that we may experience the assistance
of our holy protector in all our necessities.
And you, holy, loving angel and guide,
watch over us with all the tenderness of your angelic heart.
Keep us always on the way that leads to heaven,
and cease not to pray for us
until we have attained our final destiny, eternal salvation.
Then we shall love you for all eternity.
We shall praise and glorify you unceasingly
for all the good you have done for us while here on earth.
Especially be a faithful and watchful protector of our children.
Take our place, and supply what may be wanting to us
through human frailty, short-sightedness, or sinful neglect.
Lighten, O you perfect servants of God, our heavy task.
Guide our children,
that they may become like unto Jesus,
may imitate Him faithfully,
and persevere till they attain eternal life.
Prayer to Obtain the Grace of All the World’s Masses
Eternal Father, we humbly offer Thee our poor presence and that of the whole of humanity, from the beginning to the end of the world, at all the Masses that ever have or ever will be prayed. We offer Thee all the pains, sufferings, prayers, sacrifices, joys and relaxations of our lives, in union with those of our dear Lord Jesus here on earth. May the Most Precious Blood of Christ, All His Blood and Wounds and Agony save us, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Amen!
Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.