St. Thomas Aquinas- Blessed Virgin
To the Most Blessed Virgin Mary
To the Most Blessed Virgin Mary (St Thomas of Aquinas)
O most blessed and sweet Virgin Mary, Mother of God, filled with all tenderness,
Daughter of the most high King, Lady of the angels, Mother of all the faithful, on this day
and all the days of my life, I entrust to your merciful heart my body and my soul, all my
acts, thoughts, choices, desires, words, deeds, my entire life and death, so that, with your
assistance, all may be ordered to the good according to the will of your beloved Son, our
Lord Jesus Christ.
Be to me, my most holy Lady, a comfortable and an ally against the stratagems and traps
of the ancient enemy and of all those who harbor ill intentions against me.
From your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, request for me the grace to resist firmly
the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and a constant resolve to sin no
more and to persevere in your service and the service of your beloved Son.
My most holy Lady, I also beseech you to obtain for me true obedience and true humility
of heart so that I may recognize myself truly as a sinner—wretched and weak—and
powerless, without the grace and help of my Creator and without your holy prayers, to do
any kind of good work or even to resist the unrelenting assaults of evil.
Procure for me also, O my most sweet Lady, perpetual purity of mind and body, so that
with a pure heart and chaste body I may be strengthened to serve you and your beloved
Son through the Dominican Order.
From Him, obtain for me a spirit of poverty willingly accepted with patience and
tranquility of mind, so that I will have the strength to sustain the labors of this Order and
to work for my own salvation and that of my neighbors.
Obtain for me as well, O most sweet Lady, true charity with which from the depths of my
heart I may love your most holy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and, after Him, love you
above all other things, and love my neighbor in God and because of God.
Thereby may I rejoice in his goodness, sorrow over his evils, despise no one, never judge
rashly, and never in my heart exalt myself over anyone.
Grant, O Queen of Heaven, that ever in my heart I may have fear and love alike for your
most sweet Son; That I may always give thanks for the many blessings bestowed upon
me not for my merits but by His kindness; And that I may ever make a pure and sincere
confession and do true penance for my sins, in order that I might deserve to obtain His
mercy and grace.
I pray also that, at the end of my life, you, Mother without compare, Gate of Heaven, and
Advocate of sinners, will not allow me, your unworthy servant, to stray from the holy
Catholic faith but that you will protect me with your great piety and mercy, defend me
from evil spirits, and obtain for me, through the blessed and glorious Passion of your Son
and through your own intercession, received in hope, the forgiveness of all of my sins.
When I die in your love and His love, may you direct me into the way of salvation and