DAY FOUR – INVOKING THE INTERCESSION OF OUR MOTHER OF SORROWS
O Mary, Mother of Sorrows, though your soul was filled with grief, you valiantly stood beneath the cross and did not abandon Jesus, as the disciples did and remained with Him until His death. Do not forsake our prayers for those who have died, especially the souls who are suffering in purgatory, all Bishops attending the USSB Fall Meeting, for our beloved Cardinal Burke and our own personal petitions that we place before you.
Your Son Jesus suffered and died so that all of mankind might be saved and brought to eternal happiness. Through the agony of His Crown of Thorns, we ask you, to offer it, on our behalf, to the Eternal Father, so that our pleas will be heard for further mercy on the souls of:
Those of little faith, who neglected the frequent reception of the Sacraments, Jesus Mary and Joseph, My Jesus Mercy
The habitual sinners, who owe their salvation to a miracle of grace, Jesus Mary and Joseph, My Jesus Mercy
Parents who failed to watch over their children, Jesus Mary and Joseph, My Jesus Mercy
Superiors who were not solicitous for the salvation of those entrusted to them, Jesus Mary and Joseph, My Jesus Mercy
Those who strove for worldly riches and pleasures, Jesus Mary and Joseph, My Jesus Mercy
The worldly minded, who failed to use their wealth and talents in the service of God, Jesus Mary and Joseph, My Jesus Mercy
Those who witnessed the death of others, but would not think of their own, Jesus Mary and Joseph, My Jesus Mercy
My own poor soul when I shall have to appear before Thy judgment seat, Jesus Mary and Joseph, My Jesus Mercy
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; and let the perpetual light shine upon them.
O Mary, Queen of the Clergy, you have a special place in your heart for those whom Your Son called to the Royal Priesthood, we now ask you to wrap your mantle around all Bishops who are attending the USSCCB Fall Meeting. Ask your Son Jesus to fill them with the fire of His love, to set them ablaze for Holy Mother Church, as if their lives depended on it. May they draw closer to the Sacred Heart of Christ in the Eucharist and be granted a deeper faith. Give them wisdom as they seek to do God’s will. Since they are earthly vessels, may they not stumble in their weaknesses or invoke false compassion. In their afflictions, let them never be crushed, and in persecution, may they never be abandoned. By the power of The Holy Spirit, may they eagerly serve the Church for the greater glory of God. AMEN.
Dearest Mother, so much grief and anguish has filled your heart, yet you are the mirror of patience, the medicine for the sick and the strength for the weak. You bring comfort to the afflicted and are the anchor of confidence. We ask you to look upon your faithful servant, Cardinal Raymond Burke and continue to bestow many graces upon him. Since you are the treasure of the faithful and a loving, compassionate Mother, filled with immense love for us, we ask that you take our personal petitions to your Son, Jesus now. (Mention all your intentions, including the names of those living and deceased that you have submitted for the Holy Masses, as well as the continued good health of Cardinal Burke.) Keep me close to you now and at the hour of my death. AMEN.