Day 6: Consoler of the Dying
We are urged by the Church to keep our end in mind, because our lives on earth are indicative of our eternal life or death in Heaven or Hell. By honoring Our Lord, Our Lady, and the saints, especially St. Anne, we can obtain great assistance in our last moments.
“‘Those who honor St. Anne,’ said Our Lady, ‘will obtain great aid in every need, especially at the hour of death.’ To another person she said: ‘The honor you show to my mother is doubly dear and pleasing to me.’"
– “Good St. Anne”
Glorious St. Anne, filled with compassion for those who invoke you and with love for those who suffer, heavily laden with the weight of my troubles, I kneel at your feet and humbly beg you to take my present need under your special protection.
(State your intention here)
Please recommend it to your daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and lay it before the throne of Jesus. Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted. Above all, obtain for me the grace to one day meet God face to face, and with you and Mary, and all the angels and saints, to praise Him through all eternity.
Glorious Saint Anne, mother of the Mother of God, I beg for your powerful intercession for the freedom from my sins and the assistance I need in my troubles… (state your intention here)
What can I not hope for if you deign to take me under your protection?
The Most High has been pleased to grant the prayers of sinners, whenever you have been charitable enough to be their advocate.
Kneeling at your feet, I beg you to help me in all spiritual and temporal dangers; to guide me in the true path of Christian perfection, and finally to obtain for me the grace of a happy death, so that I may contemplate your beloved Jesus and daughter, Mary, in your loving companionship throughout all eternity. Amen.
Pray for us, Saint Anne!
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.