Morning Prayer




I opened the window to the gentle rain
and said my prayers there.


V. O Lady, make speed to befriend me. 
R. From the hands of the enemy powerfully defend me. 
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. 
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.

Alleluia. 

Hymn  

Hail, Virgin most wise, 
     Hail, Deity's shrine, 
With seven fair pillars,
     And Table divine. 

Preserv'd from the guilt
     Which hath come on us all,
Exempt in the womb,
     From the taint of the fall.
O new star of Jacob,
     Of Angels, the Queen;
O gate of the Saints,
     O Mother of men.
O terrible as
     The embattled array;
Be thou of the faithful,
     The refuge and stay.
V. The Lord himself created her in the Holy Ghost. 
R. And raised her up among all His works. 
V. O Lady, recommend my prayer. 
R. And let my cry come unto thee. 

Let Us Pray. 

     O Holy Mary, Queen of heaven, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Mistress of the world, who forsakest no one, and despises no one; look upon me, O Lady, with an eye of pity, and entreat for me, of thy beloved Son, the forgiveness of all my sins; that, as I now celebrate with devout affection THY HOLY AND IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, so hereafter, I may receive the prize of eternal blessedness, by the grace of Him whom thou, in virginity, didst bring forth, Jesus Christ our Lord; who, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, in perfect unity, God, world without end.  Amen.  

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