Our Lady of Tears Novena

Salamanca   Iglesia De La Vera Cruz 12This month we celebrate not only the feast of Mary's Nativity but also her Most Holy Name and her Seven Sorrows.

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Novena to Our Lady of Tears

 

Opening Prayer:

O sorrowful Mother,
I turn to you in total trust.
You suffered the sharpest pains in life,
watching your Son die upon the Cross,
and yet you remained by Him to the end.

Look with favor upon me, a poor sinner,
and obtain for me from your Son all the graces
I need to endure the sufferings
God allows me to face.

 

[Prayer of the Day]

 

Closing Prayer:

The Memorare.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that any one who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help,
and sought thy intercession,
was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence,
I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins, my Mother,
to thee I come,
before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate!
despise not my petitions,
but, in thy mercy, hear and answer me.

Amen.
 

Day 1:

On the Cross her Son was dying.
Mary stood beneath Him crying,
Sharing in His saving cross.
As He hangs, her soul is grieving,
and a sword her heart is cleaving
and she weeps the bitter loss.

O Mother of Sorrows,
through your first Sorrow,
the Prophecy of Holy Simeon,
intercede for me with the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
and grant me the favor I implore [Mention your need here]
 


Day 2:

O, the sad, afflicted Mother
of the Son beyond all others:
only Son of God most high.
Full of grief, her heart is aching;
watching Him, her body, quaking,
trembles as her offspring dies.

O Mother of Sorrows,
through your second Sorrow,
the Flight into Egypt,
intercede for me with the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
and grant me the favor I implore [Mention your need here]

Day 3:

Who would see Christ’s mother crying
at the bitter crucifying
without tears of sympathy?
Who could see her depth of feeling,
thoughts of many hearts revealing,
and not share her agony?

O Mother of Sorrows,
through your third Sorrow,
the Loss of the Child Jesus,
intercede for me with the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
and grant me the favor I implore [Mention your need here]

Day 4:

Pardon for our sins entreating,
She saw Him endure the beating.
All our guilt on Him was cast.
She stood by in contemplation
When her Son, in desolation
Breathed His spirit forth at last.

O Mother of Sorrows,
through your fourth Sorrow,
meeting your Son Jesus on His Way to Calvary,
intercede for me with the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
and grant me the favor I implore [Mention your need here]

Day 5:

Font of love, O Blessed Mother,
lend me tears to mourn my Brother.
Never let my ardor dim.
Let my heart be burning freely,
Christ my God be pleased to see me
all on fire with love for Him.

O Mother of Sorrows,
through your fifth Sorrow,
standing beneath your dying Son on Mt. Calvary,
the Flight into Egypt,
intercede for me with the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
and grant me the favor I implore [Mention your need here]

Day 6:

This I ask, O Holy Mary,
that His wounds I too may carry:
fix them deeply in my heart.
Mine the burden He was bearing;
let me in His pain be sharing;
of His suffering take a part.

O Mother of Sorrows,
through your sixth Sorrow,
your Son Jesus is laid in your Arms,
intercede for me with the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
and grant me the favor I implore [Mention your need here]

Day 7:

Let me join in your lamenting,
through my life weep unrelenting
tears for Jesus Crucified.
Let me stand and share your weeping,
all the day death’s vigil keeping,
glad to stand close by your side.

O Mother of Sorrows,
through your seventh Sorrow,
the Burial of your Son Jesus,
intercede for me with the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
and grant me the favor I implore [Mention your need here]

Day 8:

Queen of all the virgin choir,
judge me not when I aspire
your pure tears to emulate.
Let me share in Christ’s affliction,
death by bitter crucifixion,
and His wounds commemorate.

We give God thanks for the exaltation of His holy Cross,
and ask dear Mother of Sorrows
that you pray for us [Mention your need here]

Day 9:

Let me taste the pains He offered,
drunk with love for Him who suffered.
May His wounds become my own.
On the day of Christ’s returning
may my heart be lit and burning.
Virgin, aid me at His throne.
May His Cross be interceding
and His death my vict’ry pleading.
May He hold me in His grace.
When my flesh by death is taken,
may my soul to glory waken
and in heaven take a place.

Amen.

Blessed Mother, on this last day
of our Novena to you
we entrust ourselves to your heart,
pierced with love for your Divine Son,
asking again for your intercession [Mention your need here]