Intercessionary Prayer to St. Mary
Used by Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa tells this story about how this prayer has helped her.
"When the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity had just been established, we urgently needed a building for the Congregation's motherhouse. To get it, I promised the Virgin to pray 85,000
There was a problem.
"There were not too many of us yet, How were we going to take care of our debt?
I came up with a solution: to bring together all the children and the sick we were taking care of in Nirnlal Hriday and Shishu Bhavan. I taught them the prayer and we all promised to pray it.
The building did not take long to become ours."
Here is the prayer Mother has used:
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly to you, O virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me.