Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fatima prayer

Quite a few years ago, I stopped praying the Fatima prayer when reciting the rosary. Beginning last Sunday, I felt compelled to include it again:

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.

This prayer was revealed by our Lady to the children, Jacinta, Lucia, and Francisco (l to r in the pic), at Fatima on 13 July 1917. Responding to Lucia's question about she wanted them to do, Our Lady replied: "I want you to come here on the thirteenth of next month; to recite the rosary every day." She then told them to do something they had never heard of before: "After the Gloria Patri of each decade, you will say, ‘O my Jesus, forgive us our sins! Deliver us from the fires of hell! Have pity on the souls in purgatory, especially the most abandoned'."

Veni Sancti Spiritus, veni per Mariam.

4 comments:

  1. It had to do with the fact that it wasn't part of the original rosary.

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  2. You know, every night my youngest prays the same prayer: "[...] Please bless everybody in the whole world, even strangers, especially the people who need it the most. [...]" It reminds me of the Fatima prayer.

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  3. i have been praying that prayer for years and when the angel taught it to the childern i felt it was important to pray for others especially those who have no one to pray for them, i thought what if i was in purgatory and was awaiting 1 our father and no one thought of me that prayer ask Our Lady to give out graces for those who have no one to pray for them so i will keep saYING IT.

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