The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary full of Grace the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death,Amen.
Behold the Handmaid of the Lord.
Be it done unto me according to thy word.
And the Word was made flesh.
And dwelt among us.
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray: pour fourth we beseech Thee O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts. That we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ Our Lord, Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end, Amen.
Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
The Son whom you merited to bear, alleluia.
Has risen, as He said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray.
O God, who through the resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
gave rejoicing to the world, grant, we pray, that through his Mother, the Virgin Mary, we may obtain the joy of everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
To Our Holy Mother of Mercy
O Mary, our mother of Mercy, the fullness of God's own Mercy dwells in you. With the eyes of a mother look upon your sons. Intercede for everyone who suffers in body or soul, and for all who are enslaved in mind or spirit. We give ourselves to you totally – mind, heart, and senses. Keep them and help us always to be a sign of God's love. Reveal to us what it means to be yours, and teach us to live in that same generosity with which you responded to the grace of Jesus our Redeemer. Amen.
To Our Holy Father and Founder
To you we turn, St. Peter Nolasco, father and founder of our Mercedarian family. You have taught us to live this life by loving God and neighbor as Christ our Redeemer has taught us. Guide our steps today in the service of the poor, the oppressed, and persecuted. Obtain for us the grace and strength to face the suffering and chains which still bind so many in body and spirit. Obtain for us from our Lord a heart and mind truly free to follow your example of boundless love for souls, even to the sacrifice of our own lives. Amen.
The Morning Offering
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joyous, and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, In reparation for my sins, the salvation of souls, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops, and in particular for all the intentions recommended by our holy father this month.
Father most holy, though you call all the faithful to perfect charity, nevertheless, you ceaselessly inspire many follow more closely in the footsteps of your Son. Increase our Mercedarian family through more vocations. May we be a sign and witness to Your Kingdom, before the Church and before the world. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Deceased of the Order
V. Oh God, source of forgiveness and salvation, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary and all the saints.
R. Grant that our Brothers and Sisters, who have gone from this world may come to share eternal happiness Your heavenly home. Amen.