Overcome Temptation With Our Lady’s Help: A Powerful Prayer By St. Alphonsus Liguori

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This is such an awesome prayer!

The feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori is Aug. 1. He was an Italian bishop, writer, and a great theologian. He is also a Doctor of the Church and wrote many beautiful prayers.

Below is a prayer St. Alphonsus Liguori wrote in honor of Our Lady. He loved her very much!

Prayer for Our Lady’s Help & Intercession

Most Holy Virgin Immaculate, my Mother Mary,
to you who are the Mother of my Lord,
the Queen of the universe, the advocate, the hope,
the refuge of sinners,
I who am the most miserable of all sinners,
have recourse this day.

I venerate you, great Queen,
and I thank you for the many graces
you have bestowed upon me even unto this day;
in particular for having delivered me from the hell
which I have so often deserved by my sins.

I love you, most dear Lady;
and for the love I bear you,
I promise to serve you willingly for ever
and to do what I can to make you loved by others also.

I place in you all my hopes for salvation;
accept me as your servant
and shelter me under your mantle,
you who are the Mother of mercy.

And since you are so powerful with God,
deliver me from all temptations,
or at least obtain for me the strength
to overcome them until death.

From you I implore a true love for Jesus Christ.
Through you I hope to die a holy death.

My dear Mother,
by the love you bear to Almighty God,
I pray you assist me always,
but most of all at the last moment of my life.

Forsake me not then,
until you see me safe in heaven,
there to bless you
and sing of your mercies through all eternity.
Such is my hope.

Amen.

St. Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us!

[See also: St. Faustina’s Little-Known Litany to the Blessed Host of the Eucharist]

[See also: How to Pray the Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena, St. Padre Pio’s Miraculous Daily Prayer]