A Parish Litany to Mary and other Marian Prayers


Litany of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Mother of Unity — pray for us

The Father’s Wise disciple

Inspirational Mother —guide us

Mary Loving Mother

Mother of Indigenous people

Mary our healer

Mary who agreed to carry and bear God’s Son

Mary who felt a mother’s fear before finding your lost son in the Temple

Mary, who suffered throughout your Son’s arrest and crucifixion

Mary, who felt relief once your Son died, knowing that his trial was over

Mary, Loving and devoted wife

Mary, loving teacher

Mary, Mother and Patron of our country

Mary, Queen of our hearts Mary, full of grace

Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help

Mary, Mother of all humanity

Mary, model of our response to God’s call

Mary, model of mothers

Mary, comfort for all the troubled

Mary, example of humility

Mary, model of acceptance of responsibility

Mary, humble and strong

Mary, Comforter of broken families

Mary, patron of our friendships

Mary, Mother of the divorced and separated

Mary, model of Understanding

Mary, example of solidarity with all peoples

Mary, most blessed of God

Mary, example of patience

Mary, our guide to your son

Mary, mother of God

Mary, humble servant of God

Mary, protector of all families

Mary, model for all women

Hail Mary, Gentle woman

Mary, Compassionate woman

Mary, Mother of all Christians

Humble Mary

Mary, most beautiful mother

Mary, mother of intercession

Mary, God’s purest lily

Mary, pathway to Christ

Mary, Mother of our guiding light

Mary, loving companion on life’s journey

Mary, refuge of tranquility

Mary, help in our grief over lost loved ones

Mary, Mother of those who have strayed from your Son

Mary, Mother of our children, who have left the Church

Mary, support of all those in need

Mary, loving mother of all

Mary, model of universal and unending care

Mary, protector of children

Mary, intercessor of all our needs

Mary, example of courage

Mary, example of being visionary

Mary loving strength and comfort for all

Mary, fully human model of wisdom and unselfish love for parents

Mary, faithful woman

Mary, at one with the lonely

Mary, humble intercessor and promoter of God’s intentions

Mary, inspiration for greater study of God’s Word

Mary, Mother of the sick and dying

Mary, Mother of the unwanted and unloved

Mary, Mother of the motherless

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mary, mediator at Cana

Mary, Mother of our nurturing

Mother giver of strength

Mary, our conduit to Jesus

Mary, the guide to true commitment

Mary, most blessed by God

Mary, conveyor of our prayers

Mary, star for the lost

Mary, woman for all time

Mary, Mother of all God’s children

Mary, guide to unity of all

Mary, Mother of the poor and underprivileged

Mother of peaceful calm

Mary, responder to God’s call

Mary, Mother of humility

Mary, God’s faithful servant

Holy Mary, gentle woman

Mary, the model of our response to God’s invitation

Mary, patient mother

Mary, supportive mother

Mary, magnifier of souls

Mary, Ponderer of hearts

Champion of possibilities

Heart of God

Canticle of Grace

Intimate friend

Voice of the poor

Calm to the betrothed

Model of faith

— pray for us.





O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Heavenly beauty and splendor of the Father, You are the most valued Heavenly treasure. 
New Eve, immaculate in soul, spirit and body, Created of the godly seed by the Spirit of God, You are the spiritual Mother of mankind.
Pure Virgin, full of grace then and now, Your whole being was raised Heavenly in full glory, To be elevated above all the hosts within the Kingdom of God.
O Heavenly Mother, Queen of Heaven and earth, I recognize the glory of your highest title, The Immaculate Heart of Mary!
Loving Mother, dispenser of endless blessings, You who continuously intercedes on our behalf, Please present my need before your loving Son Jesus.
(In your own words, make your special request here. Do not just mention a word. Speak to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as you would speak to another person, begging your Heavenly Mother to plea to Jesus on your behalf, that you be granted this special request.)
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, I know that you are now presenting my need before Jesus, For you have never turned away those in dire need.
Mother dearest, I await your favorable answer, Submitting myself to the Divine will of the Lord, For all glories are His forever and ever.



(The following prayers to Our Lady are repeated once a day for nine consecutive days):

Behold at your feet, O Mother of Perpetual Help, a wretched sinner who has recourse to you and confides in you. O Mother of Mercy have pity on me.


I hear you called by all, the Refuge and the Hope of sinners; be then, my refuge and my hope.


Assist me, for the love of Jesus Christ; stretch forth your hand to a miserable fallen creature, who recommends himself to you, and who devotes himself to your service forever. I bless and thank Almighty God, Who in His mercy has given me this confidence in you, which I hold to be a pledge of my eternal salvation.


It is true, dearest Mother, that in the past I have miserably fallen into sin, because I had not turned to you. I know that with your help, I shall conquer. I know, too, that you will assist me, if I recommend myself to you; but I fear, dear Mother, that in time of danger, I may neglect to call on you, and thus lose my soul. This grace, then, I ask of you with all the fervor of my soul, that, in all the attacks of hell, I may ever have recourse to you.


O Mary help me; O Mother of Perpetual Help, never suffer me to lose my God.


Three Hail Marys


Mother of Perpetual Help, grant that I may ever invoke your most powerful name, which is the safeguard of the living and the salvation of the dying. O Purest Mary, O Sweetest Mary, let your name henceforth be ever on my lips. Delay not, O Blessed Lady, to help me whenever I call on you; for, in all my temptations, in all my needs, I shall never cease to call on you, ever repeating your Sacred Name, Mary!


O, what consolation, what sweetness, what confidence, what emotion fills my soul when I utter your Sacred Name, or even only think of you! I thank the Lord for having given you, for my good, so sweet, so powerful, so lovely a name. But I will not be content with merely uttering your name, let my love for you prompt me ever to hail you, Mother of Perpetual Help.


Three Hail Marys


Mother of Perpetual Help, you are the dispenser of all the gifts which God grants to us miserable sinners; and for this end He has made you so powerful, so rich and so bountiful, in order that you may help us in our misery. You are the advocate of the most wretched and abandoned sinners who have recourse to you; come to my aid, dearest Mother, for I recommend myself to you. In your hands I place my eternal salvation, and to you I entrust my soul. Count me among your most devoted servants; take me under your protection, and it is enough for me. For, if you protect me, dear Mother, I fear nothing; not from my sins, because you will obtain for me the pardon of them from Jesus your Divine Son. But one thing I fear, that in the hour of temptation, I may through negligence fail to have recourse to you and thus perish miserably.


Obtain for me, therefore, the pardon of my sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance, and the grace to have recourse to you and (mention your request), O Mother of Perpetual Help.


Three Hail Marys


Pray for us, O Mother of Perpetual Help, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray:


Lord Jesus Christ who gave us your Holy Mother Mary, whose renowned image we venerate, to be a Mother ever ready to help us, grant, we beseech You, that we who constantly implore her maternal aid may merit to enjoy perpetually the fruits of Your redemption, Who lives and reigns with God forever and ever. Amen.