Prayer to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

“O Lord Jesus, Who on Calvary and in the Holy Eucharist has shown Yourself to us as
the God of Love and Mercy, kneeling humbly at Your feet we adore You and beg once more for Your forgiveness and Your divine pity. And remembering that by Your own act on Calvary, the human race, represented by Your beloved disciple John, gained a Mother in the Virgin of Sorrows, we desire to honor the sufferings and woes of our Mother's Heart by devoting ourselves to it in solemn Consecration. It is but just, O Mary, that our souls should strive henceforth to venerate you with special homage under the title of your Sorrowful Heart, a title won by sharing in the whole Passion of your Son and thus co-operating in the work of our redemption - a title due to thee in justice, and dear, we believe, to Jesus and to your own Heart, torn by the wound in His.

We consecrate therefore, O Mary, to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart ourselves, our families, our country and those who are fighting for its honor. Have pity on us; see our tribulations, and the anguish of our hearts in the midst of the mourning and calamities that lay waste the world. Deign, O Mother of God, to obtain mercy for us that, being converted and purified by sorrow, and made strong in faith, we may henceforth be devoted servants of Jesus Christ and His Church, for whose triumph we pray. O Mary Immaculate, we promise to be faithful clients of your Sorrowful Heart. Intercede for us, we beseech you, with your Son that, at the cry of your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, His Divine Power may speedily bring to pass the triumph of right and justice.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have pity on us.

Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us and save us.”


Prayer composed by Berthe Petit during World War I.
Promoted by His Eminence Cardinal Bourne and His Eminence Cardinal Mercier.
Credited by the Cardinals for bringing an end to the war and granting numerous graces to mankind.