Ave Maria Meditations
Oh eternal and most merciful Father, behold, we come to offer Thee our homage this day; we desire to adore, praise, and glorify Thee, and to give Thee thanks for Thy great glory, joining our hearts and voices with all Thy blessed in heaven, and with Thy whole church upon earth.
But acknowledging our great unworthiness and innumerable sins, for which we are heartily sorry, and humbly beg Thy pardon, we do not venture to approach Thee otherwise then in company of Thy Son, our advocate and mediator, Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast given us to be both our high priest and sacrifice. With Him, therefore, and through Him, we venture to offer Thee this sacrifice; to His most sacred intentions we desire to unite ours; and with this offering which He makes of Himself, we desire to make an offering of our whole being to Thee.
With Him, and through Him, we beseech Thee to exalt Thy holy Catholic Church throughout the whole world; to maintain her in peace, unity, holiness, and truth; to have mercy on all poor sinners; that we may be converted to Thee, finding mercy through Jesus Christ The Son; through Whom we hope one day to be admitted into the company of all Thy saints and elect, whose memory we here celebrate, whose prayers we desire, and with whom we communicate in these holy mysteries.
Prayer at the Canon of the Traditional Latin Mass