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Ave Maria Meditations

Prayer to the North American Martyrs:

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us!
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, pray for us.
Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us.
Saint Jean de Brébeuf, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel Lalemant, pray for us.
Saint Charles Garnier, pray for us.
Saint Anthony Daniel, pray for us.
Saint Noël Chabanel, pray for us.
Saint René Goupil, pray for us.
Saint John Lalande, pray for us.

Let Us Pray:

O God, who by the preaching and blood of Thy sainted martyrs, Isaac and Jean and their companions, didst consecrate the first fruits of the Faith in the vast regions of North America, graciously grant that by their intercession, the flourishing harvest of Christians may everywhere and always be increased. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

Concluding Prayer:  Prayer of Petition
O God, who didst inflame the hearts of Thy sainted martyrs with an admirable zeal for the salvation of souls, grant us, we beseech Thee what we now implore (mention your request…)
So that the favors obtained through their intercession may make manifest before men the power and glory of Thy Name. Amen.

Final Prayer
Holy Martyrs and patrons, protect this land which you have blessed by the shedding of your blood.  Renew in these days our Catholic faith which you helped to establish in this new land. Bring all our fellow citizens to a knowledge and love of the truth. Make us zealous in the profession of our faith so that we may continue and perfect the work which you have begun with so much labor and suffering. Pray for our homes, our schools, our missions, for vocations, for the conversion of sinners, the return of those who have wandered from the fold, and the perseverance of all the faithful.  And foster a deeper and increasing unity among all Christians. Amen

Sr. JosephMary f.t.i.

Author Sr. JosephMary f.t.i.

Our Lady found this unworthy lukewarm person and obtained for her the grace to enter the Third Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. May this person spend all eternity in showing her gratitude.

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