Thursday, September 26, 2013

"Our Prayer:" My Mom, Marie Kelly's prayer to Our Lady, 1940

Our Prayer

Oh Virgin Pure,
Oh Virgin Fair,
Sweet Mary, lily white,
Keep us in Thy loving care,
Protect us, day and night.

Watch o'er us when
The days are dark
With life's great trouble
And strife—

Keep within us
A burning spark
A Love for eternal life.

Keep vigil, sweetest Mother dear
When Satan aims his arrow of sin.
Coat our souls with an armor of fear
Of Hell's precocious din.

Please give us Thy helping hand
When we stumble
In erring way.
Deliver us from the Devil's snare,
Protect us, we humbly pray!