As most of you know, this past Saturday, May 13, was the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Over the next few months, we will continue to remember the approved apparitions that occurred on the 13th day of every month ending in October. At Fatima, the Virgin Mary identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary and asked that the Holy Rosary be recited on a daily basis. To read more about Our Lady of Fatima, I would encourage you to read my article by clicking on the aforementioned link.
During these apparitions, Our Lady, along with an angel appeared to the three young visionaries teaching them five prayers that should be recited often by the faithful. The first one I share with you is probably the one everyone knows well since it has become a staple prayer within the Holy Rosary. It is known as The Rosary Decade Prayer –
“Oh My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.”
During their time with Our Lady, she taught the children to offer up their personal daily sacrifices by praying The Sacrifice Prayer –
“Oh my Jesus, I offer this for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
When the angel appeared to the three children, he identified himself as the Angel of Peace and the Angel of Portugal. He taught them The Pardon Prayer –
“My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.”
When Our Lady first appeared, the children had an internal desire to pray this prayer, The Eucharistic Prayer, together –
“Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.”
During one of the apparitions, when the angel appeared to them, they saw the angel prostrated in front of a suspended host and chalice praying The Angel’s Prayer –
“Most Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit- I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifferences whereby He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.”
Since these prayers are truly heavenly treasures, and it seems that many people are not aware of them, I would encourage you to share this article with as many as people as you can so that they can learn these prayers and offer them up on a daily basis.
Our Lady of Fatima…Pray for Us.
Thierfelder, Mary. “Five Prayers Taught at Fatima by Mary & the Angels.” Get Fed | A Catholic Blog to Feed Your Faith. The Catholic Company, 10 May 2017. Web. 15 May 2017.