It is advisable to add a short prayer before each of the seven little rules, so that it becomes clear what we are asking for. In honour of the seven sorrows of Mary

  1. O Jesus, for the sake of the tears of your Most Holy Mother shed during Simeon’s prophecy that a sword will pierce her heart, grant us strength that even in our dark hours, we may remain firm in our faith and loyal in our love for you.

V: “O Jesus! Hear our Petitions

R: For the sake of the tears of your most Holy Mother”

  1. O Jesus, for the sake of the tears of your Most Holy Mother shed during her flight into Egypt, have mercy on all the homeless, refugees, and all those persecuted for the faith. O Jesus! Hear our Petitions…
  2. O Jesus, for the sake of the tears of your Most Holy Mother shed during her search for you, have mercy on all those souls who have lost you and grant that they will find you again through the faith left in the temple of their hearts. O Jesus! Hear our Petitions….
  3. O Jesus, for the sake of the tears of Your Most Holy Mother shed when you met her during your painful way of the cross, grant us help when we are afflicted by illness and tribulations and show all those who err in faith or do not believe, that you are the Way, the Truth and the Life. O Jesus! Hear our Petitions…
  4. O Jesus, for the sake of the tears of your Most Holy Mother shed during your Agony on the Cross, grant all those dying your last graces that are needed for their salvation, and may we accept our death with love, from your hand, the death that you have destined for us. O Jesus! Hear our Petitions….
  5. O Jesus, for the sake of the tears of your Most Holy Mother shed when Your Sacred Body was taken from the Cross and placed into her arms, have mercy on all those who suffer, and

grant them the knowledge that God will not send them. Afflictions beyond their strength. O Jesus! Hear our Petitions…

  1. O Jesus, for the sake of the tears of your Most Holy Mother shed when Your Sacred Body was placed in the sepulcher, grant us strength, so that we may overcome our fear of death through our hope of a blessed resurrection in you. O Jesus! Hear our Petitions…