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What is the Ave Maria prayer?

The Ave Maria prayer, or the Hail Mary, is the primary prayer of each decade of the Rosary and is chanted ten times in each segment of The Rosary for World Peace.

The Ave Maria prayer features two salutation verses to Mary from the Book of Luke in the New Testament Scripture: the Angel Gabriel's greeting to Mary before she conceived Jesus and Elizabeth's acknowledgment of Mary's bearing of the prophetic Messiah. The current form, including the response for the prayerful intercession of Mary, emerged during the sixteenth century. 

Hail Mary, full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. (Lk 1:28) Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. (Lk 1:42)

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen. 

 

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The Sorrowful Mysteries:
The Crucifixion of Jesus

Aria – Mary

Strengthen me,
O Lord God,
at This Hour.
(Jdt 13:9)

I beseech Thee,
O Lord God,
me a Widow.
What Thou hast designed
hath been done.
(Jdt 9:3–4)
Strengthen the Resolution
In my Heart,
(Jdt 9:18)

Strengthen me,
O Lord God,
at This Hour.
(Jdt 13:9)

For Thou shewest Thy Power,
when Men will not believe Thee
to be Absolute in Power;
Thou convincest
the Boldness of them
that know Thee not.
(Wis 12:17)

Strengthen me,
O Lord God,
at This Hour.
(Jdt 13:9)