Prayers of the Holy Rosary
The “Fatima Prayer” is a term that is sometimes used to refer to a specific prayer associated with the apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. The prayer is often included in the Rosary, specifically after the Glory Be and before the next decade of Hail Marys.
This prayer is believed to have been revealed by the Virgin Mary to the three shepherd children—Lucia dos Santos, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto—during the Fatima apparitions. It reflects themes of repentance, seeking forgiveness for sins, and interceding for the salvation of souls, particularly those deemed to be in the greatest need of divine mercy.
The inclusion of the Fatima Prayer in the Rosary underlines its significance in the context of Catholic devotional practices, emphasizing the messages and requests conveyed during the Fatima apparitions. Many Catholics recite this prayer as part of their Rosary devotion, linking it to the Marian apparitions and the call for prayer and repentance at Fatima.
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy. Amen.
Fatima Prayer Explained
The Fatima Prayer is a specific prayer associated with the apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. It is often included as part of the Rosary, a Catholic devotional prayer that involves the repetition of specific prayers while meditating on the Mysteries of the Redemption.
Here is the Fatima Prayer:
“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy. Amen.”
This prayer is believed to have been revealed by the Virgin Mary during the Fatima apparitions to the three shepherd children—Lucia dos Santos, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto. The prayer encompasses several key themes:
- Repentance and Forgiveness: The prayer begins with a plea for forgiveness, acknowledging human sinfulness and seeking divine mercy.
- Salvation from Hell: There is a supplication to be saved from the fires of hell, expressing a desire for spiritual salvation and protection from separation from God.
- Intercession for Souls: The prayer includes an intercessory element, asking for the guidance and salvation of all souls, with a special emphasis on those considered to be in the greatest need of mercy.
The Fatima Prayer is a concise expression of repentance, seeking forgiveness, and interceding for the welfare of all souls. Its recitation is often incorporated into the Rosary as a way for Catholics to connect with the messages and requests associated with the Fatima apparitions.
Prayers of the Rosary pdf
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Last Publish: February 1, 2024