MORNING PRAYER

GAELIC LITANY TO OUR LADY
(Origin: Middle of eight century)

O Great Mary,
pray for us.

O Mary, greatest of Maries,
pray for us.

O Greatest of women,
pray for us.

O Queen of angels, 
pray for us.

O Mistress of the heavens, 
pray for us.

O Woman full and replete with the grace of the Holy Spirit, 
pray for us.

O Blessed and most blessed, 
pray for us.

O Mother of Eternal Glory, 
pray for us.

O Mother of the heavenly and earthly Church, 
pray for us.

O Mother of Love and Indulgence, 
pray for us.

O Mother of the Golden Heights, 
pray for us.

O Honor of the sky, 
pray for us.

O Sign of tranquillity, 
pray for us.

O Gate of Heaven, 
pray for us.

O Golden Vessel, 
pray for us.

O Couch of Love and Mercy, 
pray for us.

O Temple of Divinity, 
pray for us.

O Beauty of virgins, 
pray for us.

O Mistress of the tribes, 
pray for us.

O Fountain of gardens, 
pray for us.

O Cleansing of sins, 
pray for us.

O Purifying of souls, 
pray for us.

O Mother of orphans, 
pray for us.

O Breast of infants, 
pray for us.

O Solace of the wretched, 
pray for us.

O Star of the sea, 
pray for us.

O Handmaid of the Lord, 
pray for us.

O Mother of Christ, 
pray for us.

O Resort of the Lord, 
pray for us.

O Graceful like the dove, 
pray for us.

O Serene like the moon,
pray for us.

O Resplendent like the sun, 
pray for us.

O Cancelling Eve's disgrace, 
pray for us.

O Regeneration of life, 
pray for us.

O Beauty of women, 
pray for us.

O Leader of virgins, 
pray for us.

O Garden Enclosed, 
pray for us.

O Fountain sealed up, 
pray for us.

O Mother of God, 
pray for us.

O Perpetual Virgin, 
pray for us.

O Holy Virgin, 
pray for us.

O Prudent Virgin, 
pray for us.

O Serene Virgin, 
pray for us.

O Chaste Virgin, 
pray for us.

O Temple of the Living God, 
pray for us.

O Royal Throne of the Eternal King, 
pray for us.

O Sanctuary of the Holy Spirit, 
pray for us.

O Virgin of the Root of Jesse, 
pray for us.

O Cedar of Mount Lebanon, 
pray for us.

O Cypress of Mount Sion, 
pray for us.

O Crimson Rose of the Land of Jacob, 
pray for us.

O Blooming like the palm tree, 
pray for us.

O Fruitful like the olive tree, 
pray for us.

O Glorious Son-bearer, 
pray for us.

O Light of Nazareth, 
pray for us.

O Glory of Jerusalem, 
pray for us.

O Beauty of the world, 
pray for us.

O Noblest-Born of the Christian flock, 
pray for us.

O Queen of Life, 
pray for us.

O Ladder of Heaven, 
pray for us.

(Translated by Eugene O'Curry)