The Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.

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

Did you know that the first line of this prayer comes straight from the Bible? The first sentence is the angel Gabriel’s words to Mary. Starting with ‘Blessed,’ these words are spoken by Mary’s relative Elizabeth.The second line of the prayer is our asking Mary to pray for us, which isn’t such a bad idea! Remember what Jesus did when Mary asked him about the wine at the wedding feast at Cana? He performed his first miracle! Her intercession is very powerful.