This prayer embodies the deep faith and reverence towards the Virgin Mary and seeks her intercession in times of need. It is recited to honor her apparitions to Lucia Santos and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, where she delivered messages and prophecies concerning the well-being
On May 13th, 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, with an urgent message for the world. She would appear five more times, on the thirteenth day of each month, with the final apparition taking place in October.
In this series of apparitions, Mary identified herself as “Our Lady of the Rosary.” She urged the three children to pray the Rosary every day for peace in the world (World War I was raging at the time) and to make sacrifices for the conversion of sinners.
Over the course of these visits—and the preceding visits, in which an angel prepared the children for her coming—there were five prayers taught to Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta.
The Pardon Prayer
The angel who appeared to the children called himself “the Angel of Peace” and “the Angel of Portugal.”
He taught them the following prayer:
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.
The Angel’s Prayer
On one occasion, the three children saw the angel prostrate himself before a host and chalice that hung in the air. Worshiping the Eucharist, the angel prayed:
Most Holy Trinity—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifferences whereby He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.
The Eucharistic Prayer
During the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, the children found themselves “moved by an interior impulse” (as Lucia later explained) to say the following prayer together:
Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
The Sacrifice Prayer
The Blessed Mother taught the children to offer all their personal sacrifices to God by praying:
O My Jesus, I offer this for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The Rosary Decade Prayer
The Blessed Mother stressed the critical importance of praying the Rosary daily for the conversion of sinners and for peace in the world. She asked that the following prayer be recited at the end of each Rosary decade:
O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.
Commit to Praying the Five Fatima Prayers
These five Fatima prayers—given to Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta by Our Lady and the Angel of Peace—are a heavenly gift to help us pray effectively for the souls caught in the unseen battle that rages around us every day. These prayers should be memorized and recited daily as we offer sacrifices for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the many sins committed against God.
Since they are not widely known, it would be ideal to share them with friends and family. Many miracles and conversions have been attributed to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, as she continues to intercede for sinners that all may come to know Christ’s mercy.
Let’s also honor the annual feast of this apparition. May 13th is the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima, and October 13th is the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun.
In keeping the truths and requests of this apparition close to our hearts, we can please the Blessed Mother—and grow in our love for her Son, Jesus Christ.
Our Lady of Fatima, you who appeared to the three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, with a message of hope and peace, we come before you with humble hearts, seeking your intercession and guidance. You revealed to us the importance of prayer, penance, and devotion to your Immaculate Heart. We ask you to listen to our prayers and intentions and to help us draw closer to your Son, Jesus Christ.
O Immaculate Heart of Mary
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, we consecrate ourselves to you and seek your powerful intercession. Help us to live out the message of Fatima in our daily lives, spreading love, peace, and the Gospel of Jesus to all those we encounter. We ask for your protection and guidance, especially in times of difficulty and trials. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
Prayer For Our Lady Of Lourdes
Our Lady of Lourdes, you appeared to the young Bernadette Soubirous in the grotto at Lourdes, France, with healing waters that have since brought physical and spiritual healing to countless pilgrims. We turn to you, the Immaculate Conception, with trust and devotion, seeking your blessings and intercession.
O Queen of Heaven
O Queen of Heaven, as we approach your feast day, we bring our intentions and prayers before you. We ask for healing, both physical and spiritual, for ourselves and our loved ones. You have shown us the power of faith, prayer, and trust in God’s plan. We pray for the grace to accept His will in our lives and to follow your example of humility and surrender. Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!
Prayer For Our Lady Of Sorrows
Our Lady of Sorrows, you stood at the foot of the Cross, enduring unimaginable pain and suffering as you witnessed the crucifixion of your beloved Son, Jesus. Your heart was pierced with seven swords of sorrow, and yet you remained steadfast in your faith and love for Him. We turn to you in our moments of grief, seeking your strength and consolation.
O Mother of Compassion
O Mother of Compassion, we offer our sorrows and burdens to you, knowing that you understand our pain. Help us to bear our crosses with grace and to find hope and comfort in the midst of our trials. You are the model of faith and endurance, and we look to you for guidance and solace in our own suffering. Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us!
What is the morning prayer to Our Lady of Fatima?
The morning prayer to Our Lady of Fatima is a beautiful way to start your day with devotion to the Blessed Mother. It is a simple and heartfelt prayer that can be recited each morning to seek her guidance, protection, and intercession. This prayer reflects the messages and teachings given by the Virgin Mary to the three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Here is the morning prayer to Our Lady of Fatima:
“O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the Rosary, you appeared to the three children at Fatima and revealed the treasures of grace contained in the Rosary. Inspire my heart with a sincere love of this devotion, that I may meditate on the mysteries and obtain the graces I need. (Mention your intentions here.)
Our Lady of Fatima, help me to truly pray the Rosary, and to use this powerful weapon for peace and the conversion of sinners. Amen.”
This prayer encourages the faithful to seek Mary’s guidance and to commit to praying the Rosary regularly, as she emphasized its importance during her apparitions in Fatima.
What is the short novena prayer to Our Lady of Fatima?
A novena is a nine-day prayer or devotion to seek the intercession of a particular saint or holy figure. Novenas are often prayed to ask for specific favors, guidance, or blessings. Here is a short novena prayer to Our Lady of Fatima:
“O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary and our beloved Mother, we come before you with hearts full of love and trust. You appeared to the three shepherd children in Fatima, bringing us a message of prayer, penance, and peace.
We humbly ask for your intercession as we pray this novena in your honor. (Mention your specific intentions here.) Please hear our prayers and grant us the graces we seek.
Our Lady of Fatima, we entrust our needs to you and promise to follow your call to pray the Rosary for peace and the conversion of sinners. In your Immaculate Heart, we find refuge and hope.
Pray for us, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.”
This short novena prayer to Our Lady of Fatima is a way to seek her intercession and guidance for nine consecutive days, aligning with the traditional practice of novena prayers. It allows you to bring your specific intentions to her and to honor her role as the Queen of the Holy Rosary.