“Glorify this mystery by word and work.”
Come, Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your spirit,
and they shall be created;
and you shall renew the face of the earth.
O God, you instructed the hearts of the faithful
by the light of the Holy Spirit.
Grant us in the same spirit to be truly wise
and ever to rejoice in His consolation,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
O Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to you.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you have been pleased to glorify
by numberless miracles the Blessed Virgin Mary,
immaculate from the first moment of her conception.
Grant that all who devoutly implore her scapular on earth
may eternally enjoy your presence in heaven,
who with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
live and reign, God,
forever and ever.
Lord Jesus Christ,
for the accomplishment of your works,
you have chosen the weak things of the world,
that no flesh may glory in your sight.
And for a better belief in Out Lady of Mount Carmel,
you have wished that the scapular be filled with like humility,
we may glorify this mystery be word and work.
“His Greater Glory”
Immaculate Virgin Mary,
Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Mother,
penetrated with the most lively confidence in your all-powerful
and never failing intercession,
manifested so often through the scapular,
we your loving and trustful children
implore you to obtain for us the graces and favors
we ask during this Novena,
if they be beneficial to our immortal soul,
and the souls which we pray:
(Mention your request.)
You know, Mary, how often our souls have been the sanctuaries
of your Son who disdains iniquity.
Obtain for us then a deep hatred of sin
and that purity of heart
which will attach us to God alone
so that our every thought, word, and deed,
may tend to his greater glory.
Obtain for us also a spirit of prayer and self-denial
that we may recover by penance what we have lost by sin
and at length attain to that blessed abode
where you are queen of angels and of people.