Prayer #3: Hail Mary prayer with the important petition to blind Satan.
Mary has asked all of us (and Cardinal Peter Erdo has approved this as well) to add a special petition to the Hail Mary prayer in order to help accomplish this great blinding of Satan and the subsequent era of peace with the outpouring of the New Pentecost. She stated to Elizabeth: “When you say the prayer that honors me, the Hail Mary, include this petition: “Hail Mary, full of grace… Pray for us sinners, spread the effect of grace of thy Flame of Love over all humanity, now and at the hour of our death. Amen”
Our Lord then explained to Elizabeth: “It is exclusively thanks to the efficacious pleas of the Most Holy Virgin that the Most Holy Trinity granted the effusion of the Flame of Love. By it, ask in the prayer with which you greet My Most Holy Mother: “Spread the effect of grace of thy Flame of Love over all humanity, now and at the hour of death. Amen.”
Our Lord, knowing our natural skepticism to change, especially in adding a petition to the Hail Mary, anticipates the question “why”? Our Lord states to Elizabeth: “So that, by its effect, humanity is converted.”
People rightly have a very beautiful respect and reverence for the Hail Mary and sometimes are hesitant to include the petition that Our Lady and Jesus are asking for.
Yvonne Duffy, US West Regional Leader, helps us review how the Hail Mary evolved through the ages…
Yvonne shares that we can actually see the heavenly origin of the Hail Mary at her Immaculate Conception. It is at this first moment of her existence, when the Holy Spirit conceived His Divine Life immaculately in the Most Pure Virgin Mary that she becomes, “Full of Grace.” The Holy Spirit’s action in Mary, her Immaculate Conception, makes her who she is, “Full of Grace”
The first version of the Hail Mary is shown in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 1,
The Archangel Gabriel reveals Mary’s identity when he speaks the Angelic Salutation.
“Coming to her, he said, “Hail, Full of Grace, the Lord is with you.”
At Mary’s Fiat, the Word became Flesh and the Flame of Love, Jesus Christ, entered into the world.
The Church’s early liturgies show the First Addition to the Hail Mary:
In the Liturgy of St. James, dating back to the 4th century, the name of Mary and the words of Elizabeth to Mary at the Visitation are added to the Angelic Salutation.
As early as the 300’s, the words are recorded in Church documents:
Hail Mary, full of Grace (highly favored) The Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women and
Blessed is the fruit of your womb.
Pope Gregory the Great (590-604) included this form of the Hail Mary as the Offertory Prayer of the Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent.
The Hail Mary remained in this form for over 900 years. By the 11th century, it became a popular prayer of the people and was commonly called the “Ave Maria”
In 1208, the Blessed Mother gave Saint Dominic the Rosary as a weapon to fight against the Albigensian Heresy.
Then, in 1263, a 2nd change was made to the Hail Mary. Pope Urban IV added the Holy Name of Jesus to the Hail Mary. Just as Mary’s name had been added, Jesus’ name was also added into the Hail Mary and the prayer became:
“Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with You. Blessed are you among women and Blessed is the Fruit of your Womb, Jesus.“
Approximately 200 years later, a 3rd addition was made to the Hail Mary. In 1495, the final petition was added to include:
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
This form of the Ave Maria was approved in 1568 by Pope Pius V when he inserted it into the Roman Breviary.
Now, in our current time, so full of disorder and separation from God, the Blessed Mother, herself, and Jesus, are asking us to add the petition that blinds Satan to the Hail Mary.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, spread the effect of grace of thy Flame of Love over all of humanity, now and at the hour of our death. Amen
As already mentioned, the Blessed Mother has been pleading with us to say the Rosary each day. All categories of people are being affected by the sin and evil in the world, from the abortion of babies, to the loss of innocence in children, to the grave impurity, confusion and disorder of teens and young adults, to the destruction of marriages and the separation in families and the euthanasia of the suffering, sick and elderly. Nations are being weakened and corrupted.
This petition, which blinds satan, is a weapon against the attacks the devil is making against all of humanity. This prayer brings the love and power of the Immaculate Conception and the Most Holy Trinity, to blind Satan and bring the conversion and salvation of the most number of souls.