Prayer For Mercy, Pity And Kindness
by Dante, Paradiso, Canto XXXIII (1265-1321)
O Virgin Mother, daughter of your Son,
humble and exaulted beyond every creature,
and established term of God's eternal plan.
you are the one who ennobled human nature
to such an extent thta its Divine Maker
did not desdain to become its workmanship...
O Lady, you are so great and powerful
that those who seek grace without recourse to you
are expecting wishes to fly without wings.
Your loving kindness not only comes to the aid
of those who ask for it but very often
spontaneously precedes the request for it..
In you is mercy, in you is pity,
in you is magnification, in you is found
everything that is good in God's creation.
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