Last weekend I was at the counter of the piety stall when an unusual request was made. A gentlemen had been making great progress getting into habits of prayer, and not being too computer savvy, desired a printout of the seven Fatima prayers. Most booklets of prayer don't seem to include these prayers. It was a reasonable request, so I promised him a copy of these prayers.
I thought I knew them all quite well, but until I went searching on Google I hadn't been made aware of the two prayers for peace dictated to Sister Lucia some two decades after the well known apparitions to the three young seers ceased. As with the others, they are nice and short and relatively easy to commit to memory, and an excellent reminder to pray for peace on a regular basis.
The PDF below is an A4 page containing 4 copies of these seven Fatima prayers.
In a few short years, 2017, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of these apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima - which are so essential for understanding God's perspective on our modern era. If the good God took such extraordinary measures to get our attention, then we should study these events, learn from them and put heaven's messages into daily practice in our lives.
At Medjugorje, war broke out in that region some 10 years after the apparitions took place. Similarly it was about 10 years later that the genocide in Rwanda erupted after the apparitions of Our Lady at Kibeho. In both places she pleaded for peace and for prayers for peace, which largely went unheeded.
Let us not repeat those mistakes and pray the Rosary and pray for Peace on a daily basis, with the Fatima prayers as our reminder and guide.
Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us
Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us