Although the prayer is addressed to Our Lady, the connecting thread throughout the prayer is the one at the center of our faith: Jesus.
Mary is certainly worthy of reverence, but not worship. The Hail Mary is not a prayer of worship, but it is a recitation of Scripture and then an asking of her to pray for us to God; much like asking our other Christian brothers and sisters to pray for us.
The first part of the prayer is scriptural – The Annunciation! The Angel from God appeared to Mary a young girl in Nazareth, and announced, that she was chosen to be the Mother of God.
When we were reading we ran into the inquiry “What is the Dominican tradition of the Hail Mary?”.
The Dominican tradition consolidated the combination of Hail Marys and events of Jesus’ life added to each Hail Mary. Over time fifteen mysteries (events of Jesus’ life) were retained and combined with the Hail Marys for each one of the mysteries.
What is the meaning of the prayer Hail Mary?
The Hail Mary is a prayer of praise for and of petition to Mary, regarded as the Theotokos (Mother of God). The prayer takes different forms in various traditions, and has often been set to music.
Moreover, what is the opening line of the Hail Mary prayer?
When he greets her he says “Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you.”.
What are the words to the prayer hail mary glory be. Hail Mary, you are full of grace, the Lord is with you, blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your body, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for them sinners now and at the hour of his death. Glory to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.