Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Advent: Waiting For God With Mary (a Prayer)

Ever-Virgin, All-Holy Immaculate One,
Mother of God and our Mother:
You are a special sign and reminder to us
of the personal love that God has for us.

Dear Mother,
protect us and watch over us;
keep us in the tender and particular maternal love,
in the vigorous energy, intelligence, and attention
of your woman's heart.

Thank You, Lord God, for having created the Woman
in Your Image and Likeness,
and having placed in her heart
that special tenacity to fight against evil,
and to foster the good
of the persons You have entrusted to her.

Strengthen the great hearts of women in our society,
and bring their brothers to stand side by side with them,
full of wonder, gratitude, and respect; awakened to love and responsibility,
sharing with them the struggles and the joys of life.

And thank You Lord for the Blessed Virgin Mary,
special sign and instrument
of Your tenderness toward each of us.
Help us to remember to entrust ourselves to Mary.

Dear Mary, Merciful Mother
We entrust everything to you.
Make us grow strong in your maternal heart.