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Intimate Prayer to Mary
Dear Mother, we thank God for creating you and for giving you to us as our
heavenly mother. We humbly ask you to be our mother and to lead
us into the depths of the Blessed Trinity. We ask you to look
upon us as your little children who want your help in
understanding and living our faith in Jesus Christ. We beg you
to remove any hesitation in truly seeing you as our mother.
Help us to know that we can come to you with any problem and
you will console us, that you delight in being close to us in
our joys and sorrows. We know that you desire that we draw
nearer to Jesus and we ask you to help us do this. Teach us to
love God with all our hearts. Obtain for us the healing we need
in our lives. Mold us into the persons God intends us to become.
We are so weak while Jesus is so strong. We are so sinful while
you are full of grace. Pray for us, our mother. Please intercede
for us before the throne of God.
We are sorry we have not honored you more in our lives. Our
Father in heaven bestowed upon you so many blessings and granted
you the wondrous privilege of being the mother of His Son. Be
our mother. Let us learn from you. Help us to see you as a truly
humble servant of God. May we always say "Yes, Lord" as
Sometimes, we close our eyes and think of you. We try to know
you as our mother, to know how gentle and yet courageous you
were throughout your life on earth. We imagine how nice it would
be to lay our heads on your shoulder; to look into your eyes and
gentle face. We imagine the calming touch of your hands and your
soothing voice. Help us to call upon you every day, in all kinds
of situations. Especially during temptations, please take our
hands and help us pray to overcome them. We know you will help
us to live in the presence of God.
Sometimes, when we sit very still in the peace and quiet of
the night, we smile. We feel you near us. In those moments, dear
mother, please wrap your arms around us. Whisper to us "Itís
okay, your mother is here. I am always with you." We hear your
whisper in our hearts.
Dear Mother, we thank you for loving us so much. We love you
and we love your Son, Jesus, who is the center of our lives.
Grace Preserved the Blessed Virgin Mary
and Grace Helps Us Overcome Sin
Christ, the perfect mediator, exercised the highest act of
mediation precisely in Mary by preserving her from original sin.
Mary was redeemed in an even more wonderful way, not by being
freed from sin, but by being preserved from sin.... This
dimension of preservation, which in Mary is total, is present in
the redemptive intervention by which Christ, in freeing man from
sin, also gives him the grace and strength to conquer its
influence in his life.
- Pope John Paul II, Theotokos, Woman,
Mother, Disciple, vol. 5, 2000
Why do Catholics Ask the Saints to Intercede
It is wonderful to go directly to Jesus when we pray. But we
can also ask the Saints to storm Godís Throne with their perfect
prayers of love and praise. We live and believe in the
Communion of Saints. We know we are surrounded by a cloud
of witnesses (Heb. 12:1). Saints have constant union with
God and He allows them to know our situations. They love to pray
with us and for us. We know we can pray directly to God, but we
can also ask the help of the saints, just as we ask people on
earth to pray for us.
Catholics honor the Blessed Virgin Mary because she is first
among the saints. Mary was the first disciple of Jesus. She gave
God her complete cooperation with her blind obedience and
humility. We open up ourselves and others to many graces when we
imitate her. We know and accept that Mary is the Mother of God,
because Jesus is God. Knowing and accepting this reminds us that
Jesus is fully human and fully divine.
At the foot of the cross, Jesus gave Mary as a mother to all
of us in the person of John. Jesus said to Mary: Woman,
behold your son. JOHNíS OWN MOTHER WAS THERE TOO, and yet
Jesus gave His mother to John saying: Behold your mother.
Also, since all people are children of God, and Mary is the
Mother of God, then Mary is the spiritual Mother of all people.
Jesus loves when we honor His Mother Ė Mary Ė Godís Greatest
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