Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Prayer

Now that everyone's recovered from the uplifting effects of Maxine Waters street art, here's a prayer for Mother's Day:

Mary, on this day when we honor all mothers, we turn to you. We thank the Lord whom you serve for the great gift of motherhood. Never has it been known that anyone who sought your intercession was left unaided by grace.
Dear Mother, thank you for your "Yes" to the invitation of the angel which brought heaven to earth and changed human history. You opened yourself to God's word and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. 
Dear mother, intercede for all of our mothers. Ask your Divine Son to give them the grace of surrendered love so that they could join with you in giving their own "Fiat." May they find daily strength to say yes to the call to the sacrificial love - the very heart of the vocation of motherhood. May their love and witness be a source of great inspiration for all of us called to follow your Son. 
On this Mothers day, Mother of the Word Incarnate, pray for us who have recourse to you.

God bless,



LL said...

Mary knew that her son was the Christ. She knew the prophecies, and she knew the program. At the same time, I can't but think it impossibly difficult for a mother to watch her son be crucified. We don't know much about Mary after that event, how long she lived or where she went. Maybe one day her story can be more fully written.

Brig said...

Thank you Padre. Blessed be.

LSP said...

"A sword shall pierce your own soul also," LL. But she does get to crush the serpent's head. See Lepanto, for example.

LSP said...

Brig, I couldn't leave you with Maxine Waters...