MARY, MOTHER OF GOOD COUNSEL

"Help us . . . to do whatever he tells us."

          God, your Word teaches us that we can know if we are alive in your love by our observance of your commandments. Your Son's love for you was demonstrated by his perfect obedience to your will - obedience that went as far as death on the cross. Mary's openness to your will is still another example to us of what it means to put your plan of salvation first in our lives. Her actions were a proof of her love.

          We ask you to help us imitate your Son and his Mother in their obedience to your will. We pray that through your Word and your Church as well as through the events of our lives and the help of our friends we will come to know what you want us to do. We need prophets who will speak in your name and correct us when we stray from the one path which leads to you. Help us, like Mary, to say "Your will be done," at every moment in our lives. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

MEMORARE TO OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART

          Remember, Mary, Our lady of the Sacred Heart, the great things the Lord has done for you. He chose you for his Mother. 

          He wanted you close to his cross. He gives you a share in his glory. He listens to your prayer. Offer him our prayers of praise and thanksgiving; present our petitions to him.

          Let us live like you in the love of your Son that his Kingdom may come. Lead everyone to the source of living water that flows from his heart, spreading over the world hope and salvation justice and peace. See our trust in you; answer our prayer. Show yourself always our Mother. Amen. 

          Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.

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