MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS

"Help us to live in his love..."

          God, in your plan for us you did not intend salvation to be a momentary event. It is your will that we come to live a new life in your love. You willed that once we come to know you we should be new men and women, a new creation. In your Son, Jesus, you have made this new life and new creation a reality. As we come to share his new life in the Spirit, we begin to live in his love. Of all the petitions we bring before you through Mary's intercession, this is the most important: that we continue to live in the love your Son has revealed to us.

          Lord, there are many things that work against our new life in your love. The selfish­ness, dishonesty and hatred so often encoun­tered in our society are a negation of your love. Worst of all, in our own hearts pride and selfishness have often made it impossible for us to return love for love. We pray that you would help us overcome these obstacles. Like Mary, we ask you to humble our hearts so that we might be alive in your Spirit. 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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