MARY, VIRGIN MOST POWERFUL
“Take into consideration our requests and our needs. . .”
God, through your Son, you taught us to pray and to call you our Father. Christ insisted that we should come to him, and through him to you, no matter what our need or trouble. We have seen that his burden is not heavy. We have experienced in so many ways the rest he gives our soul. In giving us Mary to be our Mother, he also taught us to bring our requests and our needs to her. We know that she in turn prays to her Son on our behalf.
Teach us, Lord, to pray. Help us to know you as our loving Father. Take away any fear we might have of approaching you in all our concerns. Like Mary, may we remember to turn to you at all times. Hear the prayers of our Mother on our behalf. May we know the power of her intercession and the depth of your love. We ask you this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
MEMORARE TO OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART
REMEMBER, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, how greatly Our Father has loved you. He has chosen you to be the Mother of his Son, and has maintained you faithful, the servant of the Lord all the way to the cross.
Relying on Christ’s choice from the cross when he made you our Mother, we pray you speak for us now that you stand in his presence.
We praise you and we thank you. Take into consideration our requests and our needs . . . . . . . . Lead all men to the source of living water opened in the side of your Son and pouring forth for the life of the world hope and peace, mercy and salvation.
Help us to live in his love and to do whatever he tells us. From the heart of your Son, our sole mediator, obtain for us the grace best suited to us, for which in union with you we thank him. Amen.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.