And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about
him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is
set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken
(and a sword will pierce through your own soul also),
Holy Mother of God,
hear the prayers of the Church
especially those wearied by life
and overcome by the
they bear for their children.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
intercede for them
from your place in
that the mercy of your divine Son
might lighten their
and give them strength.
Glory to the Father….
Pray for All Children
The eyes of a child are an infinite well of
life, hope and goodness. If you doubt the value of life, look into the eyes of a
child. If you are worn by life’s worries, look into the eyes of a child. If you
want to see tomorrow, look into the eyes of a child. And what you will see is
the divine spark which brought beauty out of chaos, the infinite beauty, which
is the presence of the Creator in his creation.