Psalm 31:2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Incline thy ear to me, rescue me speedily! Be thou
a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! Yea, thou art my rock and
my fortress; for thy name’s sake lead me and guide me, take me out of the net
which is hidden for me, for thou art my refuge. Into thy hand I commit my
spirit; thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God. Thou hatest those who pay
regard to vain idols; but I trust in the LORD.
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….
The Holy Cross
Each time I pray, I
am called to join my prayer with Christ’s perfect prayer upon the cross. It is
easy from the vantage of the cross to see the world clearly. To see how easy it
is to join the suffering of the innocent to the suffering of him who is without
sin. We should work for an end to all the forms of violence which threaten life.
That is a wonderful good. But it is even more important to stand with the Virgin
Mother and to beg her son to come to our aid.