In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers
and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him
from death, and he was heard for his godly fear. Although he was a Son, he
learned obedience through what he suffered; and being made perfect he became the
source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,
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
that the mercy of your divine Son
might lighten their
and give them strength.
Glory to the Father….
Pray for Families
I know of a family which prays each night. Since
the kids were little they are gathered from their games and their grumbling to
the couch in the living room. There they pray for those whom they love and those
they have a hard time loving. They pray for the unborn and for little babies.
They pray for the sick and the dying. They pray for the Church and for their
priest. Many a night it was the knowledge of those prayers that gave me hope and
peace and a good night’s sleep.