As it says in Luke 1:39-56, “Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out … ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. How does it happen that the mother of my Lord should come to me?’ “
It is only through the Holy Spirit that we are able to become aware of Mary’s presence in our lives. She cares about us as much as our own mothers have and even more, because she was and is full of grace and full of love. She knows each of us by name. She is glad to be asked to pray for us. She wants to help. She is constantly working on our behalf behind the scenes of our everyday trials. To know this more clearly, we need to ask the Holy Spirit to reveal her to us.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen!
|Together we pray:|
Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell;
lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those most in need of Your Mercy.
(Note: This song is an excerpt from the "Hail Mary" by Elyse O'Kane, used by permission,
and can be enjoyed in its entirety by ordering her CD "With All My Heart".)