Heavenly Father, the Blessed Virgin Mary was dedicated to You by her parents when she was three. In the temple, she joined the girls who spent their days praying, reading Scripture, and serving the temple priests. Her holiness was very evident, and the high priest thought that You probably had great plans for her. I ask Mary to pray for the plans You have for my life. Where I have strayed onto a road of my own choosing, give me her hand to guide me back to where You want me. Where I need to wait for a new plan to begin, give me the grace remain patient and say, “Your will be done.” On the Feast of the Dedication of Mary, I pray: Blessed Virgin Mary, help me to be holy. Amen.
Quote for Today
Saint Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787)
Feast day August 1
On the Feast of the Dedication of Mary in the Temple
There never was, and never will be, an offering on the part of a pure creature greater or more perfect than that which Mary made to God when, at the age of three years, She presented Herself in the temple to offer Him, … Her entire self, consecrating Herself as a perpetual victim in His honor.”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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