04 October 2009

Litany to Mary, Mother of Life

Mary, Mother of all Life,
help us to respect human life
from the moment of conception
to the moment of natural death.
Mary, pray for us.

Mary, Mother of Compassion,
You showed us how valuable a single life can be;
Help us to guard and protect the lives
of all people entrusted to our care.
Mary, pray for us.

Mary, Mother of the Child Jesus,
with St. Joseph you formed the Holy Family.
Guard and protect all families in this earthly life.
Mary, pray for us.

Mary, Mother Most Holy,
You sanctified the vocation of motherhood;
Pour out your heavenly aid on all mothers
and help them to be holy.
Mary, pray for us.

Mary, Mother of Sorrows,
Simeon’s prophecy foretold that a sword of suffering
would pierce your heart;
Bring comfort and hope to all mothers
who suffer over their children.
Mary, pray for us.

Mary, Full of Grace,
You had a choice in responding to God’s call;
Help us always to say “Yes” to the will of God in our lives,
And strive always to do whatever he tells us.
Mary, pray for us.

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted,
Pour forth your heavenly grace
on all who are in need of God’s healing,
Especially those involved in abortion;
Help them to experience the love and mercy of Christ, your Son.
Mary, pray for us.

Mary, Intercessor and Advocate,
We lift up the poor, the displaced, the marginalized and
vulnerable members of society;
Help them to never abandon hope,
but to place their trust in the God who gave them life.
Mary, pray for us.

Mary, Mother of the Word Incarnate,
you bore in your womb him whom the heavens cannot contain;
Help us to bear witness to Christ by the example of our lives
And show the world the extravagant love of God.
Mary, pray for us.

Let us pray:

Remember, o most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, our Mother. To you we come, before you we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer them.


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