Today I am entering into your home via television for a visit with you. I hope you are well.
During this month of May,month dedicated to Mary, I invite you to sing the prayer to Mary with me. Let us sing it for our seniors since Mary is the mother of all, mother of the vulnerable. She is the mother of all who have now become fragile due to present events. Let us sing together.
Let us pray: Hail Mary, full of grace,the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Let us consider Mary as the spiritual mother of all believers, a mother who is there and accompanies us. Some say, “What is the point of praying; no one up there is listening.” Remember that prayer is first and foremost an encounter of love, and today, this encounter is with Mary, our mother. Remember that as Mary and John stood at the foot of the cross, Jesus said to Mary,“Woman, this is your son.” and to John, “This is your mother.”
When Jesus entrusted John to Mary, he entrusted each ofus to her as well. Let us not forget that she is our mother;she holds each of her children by the hand, she holds the hand of those who suffer, of those who are ill. She is a mother who cradles each of her children in her heart just as they are. She supports us. This may surprise you but, when I am sad, she cries with me, she consoles me.
Let us acknowledge in Mary a loving presence, a presence of hope, a presence that is a path of life. What do you say to starting our prayer chain right now? Let us say a Hail Mary asking Mary, our mother, to support andprotect all COVID-19 front-line workers.
Let us expand our prayer from the heart to embrace the whole world.
Louise F. Volunteer of God
A Prayer Chain during the Month of Mary