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Monday, January 26, 2009

Prayer for the week

Prayer to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

O Mother of Jesus and my Mother, let me dwell with you,
cling to you, and love you with ever increasing love.
I promise the honour, love and trust of a child.
Give me a mother's protection, for I need your watchful care.
You know better than any other the thoughts and desires of the Sacred Heart.
Keep constantly before my mind the same thoughts, the same desires,
that my heart may be filled with zeal for the interests of the Sacred Heart of your Divine Son.
Instill in me a love of all that is noble, that I may no longer be easily roused to resentment, easily led to anger, easily turned to selfishness.
Help me, dearest Mother, to acquire the virtues that God wants of me:
to forget myself always,to work solely for Him,without fear of sacrifice.
I shall always rely on your help to be what Jesus wants me to be.
I am His; I am yours, my good Mother!
Give me each day your holy and maternal blessing
until my last evening on earth, when your Immaculate Heart will present me to the Heart of Jesus in heaven,
there to love and bless you and your Divine Son for all eternity.
Cardinal Newman

3 comments:

Marilena said...

hi shirley,

i particularly liked this comment in your post:

"Keep constantly before my mind the same thoughts, the same desires,that my heart may be filled with zeal for the interests of the Sacred Heart of your Divine Son."

how true that is!!! how true!!! how inspiring as well

(my blog is back up, but the archive cannot be retrieved)!

Tom in Vegas said...

This is a very beautiful prayer! It reminds me of the Memorare.

Marilena said...

shirley, iam very thankful you gave me the cold fx! boy, that has come in handy! cough season has arrived!