Our Morning Offering – 18 May
Blessed Virgin Mary, Holy Mary
Excerpt from a prayer by St Augustine (354-430)
Doctor gratiae (Doctor of Grace)
Holy Mary, help those who are miserable,
strengthen those who are discouraged,
comfort those who are sorrowful,
pray for your people,
plead for the clergy,
intercede for all women consecrated to God.
May all who venerate you
experience your assistance and protection.
Be ready to aid us when we pray,
and bring back to us the answers to our prayers.
Make it your continual concern
to pray for the People of God,
for you were blessed by God
and were made worthy
to bear the Redeemer of the world,
who lives and reigns forever.