Leader: Blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled. (Luke 1: 45)
Leader: Mary at Bethlehem
Response: Pray for all mothers
Leader: Mary at Nazareth
Response: Pray for all families
Leader: Mary at Cana
Response: Pray for all married couples
Leader: Woman of Faith
Response: Keep us in mind
(From the Litany of Our Lady of Walsingham)
Dear Lord, in Mary our Mother you give us a model of one who believed fully in the promises made to her. Through this profound faith she lived in humility and simplicity, welcoming your Word in all
joys and pains of motherhood.
Grant that her example and prayers may draw ever more mothers to share in our fellowship of faith, so that, united under her motherly care, we may all live lives worthy of our calling.
Give us the grace to rejoice in our own blessings that we, too, may serve, through our example and prayers, to draw others towards a richer appreciation of your redeeming love.
Lord, may our Union bear such fruit that others who do not yet know your love, may be drawn to magnify your holy name.
We make our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the Unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Written by Fr Joseph Welch, son of Una McWeeney, East Anglia Diocese