After reading yesterday’s blog, Witness to the World’s Destruction, my mother emailed with a reminder of divine intervention that has helped in the past when the world was in a similar state of hopelessness – that divine intervention came through our Divine Mother, Mary. My mom suggested Mary might be interested in helping us again. (Thanks for the terrific reminder mom!)
For centuries, Our Divine and Blessed Mother Mary has been making her presence and her desire to assist humanity known through visual apparitions. She appeared to Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France. She revealed herself to Juan Diego at Guadalupe, Mexico. For several months in 1917, Mother Mary appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal. Since 1981, our Divine Mother has been appearing daily and delivering messages for humanity to six visionaries from Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In all her apparitions, the message is the same – pray to her to help bring an end to war and to restore humanity to peace.
Again, it seems, we are being invited to turn to our Divine Mother for her help and intercession.
One traditional way of praying with and to Mother Mary is through the rosary. In case you don’t remember how to pray the rosary, or aren’t familiar with how to pray it, follow this link for simple instructions: http://www.rosary-center.org/howto.htm#loaded
Or, we can simply turn to Mary, asking for her assistance using the traditional “Hail Mary” prayer as follows:
Hail Mary, full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed are you among women,
And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God.
Pray for us.
Now and at the hour of our death.
Whatever vehicle for prayer we use, we can be assured that our Divine Mother is here to help us. For centuries and for millions of people, Mother Mary has been a source of comfort, guidance, help and support. What has been true for over 2000 years is still true today. When we feel as if all else has failed, we need simply turn to our Mother for help. Thanks Mom, for the reminder!