In light of all the terrorists attacks, I think it is time to be more active on my blog. I have been in a state of ambivalence about blogging. Some of it has to do with the state of the Church. Most of it just has to do with daily life. While I always pray, the world needs public prayer just as much as it needs private prayer. I hope whoever comes on the page will start praying – whatever faith you are for peace in this world, the end of hate and the growth of love of neighbor.
Prayer to the Immaculate Queen of Peace taken directly from: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/prayer.php?p=310
Most holy and immaculate Virgin, Mother of Jesus and our loving Mother, being his Mother, you shared in his universal kingship. The prophets and angels proclaimed him King of peace. With loving fervor in our hearts we salute and honor you as Queen of peace.
We pray that your intercession may protect us and all people from hatred and discord, and direct our hearts into the ways of peace and justice which your Son taught and exemplified. We ask your maternal care for our Holy Father who works to reconcile the nations in peace. We seek your guidance for our President and other leaders as they strive for world peace.
Glorious Queen of peace, grant us peace in our hearts, harmony in our families and concord throughout the world. Immaculate Mother, as patroness of our beloved country, watch over us and protect us with your motherly love. Ame
Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen