Day 4 – Queenship of Mary Novena, Aug. 16
Prayer Intention for August 16
Today’s prayer intention is for all children. God showed us the depth of his love when he became vulnerable to the pains, sorrows, and dangers of childhood. He reminded us that unless we become like the little children, we are not worthy of the kingdom. May children be free from hunger, fear, and disease. May all of us work to protect God’s children and provide them with all the resources they need so that they too may grow in wisdom and grace.
Daily Novena Prayer
Blessed Mother Mary, your Son Jesus Christ entrusted us to your protection as your own sons and daughters. In every age, the Church has known your maternal grace and intercession. In this special time of grace as we prepare to celebrate that you are our Queen, may we enjoy your protection, assistance, and love. By your sacred fiat, the Word was made flesh.
Teach us how to say yes to God when he calls us forth to work in his vineyard. Grant us reverence and humility when we receive the Lord Jesus Christ in his Holy Eucharist. We call upon you, Immaculate Virgin Mary, to inspire us by your own sorrow and suffering to true contrition for our sins. As you along with Saint Joseph made a home for the Son of God, help our families to grow in holiness in their own homes.
O Star of the Sea, please be a beacon of light for our parish so that we may fulfill our mission to bring God’s Light to the World and guide all souls to heaven. Amen.