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2020 Day 5 – Queenship of Mary Novena, Aug. 17

Prayer Intention for August 17

Today’s prayer intention is for the sanctity of life. God created the heavens and the earth. He created all living beings. He created humankind in his image and likeness and he saw that it was very good. In the fullness of time, he sent his only begotten Son, born of Mary, to sanctify our human nature. In this day when the sanctity of life at every age is threatened by neglect, selfishness, and malice, may our prayer and penance make up for the great sins of our times against life:  abortion, murder, and euthanasia.

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.