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Day 7 – Queenship of Mary Novena, Aug. 19

Prayer Intention for August 19

Today’s prayer intention is for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The harvest is great and there are never enough workers in the vineyard to bring home the harvest. Mary is the mother of all vocations. Her son was the great high priest who gave us the sacraments of our salvation. Her son shared his mission to preach the Gospel with those he called to leave family behind and follow him on the Way.  May those ordained to serve the Church and those called to religious life remain faithful to their calling. May vocations flourish anew in our own families.

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.