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Day 8 – Queenship of Mary Novena, Aug. 20

Prayer Intention for August 20

Today’s prayer intention is for Bishop Shawn McKnight and for the people of the Diocese of Jefferson City. We turn to our patroness, Mary with her Immaculate Heart, for all our needs. In her heart, she pondered the World of God. In her heart, she felt the sorrow of a grieving mother. With her Immaculate Heart, she loves us as the children Jesus gave to her for mutual care and devotion. May the people of the diocese be renewed in our apostolic faith. May we find new strength to preach the Good News to all and share the message of salvation that only comes from Jesus Christ, our redeemer.

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.