June 19, 2008
First Day Novena to Mother of Perpetual Help
Readings: Isaiah 9:1-3,5-9 Psalm 85 Luke 1:26-38
On each of these nine days, except for the Feast of John the Baptist, we will honor Mary under one of her many titles. The title of our Blessed Mother chosen for today is Queen of Peace. How wonderful a place to start. Could there be any need more urgently crying out for satisfaction in our world, in our country and in our families today than that of peace?
Holy Mary, help all in distress, encourage the fainthearted, console the sorrowful, be the advocate of all the clergy and religious, strengthen family life, bring peace to our world, intercede for all God’s holy people; let all feel your aid who implore your Perpetual Help.
V: Our Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us.
R: That we may become worthy of the promises of Christ.
O Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us your Mother Mary, whose miraculous image we venerate, to be our Mother, ever ready to help us, grant we pray, that we who earnestly implore your aid may deserve to enjoy perpetually the fruit of your redemption. You who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.