who had the incomparable privilege
of bringing into the world
Her who was to become the Mother of God,
I come to place myself
under your special care.
I confide myself to you,
together with the child I am carrying.
Thousands of children
Glorious Mother of Mary,
of the body and the grace
Hence I wish, in my turn,
to place my whole confidence in you.
Make me keep in mind
the precautions I need to take
so as not to endanger in any way the health,
good qualities or the eternal salvation
of the child whose very existence
God has placed in my care.
Obtain for me
the virtues you did teach Her who was to be the Mother of God,
so that I may afterwards
instil and develop them
in the heart of my child.
protect me today and forever.
I know that you will
not refuse your intercession
to a mother who invokes you with confidence.
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Let me pause as I begin this new day to give it to You, Lord.
Before the tumult of activities breaks in;
before breakfast plates crash through my still sleepy mind;
for this last moment in my bed, thank you, Lord.
Let me hold Your promise of new life.
Keep me from slipping back
for I know that what ... continue reading
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