In honor of the solemnity today, here is a prayer I say each morning. I’m sure you will recognize the first part.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Humble mother; help me to recognize my achievement and be humble enough to see myself as co-creator
Gentle mother; help me to be gentle and charitable with others and especially gentle with myself
Helper, help me to be open to be help to others. Help me to be open to the help I need graciously.
Full of grace, help me to move through my day and all my interactions with grace and ease.
Fountain of beauty, help me to recognize beauty in the world today and to see god’s hand in that beauty.
Model of virtue, help me to remember that my words and actions are serving as a model to others, even when I am not trying to so.
Transformed, help me to be transformed into the new creation I am called to be
Cause of our joy, help me to see joy in big and small places and help me to be joy to the joyless.
Champion of God’s people, help me to the champion for those who have no advocate.
Queen of love, teach me to be love.
Queen of mercy, teach me to accept mercy.
Queen of peace, teach me to know peace.
Mother most pure; may I be of pure heart, mind, intention, and action in all that I do today.
Mother of good counsel; let me seek wise counsel. Let me offer unbiased and unselfish counsel.
Gentle in mercy; help me to not be jaded and recognize mercy in the world.
Mirror of justice; help me to be the justice for those who aren’t able to seek justice
Shrine of the Spirit; help me to be the reflection of Christ’s love
Refuge of sinners; Let my smile offer a kind refuse for the heart broken.
Our Lady of Confidence, help me to be confident inside my own skin, knowing I am enough and worthy of god’s love.
Tabernacle of the Lord, help to to recognize that I am a worthy tabernacle.
Temple of the Most Holy Trinity, help me to see the father’s love, know the son’s lessons, and be guided by the spirit’s inspiration.