I plan to post a new photo of the Blessed Virgin Mary along with a prayer everyday during the month of May. As a Catholic, Mary hold a very special place in my heart. I go to Mary as the Queen Mother asking her to take my request or thanks to her son, Jesus. I can go to Jesus and God myself but think of the special place Mary hold in Jesus’s heart and if she takes my request to him as well I asking myself think of the possibilities! Some of the photos have been taken a trips, some statues have been bought at rummage sales, silent auctions, religious stores, received as gifts, drawings from my children, gifts from relatives and many other sources. I just know each Mary I find or receive is meant to have a home here with me. Thank you for journeying along with me.
A NIGHT PRAYER TO OUR BLESSED MOTHER
Night is falling dear Mother, long day is o’er; Before thy image I am kneeling once more To thank thee for keeping me safe this day, To ask thee this night to keep evil away. Many times have I fallen Mother dear; Many graces neglected since last I knelt here; Wilt thou not in pity, my own Mother Mild, Ask Jesus to pardon the sins of thy child? I am going to sleep now, day’s work is done; Its hours and its moments have passed one by one. God Who will judge me, has counted them all; He has numbered each grace, He has counted each fall; In His book they are written against the last day. Oh! Mother Ask Jesus to wash them away. For one drop of His Blood for sinners was spilt, Is sufficient to cleanse the world of its guilt. And if er’ the dawn I should draw my last breath; The sleep I take be the long sleep of death; Be near me Mother for dear Jesus’ sake. When at eternity shore my soul shall awake.