I’m going to keep trying to remember to pray for her help…and learn how to entrust myself completely to her so that she can bring me closer to Jesus.
August is a special month for Mary, with the Feast of the Assumption on August 15th and the Queenship of Mary on August 22.
Well, even if these three were practically perfect in every way, there was still emotion. We see emotion…and even a little attitude finding young Jesus in the Temple or at the Wedding at Cana when Jesus says to his Mom….”why should I help? it’s not my time!” and Mary kind of ignores Him and tells the others “do as He
We also can’t discount the world outside their home. They were driven out to Egypt for the first couple years of Jesus’ life and that must have been quite the upheaval with a new baby! How well do you remember the early days with your first child? I remember what a big deal every outing was, let alone travelling!
Even once they returned to Nazareth and their family and friends…there were no doubt those who didn’t buy the ‘conceived by the Holy Spirit’ part and looked at Mary in a disapproving way. There would also be the everyday work that brought interaction with others: regular people with their less than virtuous thoughts, opinions, human motivations and personality quirks.
Mother Mary certainly sees our trials and challenges. She is the ultimate model motherhood with her prayerful, gentle way to cope with life’s little adventures. Perhaps if we pray more incessantly for her guidance and her intercession, we can better follow her example bringing more peace and Faith into our homes.
Easier said than done! Back to the Prompt Me to Pray prayer!
Sweet Mother Mary, pray for us!
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before. I think it’s a simple yet profound way to deepen our relationship with
Jesus, do small things with great love like St Therese and to grow in virtue
while we live out our Faith more consciously. I know I’d like to carry out my
vocation as Mom…graciously, with more patience and love, but I inevitably
become unravelled, and caught up in my often self-inflicted pressures of family
with love, are supposed to catapult me to holiness! This is the Mom’s School of Holiness. I’m not sure where I have read this, but my friend Fr. Roger tells me this all the time.
to ask for help from my husband AND my kids before I enter the realm of
I’ll-just-resentfully-do-it-myself…but the MOST important help I need to request…is from Jesus and His Mother Mary. Mary knows how to get it all done…connected constantly to her Son.
helped me increase my prayer and carry out my vocation with a little bit more
patience and calm. I think that this is a big deal…especially having everyone home for summer!
I find that I am remembering to pray more often. A quick little prayer goes a long way to help focus and stay calm. I think as long as I remember to keep asking for His reminders….I could make practicing the Presence of God… a habit!
Imagine the possibilities…of being in constant conversation with God!
Jesus, I trust in You. You want me to draw closer to You, praying more, engaging more, asking for help instead of struggling on my own. Please remind me to call out to You and look to Mother Mary as my model. Please prompt me, remind me and guide me.
Jesus, be my strength, I trust in You.
All I need to do is to remember to ask.