Friday, May 25, 2007

A Prayer for the confidence of your child to Mary

FOR THE CONFIDENCE OF A CHILD

Mary, pray with me to obtain the gift that I may have the confidence of my child [children].

As you know, a mother needs this confidence in order to guide her children properly. When there are difficulties, or problems, or troubles, may they be shared with me trustingly, that I may more readily perform a mother's task of helping her child. And, Mother most prudent, when this confidence is shown, obtain the grace that I may know how to help and instruct my child; that I may not only have the wisdom and prudence which is needed then to direct my child, but that I may also have the courage to say in a way that will be truly helpful the things my child should know.

Be to me a mother of good counsel and, through the grace you can bring, direct me at all times in the responsibilities of my holy office of motherhood.

Amen.

Seat of Wisdom, Pray for me!

by A. Francis Coomes, S.P. ...... in Mother's Manual

2 comments:

Esther said...

Laurie, what a good prayer. Thank you for sharing it.

jeneflower said...

I pray that prayer all the time.