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A Prayer That Never Fails

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Years ago, a good friend of mine, born into the Jewish religion and open to all faiths, advised me never to negate “the power of Mary.”  She was referring to Mary, the mother of Jesus.  Dan Brown’s* feminist spin on early Christianity notwithstanding, I’ll confess that I had never really prayed to Mary.  I tended to go straight to the top:  Jesus, God the Father, and in later years, The Holy Spirit.


Mary was always the woman behind the throne, if you will, the quiet, humble figure in a familiar blue mantle or black mourning robes, after the crucifixion of her Son.  As a child in Catholic school, Mary was openly celebrated on one day and one day only, during the month of May.  On that day, I was allowed to ditch my drab plaid uniform and don a pastel dress as well as a crown of faux flowers.  My classmates and I — indeed, the entire school — attended a Mass dedicated to Mary, punctuated by special hymns sung in her honor.  Truth to tell, I had always viewed that day as a sort of May Day, not so much a religious celebration than a harbinger of the summer that could not come fast enough.


Several years ago, a relative gave me a very special prayer to Mary, which she swore had never failed her.  I didn’t give it much thought until another relative handed me the same prayer.  Finally, a friend of mine, not the Jewish lady, shared that this prayer had truly helped her during a family member’s grave illness.


It is to be said for three days in succession.  As I understand it, the prayer is to be reserved for dire circumstances or very special intentions.  In other words, this isn’t your every day prayer.  It is to be said with focused intent, and it has been said never to fail.  When the special grace has been granted in the name of Mary, the mother of Christ, the recipient is to publish the prayer.


So, here I am now, with the prayer.  It worked for me.


In the hope that someone who truly needs this will read it, and more importantly, pray it, here it is:


Oh most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven.
Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity.
Oh, Star of the Sea, help me show herein, you are my Mother.
Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth!

 

I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity.
There are none that can withstand your power.
Oh, show me herein that you are my Mother.
Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.
Holy Mother, I place this course in your hands
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(Say this portion of the prayer three times.)

 

Holy Spirit, you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal.
You who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me,
in all instances in my life You are with me.
I want, in this short prayer, to thank You for things as
You confirm once again that I never want to be separated from You in eternal glory.
Thank You for Your mercy towards me and mine. 

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* Author of the controversial best seller, The Da Vinci Code

 

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