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I rely on Mary everyday. I would say I speak to her at least 3 times each day, others much more. I call on her for protection, intercession, and hope. When I had my second son, he had chronic ear infections for a year, so rarely slept through the night. If not for my mother Mary, I don’t know how I would have gotten through those long, trying nights. I was never alone, she was with me. The example she set in her life of patience, service, and love, showed me what to do.
I am in relationship with her as her daughter and also as a wife and mother. What a gift God gave us in her!
A beautiful reflection
Frequently, thru out my day, I call on Mary to intercede to her Son on my behalf A priest, who converted from Judaism to Catholicism, shared a story when giving his witness to the congregation.
There was a group of Seminarians who had plans to attend an event downtown. Shortly after they started, the car stopped working. One of the men said, “Let’s pray to Jesus for help.” Another man emphatically said, “NO! Don’t do that.” They looked at each other confused as to why someone would say that. The man who made the declaration of “NO!” went on to explain that with Jesus, one never knows how long you’ll be waiting for an answer. With Mary interceding for you, answers are quick to come. That’s because Jesus is respectful to his mother. He cannot tell her No.” So they guys prayed to Mary, and ten minutes later a tow truck came by and offered his help.
I, too, have had Mary’s intercede for me many, many times. It is a powerful prayer.
Great story, thanks for sharing.