Mary Mother of God Year A

Published on 22 Dec 2016
Mary treasured all these things  Madonna of the Book Botticelli via Google Art Project

Let us pray in the name of Jesus, born of a virgin and Son of God.

Father, source of light in every age,the virgin conceived and bore your Son who is called Wonderful God, Prince of Peace.

May her prayer, the gift of a mother’s love, be your people’s joy through all ages.

May her response, born of a humble heart, draw your Spirit to rest on your people.

Hail, holy Mother! The child to whom you gave birth is the King of heaven and earth for ever.
Entrance Antiphon

Let the peoples praise you, O God; Let all the peoples praise you, May God still give us his blessing Till the ends of the earth revere him.
From the Psalm

They found Mary and Joseph and the baby. As for Mary, she treasured these things and pondered them in her heart.
Gospel

Father as we proclaim the Virgin Mary to be the mother of Christ and the mother of the Church, may our communion with her Son bring us to salvation.
Prayer after Communion

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles: I leave you peace, my peace I give you.
The Rite of Peace

I come to my place of prayer united with the Church in honouring Mary for her willing role in the mystery of God’s Incarnation.

I become as still as I can in body and mind and try to put distractions aside.

I read the prayer a few times and take time to notice how I feel about the words and the thoughts they express. I reflect on the names given to Jesus and if it is helpful, I repeat them silently in my heart: ‘Wonderful God, Prince of Peace’.

I stay in the stillness for a while to deepen my prayer with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

I speak to Jesus, God made man for me.

When I am ready I slowly end my prayer, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of