Topic: Moments of Prayer with Our Lady
?When you are tempted turn your eyes to Mary and cry out, ?O Mary, my dear Mother, help me!? – St John Bosco, Don Bosco: A Spiritual Portrait, Edna Phelan, (Doubleday),232.
?[Don Bosco] was tireless in suggesting affectionate and appropriate ejaculations to the Blessed Mother of which the following are illustrative:
?Holy Virgin, give me a clean and pure heart?;
?Holy Virgin, Mother of purity, pray for me?;
?Hoy Virgin, make my body pure and my soul holy?;
?Holy Virgin, grant me the grace to use my tongue to give glory to God?;
?Holy Virgin, obtain for me grace and prudence in conversing with my companions?;
?O Mary, keep me ever from sin.??
?St. Bonaventure calls them ?aspirations? because they are like a breath which comes from the heart and goes to God. They are fiery darts which transport to God the affections of the heart and which destroy the enemies of the soul, temptations, and vice.? – St John Bosco, Don Bosco: A Spiritual Portrait,? Edna Phelan, (Doubleday),232.
Today, I will use one of Don Bosco?s Marian aspirations. If I can?t remember one exactly, I?ll say: Holy Virgin help me.
?During the hours of work during the day let there be frequent ?moments? of prayer with ejaculations, Eucharistic and Marian Spiritual Communions, acts of love and offering, short visits to the most Holy Sacrament, as often as possible;? Marian Seraphic Pathways, Statutes #25
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.
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