Ave Maria Meditations
from the Families of Nazareth:
Dearest Father, Your Son tells us, “Unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” I long to be Your smallest child. Help me to rediscover You as the One Who delights in me, Who calls me as His own.
My Jesus, You say to us, “Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” You are the way to heaven. Thank You for saving me and giving me Yourself in the Holy Eucharist. Reactivate the call of my Baptism to serve the Church in childlike humility, “boasting only in God'”
Holy Spirit, reveal to me my weaknesses that I may seek Jesus’ strength. Reveal to me my nothingness, that I may await all things from Him. Convince me of Jesus’ words, “What is impossible for human beings is possible for God'”
Blessed Mother, I entrust my prideful doubt, fear, discouragement and ingratitude to your intersession so that I will believe, as God’s beloved child and yours, “Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
We ask that through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen