As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.

– Luke 2:16-21

On the final day in the Octave of Christmas, we ask Mary the Mother of God to intercede for us as we pray for new mothers around the world.

Prayer for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Mother Mary,

In you we find the faithfulness, resilience and courage

all mothers need as they watch over their children.

May you inspire them through your example

and lead us to a deeper love for your Son, Jesus.


Focus for reflection:

Today our focus is hope. Today the Octave of Christmas comes to an end. But the hope of Christ is everlasting.

Find a quiet place. Perhaps light a candle. Take a moment to reflect on your hopes for the coming year. How will you share hope with the world?

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