Give it all to Mary

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Friends, readers of Vultus Christi, and others often write me asking for intercessory prayer for a particular intention, for the resolution of a crisis, or for the healing of an affliction of soul or body. I take these requests seriously. They can, however, become overwhelming at times. I have, however, found a solution. I entrust them all to Our Blessed Lady. She is our Mother of Good Counsel, ever ready to guide us into the best way of interceding, the wisest way of intervening, the purest way of loving. She is also our Mother of Perpetual Help; that means that she is available everywhere and all the time. She is never far from us, never otherwise occupied. The other evening as I was praying for the many intentions recommended to me, this prayer rose in my heart. I' happy to share it with my readers.

O Mother of Good Counsel,
Mother of Perpetual Help,
I turn with confidence to thy maternal Heart,
and I renew my total and irrevocable consecration to thee.

I am all thine, Most Holy Mary,
and all that I have is thine.
I give thee my past with its burdens.
I give thee this present moment with its anxieties and fears.
I give thee my future and all that it holds.

There is no part of my life that is not open to thee,
no place so secret, or so darkened by sin
that thy presence and thy influence
are not wholly and ardently desired there.

I want to be completely transparent with thee,
utterly simple, guileless, and childlike.
Thou knowest, O Mother,
all my preoccupations,
all my intentions,
and all those recommended to my prayer.
Take them, I beseech thee, to thy Immaculate Heart
and, as my Advocate, my all-powerful intercessor, and my Mediatrix,
present them to thy Son.
Seeing them presented by thee
and held in thy maternal Heart,
there is nothing that He will not do
to give to each intention the one response
worthy of the infinite mercy and love of His Sacred Heart.

Praying in this way, I can be at rest,
for thou art my Mother,
and all that I entrust to thee will be,
I am sure,
received, and considered, and cared for
with a Mother's love.


this was given to me by a monk years ago:

Blessed Daniel used to take great care to assure all who asked for prayer that he would remember them daily in the holy rosary.

One day a disciple asked him how this could be since there was not enough time to say all the prayers of the rosary for each request and need that so many had given to him.

Blessed Daniel answered "every care that is entrusted to me is engraved in my heart. Then while praying the rosary I open my heart to the Mother of God and say: Holy Mary, read all that is engraved in my heart and pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen"

Wow! Thank you, yet again, Father Mark. I see that you are constantly gifted by the Holy Spirit with this beautiful healing prayer composition. I envy how prayers just 'rise up from your heart' - you have lifted this heart today! Love and affection from a mother in Ireland - Pauline X

Thank you very much for this beautiful prayer, Father Mark, and the advice on how to incorporate many intentions in a simple way. God Bless.

Thank you for this beautiful prayer. At the moment my husband and I have not jobs. I have also turned to Saint Jude Thaddeus. I say one Rosary after another, please remember us in your prayers.

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About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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