Prayer for Peace
To Mary, then, who is the Mother of Mercy and omnipotent by
Grace, let loving and devout appeal go up from every corner of the
Earth – from noble temples and tiniest chapels, from royal palaces
and mansions of the rich as from the poorest hut – from
every place wherein a faithful soul finds shelter – from blood-drenched
plains and seas. Let it bear to her the anguished cry of mothers and
wives, the wailing of innocent little ones, the sighs of
every generous heart: that her most tender and benign solicitude may be
moved and the peace we ask for be obtained for our agitated world.
Pope Benedict XV, May 5, 1917 Eight days later, Mary appeared To three children at Fatima, Portugal
Given the condition of the world today, formulate a prayer in which you entrust to Our Lady those situations, events, or needs that you feel most need her maternal care, love, and intercession.