Prayer of Pope Francis to Our Lady
(From the encyclical “Lumen Fidei”)
Open our ears to hear God’s word
And to recognise his voice and call.
Awaken in us a desire to follow in his footsteps,
To go forth from our own land
And to receive his promise.
Help us to be touched by his love,
That we may touch him in faith.
Help us to entrust ourselves fully to him
And to believe in his love,
Especially in times of trial,
Beneath the shadow of the cross,
When our faith is called to mature.
Sow in our faith the joy of the Risen One.
Remind us that those who believe
Are never alone.
Teach us to see all things with the eyes of Jesus,
That he may be light for our path.
And may this light of faith always increase in us,
Until the dawn of that undying day
Which is Christ himself, your Son, our Lord!