Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Prayer to Our Lady of Evangelization
O Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of his Church, we
are mindful of the role you play in the evangelization
of souls who do not yet know Him. We are mindful of
how missionaries came with the power of Christ’s
Gospel and committed the success of their work to you.
As the Mother of Divine Grace you were with the
missionaries in all their efforts.
And as Mother of the Church you presided over all the
activities of evangelization and over the implantation of
the Gospel in the hearts of the faithful. You sustained
the missionaries in hope and you gave joy to every new
community that was born of the Church’s evangelizing activity.
You were there with your intercession and your prayers,
as the first grace of baptism developed, and as those
who had new life in Christ your Son came to a full
appreciation of their Christian calling.
We ask you, Mary, to help us to fulfill this mission of
evangelization which your Son has given to his Church
and which falls to us. Mindful of your role as Help of
Christians, we entrust ourselves to you in the work of
carrying the Gospel ever deeper into the hearts and
lives of all the people.
We entrust to you our missionary mandate
and commit our cause totally to your prayers.
To Jesus Christ your Son, with the Father, in the unity
of the Holy Spirit be praise and thanksgiving forever and ever.
Bl. Pope John Paul II.