Thursday, September 08, 2011

Hail Mary

Hail Mary
Greetings to you, given to us as a mother by Christ at His Crucifixion. "Behold your mother."
Full of Grace
The angel's words imply the holiness of the woman conceived without sin, the Ark of the New Covenant. She was born without sin to become the Theotokos, the mother of our Savior.
The Lord is with Thee
Both in a physical and spiritual sense the Lord is with her. Her soul magnifies the Lord and she gave flesh to the Savior who taught us, forgave us, died for our sins, and sustains us with the Eucharist.
Blessed art Thou Amongst Women
A woman so united to the Lord's will that she was able to accept the enormous responsibility of uniting God and man in the person of Jesus Christ. She is Jacob's ladder that unites Earth and Heaven. She was chosen from conception from among all other women to become the Theotokos.
And Blessed is the Fruit of Thy Womb, Jesus
 Praised be Jesus, true God and true Man, the source of all blessings, who condescended to become like us in all things but sin. In the Eucharist His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity sustains us and renews our covenant with our God. We unite ourselves with the Lord of Heaven in the Heavenly Worship of the Mass/Divine Liturgy.
Holy Mary, Mother of God
Mother of our Savior you played an important role in our salvation.
Pray for us Sinners
We have been sinners since the womb and we need prayer to achieve holiness. Pray for us, Queen Mother, to your Son, Jesus.
Now and the Hour of our Death
Pray for us always that your prayers may aid in our salvation.

2 comments:

RAnn said...

Amazing what we can find in familiar prayers if we give them a little consideration

Colleen said...

Thank you! Beautiful.