Holy Mary, Mother of God, our Mediatrix, the Glory of the Blessed Trinity: pray for all Catholics worldwide, that we may be brought to greater unity in they mystical Body of Christ. May this be our witness to the world - including to non-Catholic Christians - that there is only one true Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, only one true Apostolic succession from the days of your Divine Son's earthy life.
Blessed, Immaculate Virgin: may we as Catholics recognize and take to heart that we need not try to re-invent the wheel, but in you, we see the very original model of pure sanctity and devotion to God Almighty, and in all things, we are to emulate your example of service and care for our Lord Jesus Christ, the babe who nursed at your blessed bosom, who died on the Cross of Calvary before your gaze of blind faith, whose company you now enjoy forever and ever in the glory of the Father.
Teach us true humility, Holy Mother of God: grant us your maternal assistance to become worthy of the promises of your Son Jesus. May we agree to God's plan for our lives with the courage and simplicty of your reply to the angel: "Be it done to me according to God's will." Remind us, O sweet Virgin Mary, that our "yes" to God entails a "no" to our own ways, our own selfish desires, and our own conceptions of who God is. It is an agreement on our part to deny ourselves, to renounce our own rights and privileges so that the dying may be given life, the poor may be made rich, the hungry may be filled and satisfied, just as you declared: "He has filled the hungry with good things, but the rich he has sent away empty."
Mother of Mercy, our sweetness and our hope, look with favor upon us, the poor children of Eve who yearn for redemption. In your mercy may you create in our hearts a genuine repentance and desire to care for the concerns of Jesus Christ. Hear our cries for help so that our sins will not be held against us when we stand before Christ in His righteous judgment of our lives, nor against those who need God's mercy through our prayers.