Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners in this season of Lent: that we will earnestly seek and practice the virtues you so perfectly embody, as the one and only Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, singularly worthy to intercede on behalf of poor sinners who need your mercy. . .
May this be a season of self-sacrifice in place of self-centeredness, penance in place of presumption, humility in place of self-sufficiency, godly sorrow in place of frivolous worldly happiness, desperation for lost and dying sinners in place of complacency.
So little time, so much at stake. . . don't give our souls rest, Holy Mother, in the wrong way - inflame us with love and tender mercy, that we will earnestly desire those who seem furthest away from your Son to be put first in line to reach paradise and attain His promises.