we praise you for your love for us,
for sending us Jesus your Son,
and for giving us Mary
as our mother of perpetual help.
We thank you for these signs of your love,
and we ask you to lead us by your Spirit,
so that we may continue to live as your holy people.
We praise you for your unending strength and support.
With the help of Mary's prayers,
may we always be open
to recognize your hand in the events of our life
and to accept your constant gift of grace.
we ask this prayer
through Jesus Christ, our brother and our Lord,
in the love of your Holy Spirit,
one God, now and always and for ever.