Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mother of God, Nuturer of Children...

...May the power of the Most High overshadow my children through Thine unceasing intercession before Thy Son, and on account of this, having come to know Thy maternal compassion towards all who run to God with faith, may they cry to God: Alleluia.


Master of Flamalle

Think of all the things we do for our children as parents. The priorities we place over completing homework, eating vegetables, brushing teeth, and learning to share. We do these things not only out of love but also in preparation for the time when they will leave us and go forth into the world alone. We are teaching them to be competent, intelligent and respectful adults. Try as we might, all our preparations and good intentions will never take root deep in the heart of our children unless we make a habit of praying daily for them.

Pray for your children and ask them to pray for you.

7 comments:

*~JennD.'J.M.J.'~* said...

What a beautiful painting! I don't believe I've ever seen this one before...thank-you for posting it! And, more importantly, thank-you for posting the prayer!!
Every mother should say this one every day...

Mark Scott Abeln said...

Reminds me of the Chapel of Our Lady of La Leche, in Saint Augustine, Florida, which has an icon of Mary nursing Jesus.

Mimi said...

Amen.

Carolina Cannonball said...

Mark,

I heard there was a museum in Europe that housed only art of a breast feeding Madonna.

Smiley said...

praying daily for them and with them especially the rosary. rock on crescat you the mom

Anonymous said...

Carolina, off-topic, fyi:

Internet Explorer couldn't open a few of your pages about 9:15 p.m. central USA time.

Most have since become available but so far not the 'vote' and 'view' pages for Best Church Militant.

Carolina Cannonball said...

I notice the side bar is lost with internet explorer too. Firefox is the best choice for viewing till I work out the kinks. Thanks for the heads up though.