prayer

Our Lady of Palestine

O Mary Immaculate, gracious Queen of Heaven and Earth, we are prostrate at your feet, sure of your goodness and confident in your power.

We beg you to look kindly on the Holy Land, which, more than any other country, belongs to you since you have honoured it by your birth, your virtues and your pain and that it is here where you gave the Saviour of the World.

Remember that you were made Mother and dispenser of graces. Deign to grant special protection to your earthly homeland, so that the sun of eternal justice may shine on it and that the promise, fallen from the lips of your divine Son to form one flock under the guidance of one shepherd, may be fulfilled.

Strengthen us to serve the Lord in righteousness and holiness, everyday of our lives, so that by the merits of Jesus, with your maternal protection, we can pass from the earthly Jerusalem to the splendours of the heavenly Jerusalem.

Prayer at the Shrine of Our Lady, Queen of Palestine at Deir Rafat