Hail Mary! Full of grace the Lord is with you, blessed are you amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and the hour of our death, Amen.
This woman is one of the most important aspects of my life. In fact, am a living testimony of her forever loving and caring existence.
She is Mary Mother of the child Jesus. We call her; Our mother of perpetual Help, The Mediatrix of all graces, The immaculate heart of Mary, The Queen of Heaven and earth, Virgin most powerful and merciful, Queen of Nigeria, Queen of the most Holy Rosary and lots more
Since I was a little girl, I see people pray to her using the Rosary, and honor her. Although I knew nothing about her, I felt drawn to her. I neither knew how the prayers was said, nor believed that if I prayed to her, she would listen.
But I would always go to the grotto and sit there for hours with altering any prayer or anything of that sort. Yet, I felt at peace and relaxed whenever I was there.
I would stare at her beautiful dress(which was never seen in the market) but only on her. Her hands always opened as if she wanted a big hug but the statue was framed, there was no way I could open it to give her that ‘warm embrace’. Her piercing and loving eyes looking down on me, like a mother looking at her helpless daughter.
This things kept me inquisitive to know more about her. And then, it occurred to me, ” test and see that the Lord is good!”.
Then, I began asking questions about her. Although, I didn’t get much from my little findings, I was satisfied enough to get to interact with her myself.
I would go to her, as a friend. Sit, and talk to her about everything in my life with my problems.
At first, it was crazy but I never felt absurd about it rather I always felt lighter whenever I prayed to her, like she was always there to listen and I believed it was so and it worked for me.
Gradually, I became closer to our Blessed Virgin Mary, she is indeed a mother to all. She consoles me (just as she consoled Jesus in His trial and crucifixion) and intercedes for my prayers to God (like she did at the wedding in Canaan) and most of all, my best friend.
Once a friend elucidated that, just as the mother is plays a very important role in the family. So also is the mother Mary very important in the life, role, and mission of Jesus. He never refuses anything she asks of Him; just as illustrated in the wedding in Canaan.
So I equally urged you to know her more by yourself. Go out for it and you will never regret it. Because, she is the perfect example of a good mother, Role model and friend.
You must not know all the prayers to know her. You just have to learn to communicate with her with your pure heart.
Here is a little prayer to our mother, enough to move mountains!
Remember, oh most virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who sort thy intersection. Implore your aid nor sort your assistance was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence I fly unto thee, my mother. To thee I call, before thee I plead sinful and sorrowful. Oh mother of the word ‘ incarnate’ despise not my petition but in your mercy, hear and answer my humble prayers.