"A Prayer To Mater Mater, as I turn to"
A Prayer To Mater: Mater, as I turn to you in prayer, I ask you to help me to love and long for a life of simplicity and to be open to God's Word in my life. Life is often hard. It is not easy to love everyone as Jesus did, to remain calm and at peace with the changes of life, to be humble when pride rises up within me. There are days when everything seems a burden, but you can make every- thing easier; not by taking away the hard things for God did not take yours. You make them easier by making our love stronger. It was love that impelled you to say that total and unconditional YES to God. That word, once given, you never took back. You never resisted suffering but opened yourself to its action. May your action be my strength. Help me to have a strong love. When my love grows weak, give me, your child, something of your own love that I may learn again from you what true love means. May I remember that you not only show me the way, but you walk the way with me, giving me at every step, the grace I need. Amen.