Remember, O Most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession was left unaided.
Mary, in these lines, we find strength in the knowledge that your love knows no limits and your intercession is tireless in its advocacy for your children. Dear Mother, we pray you intercede, this month, on behalf of the women in our world who are suffering from violence. We pray for recourse from their affliction, healing from the trauma that they bear, and lasting peace.
Inspired by this confidence, we fly unto you, O Virgin of Virgins, our Mother. To you we come, before you we stand, sinful and sorrowful.
Mary, when we hear the far-too-many stories of sexual assault, domestic violence, and harassment, give us the courage to better intervene as modelled by your Son, and the compassion to better accompany survivors in their journey toward healing.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer us.
Prayer by Raymond Moylan.