July 9 Our Lady, Queen of Peace

Sufferings in no way take away my peace. On the other hand, although I enjoy profound peace, that peace does not lessen my experience of suffering. Although my face is often bowed to the ground, and my tears flow profusely, at the same time my soul is filled with profound peace and happiness…

-St Faustina Kowalska

 

Our Lady, Queen of Peace

Most holy Virgin, by your Divine Maternity you merited to share in your Divine Son’s prerogative of universal Kingship, and to be called Queen of Peace. May your powerful intercession guard your people from all hatred and discord among themselves and direct their hearts in the way of peace. Your Son came to teach us this way for the good and well-being of all and your Church continues to guide our steps along that same way.

Look kindly upon the efforts of Christ’s Vicar to call together and unite nations around the only center of saving faith. Enlighten the rulers of our country and of all countries on earth to follow this path to peace. Grant that there may be peace in our hearts, in our families, and in our world.

Amen.