Lady of Harissa Prayer to Dedication of Lebanon
Lady of Harissa Prayer to Dedication of Lebanon
O Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, you were chosen by God the Father to be, by the action of the Holy Spirit, a mother to his incarnate Son, and you obeyed him by faith, and were united, thanks to your motherhood, to your Son Jesus, a unique union, so you listened to his words, meditated them in his life and accompanies him, hidden in Nazareth, where he was growing in stature, wisdom.
And grace before God and people, and you directed to him those who sought refuge in you as in the wedding of Cana, and you suffered with him with your motherly heart on the cross, so you shared with him the redemption that he accomplished, he is the only Savior of the world, for the place of all mankind and their time in all.
Your spiritual motherhood included all human beings and peoples, with their diverse affiliations and cultures. And today, after you were raised to the glory of your risen Son, you continue to care for them, by interceding for them, so that they may accept the graces of the Lord that lead them to the heavenly kingdom.
Oh Lady of Lebanon
We ask you to embrace with your kindness our beloved country Lebanon and all the East, this region on whose land the events of the plan of salvation were realized, and the Church set out with the impulse of the Holy Spirit, bringing the Good News to all peoples, and bearing the witness of Christ until martyrdom, and preserving the trust of faith from generation to generation. Until you reach us.
O Mother of the Church, help us through your intercession, we are her sons and daughters, of whom you are, her example, her mother and her teacher, so that we may live the communion of love among us, and bear witness to the human and Christian values in our family, social and national life and we work to strengthen them in Lebanon and the East, and make them with a willingness to listen To God, who speaks to him constantly.
O Mother of mankind and peoples, we ask you, who knows people’s pain and joy, fears, and hopes, to protect this region with your intercession from all that threatens it of violence, extremism, disturbances, and violations of the dignity of the human person, his rights, his freedom, his safety, and the direction of all his children this East, with its diversity, seeks to be enlightened by the light of the one Creator who wants us to be one human family, whose members are interconnected by the bond of brotherhood, so that everyone works to build a bright future, on the basis of convergence, sharing, love, and justice.
We beg you, our mother, to accept from us the devotion of Lebanon and the East to your immaculate heart and to your care and protection, so that we dedicate ourselves to God, by the action of the Holy Spirit, following the example of the only begotten Son, who dedicated himself to his heavenly Father, faithful to him in all that he did and taught, for the sake of salvation Humans.
Pray for us, so that we may live the requirements of this consecration, so that we may repent of our sins, listen to the word of God that gives life, and renew our love for God by adhering to His will, and our love for our neighbor through reconciliation, and living together in a spirit of brotherhood.
We ask for your intercession, Saint Mary
In order for man to be open to God and obedient to his will, to work for the good of all mankind, and to contribute to peace, pray for us; In′ order to be faithful to Christ Jesus in our lives, witnesses to Him by word and deed, by love and reconciliation, by service and sacrifice, pray for us
In order to bear the cross of pain in the soul and body, following the example of Jesus Christ, and to face difficulties and adversities with patience and hope, pray for us; For the bishops, priests, monks, and the laity may God sustain them in their mission. Please pray for us
In order to preserve the sanctity of the conjugal bond, and for our families to remain in home churches, transmit the faith, teach prayer, and participate in the life and mission of the Church, pray for us;
For the respect of human life from its inception to its death, pray for us; For peace in hearts, families, and communities, and the progress of man, pray for us; In order to respect the dignity, rights, civil and religious freedom and safety of every human being, pray for us; In order for the political authorities to work to secure the common good, from which the good of man and nations are good, pray for us
For us to be freed from the sin that causes divisions, enmities, and violence, pray for us; In order to give God priority in our lives, in the face of the consumeristic and materialistic spirit, the excessive worldly preoccupations and the temptations of life, pray for us;
O Mother of God and Lady of Lebanon, Most Holiness, intercede for us, so that we may accept in our homeland and in our East the blessings of God that He has bestowed upon the world, with the infinite saving power of redemption, and the merciful love that guides consciences and sanctifies man. And the Son and the Holy Spirit, forever. (Google Translate)
Written by Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi
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