I have felt drawn to St Philp Neri this pregnancy in a way that I can’t really explain. However, this connection is real and I feel that he is interceding for my in ways I cannot see. I was struggling to find an opening prayer today, my heart is heavy with many concerns for our world and our Church. There was no clear direction, no prayer that was just laying on my heart. In a moment of desperation, since it is getting so late in the day, I searched “St Philip Neri Prayer”. The first prayer offered today is the first one to pop up in my search and it is exactly what I needed for today. God is good, thank you Holy Spirit!
REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.