Prayer posted October 5, 2007

Dedicated to: my son in the military
Posted by: Gina Skelton in Maspeth, NY
Prayer: For all Mothers with a child in the service. "O Mary, Queen of Martyrs, look after that boy or girl of mine where ever they may be. Walk in upon them. Talk with them during the silent watches of the night and spur them to bravery when they face the cruel foe. Transfer my prayer to their heart. Keep my child inspired by a never dying faith in their God. Throughout all the long days of hopeful victory, wherever duty takes them, keep their spirit high and their purpose unwavering. Make them a loyal friend. Nourish them with the love that I gave them at birth and satisfy the hunger of their soul with the knowledge of my daily prayer. They are my choicest treasure. Take care of them, O Mother of God! Keep them in health and sustaing them under every possible circumstance. I once warmed them under my heart, you warm them in his shelter under the stars. Touch them with my smile of cheer and comfort, and my full confidence in their every brave pursuit. Fail them not and may they not fail their God, their country nor the mother who bore them."
Source: A yellowed clipping found in an Aunt's belongings when she passed away, possible from WW II