Dear Mother Mary, I want to be like you. Help me to think of Jesus in all I say and do. Make my hands more helpful as I work and play today. Help me to see the good in all people I meet this day. Open my ears to listen to those who care for me. Let my words be loving as you would have them be. Keep my heart pure, that, united with you and Jesus, my love may grow and grow. Amen.
Prayer before the Pilgrim MTA
Dear Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt,
Today you come to our home. We thank you and Jesus for choosing us in a special way to help you spread the love of God in the world. We promise to give your picture a place of honor in our homes and to welcome you into our family. Most importantly, we promise to open our hearts to your love.
We trust that you will help us with all that we need. Therefore, we pray to you and, with you, to Jesus. We know that the rosary is a special way to pray. We want to pray part of it when you visit our home. We also say our daily prayers before your picture and invite other families to do same.
Bless our family and our friends, and all the children in the whole world. Make us like the apostles who showed the love of Jesus to everyone they met. Protect all the children who do not have parents, who are sick, poor, hungry, unhappy, lonely, and afraid. Dear Mother, love them in a special way so that they can experience your motherly care. Bring them closer to the heart of your son Jesus.
Give us the help we need with school work and the grace to love our families more each day. Bless especially _______(name of family members that need special prayers).
My Queen, my Mother, I give myself entirely to you, and to show my devotion to you, I consecrate to you this day, my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my entire self without reserve. As I am your own, my good Mother, guard me and defend me as your property and possession. Amen.