It's early Good Friday morning and all my thoughts and prayers are actually on new life. My dear friend,Lissa is in labor at last! Please take a moment to pray for her and her wee bairn today. Updates on "the news" will be posted by the girls in the Cottage. Here is a beautiful novena that my daughter and I will make a nine hour novena for Lissa today. Won't you join us?
NOVENA IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF LA LECHE
Lovely Lady of La Leche, most loving Mother of our Savior, Jesus Christ and my Mother, please listen to my humble prayer. Your heart knows my every wish, my every need. I trust, dear Mother, that you will shelter me beneath your protecting mantle, like what you did to your Son. Intercede to Him that I may have the courage and the strength to overcome whatever difficulty surrounds me. Give me the grace to be faithful to you always and may you be my shining inspiration now and forever.
Our Lady of La Leche, pray for us.
LITANY OF OUR MOTHER OF MOTHERS
Lord have mercy on us Christ have mercy on us
Lord have mercy on us Christ hear us
Lord have mercy on us Christ graciously hear us
God the Father in heaven have mercy on us
God the Son, redeemer of the world
God the Holy Spirit
Holy Trinity, one God
Holy Mary Pray for us
Chaste daughter of the Father
Chaste spouse of the Holy Spirit
Chaste mother of the Son of God
Vessel of election
Throne of the Divine Majesty
Tabernacle of the Divine Word
Chalice of the Divine Life
Mother of God
Mother of the infant Christ
Consecration of womanhood
Hope of Christian womanhood
Model of Christian womanhood
Blessed in your motherhood
Inspiration of holy motherhood
Consolation of motherhood
Protector of motherhood
Blessing of all Christian motherhood
Exaltation of motherhood
Sanctification of motherhood
Queen of the most holy family
Queen of chaste family life
Queen of mothers
Mother of happy delivery
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world…………Spare us, Lord
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world…………Graciously hear us Lord
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world…………Have mercy on us
Our Lady of Happy Delivery………Pray for us who have recourse to you.
Let us pray:
Cherished Virgin, heaven’s queen, chosen before all women to be the mother of the Son of God, Mary, my mother, who in your maternity so sanctified the state of holy motherhood, imploringly I come to you, humbly I beseech you, confidently I trust in you. I know, that by your powerful intercession, you can help me in my need. In you I take refuge dear Virgin. Poor and needy, I turn devoutly to you and place all confidently in your hands. Accept my humble trust, hear my petition and come to my aid, dear Mother of mothers.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord
Be it done to me according to your Word.
Mother Mary, please bless Lissa's baby. Make Lissa physically and emotionally strong and fill her with abundant love and patience to be able to bear and to nurse her baby girl well. If the baby should have pain and other difficulties, you shall be her consolation. Give them both hope. In the midst of any difficulty, please help her to be cheerful. Thank you for giving this baby to Lissa.