Day 2: Grandmother of Jesus
This blessed title of the "Grandmother of Jesus" is one of the greatest any human could desire. We can confidently petition St. Anne for favors, because of her special relationship with Our Lord. We pray for all those who need strengthening in the Catholic Faith or who have fallen away and need to be restored into the fold. Just as St. Anne maternally watched over her grandson while on earth, we can pray to her for fortification in our daily spiritual battles.
“Good St. Anne, like a true and faithful mother, does not turn a deaf ear to the pleas of her children; and as a mother's heart is deeply touched at the sight of the afflictions of her children, so is St. Anne's motherly heart touched by the petitions of those who come to her seeking solace and comfort.”
– “Good St. Anne”
Glorious St. Anne, filled with compassion for those who invoke you and with love for those who suffer, heavily laden with the weight of my troubles, I kneel at your feet and humbly beg you to take my present need under your special protection.
(State your intention here)
Please recommend it to your daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and lay it before the throne of Jesus. Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted. Above all, obtain for me the grace to one day meet God face to face, and with you and Mary, and all the angels and saints, to praise Him through all eternity.
Glorious Saint Anne, how can you be otherwise than overflowing with tenderness toward sinners like myself, since you are the grandmother of Him who shed His blood for us, and the mother of her whom the saints call advocate of sinners?
To you, therefore, I address my prayers with confidence.
Please commend me to Jesus and Mary so that, at your request, I may be granted remission of my sins, perseverance, the love of God, charity for all mankind, and the special grace of… (state your intention here) …which I stand in need of at the present time.
O most powerful protectress, let me not lose my soul, but pray for me that through the merits of Jesus Christ and the intercession of Mary, I may have the great happiness of seeing Them, of loving and praising Them with you through all eternity. Amen.
Pray for us, Saint Anne!
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.