Blessed Mary, as mother to Jesus, you lived
the special calling of being His caregiver.
There were times when you didn’t understand, but
you gave understanding.
There were times when you were weary
but you never failed to keep giving.
There were times when sorrow pierced you,
but the other’s pain was more important to you.
You never ceased to give love, care and comfort
even when it seemed that you had no more to give.
Please bless all caregivers in our world with
the special grace they need to carry out their work –
in Jesus’ name.