Beloved Mary, holy Theotokos:
I turn to you as to a sister, for words of encouragement and a woman’s perspective.
Welcome me in to a moment of silence, a moment of peace, a moment of hush.
Teach me your gifts for centering and stillness while the furious winds whip around you.
Show me your grace for bearing up and bearing down in the eye of the storm.
Let me learn from your confidence and joy though the world lashes out in madness.
Lead me to the hiding place where Jesus retreats from the world, that I might sit still with him and rest in his presence.
Beloved Mary, holy Theotokos.