Mary, Mother of God, at your request,
Jesus worked His first miracle.
He changed water into wine for the wedding guests at Cana in Galilee.
Over the centuries you have not ceased
to obtain countless signs and wonders for the poor,
exiled children of Eve.
We therefore ask you to intercede with your Divine Son
for the miraculous graces which the modern world so desperately needs:
For the conversion and reconversion of whole nations to Jesus Christ
and His teaching on marriage and the family.
For the heroic preservation among Christians of their faith
in the indissolubility of marriage,
and the loving acceptance of children,
as the bedrock of the Christian family.
For the courage of martyrs in all of us followers of Christ,
that we may witness to His power
to overcome the powers of darkness
that are bent on destroying the human family and the moral law.
Mary, Mother of the Holy Family,
and Mother of our families,
pray for us.