This is an intercessory prayer which entrusts our petitions to our Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary. In it, we ask her to pray for our needs.
This prayer is often said when Catholics need the comfort of their mother when their hope is failing. When St. Francis De Sales was in a state of spiritual darkness, he prayed the Memorare and found relief and peace.
The Memorare Prayer
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help, or sought your intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy, hear and answer me.
This lesson plan on the Wedding at Cana will help youth understand the role of Mary as our mother and an intercessor for us. We will also discuss the importance of the phrase “Do whatever he tells you”.
This lesson plan will help youth understand that it is like asking a friend to pray for you. And it points out that prayer is not the same as worship.