Saturday within the Octave of Easter

O God, you chose the Virgin Mary as the figure of the new Israel, from whom is born the new David. Victorious in his battle with an enemy far more terrifying than Goliath, the Lord Jesus keeps the promise of the prophet: sorrow and mourning will flee. In this new world marked by joy, make new all who are blind and deaf and lame of spirit, that they may enter singing into your new Jerusalem and there rejoice in the gladness of the Mother of the risen Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat Magazine, US edition, Saturday, April 15, 2023.

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