Heavenly Father, You blessed the Virgin Mary
with the fullness of grace.
She is my model of faith, hope and love.
I give this new year to her intercession
and ask for her holy prayers.
Place my needs into the protection
of her motherly love.
With her help, I want my faith to grow.
Give me an increase in the virtue of hope
when troubles temp me to despair.
Guide me in understanding Your infinite love.
And join my heart, dear Lord, to the
Holy Mother’s Immaculate Heart,
so that I may improve in loving everyone
unconditionally, in imitation of my Savior, Jesus.