Mary Prayer Starters by Brother Mickey McGrath
I love many of our traditional prayers and beliefs about Mary but also love to see them cast in more contemporary light. And so, I like to imagine them in my own unique, personal way and style. The images in this collection of Prayer Starter cards spring from my desire to move forward in life, to take with me new symbols and personal interpretations of the maternal face of divine love. On the reverse side of each 5 x 7” colorful card, you will find prayers and reflections. In some cases, they will be familiar, either from scripture or the prayers of saints. Some others appear in a favorite book called WHEN MARY BECOMES COSMIC, (Paulist Press) written by my friend David Richo, a Jungian therapist and one of Mickey’s favorite spiritual authors. Select a card that speaks to your heart, place it on the easel, light a candle, pour a cup of tea, and sit silently, peacefully in Mary’s gentle presence. She will bring to you her Son and share with you His peace, mercy, and non-judgmental love.