The Virgin Mary is often depicted as a woman of prayer. In many Marian apparitions, she has encouraged people to pray and to turn to God in times of need.

There are many reasons why the Virgin Mary says prayer is so important. Here are a few:

  • Prayer connects us to God. When we pray, we are opening our hearts to God and inviting him into our lives. We are also listening to God and trying to hear his voice. Prayer is a way for us to build a relationship with God and to grow in our love for him.
  • Prayer helps us to overcome temptation. When we are tempted to sin, we can turn to God in prayer for help. He can give us the strength to resist temptation and to do what is right.
  • Prayer helps us to forgive others. When we have been hurt or wronged by someone, it can be difficult to forgive them. However, prayer can help us to let go of our anger and resentment and to forgive those who have hurt us.
  • Prayer helps us to find peace. When we are going through a difficult time, prayer can help us to find peace and comfort. It can also help us to see the situation from God’s perspective and to trust that he will work things out for our good.
  • Prayer helps us to grow in faith. When we pray, we are putting our trust in God. We are believing that he is real, that he loves us, and that he has a plan for our lives. Prayer can help us to grow in our faith and to become more confident in God’s love and goodness.

The Virgin Mary knows the importance of prayer. She has seen the power of prayer to change lives and to bring people closer to God. That is why she has encouraged us to pray and to turn to God in times of need.

Here are some specific quotes from the Virgin Mary about prayer:

  • “Pray always and never lose heart.” (Luke 18:1)
  • “Pray and ask, and you will receive.” (Matthew 7:7)
  • “If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.” (John 14:14)

The Virgin Mary’s words are a reminder of the importance of prayer. When we pray, we are connecting with God and opening ourselves up to his grace and power. We are also asking for his help to overcome temptation, to forgive others, to find peace, and to grow in faith. By praying, we can draw closer to God and experience his love and mercy in our lives.

Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and tender Mother of all people,
I consecrate myself to you and to your Immaculate Heart,
and recommend to you my family, my country, and the whole human race.

Please accept my consecration, dearest Mother, and use me as you wish
to accomplish your designs upon the world.

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and earth,
rule over me, and teach me how to allow the
Heart of Jesus to rule and triumph in me and around me,
as it has ruled and triumphed in you. Amen.