PRAYERS OF THE SANCTUARY

PRAYER WITH SAINT ANNE

Taken from the traditional prayer to Saint Anne
revised by Father Francesco Mollo

Lord, after years of faithful waiting you gave Saint Anne
the blessing of fertility so she could become the mother of Mary.Help us to reach out to you always,to listen to your Word every day and to live and love your promises with faith.

For all mothers to be,
who bear in their womb the miracle of a new life,
grant, oh Lord, that they may welcome each child with joy
so that they may grow in wisdom and in favour with God and men.
Help all parents to become – like Saint Anne and day by day –
strong and brave teachers for their children.

As part of life’s wonder, take our youth by the hand
so that they may grow up strong and free from anxiety.
Grant, oh Lord, that young people may base their lives on your Word
and that they may be brave and generous in facing today’s world.

Bring unity and peace to all our families. Look lovingly upon windows and widowers and grant them reassurance.
Ensure that grandparents may receive tenderness and care from their beloved so that they may continue to share their love and hope.

As you did for Saint Anne, grant all of us, oh Lord,
the serenity you diffuse when you feel loved by God,
the joy that fills the heart of those who love others,
the humbleness that comes from a life well spent,
and the certainty that you, oh Lord, will welcome to your kingdom those that spread your love.

Amen

Booklet collecting prayers that are most often used during services at the Sanctuary

Canto a sant’Anna (HYMN TO SAINT ANNE)

Sant’ Anna dolcissima preghiere e pii voti
da cuori devoti si levano a te.

Rit. Accogli benevola gloriosa sant’Anna
le preci, gli osanna che levansi a te.

I padri ti eressero un tempio sul monte qual vivida fonte di grazie e favor.

Rit. Accogli benevola gloriosa sant’Anna
le preci, gli osanna che levansi a te.

Salimmo a te supplici da lidi lontani, le sante tue mani deh, stendi su noi.

Rit. Accogli benevola gloriosa sant’Anna
le preci, gli osanna che levansi a te.

I tuoi pellegrini deh, tu benedici! sereni e felici ne corrano i dì.

Rit. Accogli benevola gloriosa sant’Anna
le preci, gli osanna che levansi a te.

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