Lord God, our loving Father, as we celebrate today the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we pray for all women in the world. Father, protect them from all forms of exploitation and trafficking. May the world recognize their equal dignity and value same that of men. Let them realize that there is no need for them to prove anything to the world, everyone, both men or women are gifted with all good gifts and talents by God, our One Father. As a matter of fact, they are more powerful than men with regards to bearing a child. Grant us rather a sense of dependence and appreciation of each other’s contributions for the good and betterment of our life in our society. But most of all, like Mary, make us all entrust, rely, depend and put everything in your loving hand, Lord our God. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Lady of Assumption, pray for us.
Fr. Benedi-an, OSM