The light of God surrounds us;
The love of God enfolds us;
The power of God protects us
—Unity Church Song
Grant, O God, thy protection,
and in protection, strength,
and in strength, understanding,
and in understanding, knowledge,
and in knowledge, the knowledge of justice,
and in the knowledge of justice, the love of it,
and in that love, the love of all existences,
Mary, my Mother and my Lady,
I offer You my soul, my body,
my life and my death,
and all that will follow it.
I place everything in Your hands.
O my Mother, cover my soul
with Your virginal mantle
and grant me the grace of purity
of heart, soul, and body.
Defend me with Your power
against all enemies, and especially
against those who hide their malice
behind the mask of virtue.
O lovely lily!
You are for me a mirror,
O my Mother!
May your walking be easy, on dry land or snow.
May the good Lord walk with you, wherever you go.
May your troubles brush off, like a sprinkling of dust,
And may you stand strong, for what is good, what is just.
May you reach out to others, with love, from the start.
May friendships bring blessing, for you, every day.
And may you be a blessing to those on your way.
the swamp of doubt and fear.
Please fill me with your peace.
May I find my hope and joy in you. Amen.
—St. Margaret Mary Alacoque