Intercessory Prayer to Our Lady of Surprises
O, Mary my mother and Our Lady of surprises , what a happy joy you caused the wedding guests, when you asked your Divine Son to work the miracle of water into Wine. What a happy surprise for them, since they thought the wine had run dry, I too Mary, love surprises, and as your child, may I ask you to favour me with one today. I ask this only because you are my ever caring Mother. Amen.
The above prayer is published on Spirit Daily at the following link: http://www.spiritdaily.net/surprises.htm
In the gospels, we read about Jesus transforming drinking water in wine; one of his first miracles, resulting from a request made by our Blessed Mother.
With those words in mind, John 2:1-11 says, On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast." So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now." This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
The stained glass window detail was photographed inside Our Lady of the Lake Church. The Catholic church is located in Sparta, NJ, USA.
Photograph Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar
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