We started out with "God's Top 3," as my husband likes to call it. That would be the Lord's Prayer, Hail Mary and Glory Be. We kept adding. Here is our current list:
Act of Contrition
Hail Holy Queen
St. Michael the Archangel
And most recently we added the Memorare.
Two days after we added Memorare, we got home late, got jammies on late and Daddy decided that we would only do "God's Top 3" so we could get the kids to bed. In all reality, it only takes about 9 1/2 minutes to say all our prayers, but the kids really needed to go to bed.
When we finished and told the kids it was time to go upstairs, my 4 year old protested LOUDLY.
Him: Mom! We forgot some of the prayers!
Me: I know, honey, but it's late we are going to bed now.
Him: Mom! We didn't do "Mother of the Word Incarnate."
Him: We didn't do "Mother of the Word Incarnate." I want to do "Mother of the Word Incarnate."
Now, I was tired and I wasn't tracking. I couldn't figure out what it was he was talking about and my husband looked at me and said, "Memorare." Then he took some of the kids upstairs. Still not tracking, our conversation continued:
Him: Mom, can we please do "Mother of the Word Incarnate." We didn't do "Mother of the Word Incarnate."
He and I finished the prayer together and he was happy and I was stunned. The kid surprises me regularly with the words he picks up in conversation or just from rote prayers, but this just took the cake.
So, if you wouldn't mind humoring me. I have a special intention and if you could take the minute to say the Memorarae for my special intention, I would really appreciate it!
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.Amen.