Crowning of Mary on May 1, 2013:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit… As we come together this day to honor Our Blessed Mother, let us offer our prayers for peace in our world and an end to all violence. Let us pray for our brothers and sisters around the world who live in poverty and in war torn countries. Let us ask the gentle love of Our Lady to embrace those most in need of our prayers.
For Our Holy Father and all spiritual leaders around the world, that they will speak of the Son of Mary through their words and their actions, we pray, Mary, Our Queen and Our Mother, pray for us.
For our president and world leaders that, through the intercession of Our Lady, they may work toward a lasting peace in our world and that they will respect life at all stages, we pray, Mary, Our Queen and Our Mother, pray for us.
For our Dominican family that their preaching may be heard above the problems that exist because of selfishness and greed, we pray, Mary, Our Queen and Our Mother, pray for us.
For those who are ill and in need of our prayers, that Mary will ask her Son to place His healing hand upon them, we pray, Mary, Our Queen and Our Mother, pray for us.
For our own families, that Mary will guide them ever closer to her Son, we pray, Mary, Our Queen and Our Mother, pray for us.
Let us pray,
Mary Mother of God and our Mother, intercede for us as we pray for peace in our world, in our country, in our community, in our families and within our own hearts. We ask this, through Jesus, your Son.