Pope Francis announced that March 2, 2022 would be set aside as a day of prayer and fasting for peace. He prays: “May the Queen of Peace preserve the\world from the madness of war.” We have been invited to pray the following prayer in intervals throughout the day:
-Most holy and immaculate Virgin,
Mother of Jesus and our loving Mother,
being his Mother,
you shared in his universal kingship.
-The prophets and angels proclaimed him King of peace.
With loving fervor in our hearts we salute
and honor you as Queen of peace.
-We pray that your intercession may protect us
and all people from hated and discord,
and direct our hearts into the ways of peace and justice
which your Son taught and exemplified.
-We ask your maternal care for our Holy Father
who works to reconcile the nations in peace.
-We seek your guidance for our President and other leaders
as they strive for world peace.
-Glorious Queen of peace, grant us peace in our hearts,
harmony in our families and concord throughout the world.
Immaculate Mother, as patroness of our beloved country,
watch over us and protect us with your motherly love.