My Favorite Humanitarian Prayer

Catholics are likely to hear of many prayers that have been passed down through the centuries. This summer I found what I would call a humanitarian prayer. This is The Prayer of the Lady of All Nations…

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, send now your Spirit over the earth. Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all nations, that they may be preserved from degeneration, disaster, and war. May the Lady of All Nations, the Blessed Virgin Mary, be our Advocate. Amen.

My sister brought me this prayer on a card with a candle from the gift shop at the St. Cherbil monastery in Lebanon in May. Since then it has become my new favorite prayer.

Between 1945 and 1959, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared numerous times to a Dutch woman named Ida Peerdeman. Mary revealed to this woman that God is going to save the world through her (quite a tall order) and gave this woman an image that was later painted.


The explanation of the image is that it “shows The Lady of All Nations standing on the globe, permeated by God’s light before the Cross of her Son the Redeemer with whom she is inseparably united. From Mary’s hands stream forth three rays of Grace, Redemption, and Peace which she may grant to those who invoke her as Advocate. The flock of sheep represents the nations of the whole world who will not find rest until they look up to the Cross, the center of the world.”

Mary asked the woman to request that this prayer be prayed once a day and that “under this title and through this prayer, she may deliver the world from a great world catastrophe.” For more information on The Prayer of the Lady of All Nations and its authenticity, click here.

I have enjoyed this prayer, and if what was said about it is true, then I surely will do my best to pray it once a day and share it with others.

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