Not only do we neglect her tender heart, we often don’t acknowledge how much she wants to help us and how effective she is at leading us to to her Son.
Because of our defects in honoring her, we ask our Lord to:
“supply for our defects in the service and honor of this most benign Mother who is ever ready to assist us, with maternal tenderness, in all our necessities.”St Gertrude the Great: Herald of Divine Love
Of course, we should do our best to honor our Mother; she is deserving of all our love. In addition, this wonderful prayer, found in St Gertrude the Great, Herald of Divine Love, helps to fill in the gaps.
A Most Tender And Efficacious Offering To The Blessed Virgin – St Gertrude the Great
O Sweetest Jesus, I beseech Thee, by the love which caused Thee to take
flesh in the bosom of this most pure Virgin, that Thou wouldst supply for our
defects in the service and honor of this most benign Mother who is ever ready
to assist us, with maternal tenderness, in all our necessities. Offer to Thy
beloved Mother, O amiable Jesus, the superabundant beatitude of Thy sweetest
Heart. Show her Thy Divine predilection which chose her from all eternity,
above all creatures, to be Thy Mother, adorning her with every grace and virtue.
Remind her of all the tenderness which Thou didst manifest to her on earth,
when she carried Thee on her bosom and nourished Thee with her milk.
Recall to her Thy filial obedience to her in all things, and especially Thy care
at the hour of Thy death, when Thou didst forget Thine own anguish to solace
hers, and didst provide her with a faithful guardian. Remind her, also, of the
joys and glory of her Assumption, when Thou didst exalt her above all the choirs
of Angels and constitute her Queen of Heaven and earth. O good Jesus, make
Thy Mother propitious to us, that she may be our advocate and protectress
in life and in death. Amen.