Friday, November 12, 2010

To Ask Mary to Pray For Us— in Arabic

Asking for the intercession of Our Lady may be the best course of action each one of us can take to help bring about peace in the Middle East for our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters. Our Lady is held in high esteem in the Islamic world, as well she should be, and our prayer requests to her are effective.

I spent some time in the Middle East and a friend of mine tipped me off to the Hail Mary in Arabic.

Those who speak Arabic fluently can tell you that regional dialects can identify where the speaker is from. I'm not sure which part of the Middle East this recording comes from. I only know that even in Arabic this petition to Our Lady is beautiful and profound.

Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen

UPDATE! Write a letter to the diocese in Baghdad! Here's how.