Our Lady, Star of the Sea is an ancient title for the Virgin Mary. The words Star of the Sea are a translation of the Latin title Stella Maris.
The title has been in use since at least the early medieval period. Originally arising from a scribal error in a supposed etymology of the name Mary, it came to be seen as allegorical of Mary's role as "guiding star" on the way to Christ. Under this name, the Virgin Mary is believed to intercede as a guide and protector of seafarers in particular. The Apostleship of the Sea and many coastal churches are named Stella Maris or Star of the Sea.
Star of the Sea, Light Our Way
Star of the Sea so radiant in the glory of God’s Love
Your crown outshining all the stars of heaven above,
O, lovely Queen of Peace, gowned in azure’s of the sea,
Help us find the way to Jesus, in your wise serenity.
We ask you Pearl of Grace to grant us vision, courage, will,
So ‘peace on earth’, that miracle, at last might be fulfilled!
Dear Mother of the Church, blessed beacon of God’s Light,
May you always guide your children on the stormy seas of life.
Make our hearts into safe harbors where dear Jesus is received
Hear our prayer, O, Spiritual Vessel, Mother of God, Star of the Sea.
Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
PRAYER: God, please help me to take every thought captive. When I feel overwhelmed by my emotions, ideas, or concerns, please remind me that You are above all these things. You are in control, and You are with me. I don't want to drift away from You because I let my thoughts wander, so draw me close to You, today and always. In Jesus' name, Amen. 🙏
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Hey guys, please pray for me. I just submitted the application to my dream job. If I don’t get in, I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do after this. Please, please pray that I get accepted into this program.
I like the idea that angels can hear prayers that name them
And there was some effort on Heaven's part to keep Aziraphale's name away from human lips, so Aziraphale gets very few if any prayers. All his work and credit go to Gabriel or Michael. It used to be a bit demotivating, but he's gotten more or less used to it
But Crowley prays to him sometimes, and it comes as a kind of tingle, a kind of echoing confusion of words that he understands only because it is in his nature to do so
The words trickle in, he can feel them in his bones and his heart
Guardian of the Eastern Gate, Keeper of Books, do you hear my prayer?
And Aziraphale sits up to listen better, for this is rare and worthy of attention
I think your phone's off the hook. I'm in the bottle shop, they've got a sale on Chardonnay, are you running low?
Aziraphale glances at his phone, which has fallen off its hook. He glances at the pile of recently emptied bottles of white wine. He tips his head to the side in consideration, then gets up and calls Crowley back