Throughout Mother Teresa’s long life on earth, she fully devoted herself to helping others. There were still times she needed a little divine help. The person that she often turned to was our Blessed Mother. This is evident in Mother Teresa’s 5-second prayer to Mary. You can say this prayer anytime you feel tired, overwhelmed, or distressed.


There are many quotes attesting to Mother Teresa’s love for Mary. This particular quote reveals not only her own vulnerability; like all mothers today but how she got the support she needed.


Here is Mother Teresa’s 5-second prayer to Mary for when you need support

If you ever feel distressed during your day — call upon our Lady — just say this simple prayer: ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now.’


I must admit — this prayer has never failed me.


The simple prayer is not only easy to remember, it’s one you can say at any moment of the day. Whether you’re trying to manage unruly kids or dealing with a difficult job at work, it’s a reminder to call on Mary your mother as you might call on your earthly mother. However, the real beauty of this prayer is that when you choose to say it, you’re honoring two mothers of the Church.


Simply Say ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now.’