Monday, May 2, 2011

Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue

I'll never forget my first experience at a Catholic elementary school assembly. Twenty-five rough and tumble little first grade boys took the stage and recited the following poem dedicated to the Blessed Mother. Something about hearing this poem uttered from the lips of children made it that much sweeter.It has continued to be one of my favorite prayer-poems to Our Lady.

Lovely Lady dressed in blue
Teach me how to pray!
God was just your little boy,
Tell me what to say!
Did you lift Him up, sometimes,
Gently on your knee?
Did you sing to Him the way
Mother does to me?
Did you hold His hand at night?
Did you ever try
Telling stories of the world?
O! And did He cry?
Do you really think He cares
If I tell Him things -------
Little things that happen? And
Do the Angels' wings
Make a noise? And can He hear
Me if I speak low?
Does He understand me now?
Tell me, for you know.
Lovely Lady dressed in blue
Teach me how to pray!
God was just your little boy,
And you know the way.


By: Mary Dixon Thayer (popularized in the 1950s by Archbishop Fulton Sheen)
Click here for a printable holy card of the prayer

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