Prayer cards with the image of Our Lady of South Carolina and a prayer by Bishop Robert J. Baker will soon be available. The cards are in the process of being printed. Further information will be provided in the Miscellany when they are ready for distribution. Bishop Baker wrote a prayer to Our Lady of South Carolina, Mother of Our Joyful Hope, especially for the occasion:
To you, Our Lady of South Carolina, we entrust the priests, deacons, seminarians, Religious men and women, and laity, and all the people of the State of South Carolina, in their joys and their sorrows, their triumphs and their defeats, their successes and their failures. As Mother of Christ and Mother of the Church, you are also Mother to all who call upon you in their need. You are the Mother of all races and all people.
Help our universal human family and all our families to draw closer together; help our youth to find meaning, purpose, and direction in life; help our frail elderly to know you are with them; help our sick, poor, abandoned, addicted, and unborn to be rescued by your love for them, reaching out through us.
Lead us all closer to your Son, our Lord, our Savior, and our God, who is present with us in the Most Holy Eucharist. Through our prayers to you, Mother of Our Joyful Hope, especially the prayer of the Rosary, help us to become people of hope and of joy, radiating God’s love for us always, in your Son, Jesus Christ. In His powerful name and with your special intercession we pray. Amen.