Now, I know that there are several threads discussion Intersessory prayer to Saints, but they all seem to be busy, and I have a more specific issue. I am not entirely sure where this came from, but I have not reason to believe it is false. I am considering conversion, and trying to understand Catholic POV’s. It’s been my, accepted, understanding that prayer to Mary as well as other Saints, asks for intersession. This prayer to me seems to contradict that, and is very confusing If anyone could shed some light as to what this is about, I would greatly appreciate it!
Immaculate Conception, Mary, my Mother.
Live in me. Act in me. Speak in and through me.
Think your thoughts in my mind. Love, through my heart.
Give me your dispositions and feelings.
Teach, lead and guide me to Jesus.
Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior.
Possess my soul. Take over my entire personality and life.
Replace it with yourself.
Incline me to constant adoration and thanksgiving.
Pray in me and through me.
Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.
– Pope John Paul II