I just finished this painting today to honor Our Lady of Mt Carmel and to have it ready for her feast day on July 16th. I have been praying novenas to her, at all different times of the year, and have received many answers to my prayers. She never fails me. Here is the prayer that I have been saying.
O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my mother.
O holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. There are none that can stand your power. O show me herein you are my mother.
O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (say three times)
Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands. (say three times) Amen