Every month, the Catholic Church offers us a particular devotion to concentrate on in our prayers. For August, it is devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Often, the Immaculate Heart is paired with the Sacred Heart of Jesus (the devotion we celebrate in June), and with good reason. The Sacred Heart represents Christ's love for mankind, while the Immaculate Heart of Mary represents the desire of the Blessed Virgin to bring all people to her Son.
There is no better example of the Christian life than that offered by Mary. Through our Prayers for August, which help to deepen our devotion to her Immaculate Heart, we can join the Mother of God in drawing closer to Christ.