Mary Magdalene is the patroness of perseverance. She has a confident faith. She continues to believe when others begin to doubt or abandon Jesus altogether.

Perseverance gives good works their power. Am I willing to persevere in the face of pressure from others to cave in? Can I be inspired by the confidence of Mary Magdalen?

Dear god, may my faith be perseverant in the face of obstacles. When I face challenges, may You inspire me to lean in when I am tempted to give in.