In this Tending the Garden episode, we talked about the Holy Theotokos’s miraculous protection of the city of Constantinople in 860. She appeared to the people, as she prayed for them. Then she spread her veil, first over the people in the Church at Blachernae, and then over the entire city, and it protected them in an amazing way!
Is there anything (or any place) in your life that you would like to ask her to protect? This handout can help you draw or write about that. As you work (or when you finish), pray and ask the Theotokos for her help! Then wait and see how God chooses to answer her prayer for you!