11 February 2007

Home Consecration to Our Lady

To be undertaken at any time but especially on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary and on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Based on the renewal of consecration to the Immaculate Conception by the Catholic bishops in the USA and the Our Lady of Walsingham parish consecration to the Immaculata, with special thanks to Raven Wenner, and in honor of the legacy of Sr. Mary Ephrem:

Most Holy Trinity: Our Father in heaven, who chose Mary as the fairest of Your daughters; Holy Spirit, who chose Mary as Your spouse; God the Son, who chose Mary as Your Mother; in union with Mary, we adore Your Majesty and acknowledge Your supreme, eternal dominion and authority.

Most Holy Trinity, we also place our home into the hands of Mary Immaculate in order that she may present our home to you.

Through her we wish to thank You for our family and for the gifts You have given us in order to do Your will. Grant us holiness in doing Your will.

Through the intercession of Mary, Our Lady of America, have mercy on the Catholic Church in the United States. Have mercy and inspire with prudence and justice the civic leaders of our city, state and country. Give us grace to pray and courage to work for justice and charity.

Have mercy on our neighbors and guide them to salvation. Give us grace to bear witness to them of Jesus Christ who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Strengthen, protect, and save every marriage and our own family life. Guard and help us foster the precious gift of many religious vocations from our own family and parish.

Through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary our Mother, pour Your Divine Mercy on the sick, the poor, the tempted, on sinners and upon all who are in need.
Through the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Sorrows, consecrate our home and our country as well as Russia and the whole world by the Most Holy Cross of Christ and through the power of Your Name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Mary, Immaculate Virgin, Our Mother, Patroness of our land, we praise you, honor you, and give our country, our parish, our home, and ourselves to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.
Pierced by the sword of sorrow prophesied by Simeon, O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, save us from degeneration, disaster and war. Protect us from all harm. O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, you who bore the sufferings of your Son in the depths of your heart, be our Advocate. Pray for us, that acting always according to your will which is united perfectly with the Will of your Divine Son, we may live and die pleasing to God. Amen.