MOST BLESSED TRINITY, WE COME TO PRAY WITH THE MOTHER OF GOD AND WE PRAY IN REPARATION FOR THE SINS OF ALL YOUR CHILDREN. WE ARE SIMPLE AND HAVE SIMPLE WAYS AND SO WE OFFER YOU OUR LITTLE HEARTS AND SOULS THAT THEY GIVE YOU COMFORT AND APPEASE YOU. YOUR CHILDREN HAVE STRAYED AND LIKE SHEEP HAVE SCATTERED - LET OUR SIMPLE HEARTS, SOULS AND PRAYERS, DRAW THEM BACK TO YOU. AMEN.
"I AM A CHILD OF GOD, PLACED IN THE CARE OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY - MOTHER OF GOD, AND I SHALL REMAIN THERE FOREVER"
CONSECRATION TO THE ETERNAL FATHER
For the greater glory of GOD and for the salvation of all, I consecrate myself to YOU O ETERNAL FATHER as one of your faithful remnant. Behold, I come to do YOUR WILL. With the help of YOUR GRACE. I will keep YOUR COMMANDMENTS. I will love and reverence YOU with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I will love my neighbor as YOU love me.
I make this consecration through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Your beloved Son, JESUS.
O ETERNAL FATHER send forth Your Holy Spirit to restore our broken image and likeness of YOU.
Send forth also the celestial choirs of Your angels to aid us in our struggle against all the forces of evil in this present darkness.
LITANY OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING
In thanksgiving, let us bless the name of the Lord, for he is good:
R. We praise you, O Lord, for we are your people.
- With the Virgin Mary, Mother of God: R.
- With all the choirs of angels: R.
- With all the saints: R.
- With the Church throughout the world: R.
Personal praise or petitions
God and Father of us all, your care for us is great. Grant us this day the gift of joyful praise and thanks for all that you have done to lead us into your own household, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER TO DEFEAT THE WORK OF SATAN
O Divine Eternal Father, in union with your Divine Son and the Holy Spirit, and through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg You to destroy the Power of your greatest enemy -- the evil spirits.
Cast them into the deepest recesses of hell and chain them there forever! Take possession of your Kingdom which You have created and which is rightfully yours.
Heavenly Father, give us the reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
I repeat this prayer out of pure love for You with every beat of my heart and with every breath I take. Amen.
Imprimatur, March 1973, Richard H. Ackerman, Bishop of Covington
Prayer to Mary Immaculate
Mary, Mother of God, your greatness began at the first instant of your existence with the privilege of your Immaculate Conception. After Almighty God and the Sacred Humanity of Jesus, there is no being so great as you. It is true, you are a creature, and, therefore, far beneath the Supreme Being. But you are a creature so holy and so perfect that you are superior to all other creatures. God alone could make you so holy and so beautiful, and He did so to make you worthy of the dignity of being the Mother of Jesus, the Son of God, the Divine Word.
It was fitting that you, a Virgin Mother, should conceive the Man who was also the Son of God. It was fitting that you should be adorned with the greatest purity ever possible to a creature. You are the Virgin to whom God the Father decreed to give His only Son - the Divine Word, equal to Himself in all things - that entering the natural order He might become your Son as well as His. You are the Immaculate Virgin whom the Son Himself chose to make His Mother. You are the Immaculate Virgin whom the Holy Spirit willed to make His bride and in whom He would work the tremendous miracle of the Incarnation. The privilege of the Immaculate Conception was suitable to Your dignity.
Mary, my Immaculate Mother, help me to imitate your sinlessness by keeping my soul free from every willful sin by the faithful observance of God's commandments. Help me to imitate your fullness of grace by receiving Holy Communion frequently, where I shall obtain the sanctifying grace that will make my soul holy and pleasing to God, and the actual graces I need to practice virtue. Through prayer may grace fill my soul with the life of God and transform me into a living image of Jesus, just as you were.
Father, You prepared the Virgin Mary to be the worthy Mother of Your Son. You made it possible for her to share beforehand in the salvation Your Son, Jesus Christ, would bring by His death, and kept her without sin from the first moment of her conception. Give us the grace by her prayers ever to live in Your presence without sin. We ask this through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER TO OBTAIN FAVORS
HAIL and blessed be the hour and moment in which the son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.
(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (30th Nov.) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)
Chaplet of Divine Mercy