CONSECRATION OF A FAMILY Nr. 2
To the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Oh Mother Most Pure,
we come to You as a family
and consecrate ourselves to your most Immaculate Heart.
We come to You as a family
and place our trust in Your powerful intercession.
Oh Dearest Mother Mary,
teach us as a mother teaches her children,
for our souls are soiled
and our prayers are weak
because of our sinful hearts.
Here we are Dearest Mother,
ready to respond to You
and follow Your way,
for Your way leads us
to the heart of Your Son, Jesus.
We are ready to be cleansed and purified.
Come then Virgin Most Pure,
and embrace us with Your motherly mantle.
Make our hearts whiter than snow
and as pure as a spring of fresh water.
Teach us to pray,
so that our prayers may become more beautiful
than the singing of the birds at the break of dawn.
Dear Mother Mary,
we entrust to Your Immaculate Heart of hearts,
our family and our entire future.
Lead us all to our homeland which is Heaven.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
pray for us.
ACT OF CONSECRATIONTO SAINT ANNE
O Good and merciful Saint Anne,
in order to honour you with more zeal,
and pray to you with more confidence,
I come to consecrate myself to you,
for time and for eternity.
Hence I choose you,
after the most Blessed Virgin,
for my spiritual mother,
and my protectress before God.
I place in your keep my body and my soul,
my temporal needs
and my eternal interests.
I consecrate my mind to you,
that you may enlighten me in all things,
with the light of faith;
that you may keep it full of love for Jesus and Mary;
that you may forever
keep it subsmissive to that of God;
and my body,
that you may make it forever
the temple of the Holy Ghost.
Obtain for me,
O Good Saint Anne,
the grace to fulfil faithfully,
after your example,
all the duties of my state of life
and to practise, like you,
all the virtues necessary to my salvation.
Grant that after having honoured and loved you on earth,
O dear and Good Saint Anne,
I may one day go to glorify you,
with God, Mary, the saints and the angels,
during all eternity.
ACT OF CONSECRATIONTO THEHOLY FAMILY
our most loving Redeemer,
who having come to enlighten the world
with Thy teaching and example,
didst will to pass the greater part of Thy life
in humility and subjection to Mary and Joseph
in the poor home of Nazareth,
thus sanctifying the Family
that was to be an example for all Christian families,
graciously receive our family as it dedicates
and consecrates itself to Thee this day.
Do Thou protect us,
guard us and establish amongst us Thy holy fear,
true peace and concord in Christian love:
in order that by living according to the divine pattern
of Thy family we may be able,
all of us without exception,
to attain to eternal happiness.
dear Mother of Jesus and Mother of us,
by the kindly intercession
make this our humble offering acceptable in the sight of Jesus,
and obtain for us His graces and blessings.
O Saint Joseph,
most holy Guardian of Jesus and Mary,
help us by thy prayers in all our spiritual and temporal needs;
that so we may be enabled to praise our divine Savior Jesus,
together with Mary and thee,
for all eternity.
(Recite the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory 3 times.)
(An indulgence of 500 days. A plenary indulgence on the usual conditions,
if this prayer is repeated with devotion every day for a month.)
ACT OF CONSECRATIONTO THEHOLY SPIRIT
Dear Holy Spirit,
You are my friend.
I give You myself.
I ask You to dwell deeply inside of me
and make me holy.
I want to know the fire of God’s love.
I want to love God with all my heart.