Prayers for our Nation

The Immaculate Conception: An Act Of Consecration

  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 put the United States of
America into the hands of Mary Immaculate
in order that she may present the country to
you. Through her we wish to thank you for
the great resources of this land and for the
freedom which has been its heritage.
Through the intercession of Mary, have mercy
on the Catholic Church in America. Grant us
peace. Have mercy on our government. Grant us a
fruitful economy born of justice and charity.
Have mercy on capital and industry and labor.
Protect the family life of the nation. Guard the
precious gift of many religious vocations.
Through the intercession of our Mother, have
mercy on the sick, the poor, the tempted,
sinners – on all who are in need.

Mary, Immaculate Virgin, Our Mother,
Patroness of our land, we praise you
and honor you and give ourselves to you.
Protect us from every harm. Pray for us,
that acting always according to your will
and the Will of your Divine Son,
we may live and die pleasing to God.

IMPRIMATUR: +Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle, Archbishop of Washington - May 8, 1959

Prayer for our Nation

pray for nation
God our Father, Giver of life,
we entrust the United States of America
to Your loving care.
You are the rock on which this nation
was founded. You alone are the
true source of our cherished rights to life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell
among Your people. Send Your Spirit to touch
the hearts of our nation's leaders.
Open their minds to the great worth of
human life and the responsibilities that
accompany human freedom.

Remind Your people that true happiness
is rooted in seeking and doing Your will.
Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate,
Patroness of our land, grant us the courage
to reject the "culture of death."

Lead us into a new millennium of life.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.