Immaculate Mary, most Holy Mother of God
and of Our Lord
and SavioUr Jesus
we the people of the United States of America
at this historic moment stand before you
in a humbled condition
loyalty, affection, and thankfulness.
To your Immaculate Heart we recommit and dedicate ourselves
throughout the entire American nation.
To your Son Jesus Christ
we pledge to serve His teaching,
His church, and to work for His kingdom on earth.
O Mary, to you do we flee for protection.
Surround the American family
with your maternal care;
enfold us in your arms.
Give to this American land,
built on the blood and tears of so many faithful forebears,
a peaceful and praiseworthy existence in truth,
love, justice, and freedom.
O Mary, we submit to you as the Patroness of our beloved country.
O Mary, Help of Christians,
enfold the Holy Father and the Catholic
within your protective cloak;
be our shield in the days ahead.
Give to the Church true holiness
Obtain for our leaders holy zeal,
the ability to face the truth,
and the courage to correct all abuses.
Stop the flood of atheism, greed, heresy,
impurity, lukewarmness, materialism,
and selfishness that threaten our nation.
Show to those who have strayed from the Church
the way to Our Lord Jesus
Mother of God,
accept our personal consecration
to you and, through you,
bind us forever to the Holy Trinity.
Gather us all into your Immaculate Heart
and unite us forever with Jesus.
O Mary, we love you.
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Grant me, O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.
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