On Sunday, October 13th, Pope Francis will consecrate the entire world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. How do we prepare ourselves for such an awesome event?
Many of you may already be using the 33 Day Preparation described in True Devotion to Mary or perhaps you are using Fr. Gaitley’s outstanding program, 33 Days to Morning Glory to get ready for this special day.
If you haven’t already begun to prepare, I encourage you consider doing the novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our friends at Pray More Novenas have made it very easy for us by making it available online in any format that is convenient for you. Today is day 1 of the novena so please don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to join with Catholics around the world in making your heart receptive to the graces that Jesus and Mary want to shower upon you and your family.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Novena Day 1
Immaculate Virgin, by the holy will of your Son my Lord Jesus Christ, you are my Mother in Heaven. Your Immaculate Heart is full of love, mercy and compassion for sinners like me. I ask that you intercede for me today for…
(mention your prayer intentions)
I trust in your intercession before the throne of God for my needs. Please pray also that if my requests are not in accordance with the will of God, that I may be, like you, conformed to His will and not my own.
Immaculate Heart of Mary. Pray for us!
Act of Consecration by Pope Pius XII
Most Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of men, to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the request of the Vicar of Your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to You, all the people of our country and all the world.
Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as You wish to accomplish Your designs in the world.
O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls, and a desire to pray the Rosary more faithfully.
We come with confidence to You, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. Inflame us with the same Divine Fire which has inflamed Your own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes Your shrine, and through us, make the Heart of Jesus, together with your rule, triumph in every heart and home.
(Used with permission of PrayMoreNovenas.com)