Holy Child Parish Tijeras, New Mexico

Prayers

MAY PRAYERS - Month of the Blessed Virgin Mary

America MarySt. John Berchmans' Act of Consecration
Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Mary, Mother of God and Virgin,
I choose thee this day for my queen, patron, and advocate,
and firmly resolve and purpose never to abandon thee,
never to say or do anything against thee,
nor to permit that aught be done by others to dishonor thee.
Receive me, then, I conjure thee, as thy perpetual servant;
assist me in all my actions, and do not abandon me at the hour of my death.
Amen.


Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins,
my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.


The Pardon Prayer of Fatima

My God, I believe, I adore, I love, and I trust You.
I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not love, and do not trust You.

He knelt, bending his forehead to the ground. With a supernatural impulse we did the same, repeating the words we heard him say the prayer. After repeating this prayer three times the angel rose and said to us, "Pray in this way. The hearts of Jesus and Mary are ready to listen to you."
  - From Lucia's memoirs, composed under obedience to the Bishop


Prayer to End Abortion

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
By the resurrection of your son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself never to be silent,
Never to be passive, never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes a nation
With liberty and justice not just for some but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen