|Prayers, Act of consecration to Mary
O Mother, like the Apostle John,
we wish to
take you into our home (Jn 19:27),
that we may
learn from you to become like your Son.
Here we stand before you
to your maternal care
ourselves, the Church, the entire
Plead for us with your beloved Son
he may give us in abundance the Holy Spirit,
Spirit of truth, which is the fountain of life.
We entrust to you all people, beginning with the weakest:
the babies yet unborn,
and those born into poverty and
the young in search of meaning,
those suffering hunger and disease.
We entrust to you all
the elderly with no one to help them,
and all who are alone and without hope.
Mother, you know the sufferings
and hopes of the
Church and the world:
come to the aid of your
children in the daily trials
which life brings to
and grant that, thanks to the efforts of
the darkness will not prevail over the light.
you, Dawn of Salvation, we commit
our journey so
that with you as guide
all people may know
the light of the world and its only Saviour,
who reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit
for ever and ever. Amen.
(Excerpt from John Paul II’s
Prayer October 8, 2000. (N 4-5.) at the conclusión of
the Jubilee of the Bishops, Pope John Paull II and
the bishops entrusted themselves and the Church in the new
Millenium to Mary.