Saturday, June 27, 2009

St. Maximilian Kolbe's Prayer of Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary

Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, along with diverse images/statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary, taken during the National Annual Filipino Pilgrimage on 27 June 2009 in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC, USA.

[Taken from Explanation of the Prayer of Total Consecration.]

"Immaculata, Queen of heaven and earth, refuge of sinners and our most loving Mother, God has willed to entrust the entire order of mercy to you. I, N..., a repentant sinner, cast myself at your feet humbly imploring you to take me with all that I am and have, wholly to yourself as your possession and property. Please make of me, of all my powers of soul and body, of my whole life, death and eternity, whatever most pleases you."

"If it pleases you, use all that I am and have without reserve, wholly to accomplish what was said of you: 'She will crush your head,' and, 'You alone have destroyed all heresies in the world.' Let me be a fit instrument in your immaculate and merciful hands for introducing and increasing your glory to the maximum in all the many strayed and indifferent souls, and thus help extend as far as possible the blessed kingdom of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus. For wherever you enter you obtain the grace of conversion and growth in holiness, since it is through your hands that all graces come to us from the most Sacred Heart of Jesus."

V. Allow me to praise you, O sacred Virgin.
R. Give me strength against your enemies.


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