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Daily Prayers of the Apostolate for Family Consecration

Magnificat (2)

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior:

Because He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid; for behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed;

Because He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His Name; And His mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear Him.

He has shown might with His arm, He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their hearts.

He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and has exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty.

He has given help to Israel, His servant, mindful of His mercy, even as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity forever. Amen.

 

Morning Offering (2a)

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. Help me and all the members of my family, parish, and The Apostolate to take up our crosses this day and to be strengthened and guided by the Most Holy Family.

Give us the grace to fulfill our destinies and to have total trust in You. Help us not to be disturbed about the past (provided that we are in the state of grace) or worried about the future, but to realize that we are secure in Your Will when we fulfill the responsibilities of each present moment as perfectly and as mercifully as we can for the unique mission of the Apostolate for Family Consecration. Let The Apostolate fulfill its destiny while always abiding in Christ and remaining an obedient and fruitful branch of the Catholic Church.

Help us to gratefully offer our prayers, works, joys, and sufferings, along with our interior and exterior possessions, including the value of our good actions, past, present, and future, all for the Sacred and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, all through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, all in union with St. Joseph. Amen.

 

Immaculate Conception Prayer (2e)

O Immaculate Conception, Mary, my Mother, live in me, my family, and all the members, benefactors, and cooperators of The Apostolate; act in us; speak in and through us. Think your thoughts in our minds, love through our hearts. Give us your own dispositions and feelings. Teach, lead, and guide us to Jesus. Correct, enlighten, and expand our thoughts and behavior. Possess our souls; take over our entire personalities and lives. Replace us with yourself. Incline us to constant adoration and thanksgiving; pray in and through us. Let us live in you and keep us in this union always. Amen.

 

St. Joseph Prayer for the Apostolate (2f)

St. Joseph, unite my prayers with those of the other members and friends of the society of the Apostolate for Family Consecration throughout the world.

We know, St. Joseph, that Our Lord will refuse you nothing. Please ask God to bless The Apostolate and all of its members and friends. Ask Our Lord to help The Apostolate and its Lay Evangelization Teams to make the best use of the modern means of communications to consecrate families, parishes, and movements in the Truth and to help families understand and imitate the Eucharistic, Marian, and family-centered spirituality of Pope John Paul II.

St. Joseph, we are confident that you will remove all obstacles in the path of this spiritual renewal program so that our society may be transformed through a chain reaction which will renew our families, neighborhoods, parishes, schools, country, and the entire world.

Form the society of the Apostolate for Family Consecration into a useful instrument of the Holy Family, and never let its members and cooperators lose their holy zeal for souls or fall into the sin of spiritual pride like that of the Pharisees, which is so fatal to the work of God. Use The Apostolate as an instrument to bring about the social reign of the Most Holy Family in our age. Amen.

 

Apostolate’s Act of Consecration (4)

(To say after Mass or another time during the day)

Heavenly Father, grant that we, who are nourished by the Body and Blood of Your Divine Son, may die to our own selfishness and be one spirit with Christ, as we seek to fulfill Your distinctive plan for our lives. (pause)

Form me and all the members of my family, community, and The Apostolate into instruments of atonement. Unite our entire lives with the Holy Sacrifice of Jesus in the Mass of Calvary, and accept our seed sacrifice offering of all of our spiritual and material possessions, for the Sacred and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, in union with St. Joseph. (pause)

Our Father, let Sacred Scripture’s Four “C’s” of Confidence, Conscience, seed-Charity, and Constancy be our guide for living our consecration as peaceful children, and purified instruments of the Most Holy Family. (pause)

Let us live our consecration by remaining perpetually confident, calm, cheerful, and compassionate, especially with the members of our own family and community. (pause)

Please protect our loved ones and ourselves from the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Help us to become more sensitive to the inspirations of Your Holy Spirit, the Holy Family, our Patron Saints and Guardian Angels. (pause)

And now, Most Heavenly Father, inspire us to establish the right priorities for Your precious gift of time. And most of all, help us to be more sensitive to the needs and feelings of our loved ones. (pause)

Never let us forget the souls in Purgatory who are dependent upon us for help. Enable us to gain, for the Poor Souls of our loved ones and others, as many indulgences as possible. We ask You this, Our Father, in the Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Your Son and the Son of Mary. Amen.

 

 

Other recommended prayers

 

Hail Holy Queen (2b)

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy; our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning, and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

 

St. Michael the Archangel (2g)

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do you, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell, Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Guardian Angel (2h)

Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light, to guard, to rule, and to guide. Amen.

 

First Corinthians 13:1–7 (2i.1)

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; 5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable [touchy] or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

 

The Angelus (2c)

V. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,

R. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary…

V. Behold the Handmaid of the Lord,

R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.

Hail Mary…

V. And the Word was made flesh,

R. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary…

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises
       of Christ.

Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Regina Caeli (2c.1)

Prayed during the Easter Season in place of the Angelus

Queen of heaven, rejoice! Alleluia.

For he whom you merited to bear. Alleluia.

Has risen, as he said. Alleluia.

Pray for us to God. Alleluia.

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.

R. Because the Lord is truly risen. Alleluia.

Let us pray: O God, who by the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, granted joy to the whole world: grant, we beg you, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his Mother, we may lay hold of the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Seed-Charity Prayer in the Spirit of St. Francis (10)

Try to reflect on one part each day.

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;

Where there is hatred,
        let me sow seeds of love;

Where there is injury,
        let me sow seeds of pardon;

Where there is discord,
        let me sow seeds of union;

Where there is doubt,
        let me sow seeds of faith;

Where there is despair,
        let me sow seeds of hope;

Where there is darkness,
        let me sow seeds of light;

And where there is sadness,
        let me sow seeds of joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console You in others; to be loved, as to love You in others.

For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying as a seed to our selfishness that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

 

Act of Spiritual Communion (11a)

My Jesus, I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I long for You in my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though You have already come, I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You; never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

 

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

 
 
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