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Daily Prayers of the
Apostolate for Family Consecration
My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my
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
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
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
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.
Conception Prayer (2e)
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.
for the Apostolate (2f)
Joseph, unite my prayers with those of the other members and friends of the
society of the Apostolate for Family Consecration throughout the world.
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.
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.
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.
Apostolate’s Act of Consecration (4)
say after Mass or another time during the day)
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)
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.
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)
us live our consecration by remaining perpetually confident, calm, cheerful, and
compassionate, especially with the members of our own family and community.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of
Michael the Archangel (2g)
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
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.
Corinthians 13:1–7 (2i.1)
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.
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 angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.
Behold the Handmaid of the Lord,
Be it done unto me according to thy word.
And the Word was made flesh,
And dwelt among us.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises
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.
during the Easter Season in place of the Angelus
of heaven, rejoice! Alleluia.
he whom you merited to bear. Alleluia.
risen, as he said. Alleluia.
for us to God. Alleluia.
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
Because the Lord is truly risen. Alleluia.
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.
Prayer in the Spirit of St. Francis
to reflect on one part each day.
make me an instrument of Your peace;
there is hatred,
me sow seeds of love;
there is injury,
me sow seeds of pardon;
there is discord,
me sow seeds of union;
there is doubt,
me sow seeds of faith;
there is despair,
me sow seeds of hope;
there is darkness,
me sow seeds of light;
where there is sadness,
me sow seeds of joy.
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.
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.
of Spiritual Communion (11a)
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.
of Divine Mercy