The Act of Consecration prayer to Mary is a Catholic prayer, connecting believers directly with Christ. Its author, St. Louis-Marie Grignon de Monfort, gives Christians the keys to understand and truly mean the prayer of consecration to the Virgin Mary in his “treatise of true devotion to the Blessed Virgin”. According to him, praying to Mary is the fastest way to reach Her Son, Jesus’ heart!
“I, (say your name), a faithless sinner, renew and ratify today in thy hands the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before.
In the presence of all the heavenly court I choose thee this day for my Mother and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God in time and in eternity.”
Mary, the Mother of God lets us love and enjoy fully the grace of Her Immaculate Heart. Through Her, we truly experience charity: as the Mother of the Church, Mary is the model of Christianity for all the believers. By placing ourselves under Her protection, we can follow Her example by showing humility and gentleness. We can also ask for Her intercession to reach the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ.
There are many ways to consecrate ourselves to the Virgin Mary:
By reciting St. Montfort’s consecration prayer to Her everyday, and proving your faithfulness.
By praying the Rosary and learning to pray fervently, like She asked us to do in Her many apparitions
By praying the Magnificat
By saying a novena to Mary: discover the novena to Mary who unties knots, or the novena to the Immaculate Conception
Hozana offers a wide variety of spiritual programs designed to help you grow your faith everyday! With Hozana, you have access to numerous resources and prayer communities to join your Christian brothers and sisters around the world in prayer. Discover the many communities dedicated to the Mother of the Church, and learn to consecrate yourself to the Virgin Mary for thirty days. You can also discover the many novenas to Our lady on Hozana: the Virgin Mary is revered around the world! Pray a novena to Our Lady of Lourdes, turn to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Mother of the Americas, and more!