"Our Lady of America"
Prayer To The Immaculate Conception
O Immaculate Mother, Queen of our Country, open our hearts, our homes, and our land to the coming of Jesus, thy Divine Son. With Him, reign over us, O heavenly Lady, so pure and so bright with the radience of GOD's light shining in and about thee. Be our Leader against the powers of evil set upon wresting the world of souls, redeemed at such a great cost by the sufferings of thy son and of thyself, in union with Him, from that same Savior, Who loves us with infinite charity.
We gather about thee, O chaste and Holy Mother, Virgin Immaculate, Patroness of our beloved Land, determined to fight under thine banner of holy purity against the wickedness that would make all the world an abyss of evil, without GOD and without thy loving maternal care.
We consecrate our hearts, our homes, our land to thy MOST PURE HEART, O GREAT QUEEN, THAT THE KINGDOM OF THY SON, OUR REDEEMER AND OUR GOD, MAY BE FIRMLY ESTABLISHED IN US.
We ask no special sign of thee, sweet Mother, for we believe in thy great love for us, and we place in thee our entire confidence. We promise to honor thee by faith, love, and the purity of our lives according to thy desire.
Reign over us, then, O Virgin Immaculate, with thy Son Jesus Christ. May His Divine HEART AND THY MOST Chaste HEART BE EVER ENTHRONED AND GLORIFIED AMONG US. USE US, THY CHILDREN OF AMERICA, AS THY INSTRUMENTS IN BRINGING PEACE AMONG MEN AND NATIONS. WORK THY MIRACLES OF GRACE IN US, SO THAT WE MAY BE A GLORY TO THE BLESSED TRINITY, WHO CREATED, REDEEMED, AND SANTIFIES US.
MAY THY VALIENT SPOUSE, ST.
WITH THE HOLY ANGELS AND SAINTS, ASSIST THEE AND US IN "RENEWING THE
OF THE EARTH." THEN WHEN OUR WORK IS OVER, COME, HOLY IMMACULATE
MOTHER, AND AS OUR VICTORIOUS QUEEN, LEAD US TO THE ETERNAL KINGDOM,
THY SON, REIGNS FOREVER AS KING. AMEN.
As given to Sister Mildred Mary Neuzil, of the Contemplative Sisters of the Indwelling Trinity in Fosteria, Ohio.