Most Holy Trinity, Our Father in Heaven,
Who chose Mary as the fairest of Your daughters;
Holy Spirit Who chose Mary as Your Spouse;
God the Son Who chose Mary as Your Mother,
In union with Mary, we adore Your Majesty
And acknowledge Your supreme, eternal dominion and authority.
Most Holy Trinity, we place the United States of America
Into the hands of Mary Immaculate
In order that she may present the country to You.
Through her we wish to thank You for the great resources of this land
And for the f reedom which has been its heritage.
Through the intercession of Mary, have mercy on the
Catholic Church in America.
Grant us peace.
Have mercy on our President
And on all the officers of our government.
Grant us a fruitful economy, born of justice and labor.
Protect the f amily life of the nation.
Guard the precious gift of many religious vocations.
Through the intercession of Mary Our Mother, have mercy on the sick,
The tempted, sinners… on all who are in need.
Mary, Immaculate Virgin, Our Mother,
Patroness of our land, we praise and honor you
And give ourselves to you.
Protect us from every harm.
Pray for us, t hat acting always according to you will
And the will of your Divine Son,
We may l ive and die pleasing to God. Amen.
–John Carroll, 1792