Prayer of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Ukraine and Russia

in communion with Pope Francis

(It is composed from various Marian prayers and apparition stories.

May the Holy Spirit raise up peacemakers to service like Mary of the Word of the Lord.)

O Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, in this hour of tribulation we have recourse to you. You are Mother, you love us and you know us: nothing of all that we value is hidden from you. Mother of mercy, we have so many times experienced your providential tenderness, your presence which brings peace, for you always guide us to Jesus, Prince of peace.

But we have lost the way to peace. We have forgotten the lesson of the tragedies of the past century, the sacrifice of millions of dead in world wars. We have violated the commitments made as a Community of Nations and we are betraying the dreams of peace of the peoples, and the hopes of the young. We have fallen ill with greed, we have locked ourselves in nationalist interests, we have allowed ourselves to be dried up by indifference and paralyzed by selfishness. We preferred to ignore God, to live with our falsehoods, to feed aggression, to destroy lives and to accumulate weapons, forgetting that we are the guardians of our neighbor and of the common home. We have mutilated by war the garden of the Earth, we have wounded by sin the heart of our Father who wants us brothers and sisters. We have become indifferent to anyone and everything except ourselves. And with shame we say: forgive us, Lord!

In the misery of sin, in our fatigue and our frailties, in the mystery of the iniquity of evil and war, you, Holy Mother, you remind us that God does not abandon us and that he continues to look at us with love. , eager to forgive us and raise us up. It is He who gave you to us and who made your Immaculate Heart a refuge for the Church and for humanity. By divine goodness, you are with us, and you guide us with tenderness, even in the tightest turns of history.

We therefore have recourse to you, we knock at the door of your Heart, we, your dear children whom you never tire of visiting and inviting to conversion. In this dark hour, come to help and comfort us. Repeat to each one of us: "Am I not here, I who am your Mother?" You know how to untie the knots of our heart and our time. We put our trust in you. We are sure that you do not despise our supplications and that you come to our aid, especially in times of trial.

This is what you did at Cana of Galilee, when you hastened the hour of Jesus' intervention and introduced his first sign into the world. When the party had become sad, you said to him: “They have no wine” (Jn 2, 3). Repeat it again to God, O Mother, for today we have exhausted the wine of hope, joy has dissipated, fraternity has been watered down. We have lost humanity, we have ruined the peace. We have become capable of all violence and all destruction. We urgently need your maternal intervention.

Receive then, O Mother, our petition.

You, star of the sea, don't let us sink in the storm of war.

You, ark of the new covenant, inspire projects and ways of reconciliation.

You, “earth of Heaven”, bring back the concord of God in the world.

Quench hatred, appease revenge, teach us forgiveness.

Free us from war, save the world from nuclear threat.

Queen of the Rosary, awaken in us the need to pray and to love.

Queen of the human family, show peoples the way of brotherhood.

Queen of peace, obtain peace for the world.

May your tears, O Mother, move our hardened hearts. May the tears you shed for us make this valley that our hatred has dried up bloom again. And, while the sound of arms is not silent, may your prayer dispose us to peace. May your maternal hands caress those who suffer and flee under the weight of the bombs. May your maternal embrace console those who are forced to leave their homes and their country. May your afflicted Heart lead us to compassion and urge us to open doors and care for wounded and rejected humanity.

Holy Mother of God, when you were under the cross, Jesus, seeing the disciple at your side, said to you: “Here is your son” (Jn 19:26). He has thus entrusted each one of us to you. Then to the disciple, to each one of us, he said: “Here is your mother” (v. 27). Mother, we want to welcome you now into our life and into our history. In this hour, humanity, exhausted and upset, is under the cross with you. And she needs to confide in you, to consecrate herself to Christ through you. The Ukrainian people and the Russian people, who venerate you with love, have recourse to you, while your Heart beats for them and for all the peoples mown down by war, hunger, injustice and misery.

Mother of God and our Mother, we entrust and solemnly consecrate to your Immaculate Heart ourselves, the Church and all of humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine. Welcome this act that we are carrying out with confidence and love, put an end to war, assure the world of peace. The “yes” that sprang from your Heart opened the doors of history to the Prince of Peace; we hope that peace will come again through your Heart. We consecrate to you the future of the whole human family, the needs and expectations of peoples, the anxieties and hopes of the world.

May, through you, divine Mercy be poured out on earth and may the gentle throbbing of peace begin to punctuate our days. Woman of “yes”, on whom the Holy Spirit descended, brings back among us the harmony of God. Quench the aridity of our hearts, you who are “a living source of hope”. You have woven the humanity of Jesus, made us artisans of communion. You walked on our roads, guide us on the paths of peace.