Prayer for The United States of America
Composed by His Excellency
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
Almighty and Eternal God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords: graciously
turn your gaze to us who invoke You with confidence.
Bless us, citizens of the United States of America; grant peace and
prosperity to our Nation; illuminate those who govern us so that they may
commit themselves to the common good, in respect for Your holy Law.
Protect those who, defending the inviolable principles of the Natural Law
and Your Commandments, must face the repeated assaults of the Enemy
of the human race.
Keep in the hearts of Your children courage for the truth, love for virtue
and perseverance in the midst of trials.
Make our families grow in the example that Our Lord has given us, together
with His Most Holy Mother and Saint Joseph in the home of Nazareth;
give to our fathers and mothers the gift of Strength, to educate wisely the
children with which you have blessed them.
Give courage to those who, in spiritual combat, fight the good fight as
soldiers of Christ against the furious forces of the children of darkness.
Keep each one of us, O Lord, in your Most Sacred Heart, and above all
He whom Your Providence has placed at the head of our Nation.
Bless the President of the United States of America, so that aware of his
responsibility and his duties, he may be a knight of justice, a defender of
the oppressed, a firm bulwark against Your enemies, and a proud
supporter of the children of light.
Place the United States of America and the whole world under the mantle
of the Queen of Victories, our Unconquered Leader in battle, the
Immaculate Conception. It is thanks to her, and through your Mercy, that
the hymn of praise rises to you, O Lord, from the children whom you have
redeemed in the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
Sub Tuum Praesidium
We fly to thy patronage,
O holy Mother of God;
despise not our petitions in our necessities,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.