Immaculate Heart! Help us to conquer the menace of evil, which soeasily takes root in the hearts of the people of today, and whose immeasurable
effects already weigh down upon our modern world and seem to block the paths
towards the future!
From famine and war, deliver us.
From nuclear war, from incalculable self-destruction, from every
kind of war, deliver us.
From sins against the life of man from its very beginning, deliver
From hatred and from the demeaning of the dignity of the children
of God, deliver us.
From every kind of injustice in the life of society, both national
and international, deliver us.
From readiness to trample on the commandments of God, deliver
From attempts to stifle in human hearts the very truth of God, deliver
From the loss of awareness of good and evil, deliver us.
From sins against the Holy Spirit, deliver us, deliver
Accept, O Mother of Christ, this cry laden with the sufferings
of all individual human beings, laden with the sufferings of whole
Help us with the power of the Holy Spirit to conquer all sin:
individual sin and the "sin of the world", sin in all its manifestations.
Let there be revealed, once more, in the history of the world the
infinite saving power of the Redemption: the power of merciful Love! May
it put a stop to evil! May it transform consciences! May your Immaculate Heart
reveal for all the light of Hope!
-Saint John Paul II, Consecration of all Individuals and Peoples of the World to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1984