The beautiful Annunciation novena is a worthwhile prayer to prepare for the consecration on March 25.
The Knights of Columbus are suggesting this prayer to prepare for the consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, on March 25.
The Annunciation Novena
I greet you, Ever-blessed Virgin, Mother of God, Throne of Grace, miracle of Almighty Power!
I greet you, Sanctuary of the Most Holy Trinity and Queen of the Universe, Mother of Mercy and refuge of sinners!
Most loving Mother, attracted by your beauty and sweetness, and by your tender compassion, I confidently turn to you, miserable as I am, and beg of you to obtain for me from your dear Son the favor I request in this novena:
For the consecration of Russia and Ukraine to your Immaculate Heart
Obtain for me also, Queen of heaven,
the most lively contrition for my many sins
and the grace to imitate closely those virtues
which you practiced so faithfully,
especially humility, purity and obedience.
Above all, I beg you to be
my Mother and Protectress,
to receive me into the number
of your devoted children,
and to guide me
from your high throne of glory.
Do not reject my petitions, Mother of Mercy! Have pity on me, and do not abandon me during life or at the moment of my death. Amen.