Happy Feast Day to our dear Blessed Mother, to all Australians and to all Christians.!!!
Prayer for Australia:
Lord, You place deep in our hearts, the love of Mary, Help of Christians. Through her prayers grant wisdom to our leaders and integrity to our citizens. Under her protection may Australia be granted harmony, justice and peace.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer (Imprimatur) by Archbishop Little (1975) entitled:
“Crusade of Prayer for the Safety of Australia as a Christian Nation”:
Almighty God, we thy people cry out in our affliction.
Do not scorn us, but for the glory of Thy name, come to our rescue.
Look mercifully upon us in our tribulation, and, though we have justly deserved punishment, turn away Thy wrath.
Through Jesus Christ, Our lord, Amen.
Mary, Help of Christians, bring succour and peace to Australia.
Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Help of Christians, Patroness of Australia.
O Mary, Help of Christians,Patroness of Australia, Mother of mercy, Queen of Heaven and earth, refuge of sinners, we consecrate ourselves to your Immaculate Heart. To you we consecrate our country, our families, our hearts, our souls and all that we have.
And in order that this consecration may be truly effective and lasting, we renew today the promises of our Baptism and Confirmation; and we undertake to live as good Christians – faithful to God, the Church and the Holy father.
We desire to pray the Rosary, partake in the Holy Eucharist, attach special importance to the first Saturday of the month and work for the conversion of sinners.
Furthermore, we promise, O most holy Virgin, that we will zealously spread devotion to you, so that through our consecration to your Immaculate Heart and through your own intercession, the coming of the Kingdom of Christ in the world may be hastened. Amen.
1. Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair
Chorus: In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.
Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned in all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.
With Christ our head and cornerstone,
We’ll build our nation’s might.
Whose way and truth and light alone
Can guide our path aright.
Our lives a sacrifice of love
Reflect our Master’s care.
With faces turned to heaven above
Advance Australia Fair.