A Prayer to Our Lady of Walsingham
(In thanksgiving for the foundation of the Ordinariate in England, the Dowry of Mary)
O Mary, recall the solemn moment
when Jesus, your divine Son, dying on the Cross,
confided us to your maternal care.
You are ever our Mother; we desire ever to remain your devout children.
Let us therefore feel the effects of your powerful intercession with Jesus Christ.
Make your Name again glorious in this place once renowned throughout our land by your visits,
favours and many miracles.
Pray, O holy Mother of God, for the conversion of England,
restoration of the sick, consolation for the afflicted,
repentance of sinners, peace to the departed.
O blessed Mary, Mother of God,
Our Lady of Walsingham, intercede for us.
A Prayer for the Ordinariate
We place before you the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham,
and Anglicans seeking full communion with the Catholic Church.
We thank you for this initiative and we ask that, through the Holy Spirit, it may become:
a family of charity and peace; a service to the poor;
a focus for Christian unity and reconciliation;
a community of the New Evangelisation;
a school for the faith in all its fullness,
celebrating the liturgy with prayerful reverence,
maintaining a distinctive patrimony of Christian faith and culture.
Grant this, we pray, through Christ our Lord.
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.
Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.
Adapted from a prayer by Bishop Peter Elliott.