Dedication of a Family or Community
Prayer book /Sonnets


Dedication of a Family or Community



our brother and our Lord,

you have come to save us

because God loves us with a deep and unending love.

You have given us Mary, your mother,

to be our mother too,

and invite us to follow her example.

On earth she was a woman of faith and prayer,

of obedience to God's will,

always ready to serve in any way.

In heaven she continues to pray for us,

so that we may serve God faithfully in our daily living.


help us to ponder in our hearts

over the many ways you show your love in our lives,

and lead us to walk with your mother

as we follow you each day.

Jesus, we praise you,

for you are our Lord and our God

for ever and ever.