I). Preparation of self (boy)
BLESSED BE YOUR PURITY
Blessed be your purity
May it be blessed forever
For no less than God takes delight,
In such exalted beauty
To you, heavenly princess
Holy Virgin Mary; I offer on this day my whole heart, life and soul
Look upon me with compassion
Do not leave me, my Mother.
Mary, my Queen, my Mother
I consecrate to you my eyes, my ears, my mouth and my entire self.
O Mother because I am your own
Keep me and defend me as your own property and possession. Amen.
Lord our God, you are the one Lord. May we love you with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind, with all our strength. And may we love our neighbor as you have loved us.
II). Preparing her
Mother, please send me the girl destined for me from all eternity; a girl who loves God above all things. May she be good and pure, beautiful and rich. May I not take her out of any lustful motive but in singleness of heart. Prepare her then good Mother and fashion her after your own heart. May she give me many God-fearing, intelligent, gifted, beautiful and handsome children who will be like brothers and sisters to us.
Pray for us to God so that He may be kind enough to have pity on her and me and bring us to old age together.
Let the Archangel Raphael take this prayer to you.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
St. Raphael, pray for us.
II). Loving God’s Will – Detachment
‘Lord, I want a wife only if it pleases you, because, if not, I am not the slightest bit interested!’