Prayer to Our Mother of Perpetual Help.
O Mother of Perpetual Help,
grant that I may ever invoke Thy most powerful name,
which is the safeguard of the living and the salvation of the dying.
O Purest Mary, O Sweetest Mary,
let Thy name henceforth be ever on my lips.
Delay not, O Blessed Lady,
to help me whenever I call on Thee, for,
in all my temptations, in all my needs,
I shall never cease to call on Thee,
ever repeating Thy sacred name, Mary, Mary,
O what consolation, what sweetness,
what confidence, what emotion fill my soul
when I pronounce Thy sacred name,
or even only think of Thee.
I thank God for having given Thee, for my good,
so sweet, so powerful, so lovely a name.
But I will not be content with merely uttering Thy name;
let my love for Thee prompt me ever to hail Thee,
Mother of Perpetual Help.