|O Mother of Perpetual Help, grant
that we 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 our lips. Delay not, O Blessed Lady,
to help us and especially thoes
in dire need, whenever we call on thee, for, in all our needs,
temptations we shall never cease to call on thee, ever repeating thy
sacred name, Mary, Mary.
modified for persucuted christians.
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 pronouncing thy name: let my love for
thee prompt me ever to hail thee, Mother of Perpetual Help.