O most gracious Virgin Mary,

that never was it known 

that anyone who fled to thy protection, 

implored thy help, 

or sought thine intercession 

was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, 

I fly unto thee, 

O Virgin of virgins, my mother; 

to thee do I come, 

before thee I stand, 

sinful and sorrowful. 

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, 

despise not my petitions, 

but in thy mercy 

hear and answer me.