O Most Holy Virgin!
You were chosen by the Most Adorable Trinity
from all eternity to be the most pure Mother of Jesus.
O Tender Mother of the afflicted!
Grant me under my present necessities
that special protection You have promised
to those who devoutly commemorate this ineffable joy.
Relying on the infinite mercies of your Divine Son,
trusting in the promise which He has made
that those who ask should receive,
and penetrated with confidence in your powerful prayers,
I most humbly entreat you intercede for me.
I beg you to obtain for me the favours
which I petition for in this novena,
if it be the Holy Will of God to grant them;
to ask for me whatever graces I most stand in need of.
(Here specify your requests…)
O Mother of God,
accept these salutations
in union with the respect and veneration
with which the Angel Gabriel first hailed you,
“Full of Grace”.
Say 9 times the Hail Mary…
I beseech you, O comfortress of the afflicted,
by the joy you received,
when the word was made flesh,
to obtain for me the favours and graces,
which I have now implored through your powerful intercession.
For this end I offer you all the good works
which have even been performed in your honour.
I most humbly entreat you
for the love of the amiable Heart of Jesus,
with which yours was ever so inflamed,
to hear my humble prayers
and to obtain my requests.
Remember, 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.