O Mother of Perpetual Help,
thou art the dispenser of all the gifts
which God grants to us miserable sinners;
and for this end He has made thee so powerful,
so rich, and so bountiful,
in order that thou mayest help us in our misery.
Thou art the advocate of the most wretched and abandoned sinners
who have recourse to thee:
come to my aid,
for I recommend myself to thee.
In thy hands I place my eternal salvation,
and to thee I entrust my soul.
Count me among thy most devoted servants;
take me under thy protection,
and it is enough for me.
For, if thou protect me,
I fear nothing;
not from my sins,
because thou wilt obtain for me the pardon of them;
nor from the devils,
because thou art more powerful than all hell together;
nor even from Jesus, my judge,
because by one prayer from thee He will be appeased.
But one thing I fear:
that in the hour of temptation
I may through negligence fail to have recourse to thee
and thus perish miserably.
Obtain for me, therefore,
the pardon of my sins,
love for Jesus,
and the grace ever to have recourse to thee,
O Mother of Perpetual Help.
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