Mother of Perpetual Help,
Woman of Eternal Hope,
your wordless gaze tells me so much about you.
Your knowing eyes look upon me with tender love.
While your left hand supports the Child Jesus,
your right hand is ready to receive me.
Just as Jesus feels the beating of your heart,
so you encourage me to draw close to you
and to lead a life of hope and holiness.
Just as His sandal will fall on the ground,
through your intercession may God help me as I stumble and fall.
‘Never let me be parted from you and your Son, Jesus.’
Lady of love, you invite me to place my hand
where Jesus’ fingers touch yours
– near a heart of endless hope
– so that I may be united with you in prayer here on earth
and joined forever with you in heaven.