THE MARIAN PRAYER OF SAINT ILDEPHONSUS OF TOLEDO (A.D. 677)

I beg you, O holy Virgin,
that I may have Jesus
from the Spirit from whom you conceived Jesus.
May my soul receive Jesus through the Spirit,
through whom your flesh conceived the same Jesus.
Let it be granted to me to know Jesus from the Spirit,
from whom it was given to you to know,
to have and to bring forth Jesus.
May I in my lowliness
speak exalted things of Jesus in the Spirit,
in whom you confess yourself
to be the handmaid of the Lord,
choosing that it be done unto you
according to the angel’s word.
May I love Jesus in that Spirit
in which you adore Him as Lord,
contemplate Him as your Son.

Amen.