Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary, “The Mother of My Lord “

O Mary, “the Mother of my Lord” and my Mother also, you, of all creatures are the most noble, the most sublime, the most pure, the most beautiful, the most holy. Oh, that all men knew you and loved you as you deserve! But I am consoled in thinking that so many blessed souls in heaven and just ones on earth are enamored with your goodness and your glory. Above all I rejoice that God Himself loves you alone more than all men and angels together. I also, a poor sinner, desire to love you next to God, and to confide in you with the affection of a devoted child, for Jesus, your Divine Son, by His last will, made you my Mother and made me your child. You are all-powerful with God, for He refuses nothing to His Mother. And you, the most loving of mothers, refuses nothing to your child that is in need. Therefore I now beseech you, to obtain for me a sincere and hearty sorrow for my sins, and also the forgiveness of all my sins, a most ardent love for Jesus Christ, the grace of prayer, especially in temptations and dangers, and perseverance in faithfully serving God until death. Help me with your all powerful prayers and protection at the hour of my death. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.