Prayer to Mary, Help of Christians
Most Holy and Immaculate Virgin, Help of Christians, we place ourselves and the whole wide world under your motherly protection and guidance.
Throughout the Church’s history you have helped Christians in times of trial, temptation, discouragement and danger. Time and time again, you have proven to be the Refuge of sinners, the Hope of the hopeless, the Consoler of the afflicted, the Comforter of the dying, and Healer of broken hearts.
We promise to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, your Son, to proclaim His Good News of God’s love and mercy for all people, and to work for peace, kindness and true justice in our world.
With faith in your intercession, we pray for the Church, for all our family and friends, for unborn babies and all mothers, for young people, for mentally ill people, journalists, politicians, those abused, for the poor and abandoned, and all the lonely people, homeless folk, for our enemies and those dying now, and all the starving kids it’s so easy to forget about. We listen to your words: “Do whatever He tells you” – (John 2)
Grant, O Mary, Help of Christians, all the graces of the Holy Spirit of which we stand in need now. Save us from any blasphemy, scandal or sacrilege and keep minding unborn babies and mothers too. Keep Ireland always dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Amen