November 24, 2021

Holy Mother, you were given to us
in the hour of your greatest grief
that you might be mindful of our frailty
and the evils that press upon us.
Without your aid, O Sorrowful Mother,
we cannot gain the victory
in this struggle against flesh and blood.
Therefore, we seek your help, O Queen of Sorrows,
lest we fall prey to the wiles of the enemy.
We are orphans in need of the guiding hand of our Mother
amid the dangers that threaten our destruction.
You whose grief was boundless as the sea,
grant us by the memory of those sorrows
the strength to be victorious.