Powerful is your intercession with God, Mary, for you are his Mother.
Tender, too, is your love for us, for you are our Mother.
Confidently then, I come to you as a child, poor and needy, to seek your aid and protection.
In every trial of motherhood, I beg your aid.
For the grace of a happy delivery, I come to you.
For your holy assistance in guarding and directing each tiny soul which God entrusts me, I call to you.
In every sorrow that comes to me in my motherhood, I confide in you.
That I may have strength to bear cheerfully all the pains and the hardships of motherhood, I lean on you.
That the sweetness of motherhood may not, through my neglect, be embittered in later years by pains of regret, I trust in you.
That the will of God may always be fulfilled in me through each act of motherhood, little and great, I beg your aid.
Never forsake me, dear Mother, my hope, my consolation, my confidence, and my trust, but ever be at my side to aid and protect me, your needy child.
Mother of love, of sorrow and of mercy,
Pray for us!
~ A.Francis Coomes, S.J