For the women and children, for the widows and the orphans, for the helpless and the sick.
“O stock of Jesse, you stand as a signal for the nations; kings fall silent before you whom the peoples acclaim. O come to deliver us, and do not delay.”
COME QUICKLY, LORD. COME,O SAVIOUR!
GRANT US PEACE
REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Text by Maria Lozano, ACN International
Adapted by Amanda Griffin, ACN Canada