O most gracious Virgin Mary, 
that never was it known 
that anyone who fled to thy protection, 
implored thy help, 
or sought thine intercession 
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, 
I fly unto 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.