Virgin Most Powerful
TAKEN FROM THE DIVINE MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY
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Virgin most powerful,
loving helper of the Christian people, how great is the thanks we owe
thee for the assistance thou hast given our fathers who invoked thy
maternal help by the devout recitation of thy Rosary when they were
threatened by the Turkish infidels? From Heaven thou didst see their
deadly peril. Thou didst hear their voices imploring thy compassion.
Their humble prayers, enjoined by the great Pope, Saint Pius V, were
acceptable to thee, and thou camest quickly to deliver them.
Grant, Dear Mother, that in like manner the prolonged sighs of the Holy
Bride of Christ in these our days may reach thy throne and win thy
pity. Be moved to compassion and rise once again to deliver her from
the many foes who surround her on every side.
Even now from the four quarters of the earth there arises to thy throne
the prayer of the Rosary, to beg thy mercy in these troubled times.
Unfortunately our sins hinder, or at least retard their effect.
Wherefore, Dear Mother, obtain for us true sorrow for our sins and a
firm resolution to face death itself rather than return to our former
sins. It grieves us that through our own fault, thy help which we need
so desperately, should be denied or come too late.
Turn to us, O Mary, and graciously listen to the prayers of the whole
Catholic World: conquer the pride of those wicked men, who in their
insolence blaspheme Almighty God and would destroy His Church, against
which, according to the infallible words of Christ, the gates of Hell
shall never prevail. Let it be seen once more that when thou doth arise
to protect the Church, her victory is sure. Amen.