|I greet you, Ever-blessed
Virgin, Mother of God, Throne of Grace, miracle of Almighty Power! I greet you, Sanctuary
of the Most Holy Trinity and Queen of the Universe, Mother of Mercy and refuge of sinners!
Most loving Mother,
attracted by your beauty and sweetness, and by your tender compassion, I confidently turn
to you, miserable as I am, and beg of you to obtain for me from your dear Son the favor I
request in this novena:
(mention your request).
Obtain for me also,
Queen of heaven, the most lively contrition for my many sins and the grace to imitate
closely those virtues which you practiced so faithfully, especially humility, purity and
obedience. Above all, I beg you to be my Mother and Protectress, to receive me into the
number of your devoted children, and to guide me from your high throne of glory.
Do not reject my
petitions, Mother of Mercy! Have pity on me, and do not abandon me during life or at the
moment of my death. Amen.