Prayer of St. Ephrem (To Our Lady)
"O Virgin Mary, immaculate and entirely pure, Mother of God, Queen of the universe, our own good Lady, the only hope of our Fathers, the joy of the Saints. Through thee we have been reconciled with our God. Thou art the only advocate of sinners, and the safe harbour for those who are sailing on the sea of this life. Thou art the consolation of the world, the ransom of captives, the joy of the sick, the comfort of the afflicted, the refuge, the salvation of the whole world. O great Princess, Mother of God, cover us with the shelter of thy mercy, and have pity on us. O most pure Virgin, we have given ourselves to thee, and consecrated ourselves to thy service; we bear the name of thy servants: oh, permit not that the devil should drag us down into hell. O immaculate Virgin! we are placed under thy protection, we hope for assistance through thee alone, and we beseech thee to prevent thy beloved Son, who is irritated by our sins, from abandoning us to the power of the devil."
(Extracted from: "Manual of The Confraternity of La Salette", pp. 98-99, By Fr. John Wyse, Imp. 1855)
Nov. 20, 2022