Prayer to Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Spiritual Wants
O Mother of Perpetual Help, with the greatest confidence I come before thy sacred Picture in order to invoke thine aid. Thou hast seen the wounds which Jesus has been pleased to receive for our sake; thou hast seen the Blood of thy Son flowing for our salvation; thou knowest how thy Son desires to apply to us the fruit of His Redemption. Behold I cast myself at thy feet, and pray thee to obtain for my soul the grace of which I stand in so much need. O Mary, most loving of all mothers, obtain for me from the Heart of Jesus, the source of every good, this grace (here mention it). O Mother of Perpetual Help, thou desirest our salvation far more than we ourselves; thy Son has given thee to us for our Mother; thou hast thyself chosen to be called Mother of Perpetual Help. I trust not in my merits, but in thy powerful intercession; I trust in thy goodness, I trust in thy motherly love. Obtain for me the grace I ask from thee. Amen.
(Three Hail Mary’s)
Prayer to Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Temporal Wants
O Mother of Perpetual Help, numerous clients continually surround thy holy Picture, all imploring they mercy. All bless thee as the assured help of the miserable, all feel the benefit of thy maternal protection. With confidence, then, do I present myself before thee in my misery. See, dear Mother, the many evils to which we are exposed; see how numerous are our wants. Trails and sorrows often depress us; reverses of fortune and privations, often grievous, bring misery into our homes; everywhere we meet the cross.
Have pity, compassionate Mother, on us and on our families, especially in this my necessary (here mention it). Help me, O my Mother, in my distress; deliver me from all my ills; or if it be the will of God that I should suffer still longer, grant that I may endure all with love and patience. This grace I expect of thee with confidence, because thou art our Perpetual Help. Amen.
(Three Hail Mary’s)