Prayer at the Shrine
A Prayer in Times of Need
Mother, take us caringly beneath your mantle,
that we may always live as citizens of heaven.
Preserve us from hunger, epidemics and fire;
Preserve us who turn to you in time of dire need.
Speak to your Son as you once did on earth
when he lent his aid in need and distress:
“Lord, they have no wine and no food”,
then he will certainly hear our prayer.
Our affliction, too, has increased so enormously
You alone can save us from perdition,that without your help we must succumb.
come and see us gathered around you with our pleas.