A Prayer of Pope Francis to the Blessed Virgin Mary
You shine continuously along our journey
as a sign of salvation and hope
We entrust ourselves to you.
Health of the Sick,
who at the Cross were near to the pain of Jesus
Keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the people,
Know what we need, and we trust that
you will provide for those needs so that,
as at Cana of Galilee
joy and celebration may return after this moment of trial
Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the will of the father
and to do what Jesus tells us,
He who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and took up our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross,
to the joy of the resurrection.
We seek refuge under your protection,
O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas.
We who are put to the test
And deliver us from every danger,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.