Petition: To implore the Mother of God under the title Our Lady Help of Christians, for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as she requested and in the manner she requested.
Especially for the persecuted Church in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and China.
Virgin most powerful, loving helper of the Christian people, what great thanks do we not owe thee for the assistance thou did give our fathers, who, when threatened by the infidels, invoked thy maternal help through the devout recitation of thy rosary. From Heaven, thou did see their deadly peril; thou did hear their voices imploring thy compassion; and their prayers, joined with those of the great Pope, St. Pius V, were acceptable unto thee and thou came quickly to deliver them.
Grant, dear Mother, that in like manner, the prolonged sighs of the holy Bride of Christ in these our days may come to thy throne and engage thy pity. Do thou, moved anew by compassion for the Church, rise once again to deliver Her from the many foes who encompass Her on every side.
Even now, from the four corners of the earth there arises to thy throne that beloved prayer to win thy mercy in these troubled times, even as of old. Unhappily our sins hinder or at least retard its effect. Wherefore, Dear Mother, obtain for us true sorrow for our sins and the firm resolution to face death itself rather than return to our former iniquities. We are sore distressed that, through our fault, thy help, of which we stand in such extreme need, should be denied or come too late.
Rise then, O Mary, incline thyself to hear the prayers of the whole Catholic world and beat flat to the ground the pride of those wretched men, who in their insolence blaspheme Almighty God and would destroy His Church, against which, in the infallible words of Christ, the gates of hell shall never prevail. Let it be seen once more that when thou does arise to protect the Church, Her victory is sure. +Amen
Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us.
~From the Raccolta