Mary, you are venerated under the title of Help of Christians.
Just as you nourished the body of Christ in your womb
And cared for him as a child,
So now you protect His Body the Church.
As Help of Christians, you protected the Christian faithful
From the threats they faced at the Battle of Lepanto,
And changed the history of Europe and the world.
Countless disciples of your Son
Have invoked you as the Help of Christians
To assist them in their struggles as they pursue holiness
And as they seek to imbue public policy
With the truths of the Gospel.
We know the numerous enemies who attack the Church and the Gospel,
And we know the enemies who attack human life.
We also know, O Mary, Mother of the Church,
The threats of those who want to restrict the freedom of Christians
To witness to life and truth,
To live their faith at their job and in the world,
To raise their children in the ways of the Gospel,
And to influence elections for the cause of life and freedom.
Come to our aid, O Help of Christians,
And show your generous love and care once again in our times.
May we, your children,
Always rejoice in your loving intercession,
And ever long for your Divine Son, the only Savior of the World,
Who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.