An ancient prayer to Our Lady


#1

“We run to your protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not
the prayers we raise to you in our need, but deliver us from
all dangers, O-Ever-Virgin, glorious and blessed.”

It can be said anytime. It dates to the year 250AD.


#2

Amen.


#3

Ha Ha! I wasn’t sure whether to put “amen” at the end or not. It’s not in the booklet i learned this from. I figured it was just a given!


#4

That’s okay, you could have just left the “Amen” out of quotations.

What is your source for this - just curious?

Thanks and God Bless,
Snert


#5

My version is from a prayer book from the Franciscan Press, Quincy University.( It is a small prayer book, one of those ones you can pick up for $1-2. But I did find the history of this prayer on Wikipedia, albeit with the older phrasing. Mine is translated into more modern language. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub_tuum_praesidium


#6

Thanks! :thumbsup:


#7

You’re welcome. I say it anytime, for any reason. I try to say it often during the day. I can’t believe it’s over 1750 years old!


#8

I encourage everyone to say this prayer. It is the oldest known extant hymn to Mary.


#9

bump


#10

Amen.

It’s very similar to the memore


#11

Amen and thanks.


#12

Bump.


#14

We run to your protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not
the prayers we raise to you in our need, but deliver us from
all dangers, O-Ever-Virgin, glorious and blessed. Amen.


#15

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