The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Prayer of Pope Pius IX
Re: Our Lady of Perpetual Help

O Lord Jesus Christ,
who gave us your Mother Mary,
whose renowned image we venerate,
to be a Mother ever ready to help us;
grant we beseech You,
that we who constantly implore her motherly aid,
may merit to enjoy perpetually the fruits of Your redemption,
Who lives and reigns forever and ever.