Most Holy Virgin Mary, Help of Christians,
how sweet it is to come to your feet
imploring your perpetual help for the people of Abakaliki.
If earthly mothers cease not to remember their children,
how can you, the most loving of all mothers forget us?
Grant then to all, we implore you,
your perpetual help in all their necessities,
in every sorrow, and especially in all their temptations.
We ask for your unceasing help for all who are now suffering.
Help the weak, cure the sick, convert sinners.
Grant through your intercessions many vocations
to the religious life of the Sisters of the Poor.
Grant the graces Sister needs in her work
and grant us the graces to know how to best help her.
Grant, also, what is needed for the building of the convent for the Sisters.
Obtain for us, O Mary, Help of Christians,
that having invoked you on earth,
we may love and eternally thank you in heaven.
Thank you for your motherly care. Keep us always close to Jesus. Amen.
Adapted from a prayer by St. John Bosco