Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary for Intercession in Iraq and Syria

Archbishop Chaput is asking parishioners to recite the Holy Rosary in conjunction with the prayer below to the Blessed Virgin Mary for her intercession on behalf of persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

“Mother of God, Virgin Mary, be for us a safeguard from all illnesses and hardships. Through the great love you have for Christ, ask and beseech Him to be merciful to us, to give healing to our ailments, to console the downtrodden, and to reunite those who are scattered and to forgive us.”