Sub Tuum Praesidium

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Sub Tuum Praesidium

An ancient prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and in fact, the oldest known prayer to Our Lady for intercession. The oldest known version of which is found on an Egyptian papyrus from the 3rd century. This prayer is used in Litanies to the Blessed Mother and as a concluding prayer to Compline. A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite it.

Latin
Sub tuum praesidium confugimus,
Sancta Dei Genetrix.
Nostras deprecationes ne despicias in necessitatibus,
sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper,
Virgo gloriosa et benedicta.
Amen.

English
We fly to thy patronage,
O holy Mother of God;
despise not our petitions in our necessities,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Amen.

Comments

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  1. Please pray for my personal interntions & requests that they be granted by God through Mama Mary, St. Jude, St. Anthony, St. Therese & Sto Niño de Cebu. Please grant me my most ardent request, which will save me from the very deep problem I’m in at the moment… which needs speedy solution!
    I also pray for all the requests and intentions of others who need help specially the souls of dear departed and those need most of God’s mercy. This I pray through Jesus christ our Lord, Amen!

  2. PEACE BE WITH YOU!
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    AMEN.
    THANKS.

    YOURS SINCERELY,
    J. O.

  3. But there is a longer text to this! I’ve seen it before, but can now find it no where. In German it still exists, but I would like to get the English text too …

    • I found this website about the prayer posted by the Society of Mary. They listed the version below on their blog. I’m not familiar with their group but thought it was interesting and might answer your question in latin at least. Peace in Jesus and Mary. http://societyomary.blogspot.com/2005/10/sub-tuum-praesidium.html

      Sub tuum praesidium
      confugimus, confugimus,
      Sancta Dei Genitrix,
      Sancta Dei Genitrix.

      Nostras deprecationes,
      ne despicias, ne despicias
      in necessitatibus nostris,
      Sed a periculis cunctis
      libera nos semper,
      Virgo gloriosa et benedicta.

      Sub tuum praesidium
      confugimus, confugimus,
      Sancta Dei Cenitrix,
      Sancta Dei Genitrix.

  4. Dear Mother Mary Help Of Christians i implore your divine and motherly intercession.Please, pray for my healing of my endometrial cancer.Hold me in your arms by the time of my operation.I firmly resolve that Jesus your Son is the Great Healer of all our disease.Jesus hold my hands…. Amen!

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