O Blessed Virgin Maria, with the shining
Shield of the Spirit, guard us from anger;
Let your prayers be propitious to us,
Keep us from the horrid house of hell.
Unlock the golden gates of Heaven with
The sparkling key of God’s manifold mercy;
Let our petitions rise up to Heaven like
Sweet smoke from our little candles.
Deadly demons try to destroy us by hiding
Terrible traps for us on the spiritual battlefield;
Your calm countenance inspires confidence
As we bravely fight the good fight.
Please guide us with your holy love to
Find a solid, sensible spiritual director;
A warrior of wisdom who will help us
Recognize the evil one’s subtle subterfuges.