Virgin Most Merciful, I humbly kneel before
You, who are truly the Queen of my Heart;
Slam shut the horrifying, hideous gates of hell,
And deliver me from the dangerous enemy.
When the raging rivers of tribulation surround me,
I seek your calm in the chapel of my heart;
Then when I remember your peaceful presence,
The Light pierces the darkness in my soul.
The saints sublimely sing to the conquering King
And my soul sweetly revels in pure jubilation;
Your holy prayers are my perpetual consolation,
And the Sun’s warmth wonderfully comforts me.
O lovely Lady, teach me the value of making a
Wholehearted general confession to Our Lord;
I wish to make a fresh start in this new year,
To live in Christmas joy every day of my life.