O lmmaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of our Lordjesus and our Mother, filled with the most lively confidence in your all powerful and neverfailing intercession, manifested so often through the Miraculous Medal, we your loving and trustful children implore you to obtain for us the graces and favors we ask during this novena, if they will be beneficial to our immortal souls, and the souls for whom we pray. (Here privately mention your petition.) You know, O Mary, how often our souls have been the sanctuaries of your Son, who hates sinfulness. Obtain for us, then, a deep hatred of sin, and that purity of heart that will attach us to God alone, so that our every thought, word, and deed, may tend to his greater glory. Obtain for us also a spirit of prayer and selfdenial, that we may recover by penance what we have lost by sin, and at length attain to that blessed abode, where you are the Queen of Angels and of all human beings. Amen.