Today is the Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.
The devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (also known as Our Lady of Perpetual Succor) was spread in the Church by the Redemptorist priests. It is a very beautiful invocation since it expresses Our Lady’s invariable mercy toward us. Perpetual help means an assistance, an act of mercy, an act of uninterrupted piety that never ceases toward us. The word never means that this assistance will not cease anywhere, any time or for any reason. That is, even if a person is in the worst possible situation, Our Lady always will help one who prays to her. Let us always ask Our Lady to protect us with her perpetual help and mercy.
Prayer to Our Lady of Perpetual Succor
Mother of Perpetual Succor, you have been blessed and favored by God. You became not only the Mother of the Redeemer but the Mother of the redeemed as well.
We come to you today as your loving children. Watch over us and take care of us.
As you held the child Jesus in your loving arms, so take us in your arms.
Be a mother ready at every moment to help us. For God who is mighty has done great things for you and His mercy is from age to age on those who love Him.
Our greatest fear is that in time of temptation, we may fail to call out to you and become lost children. Intercede for us, dear Mother, in obtaining pardon for our sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance and the grace always to call upon you, Mother of Perpetual Succor. Amen.