Prayer of St. Pius X Against the Evil Serpent

The Immaculate Conception by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1767

Prayer of Saint Pius X

O most holy Virgin, who didst find favor in God’s sight and hast become His Mother: O Virgin, immaculate in body and soul, in thy faith and in thy love, look down with pity on the wretched who in our need seek thy powerful protection. The evil serpent on whom was cast the primal curse continues, alas, to attack and ensnare the poor children of Eve. But thou, our Mother Blessed, our Queen and our Advocate; thou, who from the first instant of thy conception didst crush the head of this cruel enemy, receive our prayers. United to thee with one heart, we beseech thee to present them before the throne of God. May we never be caught in the snares around us, but rather may we all reach the harbor of salvation. Despite the awesome perils which threaten, may God’s Church and all Christian society sing out once again the hymn of deliverance, of victory, and of peace. Amen.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (Three times)

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