O my most holy Lady, the Theotokos, you are far more honorable than the angels and archangels, cherubim and seraphim, and far more holy than all the saints, O Virgin Mother of God! Save me, your humble and sinful servant, for you know, most merciful Lady, that, after God, I place all my hope in you, and that I have no other refuge of salvation but you, O good one. You are my strength, O Lady, you are my power, my rejoicing in sorrows, my haven in temptations, my correction in falls, O Mother of my Lord and my Maker! Help me, for I sail upon the depths of this life, terribly beset and endangered by drowning in sin. Grant me a helping hand, O my helper, and deliver me from the mire of the deep, that I not sink down into the abyss of despair: for the storm of sins and passions has risen against me and the waves of transgressions overwhelm me. But, O compassionate Mother, direct and save me, O hope of the hopeless and Intercessor of my salvation. Amen.