of the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by St. Bonaventure
Why have our enemies raged and our adversaries devised vain things?
May thy right hand protect us, O Mother of God:
as a line of battle terrible in aspect, confounding and destroying them.
Come ye to her, all who labor and are in trouble:
and she will give refreshment to your souls.
Draw nigh to her in your temptations:
and the serenity of her countenance will bring you peace and confidence.
Bless her with your whole heart:
for the earth is full of her mercy.