The oldest Marian prayer in existence – Pray it now for healing and release…This prayer was an appeal to her assistance by the early, persecuted Christians in the year 250. The photo is of the Virgin and Child in the catacomb of Priscilla, in Rome, late 2nd century.
“We flee to the shelter of your mercy, O Virgin Mother of God. Do not reject our prayers of anguish, but free us from tribulations, O only pure and blessed one. We fly to thy protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our petitions and our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.”