One of the following prayers shall be distributed to the members on a Holy Card, featuring the Queen of Angels, and, in addition to others, shall be recited before the breaking of bread:
August Queen of Heaven, sovereign
Mistress of the Angels, who didst
receive from the beginning the mission
and the power to crush the serpent’s head,
we beseech thee to send thy holy Angels,
that under thy command and by thy power,
they may pursue the evil spirit, encounter
them on every side, resist their bold attacks,
and drive them hence into the abyss of woe.
Most holy Mother, send thy angels to defend us
and to drive the cruel enemy from us. Amen.
All ye holy Angels and Archangels help and defend us.
August Queen of Heaven,
sovereign queen of Angels,
you who at the beginning
received from God
the power and the mission to crush the head of Satan,
we beseech you humbly,
send your holy legions so that,
on your orders and by your power,
they will track down demons,
fight them everywhere,
curb their audacity and plunge them into the abyss.
Who can be compared to God?
Oh good and tender Mother,
you will always be our love and our hope.
Oh divine Mother,
send the Holy Angels and Archangels to defend me
and to keep the cruel enemy far from me.
Holy Angels and Archangels defend us,
protect us. Amen.
Saint Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei, urging students to embrace ever more closely our Holy Mother, as a source of ever renewing sanctification.