While I, being a convert from fundamentalist protestantism, am always wary of devotion to Mary and the saints I cannot deny the unmistakable goodness and power of this prayer. One of the fathers from the monastery told how this prayer said three times daily and mass changed his life. I believe it. Never have i prayed and failed to fill at least comforted even if the what i pray for is not granted. Mary is our mother, and she loves us as her own.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the LORD is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.