O most faithful companion, appointed by God to be my guardian, my protector and defender, and who never leaves my side; how shall I thank you for your faithfulness and love, and for all the benefits which you hast conferred upon me: You watch over me while I sleep, you comfort me when I am sad, you lift me up when I am down, you avert the dangers that threaten me, you warn me of those that are to come, you withdraw me from sin and excite me to good, you exhort me to penance when I fall, and reconcile me to God. 

Long ago should I have been thrust down into Hell, unless by your prayers you had turned away from me the anger of God. Leave me not, nor forsake me ever, I beg you.

But still comfort me in adversity, restrain me in prosperity, defend me in danger, assist me in temptations, lest at any time I fall beneath them. 

Offer up in the sight of the Divine Majesty my prayers and groanings, and all my works of piety, and make me to persevere in grace, until I come to everlasting life. Amen.