Prayer to Theotokos

O God, Father of all, we give you thanks for the example of fidelity of our brothers and sisters of the Eastern Churches.  We ask you, through the intercession of Mary, Theotokos, Mother of God, whom they honour so greatly in their prayer and liturgy, to grant them strength in the midst of immense difficulties; so that they may continue bearing witness to Jesus Christ, Our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.