Dear and blessed Lady of Lourdes,
You bathe all in your radiant light,
and soothe the suffering with healing waters
of the spring you revealed to St. Bernadette.
Though I am far from your sacred grotto
look with compassion upon me.
See my need for your healing grace.
see how my body fails me.
see how troubled is my soul.
I beseech you humbly
not only for healing,
but to wash away my doubts and misgivings,
to solidify my faith,
to open my heart to your healing love,
and the love of your Son,
thus to see that this suffering
which now seems so overwhelming
may soon be vanquished and forgotten.