February 09, 2019

πŸ•‚Prayers and Invocations for the Blessing of the Sick On the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

(Based on excerpts from the original traditional ceremonies
in Latin and French at Lourdes, France)

Dear Lady of Lourdes--Health of the Sick--hear and answer our plaintive cries unto thee. Do thou, O Mary, our Queen and our Mother, intercede for us with thy Divine Son; that, as He healed the lame, the blind, and those afflicted with so many types of illness, He will now heal those present of their infirmities, as they receive the Blessing of the Sick. Just as Our Lord walked among the multitudes of Galilee and Judea, healing and blessing them, so now He walks among us in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Should it be to our spiritual good, ask thy Divine Son, dearest Mother, to heal us of those maladies which afflict us.

Yet, if it should be better for us to suffer in a spirit of loving reparation for our sins and those of others who so offend His Most Sacred Heart, then we do not ask to be cured, but rather to be granted the grace of suffering with silent resignation. Should our physical cure be the occasion of our living in such a way as to further offend Thy Divine Son, or cause sorrow to thy Immaculate Heart, then we most fervently desire NOT to be physically cured; but rather, O dearest Mother, obtain for us the grace to continue to bear our sufferings courageously and joyfully, remembering that IN THE CROSS IS OUR SALVATION.

Our request for physical healing is ONLY that we might better fulfill our daily duties and more perfectly serve Our Lord in all things.

Far more important than obtaining a physical cure, O Virgin Immaculate, we beg of thee to ask our Eucharistic King to grant to all of us a SPIRITUAL CURE -- the healing of our many infirmities of soul, by which we so offend His goodness and love! Finally, dear Mother of Mercy, do thou obtain for us, in this as in all things, the grace to embrace the Adorable WILL OF GOD. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Our Lady, Health of the Sick, pray for us.
O Mary, Conceived without Sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
St. Joseph, pray for us!
St. Bernadette, intercede for us.

The Act of Contrition is now fervently and slowly prayed by all.

During the Blessing of the Sick, the Priest Cries out to Our Lord
The Following Supplications, Repeated Fervently by the Faithful:

Lord, we adore Thee!
Lord, we believe in Thee!
Lord, we hope in Thee!
Lord, we love Thee!
O Jesus, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God!
Thou art the Bread which cometh from Heaven!
Blessed is He who cometh in the name of the Lord!
Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God!
Hosanna in the Highest!
Thou art My Lord and My God!
Lord, we believe, but increase our Faith!
Lord, increase our love!
Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me whole!
Lord, that I may see!
Lord, that I may hear!
Lord, that I may walk!
Lord, heal me of the sickness of self love!
Lord, heal me of the cancer of pride!
Lord, heal me of the sickness of self pity!
Lord, heal me of the cancer of self will!
Lord, deliver me from the spirit of the world!
Most Precious Blood of Jesus, cleanse our hearts of all sin!
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
Jesus, King of Mercy, save us!
O Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, pray for us!
O Mary, Mother of God, intercede for us!
Comfort of the afflicted, pray for us!
O Mary, show Thyself to be our Mother!
O Mary, Conceived without Sin, heal our sinful souls!
Queen of the Missions, convert the unbelieving!
Queen of All Hearts, convert us!
O Mary, Health of the Sick, grant us health of soul and body!
Our Lady of Lourdes, teach us the spirit of penance!
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, reign over our hearts!
Queen of the Angels, defend us against our enemies!
Queen of Martyrs, strengthen the courage of the persecuted!
Lord, we believe, but increase our Faith!
O Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, preserve the unity of Thy Mystical Body!
Lord, Increase the spirit of Charity throughout the Church!
Lord, Increase the holiness of the members of Thy Church!
Lord, preserve Thy remnant Flock!
Lord, guide and sustain our Most Reverend Bishop!
Lord, inspire our clergy and Religious to greater fervor!
Lord, send to our Congregation many holy religious vocations!
Lord, convert us, lest we perish!
O Jesus, Bread of Life, be Thou our food!
O Jesus, Light of the World, enlighten our minds!
O Jesus, all powerful, support our weakness!
O Jesus, make us love one another!
Lord, Thou art the resurrection and the life!
Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me whole!
Jesus, Son of David, have pity on us!
Virgin most powerful, pray for us!i

SING: Parce Domine, parce populo tuo: ne in aeternum, irascaris nobis. (repeat three times)

Lord, we bless Thee!
Lord, we adore Thee!
Lord, have mercy on us!

Lourdes Ave

Immaculate Mary, our hearts are on fire!
That title, so wondrous, fills all our desire!

Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! Ave, Ave, Ave Maria!

In grief and temptation, in joy and in pain,
We'll seek thee, our Mother, nor seek thee in vain.


For poor, sick, afflicted, thy mercy we crave.
And comfort the dying, thou light of the grave.


We pray, dearest Mother, for those who now stray,
From Jesus and Mary on heresy's way.


At death's solemn moment, O Mother be nigh.
As children of Mary, please teach us to die.

Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! Ave, Ave, Ave Maria!

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