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No one can bear to see his mother go through pain as a result of a health crisis. It can be so heart-rending and heartbreaking. If you’re reading this and your mother seems to be suffering from a health challenge, then this prayer is for you.
Say it complete trust in God and in full dependence on Mary whose intercession can break open the gates of God’s graces:
“O Heart of Jesus, merciful and compassionate Heart, look with an eye of pity upon this sick mother.
O You, Who endured upon earth all that was most painful, relieve her sufferings! In memory of the bitter desolation You endured in the Garden of Olives, console her in her misery. For the sake of Your cruel scourging and frightful crowning with thorns, grant her patience in her tribulations.
By Your most wearisome carrying of Your Cross, grant her unshaken constancy in this trial and perfect resignation to God’s Holy Will. By Your cruel death, grant her a calm and peaceful departure from this life, if is best for her eternal welfare.
But if, O Sacred Heart, it be not opposed to Your greater honor, grant her a prolongation of life and restoration to perfect health. I beg this of You by Your own infinite goodness and mercy. It was for her welfare that You cast her upon this bed of sickness.
Give her light to discern Your loving designs and, with greater ardor, to seek the salvation of her soul. Take from her her former tepidity in Your service and fill her with loving zeal for Your honor.
Grant that in this present tribulation she may understand how insignificant and transitory are all earthly joys. Strengthen her heart to live henceforth solely for You and heaven, O God, and when You have given health to her soul, restore likewise the strength of body.
O Jesus, You Who healed so many sick, heal her also, that she may gratefully magnify Your name and, after a long life of piety and good works, depart happily in You, O Lord, to love You and praise You and glorify You forever and ever!”
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