We now have two books for prayer requests in our narthex. A new “Book of the Sick” has been placed before the statue of Mary where we ask for her powerful intercession and comfort. All other prayer requests can be put in the “Prayer Intentions” book which is placed in front of the statue of Joseph.
As we inscribe the names of our sick in this book at the statue of Mary, we ask for her powerful intercession and comfort:
O Mary, you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust our loved ones to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain,
keeping your faith firm.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows to lead us all,
through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen*
*Prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick; modified from a prayer of Pope Francis from: