**Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
O Mary, you who appeared to Bernadette in the hollow of the rock, in the cold and shadow of winter, you brought the warmth of a presence, the friendship of a smile, the light and beauty of grace.
In the hollow of our obscure lives, in the hollow of this world where evil is strong, bring hope, give more trust.
You who said to Bernadette ‘I am the Immaculate Conception’ come to help us, sinners. Give us the courage of conversion, the humility of penitence and the perseverance of praying for sinners, that we are.
We confide to you all whom we carry in our heart, and especially the sick and those who have lost hope, you who are ‘Our Lady of Good Help’.
You who guided Bernadette to discover the spring, guide us towards Him who is the source of eternal life, He who gave us the Holy Spirit so that we can dare say:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
St Bernadette, pray for us.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!**