Merciful Father, look with Your immense compassion upon Mary, strengthening her during this time of physical and mental testing. Lord, each cell of our bodies instantly obeys Your command. Grant that healing occur within Mary’s body, in accord with Your Divine Will. Send her the strength that she will need to bear her cross, and the disposition to embrace it, as did our Savior, Christ Jesus. In Your mercy, send her physicians, nurses and technicians who reflect Your love to the world around them. Out of Your infinite love of us, may our prayers, rising to Heaven from around this earth, be joined with those of the Angels and Saints to form an unending petition for mercy, strength, and healing. Appeal to her heart, Father, revealing to her that each day You grant us is a true gift. In service to Your Kingdom, may Mary come to view her affliction as a blessing, since it is leading many to prayer and deeper faith. We ask this through Christ, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God for ever and ever. Amen! Alleluia!