Lady of Lourdes, compassionately collect
My prayers in your soft, gentle hands;
Transform them into multicolored rose petals,
And lay them at the feet of the King.
Keep me as the apple of your amiable eyes,
Lovingly caring for me;
Help change the black bludgeon of bleakness
Into the sparkling emerald of elation.
In Jesus’ name, courageously crush
Under your feet the head of my evil enemy;
Pour the Holy Spirit’s humble honey
Into the emptiness of my soul.
Teach me to know that sweet devotion
Is possible in every vocation;
Enlighten me that I will see that holiness
Can be the center of every profession.