Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes

This prayer is inscribed in the Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel of the Basilica in Lourdes:-

Ever Immaculate Virgin Mother of Mercy,
Health of the sick, refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted, you know
my wants, my troubles, my sufferings;
look with mercy on me.
By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes,
you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary,
whence you dispense your favours;
and already many sufferers have obtained the cure for their infirmities,
both spiritual and corporal.
I come, therefore, with complete confidence
to implore your maternal intercession.
Obtain, O loving Mother, the grant of my requests.
Through gratitude for your favours,
I will endeavour to imitate your virtues,
that I may one day share your glory. Amen.

The Grotto at LourdesThe Grotto at Lourdes