Prayer of a Student
Christ my Lord, the Giver of light and wisdom,
who opened the eyes of the blind man and transformed
the fisherman into wise heralds and teachers of the gospel
through the coming of the Holy Spirit, shine also in my mind
the light of the grace of the Holy Spirit, Grant me discernment,
understanding, and wisdom in learning. Enable me to complete
my assignments and to abound in every good work, for to you
I give honor and glory. Amen.
Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes
O Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, you are the refuge
of sinners, the health of the sick, and the comfort of the afflicted.
You know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. By your appearance
at the grotto of Lourdes you made it a privileged sanctuary where
your favors are given to people streaming to it from the whole world.
Over the years countless sufferers have obtained the cure for their
infirmities - whether of soul, mind, or body.
Therefore I come to you with limitless confidence to implore your motherly
intercession. Obtain, O loving Mother, the grant of my requests. Through
gratitude for your favors, I will endeavor to imitate your virtues, that I may
one day share in your glory. Amen.