Suffering today? Pray this prayer from St. Bernadette

Let my crucified heart sink forever into Thine …

The young shepherdess who saw Our Lady in Lourdes, St. Bernadette, found solace in her suffering by turning her eyes to Our Lord.

“O Jesus, Jesus,” she prayed, “I no longer feel my cross when I think of yours.”

If you’re suffering today, pray this excerpt of one of her prayers:

Let the crucifix be not only in my eyes and on my breast, but in my heart.

O Jesus! Release all my affections and draw them upwards.

Let my crucified heart sink forever into Thine and bury itself in the mysterious wound made by the entry of the lance.


Bernadette was born in Lourdes, France, on January 7, 1844, the oldest of nine children of a poor family.

On February 11, 1858, when she was 14, she saw an apparition of a “small young lady” wearing blue and white, smiling at Bernadette, and making the Sign of the Cross.

Bernadette went on to see the Lady many more times. The Lady instructed the child to dig in the ground, and a spring came forth.

During the 16th vision, the Lady told Bernadette, “I am the Immaculate Conception.” Pope Pius IX had just proclaimed this dogma four years earlier, on December 8, 1854.

Many people have been healed in the waters of the spring, and Our Lady of Lourdes is the patroness of the sick. Her feast day is February 11.



  • Cecilia Nchacha Manowe says:

    St Bernadette pray for my Son Theo. Help him to deal with alcoholic abuse and cigarette smoking habits. He is the only precious things God has ever entrusted me with. I feel I failed him somehow. I pray to you Our Lady of Lourdes to intercede for my Son to your Son Jesus. Amen.

  • gail bruno says:

    Please st Bernadette pray for my son clarence111 that he stop using methamphetamine drugs. .and that her marry a good woman and start a family of his own

  • Jocelyne says:

    Pls pls can u pray for me and my children especially Calisia who is struggling herself to get a little car to go to work and also prayers to protect from my enemies pls

  • Jocelyne says:

    Pls pray for me I need help I believe enemies are fighting against and also to all my children

  • Paul says:

    St. Bernadette …..please,intercede for me…I pray that I may be healed of all physical and emotional ills ….I also pray that my wife heals completely from her surgery and is compensated generously so that when my earthly sojourn ends she can live comfortably …….you were the patron saint of my childhood school and parish and have always believed in the power of prayer ..thank you

  • Cristine says:

    St.Bernadette thank you for helping us to Pray to our Lady of Lourdes to Blessed us..and to our sins to forgive by our Almighty Us all people in the whole world to ask forgiveness and to prepare for the second coming of Jesus Christ..also help us to have faith,love,trust one another..Amen

  • Barbara lozano says:

    Please help me with my daughter so she can understand I know there are her children don’t want to take them away I just want everything to be OK now I hurt her feelings yesterday and sorry I hope she can forgive me please pray for us amen

  • Charmaine says:

    Please pray for me, that my stomach must go down. And I must keep good health.

  • Jobellyn taruc says:

    Please pray for me to overcome depression and anxiety…

  • savio says:

    please help me n my family

  • Mary Sorola says:

    Please pray for my son’s that they do away with drugs & smoking. Please intercede on their behalf, to our Savior, Lord & Father, Amen.

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