This prayer is used by the Missionaries of Charity, the Sisters of Mother Teresa, in their daily routine of work and prayer in their houses around the world.
We have borrowed it from the Sisters and adopted it as the OMV prayer.
Its simplicity reflects the spirit of Lourdes and clearly reflects what the OMV is working to promote and achieve.
Dear Lord the Great Healer,
We kneel before you, since every perfect gift comes from you.
We pray, give skill to our hands,
clear vision to our minds
and kindness and tenderness to our hearts.
Give us singleness of purpose,
strength to lift up a part of the burden
of our suffering fellow men,
and a true realisation of the privilege that is ours.
Take from us all pride and worldliness,
so that with the simple faith of a child,
we may rely only on you.