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PRAYING WITH SAINT BERNADETTE SOUBIROUS
As a young sickly girl with an immense faith in God and Jesus Christ, Bernadette was visited by Mother Mary in a grotto that was used for dumping the hospital waste of fatal infectious diseases such as the bubonic plague. During her many visitations, which became famous in her small town of Lourdes and throughout the country of France, Mother Mary performed many healing miracles upon those with severe illnesses; by creating a reservoir of holy water out of dry earth in the grotto, which was used, together with faith and prayer, to heal the sick. Saint Bernadette's life was short (only 35 years), for she took on the suffering of the world out of her great love for her fellow human being, as did Jesus Christ. Saint Bernadette awaits ready to anoint you with the healing waters of Lourdes and to bless you with a healing miracle ... if you will it so. For without your consent, without your call for healing, this cannot be done. While a healing of your physical body may result, Saint Bernadette's wish is that you increase your faith in God, and unburden your heart, for this is where the true miracle of healing will take place. The following daily affirmation prayer to Saint Bernadette encompasses the five grounds of freeing your mind to receive healing. They are: (1) "Beloved Saint Bernadette ... I open my heart to the Holy Spirit of God to reside in my heart, to heal my heart, and to remove the burdens of the past". In this statement, you are giving the Holy Spirit of God permission to enter your heart and heal your heart, for your heart is the epi-centre of where all dis-ease and healing begins. (2) "Beloved Saint Bernadette ... I call upon you to pray with me to the Holy Mother Mary, Queen of Angels, to restore my mind, my body, my spirit to perfect health in the body of Christ." Everyone on earth was originally created in a state of Christ perfection, or Perfect Love, in oneness with the Body of Christ. Human beings on the whole have fallen in consciousness below this state of Christ perfection and this is how dis-ease in the physical body normally arises. In this statement, you are calling upon Saint Bernadette and Mother Mary to transform your mind, your body and your spirit back to a state of Christ perfection. (3) "Beloved Saint Bernadette ... I wholly forgive those who have injured me in the past--for they are injured. I call upon you to multiply the blessings I receive from the Holy Mother Mary, and deliver these blessings to these injured ones." Those who have injured you are calling for your help. In this statement, you are asking for what you have been given to be multiplied to help these injured ones, and in return, you will receive a multitude of multiplied blessings. (4) "Beloved Saint Bernadette ... I surrender my spirit, my mind and my body to God, the creator of my being. Let God's Will be done, not mine. Allow me to be an instrument and open door for the Love of God, for the Light of God." In this statement you are completely surrendering to God and God's Will, and thus, allowing your mind-body-spirit to become the open door for a stream of God's Love and Light to flow through, removing all dis-ease. (5) "Beloved Saint Bernadette ... You suffered much in your earthly life and Mother Mary spoke: 'I cannot promise you happiness in this life, only in the next'. Give me the strength to follow in your footsteps and endure this life for the next." Building faith means accepting God's Will, and in this statement, you are making a decision to make peace with whatever outer suffering God Will's for you in your life. By making peace, you are no longer tormented mentally and stand with the saints who have transcended all suffering in physical form.