Who carried the weight
of the sins of the world on Your back, climbing
in agony up Calvary Hill,
please shower special graces and mercies
on those among us who suffer
from spinal curvature and serious
back ailments of all kinds.
give these souls enormous fortitude
to deal with their grave condition,
and give their families, friends and caretakers
great resources of strength, patience and compassion.
them not feel endless anger and pessimism over
their condition, but find with you
the optimism and grace to live rewarding
and happy lives.
they leave this world, please let them stand up
tall before Your altar
with all sadness lifted from their hearts,
to praise Your Majesty, Your Compassion,
and Your Enduring Love.
this I earnestly pray, to You,
Dear God of Health, of Mercy
and of Boundless Love,