You show mercy towards those who are sick. When our brother, Saint Peregrine, was desperate for healing, you came down from your cross and cured his disease. Through his intercession, we pray, that you may send your strength and healing power upon all our brothers and sisters who are sick. We pray especially for those who suffer from cancer, AIDS and any life-threatening diseases. May they experience your healing touch to restore them their health and be strengthened and persevere in their suffering. Bless and protect also all those who take care the sick: the doctors, nurses, physicians, care-givers, and family members. Strengthen their hope and faith in your love and kindness, and may the Holy Spirit continue to inspire them in caring for the sick. We ask this of you Lord Jesus, for you are the source of everything that we experience in our life, you live and reign, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever.