Prayers for the Sick

For body, mind and spirit.

A PRAYER FOR THE SICK --
Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed. Amen.


GIVE ME STRENGTH, LORD --
Lord, you are Holy above all others,
     and all of the strength that I need is in your hands.
     I am not asking, Lord, that you take this trial away.
Instead, I simply ask that Your will be done in my life.
     Whatever that means, that is what I want.
     But I admit that it's hard, Lord.
Sometimes I feel like I can't go on.
     The pain and the fear are too much for me,
     and I know that I don't have the strength on my own to get through this.
I know that I can come to you, Jesus, and that you will hear my prayer.
     I know that it is not your intent to bring me to this point
     just to leave me in the wilderness alone.
Please, Lord, give me the strength that I need to face today.
     I don't have to worry about tomorrow.
     If you just give me the strength that I need today that is all I need.
Keep me from sinning during this trial.
     Instead, help me to keep my eyes on you.
     You are the Holy Lord, and all of my hope rests in you.
Thank you for hearing my prayer.
     In Jesus' name.  AMEN.

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During this challenging time of many suffering due to Coronavirus, we pray:

CORONAVIRUS PRAYER OF POPE FRANCIS --
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey
as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus' pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father's will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection.  Amen.

A CORONAVIRUS PRAYER --
Loving God,
Your desire is for our wholeness and well being.
We hold in tenderness and prayer
the collective suffering of our world at this time.

We grieve precious lives lost and vulnerable lives threatened.
We ache for ourselves and our neighbors,
standing before an uncertain future.
We pray: may love, not fear, go viral. 

Inspire our leaders to discern and choose wisely,
aligned with the common good.
Help us to practice social distancing and
reveal to us new and creative ways
to come together in spirit and in solidarity.

Call us to profound trust in your faithful presence,
You, the God who does not abandon.
Amen.

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