Thursday, March 22, 2012

Prayers while experiencing illness

When making the Sign of the Cross with holy water before and after prayers

+By this holy water and your Precious Blood, wash away all my sins, O Lord.

Offering one’s suffering to God

Good Jesus, Physician of souls and bodies, make my sickness a healing medicine to my soul; soothe by your presence each ache and pain; hallow all suffering by your all-holy sufferings; and teach your servant and all sufferers to unite our sufferings with yours, to be hallowed by yours and used for your own redemptive purposes. Hear us, O Lord, and have mercy upon us. Amen.

For Trust in God

O God, the source of all health: So fill my heart with faith in your love, that with calm expectancy I may make room for your power to possess me, and gracefully accept your healing; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

In Pain

Lord Jesus Christ, by your patience in suffering you hallowed earthly pain and gave us the example of obedience to your Father’s will: Be near me in my time of weakness and pain; sustain me by your grace, that my strength and courage may not fail; heal me according to your will; and help me always to believe that what happens to me here is of little account if you hold me in eternal life, my Lord and my God. Amen.

For Sleep

O heavenly Father, you give your children sleep for the refreshing of soul and body: Grant me this gift, I pray; keep me in that perfect peace which you have promised to those whose minds are fixed on you; and give me such a sense of your presence, that in the hours of silence I may enjoy the blessed assurance of your love; through Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen.

In the Morning

This is another day, O Lord.  I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be.  If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently.  And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus.  Amen. 

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