|Prayer for Those Who Suffer
For those who suffer, and those who cry this night, give them repose, Lord; a
pause in their burdens.
Prayer for Healing
Lord, You invite all who are burdened to come to You. Allow your healing hand to heal me. Touch my soul with Your compassion for others. Touch my heart with Your courage and infinite love for all. Touch my mind with Your wisdom, that my mouth may always proclaim Your praise. Teach me to reach out to You in my need, and help me to lead others to You by my example. Most loving Heart of Jesus, bring me health in body and spirit that I may serve You with all my strength. Touch gently this life which You have created, now and forever. Amen.
Prayer in Time of Sickness or Trial
O good Jesus, I accept willingly this sickness [or trial] which it has
pleased you to lay upon me. I confide all my pains to your Sacred Heart, and beg you to
unite them with your bitter sufferings, and thus perfect them by making them your own.
A Mother's Prayer to the Guardian Angels of her children
I humbly salute you, O you faithful, heavenly Friends of my children! I give you heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show them. At some future day I shall, with thanks more worthy than I can now give, repay your care for them, and before the whole heavenly court acknowledge their indebtedness to your guidance and protection. Continue to watch over them. Provide for all their needs of body and soul. Pray, likewise, for me, for my husband, and my whole family, that we may all one day rejoice in your blessed company. Amen.
Prayer for Healing
Lord, look upon me with eyes of mercy, may your healing hand rest upon me, may your lifegiving powers flow into every cell of my body and into the depths of my soul, cleansing, purifying, restoring me to wholeness and strength for service in your Kingdom. Amen.
Prayer for Healing
O God who are the only source of health and healing, the spirit of calm
and the central peace of this universe, grant to me such a consciousness of your
indwelling and surrounding presence that I may permit you to give me health and strength
and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
|Prayer for the Sick
Omnipotent and eternal God, the everlasting Salvation of those who believe, hear us on behalf of Thy sick servant, N., for whom we beg the aid of Thy pitying mercy, that, with his bodily health restored, he may give thanks to Thee in Thy church. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer to St. Jude for our Child who is Sick
St. Jude, the glorious apostle faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the patron of hopeless cases of things despaired of, pray for our child who is sick and so miserable. Make use we implore you of this particular privilege accorded to you, to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to our assistance in this great time of need, that I may receive the consolations and succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly to help our child to get better from his illness and to give him good health and to guide his path, and that we may bless God with you and all the elect forever. I promise you, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor you as my special and powerful patron and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to you. Amen.
Prayer for the Sick
Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give
your angels charge over those who sleep.
Psalm for the Sick
O Lord, in your anger punish me not; in your wrath chastise me not. For
your arrows have sunk deep in me; your hand has come down upon me. There is no health in
my flesh because of your indignation; there is no wholeness in my bones because of my sin.
For my iniquities have overwhelmed me; they are like a heavy burden, beyond my strength.
Noisome and festering are my sores, because of my folly. I am stooped and bowed down
profoundly; all the day I go in mourning. For my loins are filled with burning pains;
there is no health in my flesh. I am numbed and severely crushed; I roar with anguish of
heart. O Lord, all my desire is before you; from you my groaning is not hid. My heart
throbs, my strength forsakes me; the very light of my eyes has failed me. For I am very
near to falling; and my grief is with me always. Indeed, I acknowledge my guilt; I grieve
over my sins. Forsake me not, O Lord,; my God be not far from me! Make haste to help me, O
Lord, my salvation. Let me know, O Lord, my end and what is the number of my days, that I
may learn how frail I am. A short span you have made my days, and my life is as nought
before you; only a breath is any human existence. Hear my prayer, O Lord, to my cry give
ear; to my weeping be not deaf! For I am but a wayfarer before you, a pilgrim like all my
fathers. Turn you gaze from me that I may find respite, ere I depart and be no more.
Prayer to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
O Mother of Perpetual Help, grant that I may ever invoke thy most powerful
name, which is the safeguard of the living and the salvation of the dying.