Saturday, September 17, 2011

Prayers for the Sick, and for the Healers

For those people who are sick and/or in the hospital (including those who are close to us and those who we do not know and are alone tonight) I offer the following from from the "Book of Common Prayer"-The Episcopal Church:

"O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to your servants the help of your power, that their sickness may be turned into health, and our sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

I also offer the following for the Healers (the doctors, nurses, and all hospital and medical staff) that take care of our loved ones not just tonight, but every day and every night:

"Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the study and practice of the arts of healing, and to the prevention of disease and pain. Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit, that by their ministries the health of the community may be promoted and your creation glorified; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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