Prayer: Blessing for the Sick

A BLESSING FOR THE SICK

Lord Jesus, when you were on earth, they brought the sick to you and you healed them. Today we ask you to bless those in sickness, in weakness and in pain.

For those who are blind and who cannot see the light of the sun; the beauty of the world, or the faces of their friends:
Bless your people, O Lord.

For those who are deaf and cannot hear the voices which speak to them:
Bless your people, O Lord.

For those who are helpless and who must lie in bed while others go out and in:
Bless your people, O Lord.

For those whose minds have lost their reason and those who are so nervous that they cannot cope with life:
Bless your people, O Lord.

For those who must face life under some handicap; those whose weakness means that they must always be careful:
Bless your people, O Lord.

For those suffering from debilitating or terminal illness and for their caregivers:
Bless your people, O Lord.

For those who are near the hour of death and in their final struggle:
Bless your people, O Lord.

Father, your only Son took upon himself the sufferings and weakness of the whole human race; through his passion and cross he taught us how good can be brought out of suffering. Look upon our beloved ones who are ill, whom we now remember in a special way. In the midst of illness and pain, may they be united with Christ, who heals both body and soul. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, as we ask your help for dear ones who are ill, we ask you to help us to be healing people in our time and place. May your love touch others through us, and may we help all people to live in peace. We ask this through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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17 Mile Drive (July 2010)

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