The Path of Life

The Path of Life

Monday, February 11, 2013

Prayer for the sick

NOTE: On this World Day of the Sick, a prayer for the suffering and those who care for them, from the Catholic Health Association of the United States:
Grant your healing grace to all who are sick,
injured or disabled, that they may be made whole.
Grant to all who through illness are lonely,
anxious or despondent, an awareness of your loving presence.
Restore those who are in mental distress
to soundness of mind and serenity of spirit.
Bless physicians, nurses and all others who minister
to those suffering, granting them
wisdom, skill, sympathy and patience.
Grant all who serve in the ministry of health care
confidence, energy and courage to do the work
to which they have been called. Help them to be models
of encouragement so that others do not lose hope.
Lord, God of All Compassion, hear our prayer
and help us to live day by day with active concern,
like that of the Good Samaritan, for those suffering in body and spirit
whom we are called to serve, whether or not we know them
and however poor they may be.
Through the intercession of Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes
and Our Lady of Graces, we pray.

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