A Healing Prayer
Gracious God, you heal the sick and the needy…you comfort those who are troubled and worried. With compassion, look kindly on me today. Renew my courage and strength…and grant me your loving gift of lasting peace. 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 sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. If I am to do nothing, help me to do it gallantly. Make these words more than words, and give me the spirit of your love. Amen.
O Lord, support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in your mercy grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last.
You know my inmost being,
The secrets of my body and soul.
Fill my heart with trust,
Even as I fear,
And bless the surgeons and nurses
And all who work to help me with gifts of healing and care.
Gently sustaining me,
And supporting them in their skills.
O Lord, your compassion never fails and your mercies are new every morning: I give you thanks for relief from pain and for the hope of health renewed. Continue, we pray, the good work you have begun in me; that I, daily increasing in bodily strength, and rejoicing in your goodness, may so order my life and conduct that I may always think and do those things that please you; through the mercy of your love I pray. Amen.
For Doctors and Nurses
Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to 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. Amen.
Prayers of the People of God
May all being cross over to the other shore, from suffering to liberation, from forgetfulness to mindfulness, from ignorance to enlightenment. Enlightenment! Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! (Amen.)
Christian (Prayer of St. Francis)
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that I may seek not so much to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
Almighty God! Lord of humankind: remove the hardship and release the sick of his/her sickness. Ease the suffering and heal him/her, as you are the Healer. There is no cure except through Your healing. Help us to be steadfast and make our faith well established. Grant us a healthy heart and a truthful tongue. Set right our affairs and forgive us our sins, our wrongs, our mistakes, and shortcomings. Amen.
Jewish (Psalm 23)
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and staff support me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
In the darkness that encircles us all around, and shuts out our vision, do Thou, Lord, rise like the sun, and dispel the darkness with Thy Light Divine. May all be freed from dangers. May all realize what is good. May all be motivated by noble thoughts. May all rejoice everywhere. May all be happy. May all be free from all diseases. May all realize what is good and healthy. May none be subject to misery. O Lord, lead us from the unreal to the Real. Lead us from darkness to Light. Lead us from death to Immortality! Peace, peace, peace be unto all!
A Prayer for all
The Lord bless us and keep us. The Lord keep all those whom we love, whether here or in some other place. May God be our companion and friend, as we walk together through all the days of our lives; and at the journey's end, may we find the welcome of God's love. It keeps us all. Amen.