Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Prayer for the Sick

O Lord our God, Who by Your Word alone healed all diseases; Who cured the Mother-in-law of Peter of fever; Who chastizes with pity and heals according to Your goodness; Who are able to put aside every malady and infirmity: Do You, the same Lord, now relieve Your servant(s), N., and cure him (or her, them) of the sickness(es) which grieve(s) him (or her, them); lift him (or her, them) up from his (or her, thier) bed(s) of pain, sending down upon him (or her, them) Your mercy; and if it be Your will, give to him (or her, them) health and a complete recovery.  For You are the Physician of our souls and bodies, and to You we ascribe glory: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.  Amen.

- The Book of Needs (Abridged).  Compiled and edited by A Monk of St. Tikhon's Monastery.  South Canaan, PA: St. Tikhon's Seminary Press, 2002.