Lord Jesus Christ, by your patience in suffering you hallowed earthly pain and gave us the example of obedience to your Father’s will: Be near me in my time of weakness and pain; sustain me by your grace, that my strength and courage may not fail; heal me according to your will; and help me always to believe that what happens to me here is of little account if you hold me in eternal life, my Lord and my God. Amen.
Thanksgiving for Recovery
Almighty God, in whose hands are all our ways, I thank thee that in thy mercy I have come safely through my sickness and have my health again. Help me now to show my thankfulness to thee by serving more faithfully in my daily life and by sharing more sacrificingly in the work of thy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
For Recovery from Sickness
O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayers and grant to your servant N…the help of your power, that his (her) sickness may be turned into health, and our sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy Name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. He forgives all your sins and heals all your infirmities; He redeems your life from the grave and crowns you with mercy and loving kindness. Psalm 103:1-4
O heavenly Father, you give your children sleep for the refreshing of soul and body; Grant me this gift, I pray; keep me in that perfect peace which you have promised to those whose minds are fixed on you; and give me such a sense of your presence, that in the hours of silence I may enjoy the blessed assurance of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
For Peace of Mind
Lord, thou knowest my cares and my fears. Help me to turn them all over to thee, who has promised to give rest to our souls. Grant to me now a restful spirit and a peaceful mind, and in quietness and confidence and faith find new strength. Amen.
O God my Father, hold me in thy keeping. Thou has made my body and hast meant it to be whole. Be with me when I am bewildered by sickness and pain. Let me trust the power of healing; and above all and through all let me trust thy love that does not fail. Give me back, I pray thee, health and vigor, that I may set my hands again with gladness to the tasks of life; but if this may not be, then teach me still to serve as best I can. May any suffering I must undergo teach me sympathy with all who suffer; and may every gift of life renew and send me forth with a thankful heart to greater consecration; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.
Before an Operation
Strengthen your servant N…, O God, to do what he (she) has to bear; that, accepting your healing gifts through the skill of surgeons and nurses, he (she) may be restored to usefulness in your world with a thankful heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24