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Prayer
Communing with God in Prayer
The Lord's Prayer
The Symbol of Faith
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In time of sickness
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In time of sickness

A prayer of a sick person
Thanksgiving after recovery from sickness
A prayer for the sick



A prayer of a sick person

O Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour, Physician of souls and bodies, who become man and suffer death on the Cross for our salvation, and through Your tender love and compassion did heal all manner of sickness and affliction; visit me O Lord in my suffering, and grant me grace and strength to bear this sickness with which I am afflicted, with Christian patience and submission to Your will, trusting in Your loving kindness and tender mercy. Bless, I pray to You, the means used for my recovery, and those who administer them. I know O Lord, that I justly deserve any punishment You might inflict upon me for. I have so often offended You and sinned against You, in thought, word and deed. Therefore, I humbly pray to You, look upon my weakness, and deal not with me after my sins, but according to the multitude of Your mercies. Have compassion on me, and let mercy and justice meet; and deliver me from this sickness and suffering I am undergoing. Grant that my sickness may be the means of my true repentance and amendment of my life according to Your will, that I may spend the rest of my days in Your love and fear: that my soul, being helped by Your grace and sanctified by Your Holy Mysteries, may be prepared for its passage to the Eternal Life, and there, in the company of Your blessed Saints, may praise and glorify You with Your Eternal Father and Life-giving Spirit.

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Thanksgiving after recovery from sickness

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, Source of life and Fountain of all good things, I bless Your Holy Name, and offer to You most hearty thanks for having delivered me from my sickness and restored me to health. Grant me Your continuing grace, I pray to You, that I may keep my good resolutions and correct the errors of my past life, and improve in virtue, and live a new life in dutiful fear of You, doing Your will in all things, and devoting this new life which You have given me to Your service: that thus living for You, I may be found ready when it pleases You to call me to You, O heavenly Father, to whom with Your Only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and Your all-holy and Life-giving Spirit, is due all honor, praise, glory, and thanksgiving: now and ever, and unto ages of ages.

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A prayer for the sick

O holy Father, heavenly Physician of our souls and bodies, who have sent Your Only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to heal all our ailments and deliver us from death: visit and heal Your servant N., granting him/her release from pain and restoration to health and vigor, that he/she may give thanks unto You and bless Your Holy Name, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: now and ever, and unto ages of ages.

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