Prayer For the Sick - Are you suffering from a winter cold or possibly chronic pain for years, maybe even a life-threatening illness? Do you find it difficult to pray when you’re not well, or maybe you feel like you’re praying the same words over and over again? When we feel helpless we often cling to control as a life raft, but Christ tells us to cling to him during times of illness and every other time imaginable. We can pray for the sick and rest knowing God can restore health! He has the power to heal us, and he has the power to comfort us and give us new hope. He gives us rest when we are weary and peace when we are uncertain.
Prayers for the sick are a great way to ask God for His healing and to give you, or your loved ones, comfort and strength to deal with afflictions. As we all know, while our Lord in His Passion opened up for us the gates of Heaven, He did not create Heaven on Earth. We often travel in this life through a “valley of tears,” as we say in the prayer Hail Holy Queen. Illness is just one of many misfortunes people face in a world steeped in sin.
If you find it hard to pray during difficult times you are not alone; pray along with this prayer for the sick!