Rugged Old Prayer

My bestie is contemplating surgery. To intercede on her behalf and allay may own concerns, I sought an appropriate prayer. I turned to The Book of Common Prayer, which has focused the spirituality of Episcopalians since 1662. Following is a prayer for the sick that you may find beneficial.

Wherever the letter N appears, insert the name of the person or persons you are praying for. Change pronouns accordingly.

O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need: We humbly beseech thee to behold, visit and relieve thy sick servant N. for whom our prayers are desired.  Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations of the enemy; and give him patience under his affliction.   In thy good time, restore him to health, and enable him to lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory; and grant that finally he may dwell with thee in life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

 

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