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PRAYER TO PADRE PIO FOR HEALING

PRAYER TO PADRE PIO FOR HEALING

Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, obedient father, you loved the sick and infirm more than yourself because in them you saw Jesus. In the name of God you performed miracles of healing in body, soul and mind.

Your intercession with God healed the ills of past and present and strengthened people to respond with confidence to future challenges. Those who came to you regained a sense of spiritual integrity as you rekindled hope in their lives, and encouraged them to renew the spirit in their hearts.

Through the intercession of Our Heavenly Mother, may we experience your powerful assistance and be healed in our bodily and spiritual needs, particularly (name it) and gratefully give praise and thanks to God for all His blessings. Amen.

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Posted by on September 23, 2015 in Prayers for the Sick

 

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NOVENA PRAYER TO ST CAMILLUS DE LELLIS, PATRON OF THE SICK, HOSPITALS AND NURSES

St Camillus de Lellis is patron saint of the sick, hospitals and nurses. He dedicated his life to the sick and to organising hospitals. He founded the Order of the Camillians, priests and brothers who work in the area of health. He considered the sick to be Jesus Himself.

PRAYER TO ST CAMILLUS DE LELLIS:

Glorious St Camillus, turn your merciful eyes upon those who suffer and those who care for them. Grant to the sick Christian resignation and trust in the goodness and power of God. Make those who take care of the sick be generous and lovingly dedicated. Help me to understand the mystery of suffering as a means of redemption and the way to God. May your protection comfort the sick and their families and encourage them to live together in love. Bless those who dedicate themselves to the infirm. And may the good God grant peace and hope to all. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.
St Camillus de Lellis, pray for us.

WORDS OF JESUS:

“Blessed are those who suffer because they will be consoled.”

“I was sick and you visited me.”

“Come, blessed of my Father, and take possession of heaven.”

“Everything you do to the least of my brethren, you do to me.”

Novena prayers, day 1 to 9 – always begin with the Sign of the Cross.
End with the “Prayer of the Sick”, at the end of this post.

FIRST DAY:

Dear St Camillus, knowing that there is no greater love than to give your life for another, you patiently put up with many infirmities during your life without ceasing to work on behalf of the sick. Intercede with God so that I (or mention name(s) of the person(s) instead of “I” during the course of these novena prayers) may have the strength necessary to overcome the troubles that afflict my life and the life of my family and friends. Help me to spiritually benefit from everything that happens.

Do a good deed to someone in need.

Read Mark 5:21-43.

SECOND DAY:

Dear St Camillus, shocked by the abandonment in which the sick lived, you received from Jesus the inspiration to create an organisation for caring for the sick with love. Help me to understand that it is important before God to treat those who suffer with love. In the difficult moments of life, give me courage not to become disheartened.

Pray for someone who suffers more than you do.

Read Mark 10:46-52.

THIRD DAY:

Dear St Camillus, inspired by the example of the Good Samaritan, you vowed to improve the treatment of the sick. In all countries, may there be more concern and responsibility in helping the sick and in all health services. Give those who are in good health more joy in taking care of the sick. May everyone believe in the immense riches that God reserves for those who love Him and their brothers and sisters.

Ask God for the help needed by those who are not taken care of.

Read Luke 10:29-38.

FOURTH DAY:

Dear St Camillus, because of your extraordinary love of the infirm, the Church declared you patron saint of hospitals, the sick and nurses. Intercede with God in favour of doctors, the sick and all who take care of them so that they may be good hearted, enthusiastic and competent in their work. Make them remember that Jesus said that ‘everything you do to the least of my brothers, you do to me’.

Pray for those who take care of the sick.

Read Matthew 25:31-46.

FIFTH DAY:

Dear St Camillus, meditating on the words of Jesus (everything you do to the least of my brothers, you do to me), you received from God such great faith that you considered the sick as if they were Jesus Himself. Help me to grow in faith in order to always increase my love of the sick and to be ready to help them like a loving mother cares for her only sick child.

Make an effort to have more faith.

Read John 5:1-18.

SIXTH DAY:

Dear St Camillus, in a moment of great difficulty, you heard from the open-armed crucifix: “Courage, do not become downhearted, this work is not for you, but for me.” Give me always the strength not to become disheartened before the problems of my life and that of others. May everything I suffer convince me of the immense power of God in my favour.

Never desist of doing good.

Read John 9:1-41.

SEVENTH DAY:

Dear St Camillus, you had great devotion to the Mother of Jesus. May I have greater trust in the power of intercession of Mary with God and be able to imitate her virtues. Help me understand the meaning of suffering and not consider it a punishment. Lord, You helped Camillus in his struggles, help me in the difficulties I face to remain at peace and not get disheartened.

Peace must be worked at every day.

Read John 2:1-12.

EIGHTH DAY:

Dear St Camillus, even in the most difficult situations, you always trusted entirely in Divine Providence. Increase my faith in the goodness and power of God in favour of His creatures. May I always put myself in His hands in order to be strong in trials and suffering. Help me remember the last words of Jesus: “I will be with you until the end of time.”

Never lose hope. God is there.

Read Matthew 6:25-34.

NINTH DAY:

Dear St Camillus, inspired by the words of Jesus (“I was sick and you visited me”), you dedicated your life and all your strength to help the sick, and to improve hospitals and health conditions in the most difficult circumstances. Arouse everyone’s conscience to be more interested in health problems and to diminish the suffering of the people.

Commit yourself to doing good and being with the good.

Read John 13:1-17.

PRAYER OF THE SICK:

Lord, I come before You in prayer. I know that You hear me, You know me. I know that I am in You and that Your strength is in me. Look at my body racked with infirmity. You know, Lord, how much it hurts me to suffer. I know that You are not pleased with the suffering of Your children.

Give me, Lord, the strength and courage to overcome moments of desperation and exhaustion. Make me patient and understanding. I offer up my worries, anxiety and suffering to be more worthy of You.

Let me, Lord, unite my sufferings with those of Your Son Jesus who for love of men gave His life on the Cross.

Furthermore, I ask You, Lord: Help doctors and nurses take care of the sick with the same dedication and love that St Camillus had.
Amen.

 

PRAYER WHEN WAITING FOR RESULTS OF MEDICAL TESTS, SCREENING, BIOPSIES AND OTHER EXAMINATIONS

(This prayer can be said either as a novena for nine consecutive days or as a ‘one day novena’, i.e. to be said for nine hours every hour, which allows you to complete the whole novena in one day.)

PRAYER:

God our Father, You are God who loves me. I thank You for the many blessings You have given me.
In loving trust I place myself before You.
Let Your healing fill my life.

Give me the strength to understand what these anxieties of these medical tests mean for my life – whatever the outcome of them. Forgive my failures in carrying the cross. I beseech You humbly for (mention the type of medical test) to have a good outcome (mention the desired outcome), if it be Your Holy Will. The Saints and Blesseds whom I admire and love give me an example of patient suffering. Supported, then, by their prayers, I ask that the present stress, tension and suffering I endure may be a source of life both now and for ever.
I make this prayer through Christ, Your Son.
Amen.

 

NOVENA PRAYER TO ST ANTHONY MARY CLARET FOR THE CURE OF CANCER OR SOME OTHER SERIOUS CONDITION

(Our Lady told St Anthony Mary Claret [1807-1870] that she would obtain from God anything he asked for through her Immaculate Heart.)

The following prayer is recited on nine consecutive days.

O St Anthony Mary Claret, who during thy life on earth was often a solace to the afflicted, and didst love and tenderly compassionate the sick, intercede for me as thou dost rejoice in the reward of thy virtues.
Cast a glance of pity on (here mention the person afflicted with cancer or some other serious condition) and grant my petition, if such be the will of God. Make my troubles thine own. Ask the Immaculate Heart of Mary to obtain by her powerful intercession the grace I yearn for so ardently, and a blessing that may strengthen me during life, assist me at the hour of death and lead me on to a happy eternity.
Amen.
St Anthony Mary Claret, pray for us!

Our Father…, Hail Mary…, Glory Be…

 

PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN HEALED AT THE SHRINE OF LOURDES: ESTHER BRACHMANN

“Esther Brachmann had an angel’s face… Her clear voice, her lively and deep eyes were full of ravishing youth – were it not for the wheelchair, that casket where already she lies… were it not for the growth, not of her adolescent body, but of her belly, a spectacular, monstrous swelling that she could no longer hide from those bold enough to look at her. Beauty and horror: The atrocious contrast does not elicit pity… Just over two years ago, she was in bloom, barely awakened from life’s great dreaminess. Then she started to cough a little, and then a little too much. In no time, tuberculosis took everything from her – her dreams, her life, her very body. A momentary torture, far from passing, changed into an unyieldingly constant agony.
And medicine? Worse yet than the illness – repeated, interminable punctures, revulsive treatments as violent as they were inoperative, useless eviscerations. Everything had been tried. The case was incurable, and the prognosis was imminent death…

“Why not me?” Once again, Esther thought of all the miraculously healed people about whom she had heard these last few years. A place had been reserved for her… Sometimes there was a yearlong wait, besides the expenses that many, outside of hospital institutions, could not afford. When they were told of their upcoming departure for Lourdes only a few weeks after her request had been made, it was already a little miracle for her. She firmly believed in the Holy Virgin’s intercession.

Esther did not see the Virgin. She did not notice the rosebush and the ivy running up the rock face, nor the crutches lining the grotto’s ceiling as so many offerings from those who had been healed… She was not even praying. She was no longer doing anything. She had just entrusted her entire being to the mercy of God.
It was in the pool to which she was soon carried that the unexplained occurred. Esther re-emerged from the water nearly by herself, saying that she no longer felt any pain, that her stomach had flattened and that she was hungry. And there she was, walking… “I am healed!””
– from the book “The Wonders of Lourdes”

 

NOVENA PRAYER TO ST JOHN OF GOD, PATRON OF THOSE WITH HEARTACHE

ST JOHN OF GOD +1550; PATRON SAINT OF THOSE WITH HEART PROBLEMS, OF HOSPITALS AND OF THE DYING

FIRST DAY:
Dear St John, you are the patron of all who suffer heart disease. We pray for them that they may find help for their illness. We also pray for all who are sick of heart whether through sin or unrequited longing. May they find and follow God’s will. We pray especially for (mention your request).

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

SECOND DAY:
Dear St John, you ran away from home when you were young. We ask you to intercede for all runaways, that they may meet those who might help them, not those who might harm them. May we too not try to run away from the realities of life. We pray especially for (mention your request).

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

THIRD DAY:
Dear St John, you were a penitent sinner. We pray to know our sins and to repent of them and to know God’s love and forgiveness. Awake in us a true love for the sacrament of penance and the courage to begin again. We pray especially for (mention your request).

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

FOURTH DAY:
Dear St John, you listened to Blessed John of Avila when he told you to stop punishing yourself. May we also hear the voice of holy men and women in our lives and especially the voice of the Church, believing that is how God speaks to us. Grant us the humility to be able to obey. We pray especially for (mention your request).

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

FIFTH DAY:
Dear St John, you worked tirelessly for the sick, spending your life in the service of others. We ask that you intercede for us that we may be healed of our spiritual sicknesses. We pray especially for (mention your request).

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

SIXTH DAY:
Dear St John, you founded hospitals and worked to support them. We pray for all who work in hospitals, especially in areas where there is no funding. May they always trust in God and see him in their patients. We pray especially for (mention your request).

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

SEVENTH DAY:
Dear St John, you said, “Labour without ceasing to do all the good works you can while you still have time”. Grant us the grace to convert today. We pray especially for (mention your request).

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

EIGHTH DAY:
Dear St John, before you worked for the sick, you sold religious books. We ask your blessing on all who make the Word known through the written word or other media. We pray especially for (mention your request).

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

NINTH DAY:
Dear St John, we pray for the dying, especially those who are dying alone. We ask you, their patron, to intercede for them before God. We pray especially for (mention your request).

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

 

PRAYER FOR THE SICK AND FOR DOCTORS AND NURSES

Lord, I come before You in prayer. I know that You hear me, You know me. I know that I am in You and that Your strength is in me. Look at my body racked with infirmity. You know, Lord, how much it hurts me to suffer. I know that You are not pleased with the suffering of Your children.

Give me, Lord, the strength and courage to overcome moments of desperation and exhaustion. Make me patient and understanding. I offer up my worries, anxiety and suffering to be more worthy of You.

Let me, Lord, unite my sufferings with those of Your Son Jesus who for love of men gave His life on the Cross.

Furthermore, I ask You, Lord: Help doctors and nurses take care of the sick with dedication and love.
Amen.