Prayer for the sick


O my God,

behold your sick child before you.

Heed her special request,

that which she feels is most important for her.

May you, my Lord, entrust to her heart these words:

"The health of the soul, too, is vital."


Lord, may your will be done in her;

if you choose her healing, may she be cured;

if you choose another blessing,

may she bear her cross with love.

I also pray to you

for all who intercede for her.

Purify our hearts

that we may worthily convey

your holy mercy.


Protect your child, relieve her pain,

that your will may be done in her,

and that your presence and love

may be revealed through her.

Grant her the grace

to bear her cross with courage.  Amen.

From Medjugorje Day by Day

Image: The healing of a blind mind by Duccio di Buoninsegna, National Gallery of London