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Prayers for the Sick

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

SCRIPTURAL LITANY FOR THE SICK

Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God,
is with you wherever you go. (Jos. 1:9)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall want for nothing;
I fear no evil; for you are at my side. (Ps. 23)

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear?
The Lord is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid? (Ps. 27)

God is our refuge and our strength, an ever present help in distress.
The Lord of hosts is with us; our stronghold is the God of Jacob. (Ps. 46)

Bless the Lord, O my soul; and forget not all his benefits.
He pardons all your iniquities, he heals all your ills. (Ps. 103)

Come to me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome,
and I will refresh you. (Mt. 11:28)

I am with you always,
until the end of the world. (Mt. 28:20)

I myself am the living bread come down from heaven.
If anyone eats this bread he shall live forever. (Jn. 6:51)

I came that they might have life
and have it to the full. (Jn. 10:10)

I am the resurrection and the life: whoever believes in me,
even though he should die, will come to life;
and whoever is alive and believes in me will never die. (Jn. 11:25)

Do not let your hearts be troubled.
Have faith in God and faith in me. (Jn. 14:1)

A BLESSING FOR THE SICK

Lord Jesus, when you were on earth, they brought the sick to you and you
healed them all. Today I ask you to bless all those in sickness, in weakness
and in pain.

For those who are blind and who cannot see the light of the sun;
the beauty of the world, or the faces of their friends:
Bless your people, O Lord.

For those who are deaf and cannot hear the voices which speak to them:
Bless your people, O Lord.

For those who are helpless and who must lie in bed while others go out and in:
Bless your people, O Lord.

For those whose minds have lost their reason and those who are so nervous that
they cannot cope with life:
Bless your people, O Lord.

For those who must face life under some handicap; those whose weakness
means that they must always be careful:
Bless your people, O Lord.

For those suffering from debilitating or terminal illness and for their caregivers:
Bless your people, O Lord.

For those who are near the hour of death and in their final struggle:
Bless your people, O Lord.

Father, your only Son took upon himself the sufferings and weakness of the
whole human race; through his passion and cross he taught us how good can
be brought out of suffering. Look upon our brothers and sisters who are ill, whom
we now remember in a special way. In the midst of illness and pain, may they be
united with Christ, who heals both body and soul. We ask this through Christ our
Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, as we ask your help for our brothers and sisters who are ill, we
ask you to help us to be healing people in our time and place. May your love
touch others through us, and may I help all people to live in peace. We ask this
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Subway to Herald Square Station

Subway to 7th Ave 34th Street

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St. Francis of Assisi located at
135 W. 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
Between 6th and 7th Avenues